Monthly Archives: September 2009

Colour is important when nothing is black and white


I have never had a good sense of direction, but I haven’t ever needed one either, after all, how can you get lost when you live in a town with one main street… When I moved I figured out how to get to school easily, follow 14th, until, well, you get to school. Today, however, my mission was to find a friends house, not to visit, but just to see if I could get there by myself. Its amazing how useful numbered streets are. Me and David Bowie (Dana’s dog) reached our goal, and made it home safe and sound as the sun set.

On another note auditions for Footloose were today! Hurrah! The process is far from over but it felt good to sing and act a bit. I didn’t get much acting in last year and I’d forgotten how fun it is! All us up and coming stars learned a part of the song footloose and then paired off to do a scene that goes something like this….

Girl: Do you want to kiss me?

Boy: Someday.

Girl: What do you mean someday?/Why not now?

(boy expresses that he knows girl has been kissed a lot and is afraid he won’t measure up)

I was lucky…I got to go first. 🙂 I think I did a good job, and it was fun to act with Frank. It was hilarious to watch all the deviations and interpretations of the other actors: aggressive girls, shy girls, mean boys, nervous boys, rude boys, insults, near kisses, and lots of laughter. It was also funny that there were around 3 times as many girls as boys so all the boys had 2 or 3 turns.

It’s time to watch my favourite show about show choir and eat some ice cream! goodnight!

Miss Vickies

Today has been a day of little pleasures. Chips, warm food, cute movie, cheerful banter, kind friends. The best part of the day was definitely choir. How I love to sing! To hear voices soaring, harmonizing. Together we make a deep rich sound, full of subtle layers. The choir is big, over a hundred people, and even the exercises are joyful. It’s good to feel a part of something. I could get used to this.


Hi, my name is Kamilah and this fall I moved away from home.

Now I live in a lovely little house with lots of plants, photographs, no television, a rubber chicken in a bikini, my friend Jordan and sometimes the dog David Bowie. Theres a big garden in the back, and a lawn in the front, and school is only a 20 minute walk away. I’m here for several reasons: I wanted to take Calculus, I needed to take Physics, I wanted to experience a bigger high school and I needed a change. However, I’m learning so much more than math and science. I’m learning how to sauté onions, how fast dishes pile up, how sweet garden carrots are cooked in soup, how to audition for plays, how to print photos and how to take care of myself, even if it means missing out sometimes.

I did, however, already know that onions make you cry.