instrumental majors

Biden facts:

  • First marriage had to overcome fiancees parent’s unhappiness with their daughter marrying a Roman Catholic (which they did)
  • His wife and baby daughter died, and both sons were injured in a crash just weeks after he was elected senator - an election in which he was the underdog, and his campaign was mostly managed by his family with little funding (1972)
  • Wanted to resign in order to care for his sons
  • For his boys’ sake he commuted an hour and a half each morning and evening to Washington DC  so he could see them everyday
  • Hosted barbecues and christmas dinner annually for Amtrak crews
  • Amtrak crews would sometimes hold the last train for a few minutes so he could catch it
  • Never works on December 18th, the day his wife and daughter died
  • after his first election as U.S. senator for Delaware he was re-elected 6 times - usually with around 60% of the vote
  • May 1999 he set the mark for the youngest senator to cast 10,000 votes
  • Ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the senate
  • Was banned in 2008 from receiving Holy Communion by the bishop of his original hometown, Scranton, because of his support for abortion rights
  • Was caught on microphone telling Obama that signing the ACA was “a big fucking deal” during live broadcasts
  • Obama’s daughter Sasha and Biden’s granddaughter Maisy attended the same school together, which helped form the obama-biden friendship
  • Biden’s friendships on the senate floor were often instrumental in passing major legislation
  • In 2015 he reduced his schedule to spend more time with his son Beau, who was fighting and later died from brain cancer  
  • One of only 4 recipients from the last 4 presidents to receive the presidential medal of freedom with distinction 
  • Dr Jill Biden, his wife, is one of only 2 second ladies to continue her day job - teaching at Northern Virginia Community College - and is founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative (an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer with young women in Delaware) 
  • just a fucking decent dude
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“No. You won’t care by then,” she said, wondering even as she said it if she could stand the idea of a Jace who didn’t care. She hadn’t thought as far ahead as he had, and when she tried to imagine watching him fall in love with someone else, marry someone else, she couldn’t even picture it, couldn’t picture anything but an empty black tunnel that stretched out ahead of her, forever. “Please. If we don’t say anything, if we just pretend—”
“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” ─ City of Glass, Chapter 14.

The sections as things they've said or done in my band
  • Piccolo: Just because you can hear me doesn't mean I know what I'm doing
  • Flutes: *throws tuner across the room*
  • Clarinets: I just didn't realize I'd actually have to do work
  • Alto Sax: Endless sexual innuendo jokes lol
  • Tenor Sax: *comes in late* *salutes behind band directors back*
  • Bari Sax: *comes to every rehearsal stoned*
  • French Horns: *deep throats leadpipe*
  • Trumpets: Let's trip on acid before we perform
  • Trombones/Euphs: I only talk to freshman if they have a watch because that's all that matters
  • Tubas: *gets boner right before a field show*
  • Percussionists: *throws drumsticks into the ceiling*
  • Colorguard: *throws rifle half way across the field* oops
  • Drum Majors: I just got hit in the boob with a flag, but it's okay
  • Band Director: Pretend your mellophone is a water gun, and squirt me with your sound
classical music hoe aesthetic

- cries over the sound of a really good chord

- doodles treble clefs all over everything

- giggles when violinists say ‘f-holes’

- brings up music in every single conversation

- emotionally attached to people that have been dead for 200 years

- points out whenever their instrument plays in the soundtrack when watching a movie (as a result, no one wants to watch movies with them)

- develops a crush on anyone who is really talented

- gets a dreamy look on the face when Tchaikovsky is played

-spends 300 dollars on a mouthpiece

- goes to everyone’s recitals for the free food

- will get in a fistfight over funding for the arts

Instruments as Things overheard in my Band

Flutes: “If I go to all-state, do you think I can get a wider audience for my impromptu solos?”

Clarinets: “ THAT’S IT, YOU AREN’T SMART ENOUGH!! I’M MAKING MY OWN NEW SECTION!”

Trombones: *taking our band photo* “QUICK! Somebody hold my leg!”

Saxophones: “D as in not bumble bee…”

Trumpets: *(when questioned by a section leader about locking himself in a practice room)*: “I was sick of your face, how is that MY fault?”

Tubas: “AP chem should count as self harm”

Drumline: “Which is bigger, Alpha or Beta?” “MY DICK”

Horns: “That band is good, look at their pit- I bet their chimes aren’t held together with zip-ties and tears, unlike some chimes I know.” *glares at percussion*

A Year of Progress Challenge

ATTENTION ALL MUSIC LOVERS:

I present to you the Year of Progress Music Challenge

The rules are simple:

  • If you play an instrument
    • Find a song and sight read it
    • Record your self
    • Remember the day you played it
    • Then, every month on that day play it again and record it (you can practice it prior to the recording)
    • After you do that for a whole year (12 videos/recordings) Post it to the internet with the tag #ayearofprogressmusicchallenge
    • Watch/Listen to it and be amazed with how much you’ve improved
  • If you write music
    • Create a piece’
    • Call it “A Year of Progress” or anything you want
    • Divide it into 12 movements
    • Write one movement each month
    • NO EDITING PAST MONTHS MOVEMENTS
    • After you write all 12 movements post it online with the tag  #ayearofprogressmusicchallenge
      • (I use Musescore to post music)
    • Listen to it and be amazed with how much you’ve improved

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU’VE IMPROVED!

I DARE ALL MY FOLLOWERS TO DO THIS

Headcanon that Alec starts spending hours every night after they put the kids to bed studying Spanish. At first, Magnus continually tires to usher him to bed, telling him that he’ll pick up more Spanish than he thinks just by speaking it. But after weeks of Alec responding with, “If you want to help me, that’s fine. But don’t keep me from this,” Magnus finally gives in and simply begins making Alec coffee each night, sitting with him until they’re both too tired to study any longer.

For Rafael’s 16th birthday, Alec gives him a letter that he has written entirely in Spanish. In it, Alec explains everything from what he first felt when they decided to adopt Rafe to the first time he watched Rafael kill a demon. Rafael can’t quite make sense of any of this, though. Sure, it’s touching and meaningful to him, but just why his father would tell him all of these things is beyond him. At least, it was until he finishes the letter. 

“When you found out just how much I was studying Spanish,” it read in Alec’s neat script, “Your ten-year-old self cried because you thought your dad was breaking his back doing something you didn’t even need him to do in the first place. But I’ve spent all this time studying Spanish, not because I ever thought you needed that of me, but because I simply wanted to be able to show you my love in a way that was all my own. The hours spent studying and stressing were nothing compared to the smile on your face when you realized I’d finally pronounced something correctly or I’d finally grasped a certain grammatical concept. All those years ago, you asked me why, and I wouldn’t explain it to you back then. But here is my answer, son: for you; always and forever will it be for you.”

ID #41820

Name: Mia
Age: 20
Country: United States

I am a 20 year old female in Louisiana, US. I am currently a psychology and addiction studies major where I will be a junior in August. I played soccer, the flute, saxophone and trumpet in high school. I am an avid reader although I read far more before college. I love writing Fanfiction and poetry and watching anime and Netflix. I listen to a lot of country, hip-hop, rap and rock. I enjoy traveling and taking pictures.

I would love a penpail initially through email and then through snail mail after a few weeks or so. I would be interested in talking about anything with absolutely anyone. I wouldn’t mind giving advice or discussing random day to day events, the good and the bad. I am extremely open to meeting new people regardless of age, race, religion or political views as long as those ideals are not pushed on me.

And I only speak English.

Preferences: 17+

Pro-tip: When analyzing spectra of an unknown given a list of possible options, don’t just list out what peaks correspond to what.

Sure, go ahead and pattern match to figure out the most likely option as a first approximation. But then you need to go through and systematically justify why presence (or lack thereof) of certain peaks specifically support the compound you identified your unknown as. If every option is an alcohol, it is obvious that there will be a broad -OH peak. Don’t make it sound like that’s surprising; specifically note that that’s what is expected and that it’s not enough to support a specific identification. If all the options contain phenyl rings but all of them are nitro- or nitrile-substituted except one (like benzene), check if the relevant nitrogenous peaks are present. If they’re not, it has to be benzene, even though all the important peaks in benzene are also present in the others.

It blows my mind that people go so out of their way to only pattern match these things when there are much smarter ways to analyze it. I get spectrum analysis can be overwhelming, but if you don’t take the few minutes to logically consider these sort of things your life is much harder.