|Past few days, next few days
||[Nov. 2nd, 2006|01:32 am]
In this post: DCDI, funeral, job stuff.|
DCDI was fun. I had a great time, as expected. The end of the comp was a bit of a downer. Rachel and I didn't get a single bronze latin ribbon. Lots of people were surprised, but we were a little depressed. I'm still a bit upset by it, but not significantly. We got 3 ribbons in Rhythm, all 6th places (in Cha Cha, Rumba, and Mambo). If I get another Mambo ribbon I swear I'm gonna have all teh judges checked into a mental ward. I don't know how we keep doing it. First myself and Sara, and now with Rachel. But like I said, still had lots of fun. A few other surprises, very pleasant, came up as well. Rachel and I managed to make it to the Quarter-finals of International Foxtrot, which is an extremely hard dance that we're not all that good at in any way, shape, or form. We also made it to the semi-finals in Viennese Waltz... 3 times! The 3 times part was annoying, but the scores were so close they had to keep re-running the round to cut the number of couples in the final between 5 and 8.
Videos of everything can be found here:
No standard. :( And the Samba and Rumba videos aren't that great. The former is practically non-existent and what is there is kinda crappy, and whoever was taping the Rumba for us didn't do a very good job. :-P
As for the funeral... for those who don't know, my maternal grandmother died on Sunday. She's been very ill for a while, so it's almost a blessing. I kinda already said goodbye a while ago, because she's been unresponsive or incoherent at best for a while. However, I did have a bit of trouble today. At the services this morning, I got a little emotional, and when we got to the cemetery for the final part, especially as we were leaving, I got pretty teared up. I just felt like we were leaving her behind... it was so weird. Even now thinking about it, she's in that cold ground without her family there and I miss her. Like I said, she was mostly gone for a while but it's different now. She's gone for good. Evern though I know she wasn't going to get better, it's still very weird now. I'm usually good at funerals, don't really have an external reaction. Although, this is the closest family member that's ever died, save for my paternal grandfather whose funeral I couldn't go to.
Anyways, moving on. I have a job interview tomorrow... sort of. It's actually a meeting of sorts at a temp agency, where I'll fill out forms, go over my resume and stuff with them, and take a Microsoft Office proficiency test (if I fail that, I'm going to jump in front of a moving bus, haha).