Friday, April 3, 2009

Ancient Astronomers

Summer semester of college is the best. The professors are so relaxed and the classes are so small. I took astronomy one summer semester at Utah State to fill a science credit. I don't think I ever caused that much trouble in a class since early morning seminary. I took it with one of my roommates, Tammy, and we really had a blast. One night the professor had us meet at the observatory at like 2:30am to see Saturn in all it's glory. It was really awesome.

For the final project, we were given free reign...any kind of project on anything we learned that year. I wrote a song about the forefathers of astronomy and performed it for the class. The professor was impressed. He'd never had a student write a song for their final project. I got 100% out of it.

I had to get pretty creative with some of my rhyming words. It's SUPER cheesy. But it carries a fun memory. I know like three chords on a guitar. I promise I was better when I performed for the class. I'm way past rusty these days. I actually made this video for my 101 list back in November (right before I sold my guitar).

I'm actually really embarrassed to post this all of a sudden, but what the heck. It'll get me in the mood for tonight's karaoke girl's night.


11 comments:

Kelly said...

That is so catchy! Love the impromptu performance and I think it is so fun!! I would've given you 100% too- fantastic and creative no doubt! Have a fun girls night tonight!!

Genn said...

That was GREAT! Fantastic. What don't you do Katie? Play guitar, sing, amongst all your other many many talents. Wow. You have a good singing voice too! Catchy, creative, I would also give you 100%. What a cute idea.

Jen said...

Can't believe you remember all of that. I think you played it for us girls the next fall, when we got back up to school, because I remember that tune. Great job! By the way you look great and your house looks really cute in the video.

Cynthia said...

Not bad, not bad at all! What kinds of projects did the other students do? I would think something creative like a song would be so refreshing to a teacher. Some of my favorite classes were ones I took with my room-mates. Good times!

Katie said...

Cindy...would you believe it, most kids did reports? One kid made a board game. And one made a HILARIOUS movie where he stood in front of the local mall and interviewed passerbys about astronomy. It was like Leno's Jay-walking. So funny. My roommate made a life size time line. And that's about it.

Autumn said...

Love it!! If I could play the guitar that is the exact type of thing I'd do!! I hate tests. I have always wanted to play the guitar but never made it happen. This is "past rusty"??!!! I'd love to be "past rusty"! Very cute!

And my oh my I was SOO dreaming about karaoke tonight!! Jake and Ellie left tonight and I had my own signing party. Hopefully it will continue when they come home.

Autumn said...

Love it!! If I could play the guitar that is the exact type of thing I'd do!! I hate tests. I have always wanted to play the guitar but never made it happen. This is "past rusty"??!!! I'd love to be "past rusty"! Very cute!

And my oh my I was SOO dreaming about karaoke tonight!! Jake and Ellie left tonight and I had my own signing party. Hopefully it will continue when they come home.

Kris said...

That was really cute! You have a nice voice!!!

Lauri said...

I have heard about this project for years and this is the first time I've heard this song. So fun! I wish my summer school astronomy professor let us do something creative. It was one of the hardest classes I've ever taken.

You need to find yourself another guitar. I'll bet you could write some more songs..."lets pick up the toys, boys!" or "Time for bed, sleepyhead."

jeanine said...

You sold your guitar?! How sad!

Lisha said...

Wow Katie! I never knew you were so talented. Creative, Yes! And you look fabulous! Truely you look Amazing! What's your secret?