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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Appendicitis is a great thing

Current mood: bored

Do people even read blogs? I hardly ever come on this site anymore >_>

But anywho, for anyone who cares, I had anappendectomy Tuesday the 2nd at about 1:00 AM. Spend the rest of the week up until mid Sunday recovering in the hospital and have since returned home to the joys of...finding myself unemployed, being stuck in the house for a month, sponge baths, and forcing several pills down my throat three times a day while having zero appetite. I did just get a drain pulled out of me though, which was quite the experience. If you can imagine a foot of small tubing being pulled out of a small hole in your stomach, well that's what it felt like. It was quite indescribable and I almost flew off the table when the doctor did it. So I'm at least reduced to having one small open hole and one medium sized open hole in me, which resembles a vagina by the way.

I dunno why I even bothered typing this whole thing up. Guess that's how bored I'm becoming being stuck with nothing to do other than watch netflix and surf the internet. Maybe I'll go play some of the games I got during the steam summer sale now <_<
6:26 pm - 2 comments - 0 Kudos
Thursday, September 29, 2011

College Schedule Fall 2011

Totally not copying dave here >_>

Monday
11:20 - 12:15 - Music Theory I, Joppa - Room 107
1:40 - 3:30 - Pre-Algebra, Havre De Grace - Room 212

Tuesday
11:00 - 11:50 - Music Theory I, Joppa - Room 107
6:00 - 8:50 - English Composition (E), Aberdeen ProvingGround

Wednesday
11:20 - 12:15 - Music Theory I, Joppa - Room 107
1:40 - 3:30 - Pre-Algebra, Havre De Grace - Room 212
5:30 - 6:00 - App. Music Electric Bass I, Joppa - Room 103

Thursday
11:00 - 11:50 - Music Theory I, Joppa - Room 107


Friday
11:20 - 12:15 - Music Theory I, Joppa - Room 107

Who needs colors? White ftw.
2:52 pm - 4 comments - 0 Kudos
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Justin Beiber has entered my last.fm


CURSE YOU KANYE!

4:52 am - 0 comments - 0 Kudos
Monday, August 29, 2011

An Apology

Current mood: depressed

This is an an apology to anyone who has talked to me in the past week or will talk to me anytime in the near future. I've been an emotional fucking wreck since the 22nd, as that's when I was forced to say goodbye to the first place I loved being in and the first person to ever make me feel happy. Coming back to Maryland and having an earthquake, hurricane, and just remembering what life is like here has made me depressed as hell. I cried myself to sleep last night wondering if and when I'll ever get out of this shit place and see the person who made me feel good about myself again. Talking to me recently probably hasn't been very enjoyable, and I apologize. I wish I had a better outlook on life at the moment, but all I can think about is how damned happy I was just a week or so ago, and I just can't seem to push forward in my life without feeling like I'm sludging through it.

I also wrote this in a very emotional state with my laptop almost dying, and I will not reread it before posting it. I will instead just copy and paste it.
3:04 pm - 2 comments - 0 Kudos
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I went to Minnesota (aka this one time in bandcamp

And it was a hell of an experience. I know I said I'd make a blog every day I was there, but I kind of forgot about that, plus I was busy as shit too. So I'll just make one blog and group them all together.

Day 1 (Tuesday): Got on the plane and stuff. Experiencing modern flight was cool for about 5 minutes, then I got bored and played Metroid until I landed. First two people I met were a guy from Rhode Island (Zach), and a guy from Houston (Jordan). They seemed pretty chill. We hung out in the lounge of the dorm for a couple hours while everyone else arrived, and after a while we went to Subway for lunch. After that, we walked to the college for an introduction and to get signed up and everything. We got our lunch badges (to show that we paid for lunch already), and our photo ID badges and talked a little. I talked to a couple of people, including a drummer and a female bassist. After that my memory's kind of fuzzy, but I think the three groups of us (Business, Recording, and Performance) went to where we should be, so I went to the Studio.

From there we were split into two groups based on experience, Protools and Garageband. I was put in ProTools, and we got to check out a multitrack session of Is This Love - Bob Marley and found out about the 12 string guitar and piano that I didn't know were in the song. After that, we had a dinner of pizza and a movie, and went back to the dorm. We met our roommates, played some games, and watched some TV, and went to bed. No one got a good night sleep since we all had to adjust to no air conditioning and a loud street, so that wasn't exactly fun.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Another kind of fuzzy day, especially since I had a severe lack of Monster in my system. I remember going to the Mall of America, but I don't really remember what happened in the school the other day, so the second section is gonna be bigger than the first.

Woke up, went to the lounge, had breakfast, watched TV, yadda yadda yadda not very exciting. Went to the college, took attendance, went to the studio, made a loop in protools, some other stuff I'm sure. Met my protools partner Jonah, and I was lucky I got him since he knows how to work a mac. We had lunch and shit, I met his roommate Dan, and then we all piled onto a bus to go to the Mall of America.

They gave us 5 bucks and said where to meet up, so I just took off in a random direction, having no idea where the meetup location was. I wandered until I got to the 3rd floor somehow, and spotted a Best Buy. Not any ordinary Best Buy, but one with a musical instrument section, so I went straight for the acoustic room. Played some nice Taylors, some shitty Takamines, and practically sprinted out of the room when I saw Dan and Jonah walking around. Dan was a local, so he knew where the meetup location was, so I just followed him around the rest of the time. We played some electric drums.

This day was great because Dan and Jonah were in search of 12 packs of soda, and I was in search of Monster, so chances were that if they found their soda, I'd find my Monster. We found a store that basically looked like a gas station, and I stocked up on Monster and soda since the dorm water was awful. We wandered around for a while, went to a Mac store, which was all iPads, a Windows store which had those huge table touch screen computers, went to a game store, and went to eat dinner. After dinner we met up with the rest of the group and went home. I planned on chilling in the lounge again, but as soon as a bunch of girls walked in my room to chill with my roommates, I decided I'd just stay in there. Now that I think about it, it wasn't the best decision, but I had no idea how the rest of the week would play out.

Day 3 (Thursday): Actually got a semi-decent sleep. Woke up, went to lounge, etc. etc., nothing exiting this morning. Went to the college, had a small concert from some indie musician, then went to the studio to start working on an original song for Sunday's concert. I rented a guitar but couldn't think of anything, so we ended up just using the MIDI keyboard and wrote a funky kind of song. After that, we had lunch and stuff. After lunch, we worked on our songs in the studio, then went to the park for an outdoor concert, where I got a bug bite that's still annoying me. After that, we went to the dorms, played Super Smash Bros. Melee, and went to sleep.

Day 4 (Friday): Friday was a busy day. We started the day out by having a small concert by Howler, and then we spent an hour in the studio. After that, we all hopped on the bus and went to a CD manufacturing plant. Following that, we got on the bus, drove back to the dorms, and played some Super Smash Bros. Brawl again. Kind of uneventful day, if you ignore the concert and CD place.

Day 5: Saturday: Saturday was a really fun day. We had 5 hours in the studio today, so we scrapped our older funky song and came up with a technoish song. After that, we had lunch, went back to the studio, dicked around on the Macs, and had a tour of the studios at the college. I got to see a console worth over $100,000, so that was kind of cool. There was also a 5.1 mixing room, which sounded really nice and had a really cool board with lights and stuff.

After that, instead of hanging with Dan and Jonah, I decided to hang out with the female bassist I mentioned earlier (Christine), a guy with an SX bass (Tucker), a singer (Jordyn), a super awesome violinist (Meredith), a ginger (Brad), and another singer (Taylar). We jammed out to some songs I'm not exactly proud of (Friday, an MCR song, a couple other that I don't remember) and some I liked, and just had some fun since I hadn't jammed in a long time. We headed back to the dorms, and Christine, Jordyn, and I watched some classic cartoons such as Thundarr the Barbarian, I am Weasel, and maybe a couple others. We talked a bit, then said goodnight.

Day 6: Sunday: Sunday was super fun. We started out in the studio, bounced our tracks to disk, then started to watch a boring movie about sampling. I got a text from Jordyn to go watch Corpse Bride or something, so I went over there and watched the last 1/3 of it with her and Meredith. We went to lunch after that and hung out outside with Tucker and Christine until they had to go set up and stuff for the concert, at which point I chilled with Dan and Jonah. Got to listen to a few good songs, a few shit songs, and got some props for the song I recorded, since they played those inbetween live songs. After the student concert, Howler played a set, and I said my goodbyes to Tucker, Jordyn, Dan, Jonah, Meredith (who wrote down my name so she could creep me on facebook), and a few others. I was surprised to see that Christine was gonna stick around for one more night, since all the other locals were just going to go home, but it made sense later.

We went back to the dorms, I went on tinychat for a while (I did that pretty much every night), had a couple people ask if Christine would fuck me (which she kept saying "no." to), we played some Super Smash Bros., then went to bed. I got a new roommate since there were so few of us left, and was told that my roommates weren't sleeping since one had to leave at 5 in the morning. They said they were gonna chill in the girls' room at about 1:00, and I was like "k koo" until I got a text from Christine asking if I wanted to come over when everyone was asleep. I said sure, I'd be there when the guys left to go to the girls' room too (two different rooms), and thought we'd just chill or something. I go in, we make small talk about furniture or something, then sit down. Then she's like "I don't usually do this, so I'll just be blunt. Wanna have sex?" or something to that effect, and I'm like "Heh"..."wait, are you serious?" and she goes "Yeah". I spend some time thinking about it, then decide yeah, I do.

If you guys really want me to go into detail of what happened in the following 2 hours, I can, but I'll just shorten it and say that we did a lot of stuff, I couldn't get it up, she went to bed, I went to my room to tell the guys I'm staying in her room for the night, they're like "Nice job bro", then I fell asleep in her bed.

Day 7: Monday Final day: Monday was the final day, and it was kind of awkward due to the previous night's events. I woke up, started to walk out of Christine's room, she woke up, I told her I was going to brush my teeth since my mouth tasted of old Dr. Pepper. I went back and wasn't allowed in the room while she was changing, which she admitted was kind of weird since "it's not like you haven't seen me naked". She gets dressed, I sit there while she packs, then we go to my room, she walked around while I packed, and we headed to the lounge. We sat on the sofa and watched Invader Zim for a couple hours, she left, and we had an awkward last goodbye. My one roommate hopped on the couch as soon as the door closed and was like "So dude, how was last night?", I told him, he's like "Shit happens to the best of us", then I did fuckall until I had to go to the airport.



Some events may be on the wrong day, but I think I at least got everything in. If you read it all, thanks, and you must be bored.
10:19 pm - 3 comments - 6 Kudos
Sunday, May 29, 2011

I started working out last week...

Current mood: good

And it's pretty amazing after the first few days.Seriously. If you feel sluggish or just shitty in general and don't work out, try lifting weights or something. I personally am using the Starting Strength program by Mark Rippetoe, and it's working great. After the first day my body was screaming in pain, but it's just been getting easier since then, and I don't feel like shit all the time.

tl;dr - Lift weights, feel good. Be a lazy fatass, feel like shit.
4:32 am - 0 comments - 0 Kudos
Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm going to Minnesota for a week

Specifically, I'll be going to the McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul for a week long workshop for audio engineering. It cost close to $800 for the food, room, airport pickup and the actual workshop, but I'm hoping it's worth it. This is going to be three firsts for me, my first time alone in a new place, my first time on an airplane, and probably my first time with a roommate. I think I'll be leaving August 15th and returning the 23rd, and I'll try to make a new blog every day I'm there. Hopefully I'll have a new laptop by then, otherwise the posts may be short if they're from my iPod.
6:52 am - 2 comments - 2 Kudos
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

After being homeschooled for 3 years...

Current mood: determined

I believe I want to return to public school again. I've had many sleepless nights over this, and fully believe I want to at least experience the senior year of high school. Back at the end of 8th grade when I decided to start homeschooling, a lot of shit was happening. I had to take a break. After a couple years, I began feeling more comfortable, and now I believe I want to return. I've wasted so much time in the past couple of years. I have very limited people I could consider friends. I don't want to settle for a GED. I just hope that I'll be fine only doing the last year.

If anyone's done anything similar to this, lemme know how it worked out for you.

EDIT: Just talked to the person at the high school. I can't get in. Fuck everything.
1:20 am - 1 comments - 1 Kudos
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why I hate tech support.

Current mood: annoyed


I was hoping to at least find out something I didn't already know. Instead, I go through all of that for him to tell me to go to some repair store. Well, only $370 to go for that shiny new Dell Vostro...
12:06 pm - 1 comments - 1 Kudos
Saturday, November 13, 2010

So, I took the political compass test, and...

Apparently I'm a right wingLibertarian.


But according to the World's Smallest Political Quiz, I'm a left wing Libertarian.


So...I'm pretty much just a Libertarian with a couple things from the left and right I guess.
8:50 am - 0 comments - 0 Kudos
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