News for March 2011

Thinking about things

At the risk of not posting a blog for an entire month for the first time since I’ve had this site up, here is my obligatory once a month post.

  • Had a rough last week. There was a mishap at work causing my boss to come after me. She was nice about it, and after my experiences with my last job I feel she was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had, so it’s a little disappointing and frustrating that I’ve some how allowed a bit of disappointment to creep into her opinion of me, or at least I hope that’s not the case. Also had a run in with some old bitch who had an issue with me. Not sure if I’m going to be an asshole to her about it the next time I see her but we’ll see.
  • Another thing that contributed to last week being garbage was the fact that I pulled out of performing for this upcoming Saturday event hosted by the Guitar Club at school. After practicing for a bit and evaluating what preparation I’ve done after the announcement, I decided to pull the plug. I had my eyes set on playing at this event since January, but unfortunately what I didn’t plan on was the event being planned this early as opposed to it being in April as I thought it would. So it wasn’t as if I wasn’t practicing and gearing up for it, it was just that I didn’t expect to be playing until much later. Extremely disappointed, but I hope I have another opportunity to do this before I graduate.
  • I think being in co-op and out of school for this long has turned my writing abilities into crap. It kind of leads me to something I’m afraid of once I leave school: my biggest fear when I graduate is that I’ll lose whatever skills I’ve developed in school these past few years because my job might not require the use of some of my assets. It makes doing even more school a little more appealing so that there’s a better chance of landing a job that takes advantage of what I’ve learned rather than doing something that’s totally irrelevant to what I’ve been taught.
  • Already three months into the new year and so far I’m feeling quite content compared to the anxiety I faced last December. Biggest thing that has contributed to this was leaving my old job. And the greatest thing to come out of that was the fact that I’ve spent a lot more time with close friends, some of which I’ve known for most of my life. I almost forgot what it was like to spend time with these people, which should never happen when you consider them to be close.

    On the flip side, my relationships with those that I’ve made back at the theater have suffered, which I knew was coming. Our schedules are different and it’s almost impossible to meet on a day where we’re all free, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen.

  • Having said all that, my last job sucked. I thought I’d regret quitting but I have no regrets. That place was terrible. But despite how I felt about that place,  I grew more as a person during that period than any other time in my life. I’ll always remember some of the people that I’ve met there, but I just wish it ended a little better.

  • A new watch? Or a new guitar amplifier? Esquire says watch, but Guitar World tells me the latter will give me greater pleasure.
  • Speaking of Esquire, I love that magazine. Not only do I get some great fashion cues out of that but I also manage to read something that hits me. I was reading through some old issues and they had an expanded edition of their awesome ‘What I’ve learned’ feature they have. Among the many other tidbits he said, James L. Brooks shared one thing he learned in the January issue: ‘You know you’re in love when you’re more yourself than you ever imagined possible.’ Reading this made me a little sad. This has only happened two times in my life, and I don’t know if I’ll meet the next person who makes me feel this way anytime soon.
  • After skimming through this post, I have indeed confirmed that my writing skills suck. I need to stay away from using Twitter and Instant Messaging as my main writing medium and spend more time reading and writing more.

‘kay I’m done.

Posted: March 13th, 2011
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