So maybe some of you are reading my blog for the first time! That’s because you found the link on my MuchMusic VJ page! Yay. Happy to have you here reading!
So the first full week of school is over! Hurray, I’ve survived the start of another semester. This week has already been full of a lot of ups and downs, so hopefully I’ll be able to make it through the weeks and months to come.
First off, my electrical engineering class sucks a whole lot of cock and balls. But before I get there, I have to take a mathematical tangent. Remember in high school when you got something like √-4 your teacher told you that “it doesn’t exist” and “you’ll worry about that in university.” Well, I’m in university and boy am I worrying about it now. So apparently the square root of negative one is ‘i’ (or ‘j’). And it’s imaginary. Yeah, talk about a brain fuck. Well anywho, my elec course basically entirely deals with imaginary and complex (combination of imaginary and real) numbers. So FUCK. It sucks, a lot.
Other than that, my courses aren’t too bad. Nothing too major has come up that’s going to be horrible. We haven’t even been assigned anything in my Software Engineering course so far. I think that class is my favourite. For those of you who are wondering, I am taking the following classes:
- Mus 115 – Listening to Music (For non-music students)
- Mus 201A – Language of Music (Theory)
- Mus 180 – Ensembles (Jazz Band [more on this later])
- Math 211 – Linear Algebra
- SEng 265 – Software Development Methods
- Elec 255 – System Dynamics
So those are my classes this semester, and hopefully things go well!
But! Mus 180 hasn’t gotten off to that good of a start. So, this class is basically playing in an ensemble, and I wanted to try out for jazz band. I’m intending on playing the vibes and auxillery percussion, so tambourines, shakers, conga, etc. So for my audition I have to get a hold of a set of vibes, and I sent around a few emails and finally arranged with some percussionists to get them. Well then I’m waiting outside this teachers office for 45 minutes before leaving. I went home and sent her an email, and APPARENTLY I needed to sign up on some audition list before I could audition. Well that was never said to me, it wasn’t even put up anywhere in the Music building (which by the way we’re not really welcome in). So I have to go see her tomorrow (which is Monday because I am finishing this on Sunday). So already not liking this class, and rehearsals would be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, which are my two longest days. So I’m contemplating dropping the course.
Yeah, so us Music and Computer Science kids have it fuckin’ rough. We call ourselves the “Half-Breeds” because we don’t actually fit into any program. We’re registered into the faculty of fine arts, which makes it practically impossible to get into any of the engineering classes we have to take without somebody up top approving us. And then if we happen to wander downstairs to the music longuey part where all the music students hang out, we barely get acknowlegded. The only way someone is going to talk to us, is if we’re a friend with a music student, which generally we’re not. Even though we’re in the same classes, same ensembles for the same amount of time. The only difference is we don’t get lessons for classes. So retarded.
I’m having troubles thinking up what to say for my MuchMusic VJ video thing, so if you’ve got any ideas let me know with a comment! I’m trying to just be normal, and non-campy/gimicy. We’ll see how it turns out.
Also, I don’t know if it’s my roommate, or my neighbour. But they BOTH have their music so friggen loud all the friggen time. With friggen subwoofers. Blah. I need to just tell my roommate to turn it down a little, and maybe pound on my wall at my neighbour.
In other news, my roommate D, has picked up the Master Quest for Gamecube. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s basically Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Gamecube. Which is great! I’ve been watching him play for the past few days, and it’s quite nostalgic. I remember when my brother and I got that game for Christmas, when I was like 8. And he played it all the way through, with me sitting there just watching getting just as excited about it as he was. Twas good times. And now I basically get to repeat that! But I’m 19 now…
Anywho, gotta get today started and do some more homework, I hope your Sunday is better than mine!