Just isn’t happening…
So I lay in bed with Girlfriend as she’s asleep and I’m not. This was reversed about 3 hours ago, but being the idiot I am, having a nap @ 9 pm, makes sleeping hard. I suppose I’ll write a nice blog entry.
Today, well officially today, is Valentine’s Day. So to all you lovers out there, enjoy your guarenteed sex. Girlfriend and I will be spending the day at the museum, then massages, then dinner @ the Keg. I had to book our reservation on Monday, and we get our table @ 8 pm. Which is crazy if you think about when you would have to call to get a good time. I’m not very good at Valentine’s Day. Never really have been. Especially being away from home makes me lazy. I don’t have the supplies to make a handmade card and I kind of just don’t like it. I don’t know, that’s just me. I know I should be one of those perfect boyfriends who gets a present and makes a card and blah blah blah, but for some reason I don’t like Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s because I was born the day after and it’s just really annoying. I always feared the idea of getting a Valentine’s day card for my birthday and people being like “Happy Valentine’s Day! Oh, and yeah, we’ll just get you one card for your birthday too.” It’s stupid, but eh. For this reason, Girlfriend and I didn’t celebrate V-day last year, a mistake she’ll never let me forget; but nonetheless I’m trying to do better this year. She’ll be getting the heart shaped box of chocolates, some other chocolate, and I want to get her flowers, but it’s going to be so goddamn expensive. Why does society say that I have to buy my girlfriend flowers on this specific day?! I’d much rather buy them for her at a random time then for her to expect them. Blah, stupid holiday. I also really hope that Girlfriend doesn’t read this blog so she finds out what I got her….
Speaking of holiday’s, I am on one for the next week. School is out for reading break and thus I will get to relax and enjoy some time off. Unfortunately I will probably spend a few days strictly doing homework. Sigh this is the life of a student.
Another holiday coming tomorrow is my birthday. Those of you who read my blog via Facebook will notice a discrepency between my real birthday and my Facebook birthday. This is a stupid social experiment of mine to see how many of my friends really know my birthday and how many rely on Facebook to tell them. I’ve already had a few people send me messages expressing statements of confusion. I received a package in the mail from my parents for my birthday, and to be honest, it sucked. I got a comic book which I already have, and I think they got my brother years previous, and some chocolate. Also I told them I had got it and opened, but not opened the wrapped presents inside, and my mom told me to open a specific one. My Mom knit me a sweater vest. A purple sweater vest, that I will never wear. It’s dumbfounding how tacky it is. My Mom told me she knit it for me because she thought I liked sweater vests, I own one, which was a gift, which I got 3 years ago, which I also rarely wear. You would think she’d pick up on this. Now I feel obligated to have to wear it at least once. Or more than once since I will be asked everytime I go home, “Oh where’s your vest? Do you wear your vest?” No.
So hopefully the rest of my birthday will be better. In other news, I found my shoe! Silly roommates brought in a bar(like an actual drink bar) and placed it over my shoe a couple of weeks ago. We moved the bar last night and found my shoe under it. Yay.
Yet again, I fall back to the topic of Facebook. The social networking site has now turned into an online forum to express beliefs, rants, feelings, and blah blah blah. I feel like FB is the new place to protest and attempt to make social change. People make all these stupid groups saying they’ll donate a cent to Haiti for every person that joins, there are memorial groups for every second person who dies, there are groups for schools and for trying to change your school. But do these really do anything? In my opinion no. Nothing will change because someone made a Facebook group, no one is really going to get out there and protest. Groups are the easy lazy ass way for someone to show that they care about the world and it’s causes but they’re too lazy to get the fuck out there and do anything about it.
Anywho, I think I’m gonna try and get some sleep.
So right now I’m sitting in the recording booth listening to a brass ‘choir’ play something called a Nonet. Who knows what it is. I decided to write a blog entry whilst I am recording though! Hurray for a terribly boring job.
My oh my it has been a long time since I have actually written a post in this blog. Lots has gone on. Maybe no particularly with me, but in the rest of the world. In my little corner of it though, much has stayed the same. I’m still in school, surviving my 3rd week already. Holy shit. Things are going to start picking up here soon so I’m going to get even more busy. Since I’m in a recording techniques class, much of my time this semester is going to be recording, OUTSIDE of the hours that I work. The class I am in is kind of redundant for me because this is my second year as a recording tech, and we’re suppose to have taken that course before we even START working as tech. Oops. Oh well. Tomorrow I will be recording some drums with a friend of mine to add to his tracks. It should be pretty fun, and kind of hard. I’m going to be the one playing drums. I’ve never actually recorded drums to a full track before, so we’ll see how I do. I will post the results later tomorrow afternoon.
I sent in my application to the Banff Centre earlier this week. This was a big step for me. Attending the Banff Centre has been one of my goals ever since I first heard about it in grade 11. I am skeptical about whether I will get in, but even sending in an application is a pretty big accomplishment for me. I hope I heard from them soon, the deadline is Monday, so hopefully sometime in early February I will find out.
Did you know I have a terrible time spelling the word February? Even though I was born in that month I still, after almost 20 years, can’t spell it right on the first try. It’s okay, you can laugh at me.
In the news lately, there’s been this whole Haiti thing. I don’t really understand it. Yes, I get that there was an earthquake and millions of people are pretty much fucked over. But it’s stupid how people will drop everything to try and help right away. Girlfriend told me that there was an earthquake of the same magnitude in Nicaragua some time in the past, which is in Central America, in case you were wondering http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua, and no one did anything to help. Why? Because we don’t like Nicaragua. Do we know why? Nope. Just didn’t want to help. But why do we want to help Haiti? Why not Rwanda? Or Iraq? Or Afghanistand? Oh right! That was our fault, not our problem to clean up. But if “Mother Nature” happens to fuck up Haiti, we ALL gotta JUMP up and save them. Imagine if all these funds for Haiti were going to Iraq or Afghanistan where we’ve already bombed the shit out of people.
Anywho, I hope I gave you enough to think about. I didn’t finish this entry until 2 days later…so maybe I’ll do a new one today or tomorrow to make up for it! I also have recordings from yesterday to include