Friday, January 30, 2009

i made my way down to the supermarket

Hello.  It's been a couple weeks.  The only big thing that has changed since my last post is that my car shit the bed.  However, I'm now driving my grandfather's kick-ass 07' Toyota Sienna minivan, since he'll most likely never be able to drive again.  Besides the fact that driving a minivan at my age is simply unacceptable, it's awesome.  My dad wants me to pay the monthly payments on it, which are 350 bucks, but if I'm going to pay that much money for a car, it's not going to be a minivan.  I'm going to see if I can trade it in for a toyota yaris hatchback.  That's if I don't go away to school next year.  It's happening again.  I go through these phases where I want so badly to go away to school, Boston in particular.  And then I realize how much I love Providence, and I'm right back at square one again.  Providence kicks Boston's ass ANY DAY.  The whole objective of my wanting to go away to school has been that I want to meet more people, but, more recently, i've been successively doing just that.  I really love Providence.  I don't think I'd ever feel at home in another city.  If I do end up staying, I need to get an apartment next year.  I can't continue to live at home.  And I guess now that I don't have a gas guzzling piece of shit car that's literally falling apart, then I have one less reason to want to go away.  I miss my volvo already, I have so many memories (blunt rides with courtney) in it. I literally feel like a piece of me has died, as dramatic as it sounds.  

My classes are going pretty well. This semester will be tough though, I can already tell.  But, I'm making friends in a few of my classes.  Mostly guys, which is really exciting for me, since i've only ever had a handful of guy friends.  I still don't know exactly what i'd like to do with my major.  I either want to major in graphic design and minor in communications, or vice versa.  My concentration in communications would probably be public relations.  Who knows what i'll do. 

In further news, Sasha, Sam, and I have started a band.  The name of the band is "Okapi."  Sasha named it after some odd animal indigenous to the plains of africa.  It has the head of a giraffe, the torso of a horse, and the ass and legs of a zebra.  It's rather odd looking.  Ultimately, it's a member of the giraffe family.  Google it.  Anyway, I really think the band might work out.  All of us seem to have a pretty solid "background" in music.  We were all in our high school marching bands.  I played the drums for six year,  Sasha has played the guitar for a while, and Sam the piano.  Therefore, Sasha is the guitarist, Sam is the keyboardist, and I am the percussionist.  All of us will sing, but I think it will be Sasha that dominates that part of the band, with Sam and I mostly singing backup and harmonies.  We already have one song in the works called "Midnight morals."  The three of us have gotten pretty close lately.  

That's pretty much it. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

first day of second semester

As you (who? ashley, and random kid) can probably tell, today was my first day of classes of the semester.  I woke up at 8:15, which is probably the earliest that i've woken up since last semester. I got to School in a half hour, even with the outrageous traffic that seems to only come at the beginning of a new semester.  I'm noticing a pattern (one of many).  My first class at 9:30 was Mass Media and Society.  It was cold, and my professor couldn't log onto the computer to show her powerpoint presentation.  She explained the syllabus, and I can safely say that I'm not looking forward to that class.  My Social Psychology class was at 11:00 and it was fine.  I've never had a class in a large lecture hall so that'll be cool I guess.

I had lunch with Caitrin.  We got sandwiches from Geoff's and brought them to her house.  

My Drawing class was at 2:00.  We drew an ironing board with a box on top of it.  We also got a list of supplies that we'll need, and it's probably going to cost me over $100 dollars.  I currently have literally $4.00 to my name.

I'll elaborate more on how I'm feeling next time.  I'm too tired right now.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

i'm trying.

but not hard enough.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's been like two weeks since the last time that I wrote something. Things have been okay. Not much is new. I went to New Hampshire this past weekend; it was pretty good I guess. I've recently become obsessed with "A Series of Unfortunate Events." In fact, I think I'll go to Symposium books today so I can get the next couple of books in the series. Also, my love for The Office has grown immensely over the past couple of weeks. I don't wanna talk about it.

I bought books for next semester on Amazon the other day... 300 dollars. After I pay my spring tuition bill, my wallet well once again be [almost] as empty as every other aspect of my life. This semester, the classes that I'm taking are: Drawing I, Western History (w/ashley), Biological Anthropology, Social Psychology, and Mass Media & Society. I'm excited for my drawing class. As of right now, I'm a Studio Art major. However, I either want to major in graphic design and minor in communications, or vice versa. Who knows what will go down.

Friday, January 2, 2009

the new year

I haven't written anything in over a week.  I've just been too busy with birthdays, christmas, my birthday, new years, and work in between.  Not much has changed.  Christmas was good, as was my birthday and new years eve.  I got a tattoo on my birthday, and I'm really glad with how it came out.  Tina had a party for my birthday, it was a lot of fun.  Tina and I have been hanging out a lot lately, sort of like we used to.  On New Years Eve I worked, then I went to some party on hope st. with Sam and Sasha that Geoff's friend was hosting.  I'm glad that I didn't stay home and watch movies and wallow, as I had anticipated all week.  It sounds cliche, but I really hope that 2009 is much better than 2008.  That being said, I've made a broad resolution to try to be the best that I can possibly be.  This means: focusing more on school work, getting more exercise, and just trying to be an overall better person.  This is likely unattainable, but i'm going to try my best.