My computer is kinda fucked, well… my power cable is fucked. So I don’t have a charged computer. I’m on my sister’s right now. Hopefully I will be able to grab a new power cable tomorrow. idk though, it may be a long absence for me.
My iPod was amazing to me this morning. From whatever song I picked first, to the very last song I heard before I got on campus each and every song was the best. Totally perfect. It made the boring trip to school really awesome. Now I’m watching my shows from last night. Chuck is so good! If you don’t watch it, you should. I really cannot wait until exams are done. Especially with the amazzzzing weather today!
I think my dream job would involve working for National Geographic Magazine if I could both do layout design and photography for them, or the same job but at Sports Illustrated. Wildlife / Ancient Civ / Sports would definitely be what I think makes for the most interesting subject matter. Unfortunately the only wildlife I get to shoot would be my dog or birds and squirrels. There are a few more options for sports, especially with the new “Ottawa Fat Cats”, and all the different leagues around the city. Not the Senators though, they were not pleased when I brought my camera to the game.
On an unrelated note I hate all this fucking rain and coldness. Why did the weather gods have to taunt us with that week of beautiful weather? The weather network tells me that we are due for some 20+ weather this weekend, but I will believe it when I see it.
Work was good today, no jackass customers :D I’ve had a long weekend. I’ve worked, and ran errands, and now tonight instead of basketball I have to go to work on a project. At least I really like these guys, they’re chill and the project is fun. So thats good. I think I’ll watch a movie tonight when I get back. IDK what I’ll watch. Something from the shelf. I feel like watching some Tarantino, but I don’t feel like a 3 hour movie lol. So I’ll have to take a look at what I’ve got. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
I’m really worried about my knees. After seeing the doctor they started to feel better, and I would ice them when they got sore and I did some stretches for about a week. Now they are sore again. I can’t kneel because any pressure right on my knee hurts, and they get sore if I’m on my feet all day. I wear a knee brace if I’m doing anything athletic and that helps, but today they were especially bad.
I’m really scared that that I won’t be able to play baseball this summer. More specifically I won’t be able to catch because it will put too much strain on my knees. If I can’t catch I can play elsewhere, but it won’t be the same. I feel sick to my stomach when I think about not being able to play baseball. When I dislocated my finger in 1st year and missed most of the season I was so upset, and unlike a dislocated finger this seems to be a recurring problem. I’m hoping that as I lose weight over the summer my knees will start to forgive me. It’s really the only thing I can hope for.
Amongst my many school things I need to be working on I’m also working on some personal projects. One of which is getting ready to work on stop motion all summer. I’ve got my first puppet planned out. “Awesome Possum”. It’s rather self explanatory. I may end up changing the character as I work on it some more, but for now thats what it is. It probably will change but idk. I like the idea now.
My Girl Gotta Girlfriend - B.o.b aka Bobby Ray ft Ray L
I found two more B.o.B mixtapes this week, they are older and have some of the tracks on his newer albums. This song is really awesome to listen to, but when you start to listen to the lyrics you just kind of think to yourself “…really?”. It’s unfortunate, but whatever I still think it’s a sick song.
The last two days have been good. I went to Ollie’s with the crew on thursday, then we went back to her room and we met her gooorgeous australian roommate on the way out. We headed to the works and gorged ourselves on burgers and the like. Today was work 9-530 which felt like forever, it practically was. Then went home for dinner, and went to David’s and me dave and linds went to a restaurant to watch the game and eat some apps, but the restaurant sucked and had the game on but no audio and we couldn’t see the big screen. So we left after the 1st period and went to watch the rest at Dave’s but his bro was in town from T.dot so we talked with him and his girlfriend and the rest of davids family for a while and I dipped and came home. Now I sleep. goodnight!
I got this album the other day because I remember my buddy recommending Kid Sister, and then I saw she had a new video out so yeah I downloaded it. It’s really sick. The way I’d describe it would be a female Kid Cudi mixed with house music. That’s probably not a great explanation but it’s the best I can do. I really recommend it. It’s a really good album through and through and it features some big names like Cee Lo and Kanye.
Baseball is coming back to Ottawa! I’m not sure how I feel about this. I loved the Lynx. I was there so much as a kid and I worked there as a young teen. It was such a fun place and I was really sad to see them leave when they did. I got offered a job with Rapidz when they came to town, but pay was so severely reduced that I said no. I thought I’d go to some games but I never ended up going. The baseball that is coming is independent again which means they aren’t affiliated with any major league team. The tickets start at 6 dollars and include transportation to and from the game ( OC I’m guessing? ). The quality of baseball is probably going to be a little bit better than the Carleton Baseball I’ve played for the past two years. They plan on taking University level players from across North America, and I guarantee you that decent players will a) not be playing independent baseball b) not playing in canada and c) good players never go to expansion teams. I hope I can make it out to a few games this summer, but I’m afraid that I’ll be really disappointed in the caliber of baseball.
PS they are called the Ottawa Fat Cats, which is kinda stupid, but kinda fun at the same time. The logo is this. So I dunno… what do you think?
I’m going to sign up for the Capital Race Weekend 10K. Then I am subsequently going to run in the race. I want to try and train for a 1/2 marathon next summer, and maybe a full marathon the NEXT summer. I used to hate running, and I still kind of do. It’s a weird love/hate relationship. Getting ready for my run I feel neutral, and at the start I feel great. Then about 10 minutes in I start to hate it and question why I am doing this. Then with about 5 minutes to go I start to enjoy it and once I’m done I feel great again. So yeah. Wish me luck!
I went for a run today. I felt pretty awesome. 5K in 30 minutes, pretty much right on the dot.
I’ve got no class today so I’m just chilling. Me and my Dad are chilling out this evening since my mom and sis are heading to the Corel Centre Scotiabank Place for Carrie Underwood.
I really really would like this hoodie. It’s for biking note the waterbottle slot and the zipper pouch for carrying stuff. I’ve fallen in love with the Nike AW77 hoodies. They are so nice. I’ve been looking really hard to find a red one to replace my red underarmour hoodie that is my favourite ( but it’s ripped and smells ). I also want to get a grey 1/2 zip.
I think Louise is mad at me. There is some things on the couch where she usually likes to sit, but I’m far to comfortable to get up and move them.
I think that with all the running I’ve been doing I’ve actually started to lose weight :) I’m not going to check until I’ve hit my goal of running at least 40K in 4 weeks.
I don’t know if anyone ever wonders, but this is where I find a LOT of my music.
I hate explaining things. I’m not good at it and I have little patience. I think I would be a horrible teacher because of that. I guess I’m just not very eloquent or verbal. I am way more visual. When I have an idea I grab a piece of paper and draw it out really fast to show you what I mean rather than try to explain it.
Today was alright. The business presentation was a trainwreck which I think I saved a few passengers with my bullshit. I’m quite impressed with myself. I’m pretty sure my eyes just rolled back in my head and my mouth started going and going. Soooo gold star for me. As long as we passed I’m happy, since it’s a non-transferable credit for me I don’t care, I want the rest of my group to pass through to next year. Tomorrow is a day off which is nice :D Time to go make dinner. Peace out Tumblr.
This week has gotten really busy really fast. Today I’ve got a business presentation, then i’ve got to go work on my Design Studio project. Tomorrow I have to work on my Design and Authoring project in group after class. Thursday is beers after class, and friday is work all day. So it’s not a lot, but it’s a lot more than I thought I had when I was setting up this week on sunday.
I’m super stoked on my run this afternoon! New Personal Best! I just kinda kept going and going. :D
Last night I fell asleep listening to Our Lady Peace. I totally forgot about them until they came up on shuffle on my iPod ( too much music much? ) and quite frankly, they are wicked. I don’t care if you now thing less of me.
Beers on campus on Thursday. I wish we started this tradition much earlier in the year. It’s so nice to catch up once a week over some drinks.
I work 18 hours this week and it’s awesome how they are spread out. Monday night, Friday day, & Saturday.
Presentation on Tuesday for Business. Hopefully we’ll nail it.
I feel like school is over tomorrow, but we’ve got a bit more than that left to go.
Chris wants to go to Germany this summer, IDK how I feel about that. I want to go somewhere and with my friends. Europe just seems like it will be too expensive.
We ARE however going camping. I can’t wait. I am not going to eat an undercooked burger this year, so I won’t get sick and have to go home early. I have been looking forward to camping since we talked about it a few months ago.
I’m also going to the trailer w/ David at least once this summer.
Today I’m just chilling. No work, no problem. Everyone is busy today though. I woke up and I couldn’t find anything anything to do. I helped my Dad prepare dinner for tonight. I forget what it’s called, although it’s some kind of lasagna. We got it from a book called “5 Ingredient Recipes for Slow Cookers”. There is tomato sauce, ground chicken, spinach, cheese, and lasagna noodles. Needless to say it sounds delicious. I love slow cookers. I am going to get one when I move out. It’s so bomb, you just throw in the ingredients and turn it on for like 5-8 hours.
I’m gonna go for a run today, I tried to convince Linds to come and join me but she is busy with her fambly. But wait! That’s not the only exercise for me today! I’ve got basketball tonight. I’ve missed the past two weeks because I’ve been ridiculously busy w/ school on sunday nights.
I’m still reading, but not at the 1 book a week pace I had originally set out to read at. I’m slowly trekking through Catcher in the Rye. I really don’t like it, but that is because I really don’t like Holden Caulfield. That earns Salinger some mad props since he is able to create a character that I don’t like. The character is realistic enough for me to have beef with him I guess hahaha. At first when I was reading I really didn’t like or understand Holden. I still don’t like him, but I really understand him a lot better. It’s to the point that I can totally relate to him in some regards which is cool, especially since it was written so long ago.
Lindsay wants me to run with her in a 10K in late may or something. I think it’s the National Capital Race Day, IDK when that is. I don’t know if I’ll be able to by then. My runs I go on now are 4K, and I’m working on getting up to 5K next. Baby steps. :) I’d like to try to run a 1/2 marathon NEXT summer.
PS I added my flickr / twitter to my “about me” page. Sadly, I haven’t updated my flickr since like probably september :(
Nothing super special. I had 2 more tees but I really wanted the hat, and I swapped one t out to get the hat, and i was like oooh it’s still too much so I put another one back :( I have to postpone ordering the Yeezy’s a few days. Just since I don’t have a credit card, and I couldn’t find any preloaded ones @ the store by my house.
I ran into Hnetka at Pizza PIzza on the way home, so we chilled for a bit while we indulged upon some pizza. Now I’m just chillin like a villain at home till David is done work.
Got woken up by a phone call. I had to go pick my dad up at the hospital. He’s pretty much fine. He’s got costio condritis (sp?) which is basically a virus that makes your ribcage hurt like you’re having a heart attack and random pains throughout your body. So at least it’s not a heart attack.
NORML SAMPLE SALE!!!!!!!! It started today, but I have no class tomorrow / get paid at midnight tonight. I’m gonna go and take a look see and see if there is anything that catches my eye. I’m sure there will be.
Also I’m ordering YEEZY’S tomorrow!
I will post some pics of my purchases tomorrow if there is anything of note.
Gonna go for another run.
Chillin with David and Linds when them two are done work.
There is a much longer list, but those are the specifics. I have a list of directors / actors who’s movies I want to collect too. I also want to get every best picture winner at from the Oscars, just so I can say I’ve got them all.
Today was marvellous! I woke up around….noon? I went for a run and when I got back I had a text from David because we were gonna chill today, which I totally forgot about. Class was cancelled so he came over after the gym. I had to go to the gonq to pick up some files for my class, then we went to DQ (free icecream ftw). Dropped by BestBuy, chilled for a bit etc etc. Then we grabbed Linds when she was done work and we went back to David’s and made awesome supper. It was Rice + Shrimp + Green Peppers w/ some General Tao’s sauce. YUM. After that we chilled and picked out a movie to watch… we ended up watching Hot Fuzz as you’ll see in a moment. I’ve also found a bunch more movies to add to my list of movies I need to get / watch. I’ll post it later I guess.
I’m so happy. I finally know exactly what I want to do with my life. I’ve known for a long time that I want to get into graphic design, but I haven’t known EXACTLY what I want to get into. I like print media the best, and I like layouts and advertising so I’ve kind of narrowed it down to magazines and or print ads. After our lecture today on digital magazines and the future of print media I am 100% sure that is exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to do that shit. It’s a budding technology that hopefully will bloom just in time for my graduation in 2-4 years. I’d love to be able to get on on the ground floor. I don’t know if I’m a big nerd or what, but I think it’s absolutely fascinating. I think I will actually maybe buy an iPad now……
PS Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA
The iPad will revolutionize (aka kill) the print media industry. Digital magazines are the way of the future. I’m sold on it. I’ve been reading about WIRED magazine and their digital version. It allows you to flip pages and scroll through articles. Advertisements are interactive. This is so fucking cool. Dynamic layouts that change as you expand an interesting article that you want to read. This is so cool. I’m having a nerdgasm.
This is Wired’s Demo for the “tablet” magazine. Much better. This is Sports Illustrated’s Demo for the “tablet” magazine.
I got my project done on time. Fuck yeeeeah. Seeing other people’s projects I’m actually feeling like hey, I did a good job. I like flash, but it is the biggest pain in the ass out there. Today I work 5-10 after class 12-3. Midterm tomorrow :( I’m off friday. My work pants are ripped to shit, so I have to sew them up. I’m terrible at sewing, but there is not really time to go to the pants store to buy new pants. I need to shave.
Today went alright. I meant to run before work, but i slept in till 930 so I ran AFTER work. Work was 10-6, GROSS. Then chilli for dinner, it was ok. Then worked on flash, then ran, now i’m 1/2 working on flash and 1/2 working on watching south park. Also I found out last night that cute girl is fo shao single. So I’m gonna see whats up over there. I hope it will go well. If not, it’s all good.
I’m stressed out, and I can’t get ahold of my best friend so I’m gonna write on tumblr. I don’t even know why I’m so stressed. I’m not evening going to be in this program next year and none of these credits are transferable. I’ve got a god damn fucking stress headache. I tried going for a run, but that didn’t help. I feel refreshed physically but that is fleeting as we speak. The biggest projects are all group projects, and I’ve got an individual project I really need to get done. Quite frankly I don’t know how I’m going to get it to work. It’s a flash mini-site focused on mimicking style and including some interactivity. Oh well. I’ll make it work.
As far as today went:
I slept in till around 11
I heard Fisher & Foligno are going to be at Bestbuy on Merivale monday night :O
Cute girl at work looked extra cute today, I’ve heard rumours she’s single now, but I have no idea how valid those accusations are.
Edit: She is :D
Dad made ribs for dinner. SO good. My dad is an awesome cook, although he only cooks once and a while and he never shuts up about how good it is.
FIRST BARBECUE OF THE YEAR TODAY <3
I just learned there is going to be some tracks that are a collabo between Bobby Ray ( formerly B.o.b ) and Eminem!
Nope, I’m not out doing something exciting on a Friday night. I’ve been stuck at home since I got back from work. I have rearranged my room and put together my new bed which I shall soon be slumbering in sweetly. My room is no where near done there is 1/2 my old bed still taking up an ass load of room and I need to organize my shelves because they are just piles of stuff right now. I tested out some SIIIIIIIIIICK stop motion software that lets me connect my DSLR into my computer and do it live with onion skins and overlays and stuff. I’m really excited. I think I might try to build a little mini studio this summer….. I’m pooped! Goodnight, and have a great weekend Tumblrers. You will not be seeing much of me this weekend as I will be either working or doing school assignments. VERY little sleep is to be had this weekend. :(