I’m sitting here listening to two trumpet players— graduate students— making farting noises into their mouthpieces and giggling. How mature.
I am 25 years old today.
That’s a quarter of a century.
That’s really old.
Help me. :(
Two very important things happen today:
1) The Hogwarts Express leaves
2) It is my birthday
So I unintentionally got my roommate hooked on Castle— I have the DVDs of seasons 1-5, and one weekend when I was out of town, she decided to start watching with season 1. Well, she was hooked pretty quickly, and watched all of it except the last episode of season 5 (because I told her it was a cliffhanger, and we have no way of watching 6x01 and 6x02, so she decided to save it until she could watch those). I love it. I finally have someone to watch Castle with and talk Castle talk to!
Now here’s the unfortunate problem: 1) I have no money, and 2) my birthday is Monday. Which isn’t a problem in and of itself, but the Castle season 6 DVD doesn’t come out until Sept 16, which is two weeks after my birthday. Which means it’s very unlikely that I’ll receive it as a birthday present… and I don’t have the money to buy it for myself once it comes out on DVD. And roomie and I both REALLY want it.
Here’s problem part 3: we don’t have TV service (and aren’t going to get it). So the only way for us to watch season 7 is illegally, or wait for a while. Rachel’s fine with waiting a while. I’m not. But anyway, she’s going to have her mom record all new episodes of season 7 for her, so she can watch them when she goes home. But she isn’t going to watch them until she sees all of season 6. Which isn’t going to happen if I don’t get the DVD. And I’m probably going to just watch season 7 illegally online every Monday. But anyway…
Roomie and I need season 6 DVD. That’s the moral of the story.
I’m sitting in a practice room and can hear a tuba player in a nearby room playing Darth Vader’s Theme, and I’m oddly creeped out.
Update: Tuba player is now playing “Bare Necessities.”
this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.
i’m 28 and never knew this
I’m mad… I just tried like 10 problems and they all worked. I’m depressedWHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL?!?!
I know what I’m doing tonight.
I’m inventing lyrics to what my roommate is doing. The song goes like this:
Help my roommate won’t stop playing this. *chord*
It’s been thirty minutes she won’t stop *chord*
This is so annoying make it stop *chord*
Symphonic band is HARD.
And it’s only the second band.
My first class of my graduate career has no air conditioning. I’m going to die.
I dreamed last night that Stana Katic was an amazing organ player— so amazing that she flew to Rome weekly to play at a Mass at a cathedral there every Sunday morning. I didn’t know that, but happened to be at this one church in Rome when she was there playing, and wow, she was good. Then I met her, and we got a picture together… and I woke up and was sad that I had no picture.
Roommate has been in
The bathroom for an hour
And I need to pee
Making an “essentials” and “non-essentials” list of things I am or am not allowed to buy as a part of budgeting. Here are my non-essentials:
Eating out is only acceptable once a month, and I cannot spend more than $10.
Grocery store non-essentials:
I haven’t finished that list yet, but there will be more.
It just sucks to go from having a full-time job and lots of money to having no job and no money.
We’re going to play the negative/positive game to try to keep me from getting overwhelmed with all the stupid bad things happening right now.
Negative: I didn’t make either top orchestra or top band.
Positive: I fed a squirrel today. He was cute.
Negative. I was placed in two ensembles, which means I’m going to die and have no life.
Positive: But I’ll get so much better.
Negative: Nothing seems to be going my way the past two days. I do so much work just to have nothing happen, or the wrong thing happen. I’m stressed and frustrated.
Positive: I finally have a class schedule, though.
Negative: My phone screen broke today, and NONE of the repair shops are answering their phones, so I don’t know if I can get it fixed.
Positive: At least my iPad still works.
Negative: I don’t know if I’ll even be able to afford to have my phone screen fixed. I may have to use a broken phone for the next five months.
Positive: At least my computer still works.
Negative: I qualify for work study, but have no guarantee of getting a work study job. I can’t afford to pay for college without the work study job.
Positive: At least I have (tiny) scholarships.
Negative: A parking permit costs $135 dollars. I can’t afford that.
Positive: I won’t have to keep parking illegally and hope I don’t get a ticket once I get the parking permit.
Negative: I can’t really even afford to buy groceries anymore. I have to buy the bare minimum when I go to the store.
Positive: I guess not eating much will cause me to lose weight?
Negative: My mom keeps trying to run my life, and I’m so tired of it.
Positive: I was able to help out and befriend a sweet, confused freshman girl today. I actually felt useful for the first time in a long time.
Negative: I was reeeeeeeeeally hoping to get to be in an ensemble with Katie and Leah. I’m not, though, and they graduate this year, so it’ll never happen.
Positive: I get to be in two ensembles with Sara, though. And one with Sarah, who I just met yesterday, and she’s awesome.
One positive for each negative (no matter how tiny the positives are). There you have it.