I didn’t expect it, but I was actually incredibly productive today. Not in the first part, but in the second part. I woke up at 7 AM for my last Friday morning tech shift, and did pretty much nothing the whole time. It was absurdly boring. On the other hand, though, I’ve pretty much gotten used to the tech shift being boring, at least the Friday morning ones. I browsed reddit for a total of about three hours this morning – it’s a tough job, I know. My male boss also braided my male coworker’s hair. I tried to snap a picture, but he dodged it. I was so close! Afterward, though, I got to meet up with my friend David, and he gave me a christmas present! His professor wrote a book about the implications of video game culture (called Gaming), and David bought it for me. It looks like a very interesting book – he talks about Shenmue a lot, which makes me want to play that (I never have).
Other than my pizza outing with David, I worked on a paper on Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage for class. I got four pages done in just a few hours! Joe’s Garage is an amazingly sweet album, so it’s really easy to write about. I’m mentioning the use of prerecorded guitar solos over new rhythm tracks, as well as showcasing some of Zappa’s ridiculous lyrical stylings. It’s a fun paper to write. I just finished my work on that for the night, and I’m off to dinner in a few minutes.
Justin and I recently became obsessed with the Chicago song “If You Leave Me Now”, mainly because Butters sings it in a South Park episode and it’s awesome. It’s likely the cheesiest song I’ve ever heard, but singing it with Justin is a great time, if I do say so myself. We’ve worked up a little keyboard duet on it, with him on piano and me on my synth, rocking the crap out of the pitchbend wheel. We’re ridiculous people.
Some of my plans for winter break:
- Kario Mart
- Star Fox for SNES
- Too much hot chocolate
- Seeing everyone at home again
- Maybe I’ll program something awesome
I’m really tired today, probably as a result of having to wake up at 7. It’s ok, though. I have an exciting day tomorrow, and then a break coming up very very soon! Can’t wait! I hope my blog is going alright for you, the reader. Finals week involves a lot of work combined with unrivaled lethargy, which is not a great combination for interesting blog posts. Sorry, I’m trying. I think I’m doing ok, but maybe not.
You know what? Screw it. Who cares what you think, right? It’s my blog anyway. It’s mine, my own, my….precious…..