- Austen: Guess what I had for lunch today..
- Dalena: Uhm... Does it have something to do with poultry?
- Austen: It was steak.
- Dalena: ^_^ You've- You've changed! I LOVE YOU!!
I currently want to be a musician. Or a music educator. Or something along that path. Wait. Let me rewind.
For the past 4-5 years, I’ve wanted to get into Federal Law Enforcement. I wanted to be a federal agent, hunting fugitives or terrorists or drug smugglers or investigating threats to the President or whatever. I’ve been very set on this for a while. I’ve read books, spoken to countless people in the field, done research online, done physical conditioning, (gave up on that though. I’m a lazy fuck.), and other things.
In the past year however, I’ve surrounded myself, and immersed myself in the field of music. Drumming to be specific. I played for the first time at my mom’s wedding, (not just the first time in front of a crowd, but the first time, period), and I loved it. I had so much fun. I could never speak or perform anything in front of a crowd, but here I was playing the drums to two songs in front of all these people I’ve only met a few times, or never before.
So since then, I’ve read books, watched hundreds of videos, obtained two drum sets, countless cymbals, taken lessons with four formal teachers, (only two are noteworthy), attended some clinics, and recently got a job at my local drum store/school, (Resurrection Drums).
Music could be a seriously rewarding and fun career path, given your specialty. I could teach, I could perform, I could produce, I could record, I could repair, I could sell. None of these are very profitable markets, but the emotional and psychological rewards will pay for themselves, (but will the rent?)
All three of my uncles play drums, only one does it full time, but they have explained the life of a musician. Bear in mind, I don’t want to be famous. I want to entertain, and I want to enjoy what I do.
The question lies at what to do for the near future. College and education always seemed to be imperative, but it all seems so trivial now.
There’s so many rewards and so many penalties(?) of going the music route or the other route. Anyone care to share any insight?
A’s, K’s, A Customs, K Customs, along with some student line stuff.
If you’re interested, Facebook or text me if you know me, or e-mail me at
aerblat1013 (at) yahoo (dot) com
(Replace the “(at)” and “(dot)” with the symbols. I just did it like that to avoid spam.
You don’t have to beg your girl to blow your paycheck.
- Me: Would it be in bad taste to tell people we met on blackplanet.com? I mean, we can say we were both memebers because of our love for hip hop... lmao
- Dalena: Lol you're an idiot
- Me: But I'm your idiot ^_^
I can has obnxious music now?
I want to say, “I love you,” again, but we will just be sucked back into heart felt conversation for another two hours.
- Dalena: What are those stars called, again?
- Austen: Which ones?
- Dalena: The Jewish ones...
- Austen: Jewish stars. Hahahaha
- Dalena: Fuck off
Credits to Mr. Siccard for the funny joke.
Our school was put on lockdown today because some asshole was going to “do something big.”
He e-mailed the school board or the police or something, and said, “something big was going to happen” around government buildings in Broward County
So we were locked in our respective classes. I had the fortune of being stuck in Economics, and we got to watch some movies. T’was fun.
Just kidding. Just because Utah’s only professional sport team is in Miami, doesn’t mean we’re getting cold feet. (Even though it’s in the 50’s already)
Yup. The Utah Jazz are playing the Miami Heat, and my girlfriend doesn’t like Miami’s athletic superiority one bit.
There will be no sex tonight.This won’t be different from any other night though.
“society’s time bomb laying dormant
a people disenfranchised for the free world
oil for food but they still hungry
they said one vote equals one voice
but he told you if he can’t work to make it
he’ll rob to take it.
abandoning the planet and the people
another hot summer yo, they ‘bout to flood the prisons
this ain’t no do diddley, it’s a do something”
-take it there
- Chris: *Sobbing* Are we gonna die?!!!??!
- Stewie: Hey, hey, hey there... Probably.
Why do so many people disregard critics?
So many times I’ll base some sort of educated judgement off the word of critics for movies and music, but then the poor sob who wants to see Movie X because it stars Sexy Actor Y and has Z amount of shooting says, “I don’t listen to critics. I like to make my own decision.” That’s fine, but you shouldn’t completely dismiss what someone has to say, especially when they’ve spent the better part of their life watching movies and reviewing them. Or listening to albums.
You wouldn’t go try and read a math book on your own. You’d want some sort of educated guidance. Like a math teacher…
I don’t know. Never mind..
- Dalena: Hey baby! Happy Anniversary!
- Austen: But today's the 7th...
- Dalena: *Checks phone* Oh, sorry. Wrong boyfriend.
- Austen: ...Goodbye.
- I met the love of my life in person.
- I beat her in go carts.
- I turned 18.
- I got my driver’s license.
- I got a job.
- I traveled. A lot.
- I’ve learned to the drums.
- I received my first speeding ticket.
- I watched The Notebook and cried my eyes out. :’(
- I danced for the first time. :D
- Too humble.
- Too funny.
- Too attractive.
- Too smart.
- Too sarcastic.
- Too safe, (on the road).
- Too kind.
- Too witty.
- Too well versed.
- Too good. Period.