Life is good, I stay too busy to complain.
I’ve learned to live by those words. I’m not inschool this year, so to compensate, I work as close to full time as I possibly can. The money is good, and I’ve already made great headway into saving for school. Whrn I’m not working, I’m out with friends.
I can’t complain.
And et, I’ve noticed a single huge downside to my life. Its fall, the weather is cold and the leaves are all sorts of colours. Couples walk by holding hands. I know its corny as fuck, but I miss that.
With how good life is, its amazing to know how not having a girlfriend can really bring a guy down. Balls.
This reminds me of Kathleen
So, this year, I made the decision to drop out of college for a year to work to pay off college. This was not a decision I took lightly.
I also realised I wasn’t ready for school yet in my one year there.
Until recently, I was pretty fucking bummed about it.
I had gone an entire year without a job. Last August, I quit my job at a grocery store to concentrate on school. By the end of the school year, I was broke. I took a job at a door to door lawn aeration company, making next to nothing, but it was money.
I got more bummed.
Then my friend got me a job at an Italian restaurant near my house.
I started making money, I started being able to pay my bills!
In a slightly better mood, I decided to start listening to Man Overboard and The Wonder Years more heavily again. I put solely their songs and a few other bands songs on a playlist.
That was last week.
This week, I opened myself up to their songs. On my way to work, I listen to the playlist. After my morning shift, I get stoned in a forest nearby, listen to the playlist, grab Starbucks from around the corner, sit down, and write. Or read. Or go back to the forest and just sit on the pond side and think. Then I go back to work.
I realised this week that my life is pretty fucking sick. I may not be in school like most of my other friends, but I work at an amazing restaurant where I genuinely like the people that are there, I get stoned, and play Minecraft or guitar. I hang out with my friends whenever they have time. I even have a band that isn’t half bad. And did I mention I also get paid to write music for other musicians occasionally? That’s pretty sick too.
So yeah. I love my life. Posi Punk is the reason for that. Come at me haters. To all my friends? Some of whom I made of this blog site? Head above water guys, it’s gonna be our year. Stay Posi bros :P
So apparently City and Colour AND Conner Oberst (aka Bright Eyes) are both playing Ottawa Bluesfest, on the same day, on the same stage… HOLY FUCK!!!
That’s right, feel jealous Paige ;)
Band/Artist - The Wonder Years, of course
Favorite Song(s) - Came Out Swinging, I Won’t Say The Lord’s Prayer
Favorite Album- Suburbia I Gave You All And Now I’m Nothing
Favorite Lyrics- ”I came out swinging from a South Philly, caked in stale beer and sweat under half lit fluorescents, I spent the winter writing songs about getting better and if I’m being honest, I’m getting there” - Came Out Swinging
“Growing up means watching my heroes turn human in front of me and the songs we wrote at 18 seem short sided and naive. So, when the weather breaks I’ll pull my hoodie up over my face. I won’t run away, ‘cause as fuck as this place got, it made me me.” (Hoodie Weather)
“It’s not about forcing happiness, it’s about not letting the sadness win.” (Local Man Ruins Everything)
Year You Became A Fan: 2005
How Did You Hear About Them?: I learned about them as a side note in Alt Press magazine and have watched them become the cover band since then.
Seen Them Live?: Oh hell yes
The Glamour Kills Tour, Ottawa, Ontario
A Memory Involving Band/Artist: Meeting Soupy after the show, having the ability to tell him how much his music meant to me. Also, the fact that their music has saved my life.
Guess what people? I’m back!
This. Right now.