So I finally got a job and I couldn’t be happier. I now work at a really cool shop in gastown. Everyone I work with is really nice and what’s more I actually really enjoy my job. Besides working there I have a freelance contract for a video effects studio to build their website and hopefully more web work on the horizon.
There are so many factors that seem to weigh against me right now. Not only are there so few jobs because of the poor state of the economy but even this time of year is horrible for finding a job. Hopefully I can scrounge together some freelance work in the mean time to tide me over. I do have a few possibilities in retail though; one I’m really interested in and a few that I’m pursuing because I simply need the money. Hopefully my interview goes well tomorrow.
Yeah so I recently finished school and have been super busy (thus the lack of blogging) trying to find a job and like survive in the real world. Finding a job is always difficult but I recently had a few interviews some of which went well and some that didn’t to say the least. Hopefully one of the opportunities pan out so I can get my life on track.
I’m testing out this new browser that was shown to me today. It’s an interesting concept. It lets you do everything you need from one area. EG I set up a photobucket account inside the browser so I can use the browsers uploading tool to simply drag and drop a batch of photos and they upload without me having to even go to the site. In fact I’m making this post using the browsers blogging tool. It really is an interesting way to browse the web. There’s a social side bar that displays all of your social networks in one handy feed. Speaking of feeds it has rss too. Give it a shot http://www.flock.com
It seems like it’s becoming a weekly occurrence that I have a dream that I somehow travel to New York. The dreams themselves are always bizarre and wonderful but unfortunately I wake up with such a sense of longing that makes me feel off for the whole day. I remember a few things from the aforementioned dream but many of the tid bits are just inconsequential and plain weird. One thing I do remember was I was coming down from a rooftop through an art gallery or possibly a design firm (I can’t remember which) and saying to myself “I belong here”. I really want to move there for some point in my life preferably before I’m 25. Maybe I should set one of those goal things and like… try and achieve it.
Listening to people in the souther states argue with their significant other makes me really thankful I live where I do
So I had the sublime privilege of seeing The Mountain Goats live last night at The Rickshaw. The show was absolutely amazing besides the opening band; The Beets. I really didn’t enjoy them but that could have been due to the horrible balance of vocals to instrumentals. Also the guitarist kept rocking his amp during every song (often more than once) and the noise that produced was horrible although it did drown out what little I could hear of his nasal voice.
When the actual show started and we all recovered from the opening band I was shocked to hear one of my favorite songs 02-75 which I never in a million years would have expected them to play. Nor have I heard of them playing that song before. Correction there is in fact a recorded live version I forgot about. The show was flawless of course and incredibly engaging but the best part for me was during the encore of No Children when John and I locked eyes and sung to each other during the chorus. My heart grew three sizes. I’ve idolized that man for years and to have him acknowledge me on a personal level was more than I could have ever asked for. During the final (fourth!) encore John was throwing flowers into the audience and unfortunately due to my gentlemanly nature I was left flowerless as I let the ladies around me catch them. Luckily the amazingly talented bassist Peter Hughes noticed this and handed me the flower John had earlier placed in his lapel. I’m still in awe from last night, I couldn’t have asked for a better show
The only thing I find myself actually craving frequently is Coca-Cola…. delicious delicious soda. Oh I also get video game cravings quite a bit but they usually come in the forms of lucid dreams in which I’m actually inside the game. In my most recent dream I was in Red Dead Redemption (more specifically McFarlane’s Ranch) and I kept getting shot at although I had no idea from where. Only after I woke up did I realize that the person must have been on top of the barn. Not a very exciting dream but it was definitely rather scary being shot at for what seemed like hours.
I’m starting to get less nervous and more excited.
I can’t wait to make money and stop living hand to mouth.
I feel so frustrated lately. I guess because it’s my last term at school. Part of me doesn’t want it to end but at the same time I’m excited to see what the industry actually holds. What an adventure it shall be…