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Here I will periodically post random thoughts and stories about what's going on in my life and the world around me. As if anyone cared. But seriously, you've found your way here, so hopefully you will enjoy at least some of what I have to say, even if you aren't entirely interested in it. At the least, it should be a good way to waste time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

End of Summer

Wow, it's amazing that classes are starting next Monday, the official signal to the end of summer. Why does it always seem to go by so fast? This was quite a rollercoaster of a summer, although in retrospect it seems I really accomplished nothing. I played an average of seven music shows per week throughout this summer, took a trip to England for a wedding and some sightseeing, and went to Disneyland (though only once!), in addition to working here and there at the college and dealing with the furlough issues. Tat was the hot topic that consumed so much of our thoughts, time, and energy. But other than that, it seems the time just flew by.

And now the 'lazy' days of summer are over. Ironically, with Forever Plaid having only two weeks left until closing, the fall semester may present me with more free time than I had over the summer. Maybe I can use that time to get some writing. You would think that the summer months would present an excellent time to do some writing. But alas, not a note was written by me. Perhaps the tides will shift in the coming weeks, and I'll finally start becoming productive again.

And then again, maybe not.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Morning

Well it's early Monday morning, the close of a four-day weekend created by furloughing last Friday and today. It used to be that such a break would mean a trip somewhere, Disneyland or camping, or even just a drive to the ocean or the foothills. Something to get out of town. Of course, I still have Forever Plaid going on, and with 7-8 shows per week it's hard to get away.

And of course I need to keep as much revenue coming in as I can right now, since Forever Plaid is closing in three weeks! I'm going to miss that show, and certainly its income, though it will be nice to have some more evenings free.

Well, I'm sure they'll be filled up with school work since I'm currently slated to take two grad classes in the fall. So they won't be free per se, but at least they'll be spent at home.

But for today, in what will possibly be the last 'big' hoorah before the official end of summer is marked by the official start of the school year, we're going to sit at home with the shades pulled down and have a movie marathon of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. So if I can't travel anywhere physically, I'll take a mental diversion to Middle Earth.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Furlough? What Furlough?

So today is the first furlough day at Sacramento State. Except I'm still here. It seems I'm always here. I should just move in a cot and sleep here; it would certainly save on rent, and since I have access to bathrooms and my own refrigerator and microwave, it could probably work.

Anyway, since we have Suzuki piano slated on the schedule for today, I'm still at work today, in this ghost town of a campus. So far I've gone around and checked to make sure things are locked up, and turned off lights which were just wasting electricity.

I'll probably spend most of today getting things ready for the start of school; making sure there's enough forms copied and Fee Cards ready, and signs for locker checkouts, and things like that. And at some point I'll go across campus to see if anything service-wise, such as the Union eateries, are running. Apparently the bookstore is slated to be open. And as there are summer classes meeting today in various parts of campus, it's not going to be completely devoid of life out there.

And come next weekend, I'll take a four day weekend holiday, to make up for missing out on today's historic furlough. Perhaps that will be a good time to do a Lord of the Rings movie marathon.

And on it goes.