I’ve been pumping a lot of SuperCollider into my eardrums this week. SuperCollider is a band from Boulder, Colorado. I got the chance to see them in Telluride in 2012, which was one of my favorite concerts to date. Aside from that, this video was shot at one of their weekly gigs at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, which is a really cool little coffeehouse and concert venue. Shame we don’t have more like it in Madison. Anyways, download their EP on Bandcamp (it’s either free or ridiculously cheap) if you like good music. I remember getting to know the guys in the band pretty well, too.


Winter is starting to get old.

It definitely isn’t enough to make me consider leaving Madison on its own, but… Philadelphia sure is warmer than Madtown right about now. We’ll see what kind of financial aid Temple hands out and evaluate from there.

I’m realizing that it’s been almost three weeks since I last posted, so – for those of you who actually read this blog, or try to – I’m sorry. Business at work is starting to pick up again as people come out of hibernation, and the semester isn’t letting up, so I’ve had very little time to do things like laundry, grocery shopping, etc., let alone post on this here blog.

Despite that, I can finally give myself an excuse to post because MY APARTMENT IS CLEAN! This is really exciting, and it hasn’t been true since I last posted… maybe longer. Everything feels okay now that this is true. I really don’t have much to report, but I guess I’ll attempt to give some updates for the sake of getting this blog updated.

Academic: Classes are going well. I got a 98 on my first college paper. Not expecting this to be a constant trend, but it was nevertheless a very nice way to start things off. It’s going to be time to register for summer and fall classes next week, so I’m meeting with both of my advisors (my MATC advisor and then a transfer advisor from UW-Madison) to figure out what to do next. My goal is to take as much math and hard science classes as possible at MATC, because they’ll have much smaller class sizes. So I’m looking at 6-11 credits this summer. Then, this fall, I’ll be taking Farsi at UW if all goes well, plus English 2 and something else at MATC. Again, I’ll also be in marching band at UW if all goes well… fall will be ridiculously busy, but fun.

This is easily the busiest I’ve ever been in my life, and the hardest that I’ve worked, but it’s all worth it. I can see that even now.

Work: I got my first real bar close shift on Valentine’s Day, which is good because Valentine’s Day sucks and it gave me a chance to make fun of Valentine’s Day with my coworkers for 10 hours instead of 6. Also, I got a chance to really chat with Paul, the guy who got me the job, as he was closing our bartime bar. As usual, what a great guy. Things at work are starting to pick up again, and our beer garden is probably going to reopen in the next two months (as crazy as it sounds!)

Travel: I am, as of 5 minutes ago, completely and 100% set to go home from the 18th-24th. I’ll be driving east to Milwaukee after work on St. Patrick’s Day (a Monday, so the drunken holiday will be celebrated for my monetary gain during the preceding weekend). After a night at some cheap motel in Milwaukee, I’ll be catching a 6am flight and arriving (if all goes uneventfully) around 9am Eastern. Really looking forward to a much-needed week off.

Aside from that, there are 1-3 other trips home on the horizon. The Goethe talk in May is up in the air, but if that goes through, I’ll be back from May 20-22. Depending on how July teases out, I might be home for part of the 4th of July holiday (although not the 4th itself, probably). Finally, since Lola and Lolopop celebrate their 50th anniversary at the end of July, I’ll try to come home for a longer period of time then.

So, that’s all I have to report! As usual, it’s not much, but I felt like posting something.


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