April 2nd, 2006
|10:09 pm - I LOVE YOU INTERNET!|
I'm officially back. I got the internet hooked up at my apartment and now I can spend some quality (debatable) time online! Actually, I really do spend most of my time online researching things that interest me. I'll start off looking up one thing and I'll encounter a word I don't know the meaning of or a person I haven't heard of and I'll be off on another search. I can go for hours. Yeah. Anyway, I'm happy!
Work is still going well and my violin lessons are going well and I'm happy to say that my enthusiasm isn't waning. I always worry that it will because I throw so much of myself into things at first that I quickly end up emptied out. This is just so important to me. So damn beautiful. My, I'm rambly aren't I?
It's picture time!
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I got bored so I decided to take some pictures of my cat, since she was being especially cute today. But for your own sake I would suggest that you do not click on the link below.
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In other news, I spent an irresponsible amount of money on a digital piano! I'm so damn excited and I can't wait to start taking lessons, though it might have to wait a few months since the violin comes first.
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Ok, that's all for now! I should really get to bed since I have to work in the morning.
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Fantaisie-Impromptu In C Sharp Minor - Op.66, Chopin
March 27th, 2006
|12:30 pm - I Cut My Hair!|
I chopped off all of my hair. I was getting restless and bored so I hacked it all off. Look!
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I love it! It so much easier to take care of and I get hit on less by sleazy guys, probably because I'm more boyish now. Good times. And men are idiots. And I'm certainly not in love with a man. Nope. Not even a little. Shut up madminx.
Also, at the request of Minxy, I'm posting a picture of my violin. It's a piece of shit, but it's my precious piece of shit!
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I'm so damn happy. I'm teaching myself to play the Can Can because it amuses the hell out of me and I can't learn enough about my chosen instrument. Next I'm going to take piano lessons. I'm going to have to save up some money though... That means no more irresponsible spending... How boring.
I hope everyone is doing well! I'm not in love!
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: It's Good to Be In Love, Frou Frou
March 20th, 2006
|01:32 pm - Past, Present, and Future(?)|
Wow. I'm glad you're being so mature about all of this. Haha.
My regret level is going into the negatives. Most impressive.
Current Mood: I can't help but be amused
Current Music: No. 9 "Kreutzer"- Adagio sostenuto - Presto, Beethoven
March 15th, 2006
|12:58 pm - A quick update and a picture!|
The violin lessons are going well and my finger tips hurt from practicing so much. Good times. I'm teaching myself to read music. I'm obsessed.
I finally got a picture from my birthday celebration! Look!
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That's all for now! Once I get the internet at home I'll be able to post and reply more often.
Current Mood: cheerful
March 1st, 2006
|01:40 pm - A Violin and Some (bad) Italian|
I've been busting my ass at work and yesterday I managed to shoot and retouch EVERYTHING. I'm so amazing. Seriously. I'm done with today's work too unless we get in more samples, which is likely. Good times though.
I'm taking violin lessons. I've been playing for almost a week now and I'm so nervous and happy and excited. When I told my dad I can play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star he got so damn excited that I just had to smile. He kept reminding me that I have to start somewhere, since I kept complaining that I hate being bad at things. So I practice twice a day and I think about music constantly. It's a beautiful distraction to have. madminx better hurry up and get a violin or I'm going to get way ahead of her! :P
There's really not that much going on with me. I'm finally caught up financially after the big move. There's still stuff I have to buy for the room and as soon I get it all set up I'll post pictures.
I'm trying to teach myself Italian and it's a real bitch. I'm good at pronouncing the words but what sucks is that I don't have a teacher who can answer my questions. Maybe if I can save up I'll actually take a class.
I'm not in love. Really.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Violin sonata No. 1 in D major, Beethoven
February 10th, 2006
|01:42 pm - Rings and Things|
I finally took a picture of my ring! Don't judge me by this picture; we'd just bought a new camera and I hadn't yet figured out all the settings. Isn't it precious?
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It's times like this that I really love my job. Yesterday I was working on a project and basically spent the whole day drawing and listening to Beethoven. I tried a little Bach but I wasn't in that mood. Anyway, here's a little sketch I did for one of the themes(keep in mind it's a very rough sketch):
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Tonight it's dinner and drinks(mostly drinks) with the girls and tomorrow it's a hangover and hopefully some school. I'm going to go register so I can start taking Italian classes. And as soon as I get my tax return I'm going to buy a violin and then I'm really going to have to budget myself so I can pay for the lessons.
That's all for now!
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Violiln sonata No. 9, Beethoven
February 6th, 2006
|12:54 pm - Happy Fun Day|
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! YAY! PRESENTS!
The girls at work are taking me out for dinner and drinks on Friday and it's going to be GOOD.
I want madminx to move to New York. That'd be a neat birthday present! Come on, Eva! Move to New York! We'll go on the roof and drink cheap wine and play the violin (badly) and say the most ridiculous things to each other!
Holy shit I'm in a good mood. And thanks for the post, maddogallen!
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: Piano sonata #8 "Pathetique", Beethoven
February 4th, 2006
|02:07 pm - The Prodigal Son|
I think I'm going mad. A little.
Anyway, so much has happened. I wasn't finding a new apartment and time was running out. Then market week rolled in and I was staying late every day and working on the weekends. Finally I broke down and cried to my boss, Sarah, about everything that was going on. She comforted me and assured me everything would be ok. Then she emailed some people and it turned out that the co-worker of a girl she knows was looking for a roommate. I met up with the girl and it went well.
I am now living in a big, beautiful room that has three large windows overlooking Steinway Street, which, for those of you who don't know, is a right busy little street with every store imaginable and too many little restaurants to count. Wow, I love my new place. The living room is big, the kitchen is a good size, and if you climb out the kitchen window there's a ladder that leads to the roof. 1,500 dollars a month this place costs, but it's well worth it. Heh, I'm so broke right now. Moving is expensive.
I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
I've fallen madly in love with Beethoven. The violin sonatas especially. Violin Sonata #9 owns my soul. I need to go out and buy myself more CD's. My birthday is on Monday; I owe myself some gifts!
I'm going to go out and explore my new neighborhood now (despite the gloomy weather).
Current Mood: enthralled
Current Music: Piano Sonata #14, Beethoven
January 6th, 2006
|12:42 pm - A Survey|
I know, I'm a little late!
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Current Mood: artistic
January 4th, 2006
|02:13 pm - Better Than Fine|
A quick update to tell you what's going on with me!
A LOT has happened. Work is going really well. I recently got promoted with a nice raise and I'm now working full time in the digital production department. Good fucking times. I kick ass.
I'm still single and despite a few lonely moments I'm loving it. I've always been a very private person and I find that I'm starting to be myself more now that I'm alone. This is really kind of a new experience for me and I'm absolutely fascinated and enthusiastic about it all.
I spent my first Christmas/New Years alone. I thought it would depress me but it didn't. They were just days, like any other days and I did as I liked and it was good. I made myself some homemade beef stew and bought a whole pumpkin pie for myself, which I'm still trying to finish off. I swear, good food affects me chemically. The people at work laugh at me now because whenever we all go out to eat (and it's always at nice restaurants) I become ecstatic and want to try a bite of everything.
I'm going to be moving out because the roommates are having a baby and the apartment just isn't big enough for us all. I saw it coming, of course, though I must confess I had hoped I'd have more than a months notice to relocate myself. I'm trying not to stress out about it because I don't handle stress well, and there is always the possibility, however slim, that Eva may move out here. If not I have a few other options and I'm curious as to what will end up happening. I'm not going to stress. I'm not going to stress.
I bought myself a ring. I decided that I don't need a guy to buy my shiny things! It's a beautiful little teardrop shaped emerald set in white gold with three tiny diamonds on either side of it. GORGEOUS. And so delicate. Perfect for my long, skinny fingers. I'd like to buy a ruby next. Or maybe a sapphire... I also bought myself a brand new computer! I'm so happy! I've earned these things.
My cat has worms. That's all I'm going to say about that because the topic just makes me twitchy.
That's all for now, though I could go on and on. I've got to get back to work. Sadly, it's not often that I actually have time to use the internet at work!
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Maps, Yeah Yeah Yeahs