13 November 2009

Alright, so, as usual, I’ve been neglecting this. A lot of this comes from the fact that I’ve been so busy with school and just getting through life that I’ve been too busy, but also because I’m just forgetful.

Not too much is new anyway. I’m working like a dog, especially this weekend, to get through a big set of obstacles that in the long run of things are more like a hill before the looming threat of finals. Great!

Eventually I bought one.

It’s surprising to me that it’s November, especially being that it’s about 80 degrees outside. Huh? I’m all for the mild winters, don’t get me wrong. I hope it stays hot and sunny forever, and then I can skip over that whole cold thing. It is weird though.

I’m in the process of freaking out about what I’m doing after I graduate. It’s a hard thing to think about, especially since I have no idea. I know my professors and contacts will help me out, so I’m not completely worried, but the future is definitely a looming uncertainty, at least at this point. It’s also hard to transition from the mentality of a college student to a professional. I don’t even own a suit, and my lfiestyle is not very professional at all. I’m not sure who I’ll end up or how I’ll be. It’s probably not much of a worry though. Looking back, big changes always seem to go well enough for me.

I'm so cool I took a picture of how cool I am

On top of all this worry, I have Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Alright, alright, I know it’s a game but the thing is absorbing my soul. I just can’t stop playing it. It’s fun and highly addictive. This is certainly the best video game ever made; it’s hard for me to put it down. The problem is that I’m so busy I end up partitioning my time favoring the video game.

I think things will change once I care about my job and have fun doing things. And get paid. It’s a completely different mentality than school is. I’m so burnt out on it, I just want to get done and move on to the next big adventure.

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30 January 2009

You could imagine that doing nothing in Midland would give me the time to update this more. Surprisingly, a lot of things have been happening that have taken all of my time. First off, and most importantly, I leave Texas for Australia this coming Sunday, Feb. 1. I don’t even know what to think at this point. I am really excited, and really happy to finally get to do something exciting like this. But, at the same time, I am terrified of leaving Texas. As much as I want to think I am educated, I don’t really know the ways of the world, and I’m afraid of not being accepted for who I am. I’ve already been told not to mention I am from Texas, but this is probably impossible as I obviously sound like a Texan. That, and I don’t think I will compromise who I am, even in a foreign culture.

My group is full of yankees for the most part. There are some that are from South Carolina, but even this is odd and foreign to me. I’ve talked to one from my group, an admitted vegetarian and environmentalist. I mean, you just don’t find that in Texas. I’m not saying that I disagree with her viewpoints, though I have to say my own viewpoints are much more enjoyable for me. It is my hope to eat all the native animals that I can, as food is a big part of my life. And the only environmental policy I have is “Don’t Mess With Texas”, so I don’t know if that matches up well enough. I’m mentioning this because it shocks me I am so different from yankees. These are people who are from my country. What could Australia be like? Maybe the people will think I’m ignorant and arrogant. I hope not.

My goal with this trip is to make friends and experience culture. I don’t want to compromise who I am in the process, though. But, I haven’t left, so I don’t even know what I’m getting into yet.

Otherwise, my stay in Midland has been full of work. I’ve been working full days typing entries into a big database. It’s sad and horrible, but now I am done. And, my boss gave me a big bonus for my work. I’m confident I’ll have a few dollars to blow on things I want to do, not just the bare essentials. Some of those things include the “Northwest Trip”, a ten-day camping trip throughout Northwest Australia. I am pretty excited to do that. Because of the currency difference, it’ll only be about 450 dollars. I think I can manage that.

Work was boring, of course, but it was good being back with the guys from ViaMedia. Josh, Benjamin, and Max are good guys, and I’m glad to have met them. We got together a few times and played poker. I lost twice, but I won everything on the last game we played. Poker has started to become an addictive thing. I’m playing it online all the time, albeit with fake money.

Hell. Yes. Bromance 4 Life.

I spent a weekend in San Antonio with the Trinity guys. I took a lot of photos, but it was basically a summary of my entire experience at Trinity. These guys are the friends I hope to have for the rest of my life. I’ll miss them when I graduate, and I’ll miss them when I’m in Australia. I hope all of the alcohol I bought them is proof enough of my friendship! God knows, they’ll be drunk for a semester on an amount that size.

Finally, I’ve been working out a ton before I leave. Partly because I found out I was 204 lbs. I used to be 145 lbs before I started college. Way too much beer and Jack in the Box, that’s certain. I’ve lost over twenty pounds, but I still need to do more. My goal is to really push myself in Australia, so that I can be 160 lbs of raw steel and sex appeal upon my return. We’ll see!

I guess I’ll update this next when I’m in Perth. I’ll miss Texas, but I’m ready to jump into something new!

6 September 2008

As usual, not too much is new. Putting things off.

At Bays with Emily

I’ve been going to the bar a bit more, but nothing major. I hardly meet anyone. Trinity is a pretty stagnant community and most of the people who come to stuff from outside the bubble are emo Mexican high school kids. Sort of sad.

A lot of work to be done this week. I haven’t started. So far, my highest grade has been a 73. What? Excellent!

Also, I want to go to Australia. But it’s expensive. I’m not sure what to do. It’s a sad situation. We’ll see.

And, I would rather just have job stuff work out. Leave this place. I’m done with it.

14 August 2008

Josh putting on a funky face disguise

I’m home from work sick today. It’s not really a big deal, but I happened to get it from my coworker Josh. Currently, adding to my sickness, I have a bad sunburn from a shoot in Ft. Stockton on an oil rig that makes me look like a raccoon (because I was wearing glasses all day). Sort of embarassing.

Work is almost over. Next Wed. on the 20th I’ll be quitting work and moving back to San Antonio for another year. I also have the deviantART prospects finally coming through (or so it seems).

I found a very special girl recently. I think things will be good. I think about her all the time, pretty much nonstop.

5 October 2006

Welcome to 4 years for 10 years of loans

I’ve started college. What an interesting and time consuming thing! I really love it in San Antonio and it’s pretty much a party every single night. That said, I’m such a nerd that I still make time for getting on the internet, which I assume is a good thing to some degree…

I plan to stop the 24/7 party though, and focus a bit more on the more trivial things like eating healthy and getting at least 5 hours of sleep a night.

18 September 2006

Beze Third, the original party crew

Life can be very interesting. Although it’s only been a little over a month since I left, things have changed dramatically. It’s odd, but I don’t mind it. Some people already don’t like Trinity. I love it.

I can’t say I ever have had so much fun in my life. I started this log a long time ago, 9th grade. Now I’m in college, my ultimate goal. But sadly, I’ve neglected my studies, my work, my life. And even more sad is that looming fact that I honestly don’t care.

The first day at Trinity was hard. You were alone. You had nothing to do but sit and stare, ponder about being alone. Life is a scary place. One week, you have friends, you go to parties, you forget about your life. Who I was is not who I am now; even though I have seen myself as largely static, I have finally changed. Life is a party.

It’s Tuesday. I have a three page paper due tomorrow. Why not go out and party? It’s 7 AM that morning, I am drunk. It’s 15 minutes until class. Write the paper. No time for spell checking, or even thinking. Turn it in. Get a 97. I hope school will continue to be this easy, but I am sure it won’t be. Slowly, the workload will creep up on me.

Speaking of which, it’s Sunday. Well, Monday now. I’m not sure how time has become so meaningless, unless you discovered you skipped two classes on accident. Oh well. Whatever. I don’t mind.

The epic mud fight

I called my parents today in an attempt to stall doing my work. I have a lot, I won’t lie. That part is depressing. I’m in the underground lounge below my hall. My intent was to do a paper while drying off my shoes (there was a huge storm and therefore, a mud fight started, and as always, I was there [just check Facebook]). I still haven’t done any work. I don’t really mind. I know it’s bad to procrastinate so much, but I’d much rather hang out with friends, party, or just pretend real life doesn’t exist.

Regardless, the point of this entry is the qualify my love for Trinity, the fun I’ve had, and the fun I will have. I honestly believe that college is the best time of my life — and I’ll exploit it to the fullest. Yet, my goal for this log is complete. Realistically, it was designed to keep track of my life leading to college and not my life in college. Midland was boring. San Antonio is not. High school was a joke. College is not.

This is Magnolia but improved. There are a lot of before and afters, but truthfully, college is something else entirely, something that I can’t put a definite definition on. It’s 2 AM. I have a class at 8:30. I just don’t care enough to go to sleep though.