I know what I did this summer.

nydolls1973's picture

Well damn. Back in my day a young lass could get bass tabs off the internet any old time, any old place. Now, my only reliable source (bassmasta.net) has revoked all their tabs. Because it's "illegal now". Because it's "infringing on copyrights." Yeah right. What about DOWNLOADING? The RIAA hasn't done much to stop THEM...and yet simple TABS have been prohibited.
And what, might I ask, copyrights would these be? Am I not allowed to play other peoples' songs on my bass anymore? If I do, god FORBID I show someone ELSE how to play it, all while NOT saying it's mine, while NOT saying I wrote it.
There must be some ulterior governmental reason behind it.

Well, out of pure boredom, I made a list of all the things I did this summer, from June 12 to August 1.
"Quelles choses Laura a-t-elle fait pendant ces beaux mois d’été?"
1. Wrote 2 songs: Michael, The Golden Hour
2. Wrote a film and a song for it: The Dreams of the Feverish
3. Looked for jobs in vain: Walmart, Kroger's, Macado's, Mac & Bob's, Mill Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, Subway, Burger King, Fuddruckers, Hardee's, Movie Gallery, Sam's Hot Dogs, Replay, Barnes & Noble, CVS, TGI Friday's, Daily Grind
4. Went to princetonreview.com, collegeboard.com, and studentsreview.com, and looked up colleges: Eugene Lang, Sarah Lawrence, Lewis & Clark, Chatham University, Hampshire College, UMass Amherst, Ithaca College, University of Rochester
5. Tried to learn some Russian: как ваш завут?
6. Read a few books: Election, The Cheese Monkeys, Pagan Babies
7. Practised a little french: Pas beaucoup
8. Listened to music: Velvet Underground, The Gossip, Elvis Costello, ABC, Violent Femmes, Billy Joel, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Men WIthout Hats, Beethoven, Pere Ubu, Eurythmics, Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., The Clash
9. Played music: Not as much as I would have liked though.
10. Painted a lovely flower: Even though it's too dark and looks bad.
11. Stripped plaster: Not fun.
12. Moved furniture and cleared walls in bedroom: Out of sheer boredom. There is much more room now.
13. Watched the Democratic Debates: And decided I hate all politicians and that I'm fleeing the country (SEE #20)
14. Wrote application essays: 2 for Eugene Lang, 1 for Sarah Lawrence, and my Common Application essay
15. Wrote some poems - Weight of a Folly, Ton Chant, Natalie..., wait v5
16. Frequented Oasis and Facebook day after day
17. Got exceedingly bored. Exceedingly.: Tried to get out of the house as much as possible, but after a while...you run out of places to go.
18. Went to sheetz for coffee and wasted way too much money
19. Spent hours in the library. Hours.
20. Decided I wanted to move: After a few years in college, I might either move to Portland or Seattle, and/or flee the country for Québec, England, or France.

Now you know my inner psyche.
I'm so bored.
Exceedingly bored.
Exceedingly.

Comments

Ginger's picture

Hampshire is absolutely

Hampshire is absolutely amazing.
i really really really wanted to go there but couldnt because of money.
the college that i am going to however was designed almost of a clone of their program, but as a public honors college. it also happens to be #3 on the gay-friendly list on princeton review.
so if you find yourself strapped for cash i would take a look at places like that.

...

okay, so now i feel like a college recruiter...

lammmmmme.

nydolls1973's picture

I AM strapped...You made me

I AM strapped...
You made me go to princeton review and get stuck so I never saw #3.
All I know is, the colleges I saw on there the last million times I looked were EXPENSIVE and HARD TO GET INTO! I mean, NYU, Bryn Mawr, SMITH, good god.
I think it's so messed up that you can't get a good education if you're too poor to afford it, or else you get a loan and are in debt forever. So messed up.
But yeah, don't worry about it. I like talking about college. College college college. You can sound like a recruiter if you want to!
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o how it hurt me sharp in the vein
it would never let me be still and still.

5thstory's picture

Laura, beau prenom! Toi,

Laura, beau prenom! Toi, t'as fait de tout pendant ces vacances, non? My, you did a lot this summer! I would also recommend Hampshire from that list. May the Princeton Review live long! lol

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

nydolls1973's picture

I could look at princeton review all day

Merci!
Oui, j'aime Hampshire mais c'est trop cher!
I'm just hoping I will get a lot of financial aid.
Hm, it must sound like more than it was because I feel like I did nothing this summer!
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o how it hurt me sharp in the vein
it would never let me be still and still.

5thstory's picture

Financial aid is a good

Financial aid is a good option, it is never bad to give a shot to good schools -you never know when you might be lucky-.
That was a lot this summer, my list would be exactly like this:
Reading 5 books.
Going to the countryside Country Club for a week.
Going to the US for two weeks.
Buying 18 CDs
Rearranging sleep patters.

Donc, yours is quite nurtured besides mine, isn't it? :)

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

nydolls1973's picture

Peut-être

I never left the country though....BUT I spent a while in the travel guide section in the library. hehe.
===
o how it hurt me sharp in the vein
it would never let me be still and still.

5thstory's picture

And you are considering

And you are considering France as a place to settle down. You have done a lot of thinking lately as well. Let me recommend Paris for it being such a City, with a capital 'C', Nice for it's friendliness, or something in the Côte d'Azur, for the great capacity to overwhelm it has, yet being like home.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

nydolls1973's picture

Vraiment

I heard there are too many tourists...but compared to what? New York City? haha. Half their population is tourists.
I might move to Nice. Why? Because it's the only city I can think of other than Paris.
I should see this Côte d'Azur...I can only hope I have the finances when the time comes to move!
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o how it hurt me sharp in the vein
it would never let me be still and still.

5thstory's picture

Trust me, there are no

Trust me, there are no tourists in NY compared to Paris in summer and winter, it's awful. And awful-awful, like worse than the subway at rush hour, there is enough people to make every hour look like rush hour.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens