well. it's been an odd week.

hellonwheels's picture

and an odd new year. Things at work are not going so well right now due to other co-worker making my life difficult as hell and trying to put things on me that are totally HER fault, and not mine. Also, fighting/power struggle inside the company has come to a point where it's honestly like' really guys? really?'

Idk, I may not be with this shop much longer. I need health insurance benefits anyway, and school is going nowhere, so I figure I just need to focus on finding another job. Fortunately for me, the opportunity to be hired on at the new REI location here in town has come up, so I will get on applying for that job tomorrow morning. My mom has been trying to get me off of my anti-REI high horse for awhile now, and if they are as good as she and family friends are saying as far as benefits and such, i may end out having to go that route. that or Costco.

I mean, I want to finish school, but it is too damn hard as of late. and hard to focus. I see the benefits of traditional college degree, getting a decent job, and going that route in life, but it's also not really me, ya know?

at least I am getting more involved in music again. Just took my violin in to get it repaired so I can re-learn how to play and the notes, as well as re-stringing my guitar after I busted a string the other night trying to tune it.

backup a bit on that one. My bi/trans/genderqueer friend skai came up from her job corps in sacremento to visit her mom and step dad over the holidays. She and I hung out, went to see a friends' band open for queensryche, yes, queensryche in Aberdeen, WA on new years eve, and then headed back to my place after crashing out on the ocean in the car the night before.

Skai had posted up on CL that she wanted to borrow a guitar from someone for a bit, and I figured I owed her that, since she gave me hers after my dad's (mom's wedding gift to my dad) was stolen out of my car a year ago @ the hospital while my dad was sick on his predicted death bed at the time.

I also owe her a lot, my life really. There was a night about two years ago, when Skai and i were hanging out a lot more in seattle, and she randomly called me at around 2 am. I had been having a rough night, rough week, and been going through some depression, largely due to my dad's ailing health and my own issues. Had she not called me that night-I might not be here today.

fast forward. So, knowing Skai is on her way up, knowing how much her friendship means to me, I tell her sure, you can borrow my uncles' old acoustic. I text her asking if she's more into classical guitar or acoustic, she texts back and lets me know.

I had just received a rather large check from my dad's estate, and this girl can play a gee-tar better than most people I know....so i decide to surprise her. I found one on sale for a couple hundred bucks, but worth much, much more than that, and hide it on the music stand in my living room.

The next morning, when we get back to my house around 4 AM, I give it to her. beyond stoked. like you guys have no idea how happy she was. so yeah, new years was awesome. \

I have been busy watching a friends' cats while he is in south america and then peru, so that will be a nice little paycheck coming soon as well.

anyway, Skai and I had a blast hanging out for a few days. then the 5 year ish reunion of my graduating class happened on facebook, all kinds of people getting married and popping out kids left and right, kids who are big shots in law firms, civil engineers, etc, and then kids like me who have seemingly done nothing in their lives, gone the opposite way that people predicted. etc.

sometimes reunions are a good thing, sometimes they are not. In the case of the girl I ''dated' if you can call it that w/o the sexy time after high school, and a few other people I would rather not have gotten back in touvch w/ via facebook commented on my status update and on the post in the reunion page.

Also, weirder still was the next day I went to the doctor to get my cough/cold which has felt like death for the past two weeks looked into, one of the girls stalking my post on that facebook group was working there at the office. She was nice, but it was still kinda awkward after the comments she had made on the page.

anyway, we will see what happens on teh work front and possibly moving back to the city in the next few months, and I will also have to see if I can self teach this damn black crowes song to myself on guitar. It's sounding better, but not quite there yet.

hope y'all had a good new year and are enjoying your resolutions. Oh, that's another thing....so many newcomers to the gym today, i couldn't even park. lol. Guess it's that time of year again.

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jeff's picture

Well...

If Geoff Tate wasn't there, you didn't see Queensryche.

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hellonwheels's picture

Geoff tate was there. lol. I met him backstage.

along w/ scott from candlebox on the drums, an old aquaintence of mine. I also met the guys from van eps, it was cool.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

jeff's picture

Wait...

I thought he left the band? Or are there two of them now: Geoff plus dudes, old band minus Geoff?

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hellonwheels's picture

geoff plus dudes,

and old band minus geoff. Guys in old band minus geoff are kind of dicks-met them a few times too. but geoff was a freaking queen on stage. literally. Couldn't help but wonder if he had a gay side while he was up there, he was sure acting like it. lol. guy is full of crazy stories too. but they played little ryche and mostly new stuff. they got into the ryche right as my friends and I decided to leave. :(

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

jeff's picture

Hmm...

I never met Geoff before, but I met all the other guys backstage once after one of their massive arena shows, since I interviewed their old drummer Scott at the time. I hear Geoff is the diva to work with, though, although because of Google I can't say why as my sources are related to an ongoing project. ;-)

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