today was not so bad. i don't have my supplies for some classes but to hell with it. Music Theory was not so bad. i found out that the football game on friday had a bit of unsportsman like activity. one of the players from the other school was a bit mad at another player on our side and he decided to beat up the player who commited the offense. our team lost as ussual, but whatever. i got to talk a bit with one of my teachers and just hang out after school, talking politics and music. then one of my friends brought his ukelele, which was nice. it's good to see some variety once in a while.
today i finally got signal.
so anyway my senior year started off (monday) with; power going out in one building, an air conditioner catching fire on an other building, and a teacher getting stuck in an elevator... so it was a very exciting start! anyway i've got some ussual classes and many electives, my favorite class right now is Music Theory, so i'm going to learn to read and write music notation. also today i was the first person to bring a guitar! well i'll write more another time.
tomorrow marks the start of my senior year! :)
recently i've started having a few flashbacks of something i care not to mention. i don't know why i'm not happy. i have everything i could ever want, but i feel so empty.
a few days ago i got a Jim Dunlop capo for my guitar... and it's so awesome! so i've been working on some stuff (capo on the 3rd fret) and i'm getting really crazy good results. i'm now close to finishing a new folk song, it sounds kind of of like 1960's country, which is the sound i've been shooting for. i haven't recorded much in a few weeks so i'm back on track after the sabbatical in which i worked on my classical and baroque music study, still working on that too.
today i got to thinking about my steel string. the 12 string guitar with 6 strings and covered in stickers. i got the guitar in 2007 from my aunt and uncle who were getting rid of some things. at first i thought nothing of it and i kept it as a decorative piece in the livingroom. in 2008 i started experimenting with the acoustic sound and it went from there. in 2008 i refurbished it to the best of my ability, which was a cleaning, new strings, bridge pins, and a strap. then i put stickers on it like on Beck's guitar, although not the same i recreated a few.
so today i rode the in the suv... and i didn't freak out or anything. it rides just like it used to. and in other news i got a 2nd generation iPod Shuffle for $20... so i'm totally gonna put Banjo Story on it!
so anyway by some sort of random miracle my mom has a working suv now. turns out it was a wire that was probably accidentally disconnected by someone who changed the oil... i'm very suspicious of that person who ever it was. i'm starting to think about legal action for mental anguish and car expenses, but that's really too much and the evidence has been fixed. the guy who repaired the wiring just wanted to be paid with a 12-pack. anyway the "death machine" is now back to being a 2004 Nissan Xterra.
so anyway... we got back to texas today! this whole week has been very interesting. although i'm worried about my mom, she can't use the "death machine" (as i call it). i've vowed never to ride it again, even if it gets fixed and that's questionable since there are two factors keeping her from affording it. if i may go off topic, i just need some opinions. halfway throught the trip in the Toyota i've started having "mini freakouts" in where i just see it all happen again. i start to shake and start bargaining with god pleading for him to spare me. my mom and dad don't really know about that.
so on the the 19th we left to New Mexico, got a room at a motel at Albequerque. then on the 20th we left New Mexico and got to Denver, Colorado. today we went to a few attractions at Colorado Springs... now were back in Denver. gosh, the Rocky Mountains are beautiful.
so we just got the rental car (and i was not a part of the decision), it's a 2010 Toyota 4 Runner. i saw the recall sticker that assured me that the accelerator wouldn't mess up. althought the sticker had the word safety misspelled... human error or just passed along? whatever, all the new Toyota's have been fixed up so it's no problem. but what a nice slice of humor my dad had when i said "it's a Toyota?". :)
so anyway today me and my family were going to drive up to colorado. it was at a desolate stretch when the cruise control on the suv screwed up. in seconds the speedometer went from 80mph (the speed limit) to 95mph in seconds. i started to freak out but my dad (who was driving) kept calm and slammed on the breaks enough and put the suv in neutral and shut it off. to make this long story short me and my family ended up going back home and we're going to get a rental car. man i hate panic attacks.
i'm so happy! this saturday me and my parents are going to new mexico and then colorado. it's gonna be nice to see a bit more of america, seeing as this is my first out-of-state trip. i don't know if that sounds childish but i'm just excited. oh also today i got my hair thined out after 3 years of just growing it out. i'll just be random right now. you know the years just fly by (of course i'm sure everyone has heard it), but you have to enjoy life.
so today i went to a thrift store to browse around. i found this little travel guitar for $9.00 which i thought was overpriced. when i got to the counter to pay i asked why it was so overpriced considering the: no brand name, small size, awful strings, and dirtyness, and i got no answer. i felt so embaressed that i didn't take a second language, spanish inparticular. just because the area i live in is primarily hispanic, including me, doesn't mean i know spanish. there was no other person around to help so i forked over the money and bought it.
well i've been "out" to my dad for awhile and today i "came out" to my mom and it went so well. i never thought that it would go so smoothly but it did and i'm so relieved. in other news my plans to convert one of my junked computers to X Windows is a bust so i just refurbished it to the best of my ability.
well to anyone who wants a pair of googly eyes that follow the movements of their cursor, like xeyes for X Windows, you can get them here:
enjoy wineyes 1.1.