Monday, June 27, 2011

Frazier Mountain Renaissance Faire

Spent 2 weekends up in Frazier Mountain for the new little Renfaire up there. It was great. There were oak and aspen trees everywhere and the weather was lovely. If the sailboat thing doesn't work out, I would SO move up there instead.

Spent most of the time over at the Gnarly Oak Alestand. It was kind of the musician's hub of the faire. I had my drum and my guitar, and I got to play with a lot of other people. I was talking to one of the minstrels, and I mentioned that I can pick up most instruments and within 20 minutes or less play them like I've been playing for years. He pulled out this really cool looking thing that I had never seen before, and asked if I could play it.

It was a stringed instrument.

I asked what the tuning was, and he said it was in the key of C, lowest string was an octave below middle C. I started playing The Rose. His jaw dropped. I started playing a medley of whatever came into my head, and he just sat there staring. It was way cool. I forgot what the thing was called, but if I find one, I'm so buying it. I loved it.


He called it a Cantella. Saw him again at SLO

Saturday, June 11, 2011


In a major funk right now. It seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is, or is about to.

Got my graduation evaluation back, and it says I have MORE friggin classes I need to take.

Car is busted up, and I got a technical "at fault" for it.

Have all kinds of events coming up that I am supposed to be at, but I'm afraid to commit to them because everything is so tentative right now.

I still haven't found a better paying job. Anywhere.

...I really just want to crawl under a rock and disappear.

Seriously, what's next?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Moving Day etc.

Successfully moved.

Loving the new place. Kitten is still a little skeptical, but she's warming up to it.

The room here is kind of huge. I haven't had a room this big since High School when I was living at my Grandma's house. It has this really awesome sloped ceiling too.

The night before the move, I went and saw Mat's band, and gave him the guitar strap. He loved it, and used it all night.

The show was awesome. The venue had margarita pizza and Guinness. I figure that's a good dinner. Tasted good.

Flogging Molly was playing down the street, so parking was a nightmare. I had to park almost a mile away, and walk to my car in the dark. Good night to wear the trench coat I guess. At least no one messed with me.

Saturday was pretty miserable. I'm SO glad it's over. I don't know what I would have done if my Mom hadn't come out and helped - there probably would have been blood. There was a little anyway, but I'm sure there would have been more.

One of my book shelves died a horrible death. Down to two now. Don't want to have to buy a new one, so I'm really hoping that adding the scavenged shelves from the dead book shelf to the remaining book shelves will be enough.

Wednesday was finals. Breezed through the CIS final, but the math one was tough. Summation notation is a bitch, and I forgot just about everything there was to know about it. The series and patterns stuff was easy though. I just hope it was enough. I would really like to NOT have to take math over again.

Going to take something during the summer. Need to figure out what though.