Gosh

Recently, there’s been one thing that has both excited and scared me at the same time. In about a month, I’ll be graduating from high school and moving off to Ontario where I’ll know just about no one. Then in September I’ll be enrolled in an Ontario university, where once more I’ll know just about nobody. People say going from junior high to senior high is a big step, but for me it wasn’t. Basically you had a bit more freedom; you got to choose what courses to take and that was about it. You still lived at home and your parents were around just about every day.

At university, it’ll be much, much different.

Think about it this way. I’ll be living in a dorm for a good 8 months of the year by myself with no one to take responsibility for me but myself. Just recently, I was home by myself for less than a week and I managed to lock myself out of the house and ate less than luxuriously. I have a feeling that the beginning of my university studies will be very interesting to say the least.

I also need to pick up a computer of some sort. I’m not yet sure whether I’m going to go with a desktop that’ll sit in my dorm or a laptop that I could carry around. I say could because I’m not sure if I’ll actually write anything down on a laptop in class. Plus, having a laptop in class is like asking for a distraction. It’s taken me quite a bit of thinking and I still haven’t made up my mind. I think it’s true; ignorance is bliss. The more you know, the harder it is to make a decision you’ll be happy with.

Anyways, I’m going to go take a shower now. I’m heading out to pick up my first pair of sunglasses later today. I never really could get sunglasses since I had glasses before, but now that I’ve got contacts, I can.

Charlie

Nocturnal

I remember back a few years ago, a few friends and I thought it would be cool to be nocturnal for a few days. Of course, that was when we were in bed by 10:30 on weeknights. Now, without even trying, it seems like I’m slowly turning into a night creature. It’s almost 1:00AM here and I’m looking longingly at my bed from the computer chair. I can feel it; it’ll be a good sleep tonight. But not yet, I’ve still got things to do and stuff to worry about. I really don’t think it’s very healthy. =P

So about my day. Well after our morning performance, I didn’t go home. A bunch of us went to Victoria Park and had a good time under the blazing sun. It was one of the best days I’ve seen in a long while. The winters here really get to you. I managed to get a sunburn (mostly on my face) and multiple grass stains on my pants after rolling around a bit. After getting something to eat, I eventually found myself back at the Confederation Centre preparing for our first evening show. As predicted, it was an exciting show. Everything went extremely well except for the curtain calls. It started off fine, but after the first bounce we messed up the ending and the second time they bounced it, we were in a general state of confusion. It must have made for an entertaining scene for the audience. =D

Only one more show to go. I intend to get some work done tomorrow during the day since after the evening show, I’ll be out late at our first official musical party. It should be good times!

Charlie.

[edit]Oh it took me 11 minutes to write this post, hence my reference to the ‘it’s almost 1:00AM here’…

Self-Discipline

I think it’s something I lack. It’s now Friday and I haven’t yet started my homework from Monday. Sure I’ve got musical but there’e plenty of down time afterwards. But socializing is much more appealing than sitting inside and doing chemistry… :-/

In any case, I’m more worried about my jazz class solo transcription. I haven’t even started on that yet and it’s due next Wednesday. From now until Sunday will be filled with activity and Saturday will be late as we’re having a cast party to celebrate the end of the musical performances. I’m pretty sure Sunday morning won’t be an early one for me.

Now enough worrying for today. It’s a nice day and I’ve got to go get Ryan in a bit here.

Charlie.

Yep

Today was a wonderful day. We had two great performances and the one for our school was especially awesome. Then afterwards we had a big barbecue and just chatted with a bunch of people. It was sunny and warm; it just felt so much like summer. We sat out on the lawn and some people were throwing a football and frisbee around. I’ll definitely miss not having musical once this is over. I’ve spent a lot of time with this group and that will soon abruptly end. Not all is gloomy like that though. I mean I’ve gotten to know many of the people a lot better. It’s funny how preconceived notions are many times wrong. I feel bad that I held them in the first place now.

Another subject that has been on my mind recently is the one of relations. I’ll be going away this coming summer so I feel that it would be pointless/irresponsible to get into anything at this point. But try as I might, I’m drawn towards this one girl specifically. Chances are it’ll pass but the fact is I can’t help it, even though logically, I know I shouldn’t even be looking for anything. I guess that’s the thing with emotions; they’re not very logical at all. I probably sound like a very cold person, trying to hide my emotions behind reasoning.

Enough about that for now. I’ve got a jazz combo performance tonight. Nick’s coming to get me in about 15 minutes here so I should probably go get my music organized. Tomorrow should be another great day, weather calls for 16 degrees Celsius and cloudless skies. We have a show only in the morning and evening; no afternoon show tomorrow. That should work well as we’ll be able to go out in the sun for a while. No school for me! Plans are that we’ll head down to Victoria Park and throw something around. Yep, life is wonderful.

Charlie.

Do you ever…

… get that feeling that you’ve got lots of things to do but not really enough time? Well it’s how I feel right now. Musical’s taking a lot out of me but in the back of my mind, I know that I need to catch up on a week’s worth of schoolwork as well. It’s been nagging me and I know i’ll need to do it sooner or later. In this case though, later sounds a whole lot better.

So off I go to another fantastic day of performances (hopefully).

Charlie.