Of Times Long Gone

I was paid a visit by my Prince Edward Island high school economics teacher who was up in Waterloo, visiting his son. I am especially grateful and got to know him well because he was the one who originally got me interested in business and really pushed my passion for the stock markets through the fantasy stock competition he held in each of his economics classes.

He picked me up from Sybase for lunch – we went to Boston Pizza. The last time he visited he paid, using the fact that I was in school against me. This time, I turned the tables – since I’m making money working at Sybase, I paid. We chatted about a whole variety of things, from how my old high school, Colonel Gray, is doing (apparently things have changed significantly over the past couple years), the musical production (oh, how much fun I had participating in Seussical both as part of the pit band and cast) and his recent visit to China.

I’ve always enjoyed chatting with my economics teacher; he tells absolutely the most entertaining stories of anyone I know. Unfortunately, I had to get back to work, so after an hour and a half, we parted ways.

The talk of my old home made me even more hopeful that I’ll be able to visit after my work term at Sybase is concluded. I have a little more than a week between work and when actual classes start (thank you, Frosh Week) and I’m planning on spending it on PEI with friends if I can fit it into their schedules as well.

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.