Now More Happier.



Someone might be curious, so here is a totally mundane post about my first day of work. Woke up at 6:30, after not being able to sleep until like 2:30 - this was not cool. I started the day by filling out paperwork and stuff, and by 8:30 me and my partner Danny were out on the road in a truck. I soon learned why riding in a truck (one of two, two people per truck) is something people try to do as much as they can. It's basically a long break, with work when you get to a job site. At these sites, usually houses being built, we unload stairs or windows or doors and then go on to the next. Not too bad.
We got back from that around 12:30, and I saw the other half. The half that involves moving stack of wood A to rack A 20 times. Then stack of wood B to cart B 20 times. For what I was doing, we were loading wood onto carts so that it could be put on trucks the next morning. It's loaded by feet, and some people need a freakin' ton of wood for their houses. Oddly enough, the best thing about it is that I get to do basic math to keep myself occupied.
I am a geek.






SAT scores online at 8am. I won't be home from work until like 5:30-6:00, so the wait is going to suck a big one. I am up far too late.



School's out for summer, and it is good. I got a ticket to graduation, because Ashlee is awesome. VNV Nation's new CD kicks ass, and once again I have every song put on an album by them. Unfortunately, they seem to be on a quest to make me a sad, sad Daniel.

Their Matter + Form release tour comes through DC today. When I first heard of it, it was 18+, a few months short of my 18th birthday. Fast forward to earlier this week, and the show's been changed to All Ages. Not only that, tickets are still available and $20 each. Bad news? 2 day FedEx shipping for them would almost double the price of the ticket. Worse news? Even if I could've gotten that $40 and gotten the tickets on time, the concert is today. Meaning that while I'm watching my friends graduate, a bunch of insufferably lucky people are going to be rocking out in DC. :(.


An update.

Today was the last full day of school, which is a good thing. Tomorrow is sport's banquet, in which I will get my letter. Sunday is steak and shrimp night at dad's house. The week following is exam week, and the week after that is start making $8/hour for manual labor week. Needless to say, this is a good state of affairs.
Unfortunately for me, it comes with a bittersweet pill, which I've written about before but might as well address again. Many of my friends are seniors, and now they are gone. Thursday was their last day of school, and hopefully I'll be able to make it to graduation (a certain somebody said they'll get me a ticket, hopefully that'll work out). After which, I'll never see many of them again. These people who I've befriended, grown up with and who have been at least in the background for the past 3 years of my life are now about to exit my life. This makes me sad, but I suppose that, like countless generations of rising seniors before me, I'll suffer through it.

There was more that I wanted to write about, but my mind has wandered and I've forgotten the rest of the plan.

[Update @ 8:55PM]
Finally remembered that what I wanted to write about my was my desire to make something. Preferrably using the biggest tool for creating something I know how to use, Photoshop. I'm just not sure what, or when, or why. I haven't made something anyone not being majorly generous would call art in a long time. I've made some nice posters and pamphlets and the like that I've been very satisfied with, but those were all for school. As I'm thinking about it right now, I'd like to make something that communicates the feelings of the above post, but how I would do this is still shrouded in mystery. This is why I am not an artist - this 'I know what I want to do, but how do I do it?' feeling annoys the shit out of me.



So I just got back from taking the SATs. They were actually fun, which is odd. Nothing like the tortuous test some people make it out to be. Sure, it's 3 hours and 45 minutes long, but it moves at a decent pace and isn't super hard. I didn't study at all (I wanted to take 1 'cold' test and 1 with studying if I don't do awesome), but it still wasn't that bad. I'm already anxious to see how I did, though, so the wait will be worse than the test itself.