Monday, January 6, 2014

Generating Heat

It's estimated that it's going to take nine days to get my proof.  I ordered it today so hopefully it will come early (it usually takes half that time).  I was hoping to have it by Friday.

If that's all that I have to complain about, then I must have a pretty good life.  I hope everyone is staying warm.  I was out in it earlier, and I can definitely understand what all the fuss is about.  It does seem kind of over-dramaticized by the news, but I guess they have to remind people since it has been like twenty years since the last time it was this cold.  I guess there are always those people who don't heed the warnings and put themselves or others, or pets, in danger.

I remember it being this cold growing up---but the house I grew up in had no insulation (or very little), so it always seemed cold.  When it was cold enough that there was ice on the insides of the walls, we were allowed to sleep in the living room.  When it was no longer safe to sleep upstairs.  Otherwise, it was pretty nice.  We just layered it up under a lot of blankets.  It was a good time for deep sleeping

I am more of a late night person, though, so I don't necessarily miss that.  I like being able to stay up until I can't help but to fall asleep.  Sometimes it's practically all night, and I sleep from like five a.m. to noon.  Other times it's like ten  at night, and I can barely stay awake---even with the lights burning my eyes.  It's nice to live somewhere that stays warm inside, warm enough to be able to do something other than bury myself under a pile of blankets and hibernate, and it's definitely something that I will hopefully never take for granted.

I guess that means I will have no excuse but to continue working on my thesis and my lesson plans. Or rocking out.  Hopefully, more of the former, but also some of the latter.  I still have time to record one song.  That's what I will continue telling myself---even probably the first week of the semester.  My goal, is to not get stressed about it, to just get done what I need to get done, get through it, and come out of it with my master's degree.  I have, after all, applied for graduation already!

If I continue working hard and writing my ass off, it will pay off.  It's by no means guaranteed, but I am going to keep trying and see what happens.  Hopefully this nine day wait doesn't delay the publishing of Out in the Garage, but, if it does, there are worse things happening in the world.  Either way, my job promoting it is only beginning.  It's not starting off very hot, but, there is no where to go but up.

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