After slowly going insane from stress and getting into a fight with Palmer (which we resolved that night) I decided that I needed to step down from my position as senior lead, and cut down my shifts at the coffee shop. 32 hours a week combined with 5 courses (15 credits) was just too much, and it was killing me. I was falling behind in my classes, I was always tired, and I had no social life because all I was doing was working or studying. My reduced hours go into effect next week, but I'm already feeling relieved just knowing that its going to happen. And I got over the worst bit of the semester (midterms plus research paper is not so much fun), so it should be a bit easier from here on out. (Knock on wood.)
Last week I went back to Vidal Sassoon to be a hair model in their spring workshop. Not sure what the overall look is for this season, but I wound up with a funky, asymmetrical cut (how shocking!) and red & purple hair. :D The red has, sadly, faded a bit, but I still think it looks awesome. Check out a pic of it, complete with my new nerd frame glasses, and tell me what you think:
I've gotta admit, I'm dorkily in love with those glasses.
Anyhow! This past week was the most socializing I've done in a long time. Last Saturday we went out to Dave and Busters for a few hours to celebrate a friend's birthday. Tuesday was pub quiz with our friend Cara, who was back in town for spring break. Wednesday was Vidal. Thursday was St. Patrick's Day with Palmer, Cara, and Diego, during which Cara and I spouted facts about Irish history and culture, and made jokes about the handbook they give out to everyone born with even a drop of Irish blood. (That would be me, btw- Cara is actually 100 percent Irish descent, all of her grandparents came over from Ireland.) Friday and Saturday were a bit calmer, though Palmer and I did go out for oysters Saturday evening. Last night was concert night!
I haven't been to a concert in months, which is distressing when I think about it, but last night was Travie McCoy with Black Cards at the Recher Theatre in Towson. Palmer, sweetheart that he is, had agreed to go with me, and we had a really good time. Palmer's favorite act was XV, who came on just after we arrived. I'll admit, XV was quite awesome, and I look forward to buying his cd when it comes out. Black Cards were on next, and oh my do I love their music and Bebe's voice. And Pete is a total furry, and it is hilarious. But they were awesome, loved the Gnarls Barkley cover, loved their dorky and awkward stage banter, and Pete broke my heart a bit when he said that part of him just wanted to curl up in bed for the next 10 years. :( But I did get to meet them after their set, though I was a big dork and basically said, "Hi, I loved the music video for Club Called Heaven, the Head that Wouldn't Die is one of my favorite old horror movies, can I get a picture with you all?" Not sure how much of that they even heard other than "iloveyoupicture?" but they all smiled and I got a picture with Pete and Bebe (though the flash on my phone is kind of shitty and its not that great). But still! A picture!
I also got to say hi to crossouttheeyes
which was awesome. I am exceedingly jealous both of their week of awesome, and of their tattoos. In addition, Travie McCoy was fucking awesome, and I am so impressed with his charisma and stage presence, I can't even say.
Today is normally a work day, but I requested off so I wouldn't have to leave the concert early. So basically I've been doing homework and fucking around on the internet in no particular order. Eventually I have to go get the car from my parents house so I can get to work in the morning, but that'll happen later.
Once again, I'm going to work on updating more. I didn't for awhile because of stress about work and school, and upset about what happened in Bethesda, but I'll try to do better about staying in touch.