Yosh! It's been almost half a year since by last blog. Guess I'll give you guys the weekend update. Junior year of college is officially over for me and now that I'm home, the job hunt goes on. I do have a second interview for a position at a local convenient store. It's not much but a summer job like that would be great. I'm also applying to be a Summer Rec consular which would have me dealing with kids and doing sports, arts and crafts, field trips, etc. with them. I probably won't get that job but it could be very useful and important experience for me as my future job well, includes dealing with kids hehe. Haven't gotten my grades back yet but I think it should be about a 4.0 (aka straight As).
There is one funny story I do have to share. April 24th, me and my roommate drove 2 hours from Oswego to Ithaca to see one of my favorite bands, The Apples in Stereo live at a bar there. We stopped at Syracuse to go to the local record shop, Soundgarden (if you live near Syracuse, NY or Baltimore, MD, check it out cause it's the greatest place on earth for CDS and vinyl) and I picked up their latest album, Travellers in Space and Time. That album is an absolute pop masterpiece even though most will never hear it. Great disco riffs, vocoders, techno beats, synthesisers, etc. Great funky, disco, new wave, pop music. As we drive from Syracuse to Itacha, we stop at my roommates house in Cortland to get some oatmeal raisin cookies his mom made. They were freaking amazing, had some cinnamon sugar on them to make them that much better. Anywho, we go to Ithaca and decided before the show, we would roam around the Commons which is like an outdoor mall except there are hippies abound, and I mean a lot of them. I loved it actually, so many different people with beards and explorer hats on like Sam Neil as Dr. Grant in Jurassic Park, it was just such a nice chill area where people hung out, ate and just relaxed. We went to a deli and got some iced herbal teas and some Rubens that were amazing. So after having our meal we decided to head to the bar where they were playing at, it was called Castaways. Looking from outside, the place was very uninspiring and dingey. It reminded me of a possible Mexican restaurant in Tuscon, AZ run by 3 people and their abuela. We walked around the waterfront before we went there admiring the river and the people meandering about. As we were about to head in, a guy with a lot of tatoos and a mohawk comes storming out of the bar all angry saying, "Shows canceled, Apples van broke down." I didn't believe what he said and I walked up to the door of the bar to see on a sheet of paper written in black marker that said this. That ended up leading me to do this. I was too upset and shocked to be angry. So on that note, we had to drive all the way back home with tears in our eyes and disappointment. Still haven't gotten my refund from this show which makes me really sad.
On that funny tale though, I am now back to being active here on the boards which means, I want YOU to be active at some of the unions I am a part of. Yes, at the Naruto Union we are currently holding a recruitment drive and we want all of you members to help partake in it and get more new members and not only that, become more active in helping the union grow. Yes I know Naruto has slowed down quite a bit but we should all try to help spread the good word of the fun, games, and discussions we have at the Naruto Union. Hell, if you help out, you get rewarded with NPs. It's a win/win for all those involved. Here's the thread to it: link. Not a lot of you guys have helped yet which is a damn shame. We're not an exculsive club ya know. So please, if it's even just one member, it'll help bring about some fresh blood to enjoy in our own brand of fun
That's it for now. I was too long on this blog to go into some of the anime, music and movies I've been checking out of late but do expect soon at the Anime Cafe a review on the first two seasons of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I hope you guys will check that out and check out both the Naruto Union and the Anime Cafe. Look forward to seeing you guys around GS. Ja ne.