...respect is just the minimum...



Life continues to be hectic.

So much has been going on, in terms of preparing for graduation and entering the 'real world'.

Yeah, that's right. The 'real world' - a world where I no longer have any medical benefits, am working three jobs to try to get my foot in the door and am faced with bill, Bills and More BILLS!!
I'm not ready. You see I can admit to the fact that I have been spoiled. I live at home and admit to the fact that I make a very minimal contribution to the house. Don't get me wrong, my parents do not support me, in fact I've had a job since I was in the 8th or 9th grade. But at the same time, I haven't really been paying them back for their support of me.

So here's the update:
Night school is officially over.
My internship has hired me on a part time basis.
I'm still working part time at my other job and still struggling with attendance/punctuality issues which have intensified because I now rush from job A(internship) to job B amidst rush hour traffic.
I've taken on a 3rd job for which I am still in training (which by the way is unpaid).
I'm hoping to quit job B by June, because juggling all 3 is killing me softly.

The happier stuff:
I went to the Okay Player tour this past Thursday. That was my release. Lately, I have been craving good music and live music. I can't wait for more shows as the summer progresses.
Now back to the show...the doors were scheduled to open at 8. However, our calculations (which were based on a precedent set by other hip hop concerts that we've attended) left us assuming that the show wouldn't start till about 10, the opening acts would perform for about 45 minutes and then the main attraction would hit the stage at about 11 (which we still judged to be early). Anyways, that being said, we arrived at the venue at about 10:30 only to find that the Roots had been performing for about 45 minutes already.

As I said, this was my release, my moment to exhale. And believe me when I say I haven't truly been able to do that for the last few months.

I enjoyed the concert. There were a few slow moments. And it was amusing watching the security wander through the crowd with their flashlights, looking for Chronic smokers to throw them out. It was even more amusing to see the mixture of people in the crowd (95% preppy white kids). But I enjoyed it.

I heard through the grapevine the Goapele is supposed to be doing a show out here next month, and I will definitely be there.

rotating...Amp Fiddler - Waltz of a Ghetto Fly
anticipating...The Clothing Show


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