Last week on the BreakBlog, we discussed the various things you could buy a gift-receiver who is me. This week, I’ll be doing a slightly less professional post, indulging the holiday spirit with my personal banter.
Since the post in which I detailed what you should be doing, I’ve been indulging pretty much all my hobbies in an effort to get my spirits nice and high before the new term.
The first thing I did was to get very well-rested. I’ve been spending a good deal of the break sleeping – I’m sure some of you consider that wasteful, but I think I needed it. It’s essential to my fun-having that I begin the day well-rested.
On that note, less than a week after I wrote my last exam, a few great friends came home, and so we spent a day going over, well, everything. And we ate Tacquitos (they’re great and very snackable). And we had a cake.
I tried to get into music again (from a production standpoint, I mean). That kinda went somewhere, and then nowhere. Meaning, I have a bunch more project files, and no more songs on my YouTube channel. I started doing things more experimental than what I’d gotten into the habit of doing, reminding myself of an older project I had (it’d take a fair bit of effort to upload my Voice of Osiris discography; I’d only do it if the interest was there – experimental music tends not to draw a crowd; if you want to see my dance stuff, check out my YouTube page – you want the high quality versions. Also, I’m (hopefully) in the middle of a software upgrade right now, which will allow me to make more and higher-quality music).
I’ve also been taking some photos. Having the Touch is a wonderful thing for photography, because it takes me no additional effort – I have it with me at all times, anyway. Plus, I have Photoshop Express on it, so I can do minor edits on-site. I take full advantage of both of these conveniences.
Example of aforementioned photograph-taking.
I ended up doing a few written pieces, mostly little short stories on whatever inspired me at the time. I won’t share these on the blog – the blog is a place for my comedic, intelligent, mildly carefree side; my writing is almost universally depressing, though occasionally thoughtful (’cause, I mean, happy writers put out mostly dreck, right?). Some of this writing was for a greater purpose that’s a little more lighthearted – a game of sorts.
Other than indulging my creative side to the nth degree, I’ve been hanging out with aforementioned friends, working, grinding the living daylights out of MGS: Peace Walker, and playing Cataclysm a little (while being disillusioned with it a lot).
No, I have not been watching my diet,
Frederick R. Boutilier
P. S. A reminder to my CBU readers, classes start again on the 5th.