Deja Vuesday – Why I'm Convinced That Ohio's Becoming Tropical Again

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Max Coveri – Eurobeat Masters Vol. 2
02 – Running In The 90s

It’s that time again folks! It’s time for Deja Vuesday!!

In today’s Deja Vuesday, I look back at the post Why I’m Convinced That Ohio’s Becoming Tropical Again:

Hello everyone it’s the Andy-San here again on this unseasonably warm day. It’s 65°F outside, which makes it quite nice for a good walk (I can’t go on a bike ride due to my back tire blowing out and I also haven’t picked my bike up from my aunt’s).

It’s quite the opposite today! It’s 29°F outside and I just got back from shoveling a thin layer of ice and snow off the driveway. I also heard that the local area is under a winter weather advisory. Fun!

Eric and Ben went back to UU last week for the new semester. Actually, Eric left earlier than Ben to go to Ohayocon with Sean and the rest of Genshiken UU as well as the Wittenburg and I think the BGSU anime clubs. I bet they had a blast and it sucked that I couldn’t go, but what can you do?

Ohayocon is at the end of the month this year so they’ll be doing that later on. I still won’t be going this year because I have no money. This seems to be a recurring element for me, no?

I finally had my orientation at Taco Bell this past Friday after two reschedulings (if that’s a word) and I won’t start work until my uniform comes in, which they said would be a couple of days so basically anytime now.

I hated working at Toxic Hell!! Granted, it did serve its purpose of being my interim job between Andy’s Roadhouse (which closed last month) and Wal-Mart.

By the way, I’m still looking for a job so that I can pay my bills (which includes my $70-a-month internet). If you guys know of any openings for online or offline jobs, please leave me a comment below! You can also donate to me by clicking on the Donate button at the bottom of this post. I don’t know when my internet will be disconnected so I’m hoping to get a job and/or the money before that happens.

I felt like such a loser in front of my friends the last time we hung out because everyone seemed to know what they wanted to do with their lives and were working towards it except me. I know what I wanna do, it’s just that I can’t do it without a college education. I want to live in Japan, even if it’s for a short time. In order to do that, I need a bachelor’s degree because the main source of income for American gaijin besides the military and such is teaching English. By law, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree to teach English. They don’t really care what field the degree is in so long as you have one. My plan was to get my BA from UU and go into the JET program or something similar so I can go over to Japan and teach English. If I wanted to stay, I’d have to find another job in order to change my visa since you only get a one or two year visa with JET. If I changed my visa, I would only have to apply for renewal every three years unless something came up. Since I would have a BA in the IT field, I could go into that if I didn’t wanna teach English anymore.

I’m not beating myself up anymore over my collegiate underachievements or where my friends are in relation to myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still mad that I flunked out of college, but I’ve learned to accept and learn from my failures rather than let them consume me.

When I’m able to attend college again, I will put forward what I’ve learned and not let myself get caught up in a depression again. I have an article that I’m working on that’ll go into more detail about my college experiences.

Because it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be able to go back to college, I’m preparing a new life plan. I’d like to pursue a career as a musician, but I don’t wanna do it full-time until I’m able to sustain myself with it. The big problem is that I don’t know many musicians around here and even less that aren’t in a band. I would love to join Ben’s band, but they’re not doing anything at the moment because he’s in college and they like their current singer Goofy. We could shuffle Goofy into Ben’s spot while he’s away and put me in as singer, but I’m already sounding like a pretentious SOB so I’d better move on to a new paragraph.

The big flaw in this paragraph is that I’m putting the cart before the horse. In order to really succeed financially as a musician, I need to develop my skills first. Otherwise, I’m just bragging about nothing.

I still want to be a musician, but I want to go back to college before I do that.

Well, I gotta pee so piss, er, peace-out everybody!!


P.S: It’s been 636 days and 251 posts since I joined Xanga.

Today’s Deja Vuesday has been fun, but I’ve got another article to work on (I plan on having it out within the week, preferably tomorrow) so I’ll see you guys later. Bye!!


P.S: It’s been 230 days and 485 posts (including my posts) since was launched. Yay!