Filed under: Barrels of Fun, Music, My Experience with Existence, Nouvelle Musique, School | Tags: college, MGMT, mp3, Van She, veganism, Vegetarianism
It doesn’t feel like tomorrow (Thursday) is my birthday. I’m really reluctant to let go of being seventeen. I feel like I’ve built up so much to be this age, kind of like when I was twelve and fourteen. Those were ages which, for one reason or another, I aspired to be. I figured I would savour them and in truth, I did. I went through a lot of major changes at those ages. Now, though, I don’t know what age I aspire to be. Seventeen was kind of it for me. I love being a teenager, save for all the misconceptions. Fortunately, I still have two years left, even if I’ll legally be an adult.
I guess part of this whole it-doesn’t-feel-like-tomorrow-is-my-birthday business is that I’m away from most of my family, so it’s not like we can really celebrate. And I need to make my own cake if I want one. I’ll probably forego that because…
Okay, first, my sleeping habits are all fucked up. I’m always tired on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and I take long naps in the afternoon. Naps are very French, so I’m okay with that.
My eating habits are pretty fucked, too. I don’t really want to go into that because it will scare those of you considering veganism or even vegetarianism. NO, it is not hard to be vegan or vegetarian. YES, VCU does offer a plethora of vegetarian options, as well as a few for vegans (which is really nice, considering that some restaurants aren’t even that considerate). The problem with my eating habits has more to do with time management and being busy and slightly lazy. If I have lost weight over the past two weeks, it is only because I do not feel like boarding the bus to go over to Shafer Dining Court or walking there. I do eat in my room, though. I’ve had fruits and nachos and occasional granola bars and cereal. Also, I guess I do get a lot of exercise, especially on days when I am motivated enough to make the 1.5-mile “trek” between the MCV campus (where I live) and the Monroe Park campus (where all of my classes are and everything happens). Okay, so in just two weeks, I have gone from being a health-conscious “leafy green” vegetarian to being a lazy-ass junkfood transitioning vegan. That definitely needs to change as soon as I’m more settled. Fortunately, I’ve been researching good grocery stores in the area.
Muzak, though! I haven’t written about music in so long.
Okay, the first tune, I have been spinning (lolzers, more like “telling my iPod to repeat”) constantly for the past few days. It’s not only the catchiness and the depth of the lyrics, but it’s that little background noise. Some MGMT, I didn’t like at first because it’s pretentious and it sometimes reminds me of of Montreal (nothing wrong with a little of Montreal, but I can only handle so much), but you have to love “Kids.” It just feels right.
So now I’m giving MGMT a second chance, because I always used to get pissed reading that people thought Animal Collective was “artsy for art’s sake.” Come on, now! What’s wrong with being artsy for art’s sake?!
The next track I must present to you is one of the most desperately catchy songs I’ve ever heard, again. Except I’d venture to say that Van She is far more pop-friendly than MGMT is, and I predict that you’ll hear more from them in the mainstream soon.
In the meantime between now and when I’m legal/now and my next post probably, I’ve got to write an Argumentative Diagnostic Essay. Fun stuff. Um, Explosions in the Sky soon, as well as maybe some French sheittt for all those fellow francophiles (I know, there are so many…).
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