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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:49 AM

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Toshiki Kadomatsu - 52nd Street

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Well.
This year's off to a really weird start. It's hard to believe it's only February 1st, with all of the crazy all over the place stuff that happened in January. I can't even say that a lot of crazy things happened to me specifically, just that the past month has been one of the most bizarre starts to a year in recent memory.

So, I don't have a whole lot to report on the personal front currently, outside of work eating up most of my time. My goal to have the first draft of book 2 done by the end of January was not a success, but I've been given more hours to work at my job, so being in a financially stable position has been a relief. I've still got time to finish this book, though, and I intend to have it done sooner rather than later, there have just been a lot of outside forces impacting how much personal writing I get done.

On the bright side...
February means birthday month, and while I don't ever do much to celebrate my actual birthday, it's been a consistent thing that I've celebrated during the month. Last year I treated myself to a pretty fancy trip to Las Vegas. This year, I'm treating myself to concerts. I've been really into Hiatus Kaiyote recently, and when they announced they were doing a show in LA to celebrate their second Grammy nomination, I decided I'd look into it and see if I could afford to go.

Tickets sold out in two hours, so I was like "well okay, I guess I won't be seeing them, then". I checked StubHub a few times, and the price continued to skyrocket, so I wrote it off as something that wasn't going to happen. I was bummed though, since they're from Australia and toured out here last year, so it would've meant not seeing them for presumably quite some time. However, I woke up on Friday morning and saw a sponsored post on Facebook about how they were so surprised by how quickly their LA show sold out that they decided to put on another show in Orange County a few days before the LA show. I'm not one for passing up opportunity when it knocks a second time. So, I jumped on it and I'll be seeing them live a week from tomorrow. 

So far this is looking to be a great year for live music. My roommate bought me a ticket to see Metric live as a Christmas present, so I'm seeing them later on this month, and aunjuli and I are seeing Ellie Goulding in April and Modest Mouse & Brand New in July! Juli and I saw Ellie Goulding live together back in 2012, so it'll be fun to see her live again, and I've wanted to see Modest Mouse live for the greater part of 12 years now and it's just never managed to happen, so I'm supremely excited that I'll finally have the chance to do so.

The other bright side to all of this stuff going on at once is that it's distracting me from thinking about my grad school applications. I should be hearing back from some of them by the end of this month, so...fingers crossed, haha.

How are you all doing?

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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So apparently I just found this in my message centre. :paranoid: I may or may not have been quite behind in... everything.
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ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016   Writer
I didn't even remember the content of this journal from reading your comment. :slow:
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In fairness, my comment was rather non-specific. :paranoid:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
One of the many perks to living in LA; how exciting. :heart:

Hope you're well, Monkey.
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016   Writer
It's definitely an advantage that I wish I had the opportunity to use more often! I really love going to live shows, but even here where there's a show going on basically every night, it's still really expensive to go to more than a few at a time @_@ But I am definitely looking forward to all of these :D

I'm doing alright. Life's been kind of all over the place, but I'm doing my best to keep positive about the good things and mindful of the other things. I hope you're doing well! :hug:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Same, just exhausted from several long weeks of mandatory overtime. :hug: :heart:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Take care :hug:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016   Writer
Same to you! I hope the year's treating you well so far :la:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Meh, ever since i started work i've been sick more than half of the time ^^;
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016   Writer
I'm sorry D: I hope things get better for you soon :hug:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Woo! Have a fun February :D
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016   Writer
So far it's been an adventure, we'll see how the rest of it goes. :lol: Hope you're well too!
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Great voice Ellie, all the best my friend , hope to read great and positive things in your next journals ! :hug: take care buddy :thumbsup:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016   Writer
Indeed! She's really good live too, definitely puts on a great show :D Thank you, George! I hope that the year's been good to you so far :huggle:
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
It is , thanks , regards :hug:
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