Toshiki Kadomatsu - 52nd Street
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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?