Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Life After Debt

Well, I'm back from a little vacation in Myrtle Beach and it seems I have left my mind somewhere on the road. I'm still collecting myself and making a dignified attempt at adapting myself back to the real world.

Progress: slow

But at least I'm surviving. I've been applying to jobs all around the U.S. because this sudden spark in traveling has inspired me to continue the cause. At this point, I'm losing care in where I end up. I just want to get out on the road again and see what the world has to offer. I haven't squeezed Portland, Maine dry yet but I'm inclined to think I'm on my way. I feel as if the opportunities are here; they're just not up to the scale of expectations I've created within my head.

"Hey Eddie! Why don't you just grow a pair and start doing instead of complaining on your wack-ass blog?"

Well, let me introduce you to debt. Oh, you already met him? This huge weight of debt has been chained to my leg ever since graduating from the University of New England. It has prevented me from doing exactly what I want to do. It's gotten to a point where I've become familiar with that steady line of Bank Account Balance that doesn't seem to go anywhere. Some hiccups here and there, but nothing special.

Luckily I've been able to keep my head above water. But there's still hope. I'm applying to jobs and crossing my fingers that some employer sees gold somewhere within this head instead of hollowed out wood.
A head which won't be the only thing hollowed out.
Just have to stay optimistic. Until then, I'll continue loving life in Southern Maine as long as the weather permits. Good things ahead.

John Butler Trio
"Don't Wanna See Your Face"
Man now watch that toe
I ain't a step ladder man I don't think so
Whoa boy what ya trying to do
are you writing a column or jumping the queue?

Monday, March 5, 2012

The month of March

Well my life has been rushing forward professionally since I graduated back in May. I've been loving the fast ride but things have started to slow down lately. So it's time for Eddie to unwind and have a little fun.
Note to self: Talking in 3rd person makes you sound like a douche
Speaking of talking in 3rd person, I'm heading down to Boston, MA tonight to see The Rock whoop some candy ass at the WWE Raw Supershow. I haven't followed "wrestling entertainment" since Stone Cold Steve Austin was running around causing a ruckus upon the squared circle, but I'm still excited to relive my childhood with a little dabble into the realm of nostalgia.

But the nostalgia doesn't end there. Back in high school, I was a huge fan of the Arctic Monkeys and have been following them ever since. Luckily they've made the grand choice of going on tour with one of my favorite currently-radio-popular bands, The Black Keys. So tomorrow I'll be driving back up to Portland for what could be my best concert experience of the year. The only downside is I'll have to wake up the next day and head back to work after 2 nights of intense live events.

That's just 2 out of the 31 days that make up the month of March, so how can I claim the month of March as being superb right now? Well, I'll be down in Myrtle Beach, SC from the 16th through 25th with some of the most diabolical yet logical of friends. I haven't had a vacation in a while so this is much needed just so I can reboot my mind and get back to what really matters. Doing what I love and trying to get paid for it:

3/1/12 - Some of my footage on Good Day Maine

By the way, I'd just like to thank everyone who follows this blog. I've surpassed a few milestones since I began posting so definitely expect a write-up soon where I kiss my readers' asses. You have all been great and I wouldn't still be writing if people didn't have any enthusiasm towards the finished product.

Arctic Monkeys
"R U Mine?"
 I go crazy cause here isn't where I wanna be 
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory 
And I can't help myself, 
All I wanna hear her say is "Are you mine?"