Oh, shit! My bad! I'm still using the Dumbass Scale (AKA Fahrenheit). Allow me to translate: The coldest its gotten this year is -1, but this "winter" it was usually 15-20. Most of the year its over 26 (at least). And by most of the year, I mean all but two weeks. The height of summer is usually 45. Sorry for the misleading info =P
Upcoming concerts of bands you would know would probably consist of Flogging Molly, The Explendables, Dropkick Murphys, and The English Beat. Thats most of 'em for the next two months, I think...
Your lucky you HAVE a winter! When youre in Florida (the southern most tip), there is ONLY SUMMER. The coldest its gotten this year was 38, and that was in the dead of night! We had about one week of not-that-cold weather, but that was it. I LOVE the cold, unlike most of the people around here, and really wish I could be in it more. But, eh, what'er ya gonna do?
As for being bored, theres always plenty of things to do! Just grab some friends and go bowling, or to an arcade (if you can find them), or, my favorite, get into the local music scene! I know It can be hard if you don't really know whats going on and where, but, and I hate to say this, MySpace is a good place to start. You can search for bands in your part of the country, and by genre. Shows are usually listed on the page, and don't cost very much. You meet lots of great people, and always have a great time.
Hey! Not much. Well... actually a lot, thats why I haven't been online in AGES. =P I have been more regular recently, both in poo and online, and I'm going to be getting on a lot more. I miss it, as sad as that sounds... XD
I love the NOFX pics, and the way you kind of change your page whenever you feel like it. I wish I had a cool page, but I'm kinda lazy.
Sorry to here that :( I hope you're doing better! Everyone needs a little down time anyways ;)
I've been doing alright, floating around recently and hoping to snap back to reality soon. I did just get two new videos games I've been looking forward to for a while, though, and they're pretty fun. Going out to the the fourth Ska Is Dead tour tomorrow. Featuring The Toasters, Mustard Plug and The Voodoo Glow Skulls! I can't wait! Theres a SHIT TON of concerts coming up, and I don't know if I'll have the money to hit all of them =P I'll find a way, somehow.....
And as for schools, I think they are educational institutions, and you CAN learn some stuff there(enphisis on some ), thats the only reaeason I'm still going. I like to learn, but all the bull shit we have to put up with is almost not worth it.... I also think that schools are given too much credit. As you said, you learned more OUT of school than in, and I think I have too. Schools are goodOK at teaching a few things, but not a lot. The schools either need to be fixed, or we a better place to get educated.
I feel ya, PND. There's no more independant thinkers out there that acctually make a differance. I baisically bullshit-ed my paper cause the damn thing was bullshit anyway. And last year, the only punk at my school (who graduated last year D:) besides me and my girlfriend, was called a nazi by a teacher... and he was wearing an anti-nazi BACK PATCH. I mean, the damn thing couldn't have been any bigger, yet the people in charge of 'educating' the youth of today are so fucking ignorant and apathetic. It ridiculous.....
Sorry I went MIA again, during a big convo. I know exactly how you feel. So many people are so extroverted these days, and I think that scociety is telling them to be. Everything in the schools is indoctrination, and completly biased. It's driving me nuts! Right now I'm having to write a reaserch paper on the "Amerikan Dream," and our teacher gave us a list of sources we can use! Its bullshit! For satan's sake, its a REASERCH PAPER! HOW ARE WE SUPPOST TO REASERCH SOMETHING IF ITS DICTATED TO US!! So, of course, none of our 'sourses' support my thesis of the Amerikan Dream being a brand name to further conformity to social norms, and completly fabricated by the powerful to keep us down on the ground and struggling to rise to what we are expected to do. Shit is truly fucked up, indeed.
Mine feel the same way. I'm always getting talks about how people get judged on appearance and how I'll never get a job and if I ever get pulled over my car will be searched. But the worst one is that me, my girlfriend, and all of our other punk friends are DOING IT ALL FOR ATTENTION! I CAN'T STAND HOW CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE ARE THESE DAYS! I've basically just told them that "Yes, all we want is attention" just to make 'em shut the fuck up! I think thats the thing that pisses me off most about living with people who don't understand. Thay aren't WILLING to even try and understand
Haha Odd question, but I'll answer. Yes, sadly, I am still living with my mom and the pig she married after my dad died. It sucks, but I need a place to live while I'm in school, ya know? How 'bout you? Still shacked up with ya parents?
Yeah, it doesn't sound much like a holiday for the world.
That sucks about the plane flight to see a concert. I see why you say I've have it so good here. If I ever tour with a band, I'll make sure to cover New Zealand! =P Speaking of which, The Offspring is playing a couple big shows in Austrailia, so keep your fingers crossed!!
I really have no idea how many I've been to. Like I've said, I just started to get into the live scene just a year or two ago, and I started slow. I've probaly been to 20 or 30, but I feel like that number could eaisily be in the hundreds if I wasn't so late XD I also feel kind of bad for saying thats a low number, because with your situaition, you probably haven't been to many :(