Friday, August 14, 2009

I Groked out.

Last night I did something I haven't done in awhile. I jammed with some like minded musicians. It was really fun. We sat up until 7 am playing. Perhaps my one late night hoorah before school starts. The chemistry was nice and I think we actually wrote a song! Even though we all agree the intro sounds like it could be the music for the credits of a TV sitcom like Full House or Step by Step haha. I am in the mood to cook something really spicy, almost painfully spicy. This proves to be a problem since I am without a single pepper.

With that said

Grok on!

- Grok Star

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grok didn't do door to door sales.

As much as I love being spontaneous and not necessarily having a day to day plan, it started to take its toll on me. I was collecting unemployment from my job in NYC. For a 24 year old male with no children or a significant other, there isn't much I have to be responsible to, so the unemployment was plenty. I was sleeping until the afternoon, and staying up late at night. I was getting my 7-8 hours of sleep, but at a totally different time the rest of the world was.

I was longing for something to send me into more of a regular routine. One of my favorite things in NYC (when it actually happened) was waking up while everyone was out and about heading to work. I would walk out on my stoop, coffee in hand and just take in the sights, the smell and the noises. It was always very refreshing. I liked to grab the paper and see what was going on in the world.

When you don't HAVE to do something, it becomes difficult to make yourself do anything. So I took a job as a door to door salesman for the cable company. I absolutely hated it. I wasn't any good at selling things to people. But it did keep me waking up at 7 am and being ready to sleep around midnight. A good bit of my depression really would sink in during the witching hours. When no one else was up, and I was left alone to over-think and over-evaluate whatever was going on in my life. And snack on foods I shouldn't be snacking on.

So now I am excited to be taking some classes I have great interest in starting next week. I am no longer selling cable door to door, but I will have to get up early for class, so that will help keep me in the swing of a routine. I am taking German, Political Science, History and Public Speaking. I'm not guaranteeing a degree out of this, but I do like to learn and give my brain a workout. To share a little secret about me. Everyone always says I have to have a backup plan to the music. I just kinda roll my eyes or shrug it off. There really isn't a backup plan. Anyone who knows what it is like to emerge yourself in your own art and want to see it take off, can understand the feeling. But if I did have to be something, I would enjoy a career in some sort of Government law enforcement.. Postal Inspector, US Marshal, FBI Agent, something of the like. Perhaps being fluent in German would spice up my resume a bit??

Grok out with your Rock out

- Grok Star

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ahhh! I took a month off

I haven't posted in a month. I was somewhat busy in July and have slipped up and down a bit. I got all my furniture back and visited Baltimore. I also have all my kitchen goodies back so I can cook with the best of everyone. If I can just figure out how to properly season my Wok. It has some stupid protected coating on it that I can't seem to get off. Anyway. Mark over at Mark's Daily Apple is hosting a primal challenge this month (August). I'm planning to get back on track.

Marks Daily Apple

Check out his site if you are not familiar!

I have to wake up in about 7 hours for work and I am gonna be tired!!!

Just wanted to drop in and update this thing but I'll get a little more detailed in the next day or so.

- Grok Star