11/30/2004 02:08:00 PM|W|P|BRAFury|W|P|No, no. I'm not writing about how terrible my experience has been while shipping my Xmas gifts to friends that live away. The "Postal Service" is a Seattle based band that simply plays damn good music. A great way to describe them is as being mellow without too much drool, with hints of electronic beats and collaborations from two beautiful female voices. The lead singer Ben Gibbard has very distinct vocals which makes their stuff very easy to listen to. He is the same guy from "Death Cab For Cutie", a group I only became aware of after an episode of one of my favorite TV shows: "Six Feet Under". Soon enough (with the help of my friends Andy Buck and Joel), I was rocking both bands in my Ipod.
My musical taste has evolved from a 50-50 punkrock/rap mix to a wide spectrum of rhythm-rich musical artists(although rap and punk still get their deserved credit), from the beautiful Joss Stone to Snow Boy - a latin jazz artist that also has been rocking my Ipod during my toughest workouts.
Postal Service has become a very pleasant surprise in my eternal search for new exciting music and I encourage everyone to give it a shot. There are a couple of free downloads for anyone to experiment and check them out !
|W|P|110185255640528527|W|P|The Postal Service|W|P|11/29/2004 07:53:00 PM|W|P|BRAFury|W|P|Today was the last Monday of my 5 year (and 1 quarter) college career. In the course of this last half a decade, I certainly had my downs (think Calculus) and ups too but it never felt like it did today. Summing it up: Besides feeling detached, I experienced a sense of mission accomplished... time to return to base.
Why: The outcome won't change at this point, the game has been decided. Unless a catastrophe happens (WWIII), I will get the damn degree. Besides, I have not had a full vacation in a while now -- I'm just dragging myself through the finish line.
So, how was class? Well my group had a presentation about a piece of software, a business software coded in VB .NET . My fellow colleague came up with the whole code and my part was reduced to a 3 minute presentation of a pretty simple, yet very useful class management software. Still, I believe I made the most of it although it took me about 1/2 an hour to put it all together.
The group all expect to get an A. Now that's efficiency
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Me and RC in front of 75 in a magical day...
75 is the kind name that former residents of this central Ohio property have given to a house the rest of the world population would call a 'dump' .
After several years of beer drinking, can smashing, beer-pong playing activity, the house showed signs of exhaustion and begged its real owners - Margetis Investments - for mercy.
The bruises showed in the house were deep and painful and ranged from crumbling walls, and exposed wiring to terrible plumbing (a sort of miscommunication between the garbage disposal and the bathroom sink), unwanted tenants (Mickey Mouse and its whole family came to live with us last winter) and a variety of smells that just like the weather, would seasonally change. The funny part is that all tenants although aware of such conditions, developed a certain nostalgic bonding to this magical place.
This picture was taken last Saturday when me and Ryan Clery were making our way to "The Big Game". As his camera suddenly stopped working probably from the fall it suffered just seconds before, I had to take over and document such historical moment in the closing days of my college life.
Hail to 75...
PS. 75 is currently closed for they year awaiting renovations -- no college students were found to carry on the legacy...
|W|P|110170965494832872|W|P|The Little House of Horrors|W|P|11/28/2004 04:46:00 PM|W|P|BRAFury|W|P|1. BRAFury was the name my American friends gave me after they decided I had a certain "brazilian fury" it could be unleashed.
2. I don't know if I ever unleashed it but the name stuck...
3. I am the writer type but not necessarily a reader.
4. I consider myself a citizen of the world.
5. Sports are exhilarating, football in particular.
6. Yes, I will refer to soccer as football ou "futebol" (we say foo-chee-ball).
7. I gotta say, American football does have its charm - Go Bucks!
8. I share with about 38,000 fellow students the pleasure of attending (for two more weeks) one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.
9. My life is about to change considerably and I intend to document it.
10. Technology is beautiful, I plan to use it to make my life and other people's better and more entertaining... starting with this blog.
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