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01/22/09 at 12:34 AM by walshknilb281
Whats going on, I decided to start a blog out of recent boredom.

Since early December I have been on winter break from school. I am studying abroad in Australia this semester and they don't start school until March so I've had time to kill and with most of my friends returning to school I've been pretty bored, just been working and chilling.

I played hockey for the first time in a while last night. Played for a solid hour with only one sub, I was dead after twenty minutes. I gotta start getting into some sort of shape , I could barely move while guys twice my age were blowing by me. Everyone playing was real good dudes too, we went out to the bar for a couple drinks afterwards too, good people. Got to talking with one of the guys who turned out to be a cop in my town and was giving me all the details on the busts and arrests that have been going on with kids I went to high school with, it was pretty interesting. I gotta start getting out more often it was good seeing some fresh faces I haven't seen in a while.

I'm heading to Australia for a semester abroad in about two or three weeks, should be interesting. I got some cause for concern but I'm mostly just excited to get out of here try something new. I'm sick of the same routine every day, so it'll be a good change I think. As of now I'll be going away with about $2000 plus whatever I get from family before I go I'm thinkging maybe another grand or so, and I'll have a credit card in case of emergencies. Within the first week I'm doing some cool shit, climbing some mountains, hitting up the Syney Zoo then going to Soundwave Festival in Melbourne with Bayside, Valencia, Anberlin, Saves the Day and some others. Just hoping to meet some others that will be down to go.

Works a joke as always, no business in the winter. I work in a flower shop in Boston, kinda gay I know but it pays the bills and work with some good peeps. Drama filled as always everyone girls always getting in stupid fights over nothing. Watever 5 more days and I'm done. I had a good convo with this girl about the state of music and trends throughout it. Say Anything was playing and we were talking about how Admit It is so true. We were talking about how kids at Newbury Comics are to indie for their own good and should be listening to bands like Fugazi and Black Flag, instead of trying to find the next band thats gonna get a rise out of you for 6 months and then be forgotten. It's good to talk to someone about music because most my friends aren't into the stuff I am.

Like everyone else I've been jamming to the new Thursday. Really lovin it, I dunno I just feel like ACBTLD was missing something, and this just seems to pick up where War All The Time and Full Collapse left off. Yea it's still a little over produced but its fast and upbeat. With Common Existence I feel there not trying to be something their not like they were with City. Don't get me wrong the slower songs on City were great but I feel like it slowed the album down a lot and thats not what I want when I listen to a Thursday record. I want loud guitars and solid lyrics and I felt their last full length was missings some of that. Just my opinion on that.

Well I'm off to bed, I'll try to update this every so often and write in it when I'm down under.

"I'm sick of tying yellow ribbons to every single tree I see"
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