Monday, February 22, 2010

The Birthday of My Blog

I started this web log 5 years ago as a way to force myself to see something new when I lived in Marin County.
1st Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 2nd years web log birthday, I moved to another state, became a professor at a college teaching music and made some new friends.
2nd Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 3rd years web log I met Jennifer. A sweet, caring, cool, intelligent, calming and very pretty girlfriend who really compliments my personality and makes dating easy and so much fun.
3rd Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 4th years weblog, I began composing compositions again. I had written a string orchestra piece, reorchestrating my older compositions and composing new pieces for the steel band.
4th Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 5th years web log, I had build the music program the largest that is as probably ever been and it was the largest the steel drum had ever been.
5th Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

By the 6th years web log, everything started falling apart. I was still with my very pretty perfect girl, still a college professor, music department chair and choir director. I had a piece being performed by a professional music ensemble at a new music festival. It was also the 1st time I have ever experienced a hurricane and the after effects of a city after it hit.
Last Years Web Log's Birthday Entry

This year everything has gone to hell. I lost my college gig because of budget cuts or the hurricane and a really stupid president that did not listen to anyone and had no forward incite. He got rid of over 10% of the faculty at the college. The funniest thing is that the neighboring college has record enrollment. They have no more rooms left for the classes they are offering. You know why? Because students were pissed and left the college. No vision.

To add to the hell year mom's mom, Nana, the one I could call me 2nd mom passed away. So I am basically in the same position I was when I started this blog. No gig and few friends in the area (many left after the hurricane). The only difference is that San Fransisco was really pretty and I could pick any direction to go and see something new. This time I am in Texas and you can drive anywhere and still not see nothing new.

I am still with my very pretty perfect girl and have been both going through our own personal hell and doing our best to keep ourselves sane.

I am hoping that this year a new and exciting adventure awaits.


Posted by Eric at February 22, 2010 10:48 PM
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