Jun. 6th, 2008

maristu: (batala)
It's official. Electronics in general hate me. Wednesday my DSL modem died for absolutely no good reason, so I got my sister's (she's not using it at the moment), and it doesn't work either. The phone guy went there and tested the line and it's working perfectly, which means that somehow I managed to ruin two modems in two days. Seriously. And to top things off, my iPod's stuck. As in, absolutely nothing I do will make it play. I've already tried resetting. I hate technology.

This has also made me realize how dependent I am on technology in general. If my cable TV stops working, I swear to God, I'll... do something drastic. I'm still working on figuring out what. Maybe scream.


On other, MUCH more interesting news... I'm going to Tunisia! Isn't that cool. I've always wanted to go there, which is strange for most people, but isn't if you're a total geek like me and knows that a lot of the scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope were filmed in Matmata (the Tatooine scenes mostly). And. There's an actual city there called Tatooine. I'm not sure I'll actually be able to go there, but still. It's pretty cool.

Why on earth would I be going to Tunisia, you ask. Well. I'm just as surprised as anyone. It appears that a big Tunisian phone company (!) has hired Batala (the percussion band I play in) to play for an entire month there, for some big promotional event. They're paying for the plane tickets and hotel, and each of the us (12 in total) is getting US$700 for our trouble. I am seriously getting paid to play, for the first time in my life. I feel like an actual artist here :)

So. Yeah. I'm going to Tunisia. And after that, I'm going to move to Washington, D.C. and study film for two years. And after *that*, I'm going to make awesome documentaries, and someday win an Oscar and an Emmy!

If you don't dream big... :)

Seriously. I feel like the luckiest person on earth right now. I'm just waiting for the part where the Universe actually asks for something in return for all the cool things it's giving me right now.

I am truly happy.


Also, my sister just called and told me she got my iPod to work. Yay!

Now I just have to go and buy a new modem :P


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