the things i am

the things i am

For a project in school, I had to identify 10 things that were important to me and write about why they were. At the risk of being way too personal on the internet, here goes.

1. Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry Acoustic Guitar
2. iPhone 2G
3. Zero Skateboards Wallet
4. Xbox 360 Controller
5. Dorian Gray – The Precurse CD
6. Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD Set
7. Michael Scott Bobble Head (from The Office)
8. Sony Headphones
9. UO Plaid Scarf
10. Gun-metal Bulls-head Belt Buckle

1. Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry Acoustic Guitar
One of the only benefits of the strike, was the increase in free time. My love affair with the guitar has been on and off since grade eight, and newly rekindled with this new acoustic I purchased earlier 2008. Since September I’ve been practicing every day and finally warded off procrastinating on the things I want to do.

2. iPhone 2G
I refused to own a cellphone my entire life until last september, when a landline phone was not an option. Since then I’ve joined the rest of the world and their constant obsession with texting, calls, and other cellphone tasks – in public, with friends…anywhere. It has become one of my favourite things because it’s my iPod, my cellphone, and my time waster – all in one.

3. Zero Skateboards Wallet
If I said I knew when I bought this wallet, I’d be lying. This is leftover from my 3 year stint of skateboarding from late elementary and into highschool. I am a huge skateboarding fan but unfortunately had to stop due to knee surgery due to it. Ever since then it was hard to continue skating and following it. This wallet is one of my last connections to something I would spend every summer day and night doing.

4. Xbox 360 Controller
I am a video game nerd…throughout highschool I ran a successful Video Game reviewing website with a few close friends. We received the majority of all new releases for free from game companies, including game systems (Gamecubes, Gameboys, DS’s, Wii’s, etc.), ad revenue brought in thousands of dollars a year, we were invited to press conferences in Toronto held by Microsoft and Nintendo, etc. It was an exciting introduction to the video game world and website building and management. Like all good things, it came to an end as our interests shifted and we separeted to go to different schools. My Xbox 360 is something I somehow usually find enough time for nearly everyday and is my last free system I haven’t sold yet.

5. Dorian Gray – The Precurse CD
Music is a huge impact on my life. I’ve toured Ontario, and 7 differernt states in America with my band and recorded 1 EP and 1 LP. In the picture is our independently released 8 song CD featuring artwork I designed. Playing on stage to kids who know every single lyric of your songs is an incredible experience and I wish every person could experience it. I still play with my band on odd-weekends and tour with them every May – which seems to be an issue this year due to the extension of classes…I need to figure something out.

6. Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD Set
I am a huge Jerry Seinfeld fan. When I learned the co-creator of Seinfeld, Larry David, created another comedy on HBO I had to watch it. Of course it being HBO, it is quite vulgar and extremely awkward, I really enjoy the humour of Larry David. Now I can’t decide which one I like better, Seinfeld or Curb! Pictured is the Season 6 disc set…

7. Michael Scott Bobble Head (from The Office)
For my birthday a few years ago, I got a Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) bobblehead from my friends. It’s pretty sweet. Except it has now broken since this picture was taken.

8. Sony Headphones
My brother bought me these headphones for a christmas present. Definitely the best headphones I’ve had. These have also broke…need to fix.

9. UO Plaid Scarf
I liked this scarf so much I drove to the states to get it. I pretty much wear it everyday in the winter. Plus it adds some colour to my all black winter attire.

10. Gun-metal Bulls-head Belt Buckle
I’m not sure why I thought this was extremely cool at the time, but I was searching for a good bull-head belt buckle for the longest time. I finally found one made of Gun-metal from the USA. I bought it for $60 dollars, and wore it a few times…it’s a little big and it doesn’t really fit my style anymore – but its still awesome.

4 thoughts on “the things i am”

  1. aw neat =) I like learning new thingssss about people! and this is a great way to show a little bit of who you are in a more obvious sort of 'here's my stuff and why it's important to me' sort of way! Nice!

    I really like your scarf!

    What class was this for?

  2. thanks kara, it was for time-based media. we had to choose one object and make an animation on it. i chose my a&l guitar and made the story about the rockstar, a video I posted on here. yeah, it reveals a lot about me so i thought i'd post it on my blog y'know!

  3. Wow, you're totally right. I must have been lacking sleep or something. I definitely paid 45-50 for it, and then another 35-40 for the belt.

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