Warning: Weirdness and personal details contained within. Mostly weirdness. You've been warned.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Who am I really?

So, some background information:

I grew up on a small farm about an hour out of Regina. I have a great family - my mom is a nurse; my dad has a teaching degree but farms; I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters, one older and one younger of each. My older brother and sister are married (not to each other, although we are from the farm). I am the happy owner of a nephew and niece, and it is one of my goals in life to corrupt their young impressionable minds. Hey, what are aunts and uncles for?

I went to the University of Regina and received a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering. I was going to put the "much-esteemed University of Regina", but that would be a blatant lie. I had a full scholarship coming out of high school so I went. What I really wanted to do at the time was become a mechanic, but my mom insisted I go to university. Ah well, I'm not dead yet. I was also going to put that I earned my degree, but I still think I should have failed out. Or at least failed those classes in which my acquired knowledge couldn't fill a teaspoon, and been forced to re-take them. Life is funny. Not necessarily ha ha funny. Sometimes it is, in the words of C who I counselled camp with, "crappy fuck off funny".

After I convocated I worked for a few months to earn enough to go travelling. I went with my buddy H and had a great time. Well, not all the time I know, but looking back it was great. We went to Malaysia for ten days, New Zealand for three months, and Australia for one month. We had work-travel visas in New Zealand. I'd recommend getting them if you want a fun experience and are under 30 years of age. Definitely the way to go, even if you don't end up working much. At least you have that backup for if and when you run out of money. Plus you learn so much more. I also recommend travelling after high school, it's a great experience. And with the work-holiday visa you can do it on a limited budget, which is cool when you're fresh out of high school or post-secondary training.

Now that I'm back from my trip I've gotten a real job. HA HA HA, real job! I work doing tech support at a little company here in Regina, which is sort of getting towards my field, I guess. If you squint your eyes just right... Being able to afford food is good. I'm still looking for a real engineering job, but since I've been out 2 years now I'm not holding my breath.

My current half-ass goal is to get my ARCT in Voice so I can teach music part time. Then I wouldn't have to work my mediocre job full time. And I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience to teach full time either. So this way I wouldn't kill anyone. That counts for something, right?

Anywho, that's me in a nutshell. More or less.


Post a Comment

<< Home