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About once a month I get a very stressful dream like I had last night, and it is always on the same topic.
I started out going to Berklee College of Music after high school for a degree in audio engineering. At the time it was one of only two programs that offered a 4 year degree on audio so you could work in a recording studio. After a year I realized that Berklee was really heavy on you being proficient at your instrument, in my case drums which I was not really that good at compared me to people like my roommate that was only studying drums and practiced 6 hours everyday and I only practiced 1 hour a day since I had engineer courses.
So after a year of Berklee I applied to transfer over to the University of Miami which was the other school that offer a 4 year degree. I was so excited to get in to Miami because I was not sure I had good enough grades to get in, and I was even more excited to be in the audio engineer program. They only allowed 18 new students in a semester in this group. However you had to maintain a grade point average of 2.8 to stay in the program, if you fell below that you would get kicked out. I worked my ass of the first semester and made the dean’s list while a couple of others dropped out of the program.
The dream I get centers around me graduating from college. Sometimes I find myself after the last final exam and my parents are coming down for graduation the next day and I am wondering if I passed all my finals. I always seem to remember these dreams the next more because I always wake up in a cold sweat stressed out.
Finishing college for me was a big accomplishment, it is one of the proudest things I have done. Not only was school hard for me, I actually got two D’s on my last report card and just barely stayed above the 2.8 average at the end. The course kept getting harder and harder. And it was not over after I graduated since I had the added stress of paying of all the student loans for years after that.
I think the reason I have these dreams is because of my internship. I absolutely loved my internship, I got to travel around the world on a cruise ship running sound for many of their production shows. But when my parents came down for graduation I was only done with all my classes and was allowed to attend the ceremony but I was not handed a diploma that day, it came in the mail a year later.
I remember celebrating with my Mom and Dad and my friends that day but I never celebrated when I got that simple piece of paper in the mail. It is something I work so hard for and payed for that perhaps be not celebrating or taking a photo the day it arrived I have haunted my self with stressful dreams the rest of my life.
So why write this? Perhaps by telling my story it might help someone else to remember to celebrate, and I figure that by making this video and editing it will repair my subconscious in to knowing that I actually graduated!
UPDATE: I just talked to one of the workers slicing the fiber and he said no it is not fiber to the home! I knew that is was too good to be true!
I was just talking to an installer for Centurylink (subcontractor?) what they were installing along the road since I was confused because I thought Comcast, the local school and the phone company were all done building out our subdivision of Rock Creek.
He told me it was fiber for Centurylink, I said that was cool, but I told him that I thought they already had fiber running to and from their major boxes along the road, so I asked, “You are not running fiber to the home as well, are you?” And he said, “Yes”. Wow!
This is great news, two things will happen, we will get speeds most likely faster than Comcast and Comcast will lower their prices in our town like they have done that in other cities that have a fiber choice.
I didn’t believe him so I called Centurylink and they said it would be done in about a month.
I asked if I could be put on a list to be notified when it would be available and they said no.
They are at it again spamming my YouTube account with the following:
Hey, are you familiar with “PhotoSFXart” (google it)? There you can watch a great free video featuring the way to take better pictures. This made it possible for Joe to create photographs that leave you with a jaw-dropping-effect when you look at them. It may help you as well…
Such a pain in the @ss to delete all these comments. I get them about 1 an hour.
Even their 5 star rating on Google is spammed.
This is a scam stay away from these guys.
I have a YouTube channel that is just getting slammed with spam from someone over at MagicSFXphoto.
I think they are automatically creating YouTube accounts, as soon as YouTube deletes their account they open a new one and keep posting the same message over and over again.
Hey there, have you considered “MagicSFXphoto” (search on Google for it)? There you can watch a great free video showing how you can create incredible photos. It helped Daniel to make photos which leave you with that jaw-dropping-effect any time you take a look at them. Perhaps it will work for you as well…
They have a 1-800 number which I called then it got redirected.
This one smells really bad, I think this one is a SCAM and should not be trusted.
In there comments they say to Google “MagicSFXphoto” so if I can out rank them for the term and people see this then the money for them should dry up and they will stop scamming and spamming everyone!