I meant to update for the past 2 week-ends, but either I wasn't at home or had just gotten back home and was relaxing. In the meanwhile, these past 2 weeks, I was mostly out of the house. I went to visit a friend in Vendée and we went to Nantes for Make Music Day (I actually didn't know for a long time that it was celebrated outside of France and had a name in English - here we just call it Fête de la Musique
), where I got to meet a few of her friends, whom were all extremely cool, and visit a nice little park next to where she lives. It was pretty relaxing and I'm happy I went. Afterwards, I spent a whole week trying to clean my appartment. It's still far from being over, but it's in much better shape than it was before; and now that my flatmate has moved out, I'm left with a ton of things to buy. A vacuum cleaner, a TV, and a few more things that are adding up to the PC I have to purchase for school before September comes by, which is scaring me a lot because I don't know how I'll be able to pull all of this money out of my ass. And at last, this week-end, I went to the Gay Pride in Paris with luorescence
, and followed up by going to Amiens with them to meet up with friends who live there. I left on Monday morning and then went to see Ratatat last night... So yeah, I managed to stay pretty busy, which is a good thing (it's always easy to become lethargic during the holidays), but unfortunately, it also means I exercised and drew very little. Need to fix this.
I also feel like I need to say a few words about Ratatat
: I really went to the show without expecting much. Originally, I had planned on going with a friend or two, but they all bailed out on me at the last minute. And the ticket was kinda expensive (the cheaper ones were at 36€ and they were all sold out, so I ended up on the balcony and paid more for it, which I'm generally not too much of a fan of except for classical music). I should mention that I'm really really really
short on money right now and that this was extremely unreasonable, but it's not like I ever lived reasonably. And it was totally worth it. I had never seen videos of their live performances and had no clue what to expect from their shows, so I was pretty surprised by all the lights and projectors they had on stage. They had some projection screens with 3D effects and tons of laser lights that were going all around the venue, creating some extremely cool effects with the smoke in there, kinda looked like a screen of clouds. And of course, the music was great! They played most of my favorite songs by them (the only one I can think of that was missing was Flynn), and of course their notorious hits as well, which I didn't expect to come off so well on stage (Wildcat was a blast!). Listening to them these past few days, I kinda fell in love with Neckbrace
, and it was particularly surprising live; if I recall correctly, they extended a few parts, and of course those basses are crazy to hear live, I couldn't help but tap my feet on the floor. I came out really amazed, it's probably one of the coolest concerts I've ever been to. I highly recommend you check them out if you didn't listen to them already, or check out all of their albums if you only know a few of their songs.
I'm really glad I started going to concerts a bit more frequently again, it's something that gives me a lot of energy and makes me very happy.
I managed to get some physical activity done yesterday, although I had only slept 4 hours the past night. It was 30 minutes of full body exercises, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. I noticed that so far, the area where I have the most difficulty are my legs, but I hope I'll get better soon, because it's also the area where I need to lose some weight. Today, I'm planning on doing exercises exclusively on the abs and to go running a little, but I have no clue how to organize that around my meals and so on. I think I might go running in the afternoon and do the exercises in the evening after dinner, or the other way around or something. I'll figure something out.
And at the begining of next week, I have a friend coming for a couple of days, then I'll just be staying home, then other friends coming over, and then I'm leaving for Budapest for a week at the end of June. I'm at the same time really excited and a bit stressed out that time is flying by so fast, haha.