2019: One Hundred and Thirty Three

Man, I had massive plans for today. I thought I’d wake up, go run, and then run some bank errands that I had pending in the morning. Then I had plans of cooking myself some good lunch, and then heading out again for a swim, or some basketball. Coming home, working, and then cooking dinner and sleeping.

I did maybe 10% of that.

See, whenever I come home, I come home to teething problems of a house resurging from being shut to becoming fully operable. So we’ve got a standard run of checks we run as a family: electricity everywhere, water everywhere, WiFi, the stove, the fridge, and a couple of other things. If everything’s green, we’re good to go. If one thing goes kaput, we deal with it and figure out how to get it up and running.

I woke up this morning and the electricity was what chose to go kaput. Thus started a day of waiting on people and hurrying people to fix a problem – mostly because I wanted access to the comfort of my air conditioner again. It isn’t even that hot in Bangalore, but having access to an electronic gadget is a privilege that I have been afforded, so ensuring I am able to have the option of whether or not to exercise that privilege (choosing the negative response more often than not) is not an option I will easily let go of. Atleast not without some attempt to ensure I can get things functioning.

I’m pleased to say that everything’s up and running now. About 5 hours of waiting later.

I did my waiting on the couch, because the only room with the electricity working was the hall – so I was able to use my fan, which rocked.

Anyway, speaking of electronics, I must tell you what I purchased for my birthday. Using some money I had earned as a result of my internship at WIMWI, I purchased a Novation Launchkey Mini. This is a MIDI Keyboard, a keyboard that you connect to your computer, and use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to trigger sounds on the keyboard and record and make music. It’s a device that I’ve longed for since Grade 9/10, when I first started recording piano covers – and then when I went into using FL Studio to make orchestral music. I’m looking forward to learning how to use Ableton Live over the next 3-4 months and then starting to upload music again on my Soundcloud without being called out for copyright violations by the community owing to sampling.

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