As another month of February arrives I am constantly reminded by mainstream media that it is black history month. As much as I despise the idea of using one month, the shortest of the calendar year mind you, to try and sum up the entire history of African-Americans, that’s not what I’m here for. I am here to speak of my undying dislike of Tyler Perry movies.
Your the chick in my 5th hour history class, that has turned into more of a study hall because our original teacher is on the run from the cops for having sex with underage girls. We go to this class everyday after lunch and everyone just goofs off and shares gossip. We have a new substitute teacher everyday that is simply there to babysit and make sure the students aren’t fighting or smoking weed in class. We’re half way done with the school year, so the board has practically given up on teaching us anything this year. It’s right around the time when school starts back up after Christmas break, and your the new girl.
“When It All Falls Down…”
So my girl decided to do one of the mystery shopper jobs. She received a money order for $500 and specific instructions. After she cashed the money order she was to spend “X” amount of money at Wal-Mart and rate the customer service. From the cleanliness of the store, customer assistance to cashiering. After that “X” amount of dollars were to be Western Union’ed to the company’s address and again rate the customer service. What was left was hers to keep, to cover time on the job and gas for traveling. She did the first gig, Western Union’ed the money, emailed the tracking number but not the customer service report. The manager called her the next morning and said that he received the tracking number but needed the customer service report. My girl and I figured if it was indeed a scam, the guy wouldn’t be too worried about a customer service report just about the money.
“Everywhere I go they like what happened…”-adVerSity”
Christmas was upon us & LT informed us all that the studio would be closing for “Christmas break”. No further information was given out. We wrapped up the last session and closed the doors. Luckily I had collected just enough hours to graduate on time. Looking for the silver lining in everything I took this as an opportunity to locate paid work. My girl had found work at a temp agency and I started looking into temp work myself and found an office job. I hated it, but had no choice at this point. Things started to come around, bills were getting paid on time but I didn’t come to Hollywood to work in an office.One night while sitting at home watching MTV, “Making The Band” came on and there was LT in the studio with Day 26 wrapping up their album. I felt all kind of ways for whatever reason.
“I got big dreams, visions for this team”-adVerSity
In November of 2007 I wrapped up the last of my classes at The Conservatory of Recording Arts. It was the happiest day of my life. We went through the congratulation speech and it was off to the final step before graduation, the on the job internship. I had been interning at my home recording studio, tracking and giving Pro Tools lessons. I had also spent some time at a local recording studio so I had completed a good portion of my required hours. I figured if I was going to take the first step in my career as an audio engineer I was going to do it the right way. My current girlfriend, a classmate and myself had discussed it and decided to move to the Los Angeles area of California in hopes of landing an internship in one of the high end recording studios in Hollywood.