in comparison to 2006, i can vouch that this year was way more positive :
the following i can remember:
.doing yoga for my senior project
.volunteered at tlc academy from nov 2006 - june 2007- best place ever!
.bought my cycle for my 18th b-day
.recorded our split 7" in portland with devin from the black black black-coming out early 2008 from what i hear now
.longest relationship so far ended in may w/jackie
.finished with high school- magical times.
.traveling by my lonesome to germany and romania.
-germany: stayed with my mom's sister a couple of days in koln.
went to clarholz up in nordrhein-westphalia to attend cry me a river fest where i saw ed gein, trainwreck, and zann. a guy from dusseldorf by the name of heinrick let me sleep in his friends car with him and gave me a ride at 6 in the morning to the trainstation. thank you!
spend the next 3 days in berlin; not too impressive really, went to zann's record store and gave em the last slice of butter cd's, and roomed with this old australian guy who's been all over the fucking world. the beer was good tho.
went back to koln for 2 days, spent a long long time in the frankfurt airport waiting for my flight to sibiu, romania. almost made a nice gypsy girl from the czech rep. loose her train to vienna.
-romania: spent most of the time in sibiu with my friend bogdan, went to one of my friend's cabin in this small village by the name of cut. got way too drunk one night, took all my clothes off from sweating so much, and almost passed out in his bathtub. went to bucharest to visit armina and ira, learned lots of shit in bucharest at this bar called cool cat, then proceeded to vama veche on the black sea with ira and armina. met the nicest dudes they were friends with (gonza, puff, and others), got introduced to drum and bass for real, crazy ride back to constanta in this taxi cab where we caught the train from. somehow lost a lot of money my last night at the black sea and had no money for a train ticket, thank you armina and ira for everything. spent more valuable time with my relatives, my friend i haven't seen since 7th grade came to sibiu (he moved to the indiana).
.tour down to california with travis:
-ate lunch with typhoon in my backyard out in the soon, served by my kind mom. played the kick-off show at camp nowhere with typhoon.
-played on a bus in oakland with typhoon
-before playing at the smell in LA, juan travis and i went to get some grub, robert flew down to hang and surprise the shit out of me by being there in the restaurant. kicked it in LA, and san diego with juan, michael, and travis; went to a tight beach down in s.a. too.
-longest time spent at the wheel in my life was on the last day of tour: from oakland to seattle- 11 hrs.
-2 days later played our 1st show in vancouver, bc- will came along and made shit great; thanks :).
.college at ubc (vancouver, canada):
-best 3 months of my life so far; had the best roommate i could ask for: ken chase from santa rosa, ca. he isnt coming back next semester though so i'll get a new roommate- cross yr fingers! met a lot of nice international students and canadians. came back to seattle quite a bit to play shows. started buying and listening to vinyl- what was i thinking all these years?! got a job at the ubc daycare on campus this october. passed all my classes- come visit, already!
here's to 2007, and 2008 which i hope won't disappoint too hard.
-catalin serban vulcan