on growing up

I am of the belief that there are only two types of people in the world – people whose parents gave them as much ice cream as they wanted when they were kids, and people whose parents limited their ice cream consumption. And maybe also people who don’t like ice cream, but they don’t count because that’s weird. Anyway. I am 22. If someone asked me whether or not it is fun to be a “grown up,” I would probably just say yes. That alternative is a lot easier than telling the truth. In reality though, it can get pretty miserable. Paying bills and driving cars and worrying what people think and how to do things right and how to interact with other humans and adults and environments and apartments and roommates and friends is hard. Balancing every aspect of a crazy life is not easy. I will say this though – if you are the type that had a limit on ice cream intake, an advantage of growing up is that you can eat ice cream for breakfast. As much as you want. It’s not healthy (debatable), but it is delicious. Those people that were allowed to eat as much as they wanted when they were kids have absolutely no reason to grow up. Why move out and pay bills when you can live at home and pig out on the contents of your parents’ freezer and be content with no job or savings or life? I am glad that I could only have two scoops a night, and that there wasn’t always frozen deliciousness available in the freezer. I now have something to look forward to when I come home from work and class and get time to myself to enjoy life and be grown up, eating all the ice cream that I want, because I have earned it. That’s all. Omnomnom.

Birthday pictures! Fun night ^_^

ridiculous picture of Charlie!


[FAWM-Blog] Day 26

Wrote this the other day and then my brother went through my bag and I think he accidentally saw it and now he probably thinks I’m so strange yay..

Note: I will most likely never perform this in public, because someone might think that I’m racist. Or a gay.

So…I said that my Homework song was the strangest thing I’ve ever written. This one beats it. By a lot. Written as a response to the FAWM tweet a few days ago asking to write a love song for someone of the same sex. This is for Kevin <3

If We Both Age (Asian Soulmate)
Michael Natrin Fawm 2011 - 11 - If We Both Age (Asian Soulmate)

Michael and Kevin
besties <3

[FAWM-Blog] Day 23

Moving closer to the end of the month!! Stress >.< Em and Todd and I were in the Delaware News Journal yesterday for FAWM (: ABC interview is scheduled for tomorrow too so exciting.

Just finished this song that I wrote last night. This is by far the strangest song that I have ever written or sung..let me know what you think (:

The I Should Be Doing My Homework Right Now Song
Michael Natrin Fawm 2011 - 09 - The I Should Be Doing My Homework Right Now Song


Battleshy Youths
Battleshy Youths in the woods

Dave Powlison is awesome and met up with us on Sunday. More pictures will be posted very soon (:

[FAWM-Blog] Day 03

I stayed up wayyy too late last night. Currently on my mountain dew break at work. They don’t have very good coffee, so I settle for my cold caffeinated beverage of choice. Excited to write more tonight..somehow fitting in a dinner with my bestie, a meeting with my father, and seeing two different bands at two different places tonight too yay

Guitars waiting for me at home omnom

Updates: recorded this right when I got home – one take of each guitar part. I didn’t want to defile this with words, except the title, “Marc Come Home” because Marc is never home ):

Marc Come Home
Michael Natrin Fawm 2011 - 02 - Marc Come Home (Instrumental)

Tell me what you think!