Monday, April 16, 2007

Fingers in many pies

...or so the saying goes.

I woke up at 9:00 last night after having simply fallen asleep around 5:00 after a nice hot shower. I had spent the better part of Sunday in my robe, contemplating many things, but mostly school, the upcoming assignment due on Friday as well as the final exam.

The weekend was nuts - I didn't know which end was up from Friday morning till Sunday afternoon. L. was on time for work in the office at 8AM on Friday, and I think we said all of ten words to each other as I was on my way out the door. I hit the chiropractor at 8:15, the barber at 9:00 and back to the office with coffee in hand (for L., not me. I seriously think coffee and I are parting ways) I had a contract for sound at a political rally downtown to be set up at 11, finished by 1:00. Then it was across town to pick up our new lighting rig. This makes me happy. We're now proud owners of a stage lighting kit. The deal was far too good to pass up. Back in the Christmas season of '05 I had made a new alliance with a lighting company and our professional bond has increased significantly to the point I got a really great deal on some par cans, dimming packs and a lighting desk. I think this will warrant another blog post for the techie types who drop by here. Keep an eye out for "Boys and Their Toys" coming soon to an Armchair near you. It was then home for a shower, a quick change and off to massage therapy: better than drugs, man!

Friday ended with a Tazo Chai at Starbucks, which was a really, really bad idea at 8:30 at night. By 1:30AM I was wide awake, still dog-tired, and super-frustrated. This translated to my dragging my feet on Saturday ALL DAY! I did get to use the new lighting rig, so there was some pleasure in the end.

This entire week is blocked off for essay and final exam prep. For the following three weeks I'll be focused on business until the new semester starts on May 15th. In that time, too, I have been promised a sneak-preview of the reading list for the term (it helps when you take booze to class, but that's a whole other story...) so likely I will be up to my what's-it in rhyme.

Did I mention I went back to the theatre for a second glimpse of "Reign Over Me"? I was in a really weird space after the flu last Monday and just felt like being entertained. Films - especially those I've already seen - are great for that. No effort required. What a fantastic film.

That's it for now. I'll be back in a few days with an update on Wordsworth, death and the finalexam.


Anvilcloud said...

When you write about Wordsworth, you'll find out what your words are worth. (Can't resist.)

Ba Doozie said...

I really liked that movie also. I'm watching The Prestige again too.

lots to digest You need some lounge pants.

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