I wasn't baby crazy when I got here in September, I swear. Is it 'cause spring is here? Is it 'cause I've found a guy I would gladly give up everything for? Is this biological clock thing not actually bullshit? Lori and I spent a while at lunch talking about having kids earlier rather than later and how awesome it is to make it all up without the help of Dr. Spock. Whaaaat the fudge. But anyway, I don't need to worry about that just yet. http://www.youtube.com/embed/tJRzBpFjJS8
Soooo an update? Je ne sais pas, there are so many things! Sweeney nearly killed me, I've worked extreme hours before and seen sunrise from the other end at a venue before, but never as the only one doing my job. It's the closest I've ever been to having an eating disorder before-- everything was so stressed and short on time that leaving the theatre to eat or sleep seemed like a waste. I'm pretty sure those were 60-80 hour weeks from the beginning of January through the production. I'm still burnt out from it, and it's been a month. Not a great attitude to kick off a new term. On the other hand, this term looks like it will be light a fluffy. I'm teaching Stagecraft and a one student lighting/sound design course, which makes me realize how impatient I can be with other peoples' thought processes.
I went with Mollie and the music department to Canada for the first week of break. Straight out of dance onto a bus. Or... a van. We were a few people too many to all fit on the charter bus, so I went in the van with a few kids and all the celli. It was pretty lovely, we went to Montreal, Ile-aux-coudres, and Old Quebec City. Lotta French, lotta culture, lotta music, and lotta kids. And my first time out of the country, what an introspective journey! I missed Jonny like mad, it's still insane how electric it is.
I went back to the shop for a couple days after Canada, and once I gave them my availability for the week they said "oh good, you're going on tour!" Whaaaat? And thus ensued my first rock tour. Granted it's the Boston Legends shinding, so it was all conventionals and a four show stint, but definitely a great intro to the trials, tribulations, and time pressure of a tour. There's another leg going out in April with a slightly different billing and rig, so I'm rearranging some classes and dorm duty so I can go. Every job posting that looks juicy to me requires touring experience, so here's a start.
One of the stops was at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, where Allison had taken me for a wee tour and introduction back in December. Since I had a chance to work with them, they bumped me up on the overhire list. I've got a couple hours coming up next week, which is an awesome connection to have. I miss working in a road house. Just being there made me all reminiscent. I might've gotten one of the kids onto the show call too, for wardrobe. We'll see.
Me and Jonny are up to two goats, a housebroken mini-pig, and some chickens. Now all we need is a yard. It is ridiculous. Good grief I love him. Off to see him play in Cambridge!