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Purgatory and stuff

So much going on lately...
For starters, I went to the final Purgatory Saturday and had a blast. I finally got to see neootaku for the first time in almost a year...it had been way too long since we got to see each other. I brought along the Russell after playing clothing designer for him, which was great (I owe him big time for being my hero when I fainted...if not for him, I probably would have gotten stepped on...many times). My friend, Mitch, even made the drive all the way from PA for this. It was so fantastic finally getting to meet him after knowing him for so long. A good time was had by all. Russell and Mitch got a set of fangs made...quite sexy on both of them, might I add. It was just so great seeing people I haven't seen in WAY too long, getting the hell out of the mother in-law's house, and taking in all of the eye candy...I wanted to kidnap a few of the cute girls to bring back to the hotel. Yeah, yeah, I know...bad Mel--I should be punished for the wicked thoughts. Aside from my momentary lapse of consciousness, the only thing I didn't enjoy was Jason not being there...he had to work, and the club scene really isn't his thing.  I did miss out on a bit of the fun simply because I was so distracted by everything, and I took up my usual babysitter stance (I always have to know the people I with me are ok, and I have to make sure at least one of them is nearby so the social anxiety doesn't kick my ass).

Now that I'm back to the usual dull routine. I'm trying to find the motivation to work on school, which is not going as well as I would like for it to. I plan to really start working toward getting my license soonish...it may have to just be a permit right now, but I'll take what I can get. I'm also hoping to find steady work soon. I've still got my occasional lighting jobs, which I enjoy doing, but its not enough.

I'm also trying to prepare for lighting two back to back shows. I'm nervous as hell about one of them since it is the musical of the year for the school I work through, and I pretty much get to fly solo on it. I'm used to being an assistant with these big shows, not the designer/stage manager/brat finder. To make things even more fun, most of the students who know not to piss me off and who have grown to respect me in there graduated last year, which means I have a whole new crop to put the fear of The Mel into. I'm really not that bad...I just get overstressed when working on a show, I don't need it added to by silly high school kids who haven't learned how to listen to anyone, or the divas...ugh, don't get me started on them. So I go into bitch mode and threaten to eat a few souls...I at least give them one warning before I start snarling. The second show won't be as bad, it will only be a commitment of a few days, and will be a dance/vocal recital. They tend to be on the dull side, but are easy to light.

I'm also hoping to get things worked out for another photo shoot.  Things really need to stop getting in the way.  I actually want to be in front of a camera again.


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Apr. 25th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Aha! You've fallen for my dastardly plan to turn you into to a camera whore! Bwah hah hah hah!

Seriously, though, you sound better and I'm very glad of that, doll. Whenever you're ready to get in front of the lens, it will be there for you.

And I love your icon. B-)
Apr. 25th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Lmao, not quite a camera whore. I've just come to realize being in front of a camera isn't always a bad thing, and I had fun working with you...once I got past the initial fear of "holycrap its a camera pointed at me."

Besides, seeing pics of myself that I actually like (which is a rare thing), tends to help the body image a bit.

I'm still stressed about a lot of things, and worried about others, but they aren't eating me alive right now, and I've managed to get some of it worked out a bit.
Apr. 26th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
I am so very glad of that, doll. And very glad you liked the pics. B-)
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