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September 19th, 2009 (06:10 am)

Do you know what happens when I am awake at 6am with nothing to do? I job search, then I apply, then I start actually considering going to the first interview... in florida. Round trip the flight is $193, then I would need to find a hotel, and figure out how I would get there.
I am going to think about this tomorrow, and I think I'm going to go to the interview. I want a change, I will apply at a couple of places while I'm there maybe.

Gonna have to figure out a hotel. I really think I'm going to go, I need to jump out on a limb.

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Long time no post

September 19th, 2009 (05:01 am)

Can't sleep. Not sleeping gives me way too much time to think. Thinking only makes me unhappy because for one reason or another I can't seem to think of happy things. Why is that? When you are tired, and obviously should be sleeping because it's 2am, now 5am, why can't you sit and think of lovely things?

I wonder sometimes at my discontent. It comes and goes, some days I feel perfectly happy with how my life has directed its self. Other days I think I've made horrible choices and should have taken other paths. I've had other options, I could have stayed in school in NY, I could have taken the job at Disneyland, I could have not gone to school to do theatre at all. Now I'm working at Six Flags, making just over minimum wage and still living with my parents. No relationship to speak of and very little hope for one in the future. After all the only people I meet are people in similar situations to my own.

Not that I dislike my job, I love it most days. I get to do some amazing things. I can open the window at the Dolphin booth while loading music and watch the boys as they play. While working on setting levels on music I can stand in a tunnel with Sharks swimming over head. Trying to solve the mystery of a very old microphone I get to meet a walrus. It's only that there isn't any room for advancement there. Maybe if I hang around long enough I could become a lead, but it isn't that big of a step up. So as much as I like my job I have to search for a new one in January. And I think I will be ready to make big steps then, be willing to jump out there and apply for things away from home.

This is what happens when I can't sleep and if I left my room the dog would bark again because my dad is out of town. Silly dog barks at every noise if she thinks it might be my dad.

I should try to sleep again, I should go to rehearsal for TTC at 9:30, but I agreed be at work at 10:45 to help finish setting levels at Shark Experience. You might think that gives me pleanty of time at least be at part of rehearsal but no I may be able to spend about 5 minutes there before I have to head to Vallejo. Stupid parking difficulties. They went and built a roller coaster where the employee lot was now there is very little employee parking. Even on closed days when there are just the animal folks and a few from each department getting ready for the weekend and the lot is half full.

Maybe I will use this time to start a load of laundry and job search. Hope the dog doesn't bark

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June 20th, 2009 (10:23 pm)

current mood: groggy

I never post anymore, far too busy.
Work has been going well, at least at DK. I've learned the audio for all the shows now, I just need to learn to do the camera switcher for the Killer Whale show. It's nice not having to worry about learning a lot.
And yet it's still exhausting because of the weather. it's been warm lately, I won't even venture to say it's been hot, because I know it will get worse. I don't even think it's hit 90 yet. Tomorrow is going to be crazy, the park will be packed. The schedule for the day is kinda hectic too. So long as I get my break in the afternoon I'm ok with that. Today I got out of lunch at 2:00 and was running around like crazy. I wouldn't have gotten a break if I didn't insist on taking it. I only took maybe 6 minutes and it made me later than usual to set up my camera and then the silly thing wouldn't work. So first thing tomorrow morning. Setting up the camera to see why it wouldn't work.

Work in fairfield has been slow, which is good. However the college stuff has been falling behind. I'm supposed to stage manage The Producers. But I'm starting to wonder if that is a good idea. I'm so scatter brained and forgetful lately. Already I'm forgetting to do things and we haven't even gone into rehearsals yet.
I just wish there were more time in the day. Because as it is now I am going to go to sleep because I have to make sure to leave earlier tomorrow because there is Sharks in the Dark  tonight and they are parked in the Employee lot, so extra cars that don't belong taking up the few parking places we have.

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May 25th, 2009 (09:40 pm)

Bleh, headache again today! I've been getting headaches with more regularity these last few weeks. I'm not sure if it's the stress from stage managing. The reading of small print in dim light, or the staring at the stage from far away.
What ever it is, my brain hurts, and I'm tired of the pain and nausea every time I move.  I should get some sleep. I'm starting to be grumpy stage manager Crystal, and just stage manager me is scary enough without me being grumpy and snappy on top of that.

Too much to do!!!!

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May 18th, 2009 (10:48 pm)

The pace I've been going for the last few weeks is really starting to show in my attitude lately. I still try to be cheerful, and not get snappy, but it's been difficult to keep my comments to myself. I've found myself mumbling to myself things I shouldn't say aloud, and they are usually said loudly enough for who ever they were about to hear purposefully. I'm not sure if it's the lack of sleep, or lack of time between shows.
I've been going almost non stop for quite some time, and once Music Man is finished I will be going almost directly into Hello Dolly.
At least there is Comic-con to look forward to. I think I'll try to take a day off before it to catch up on sleep, and one after as well. I just need to figure out what I'm going to do costume wise for Comic-con while I still have people that can help me get it going.

Bleh I need sleep.

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May 14th, 2009 (10:28 am)

There has been so much going on. I worked on tech of Wizard of Oz, then went straight into tech for Music Man, that will last three weeks. And I just realized I will be going almost directly into tech for Hello, Dolly after that. Which means my hopes of a vacation between Music Man and Hello, Dolly are now crushed. I really want a vacation. A fly to Disneyland and stay in a nice hotel vacation. Or at least something equally fun.

My parents are visiting my brother and sister in law this week, and the house has been so quiet. I do miss being in my own apartment. If only things hadn't gotten so weird with my money. I don't know why I have such problems keeping track of my funds. Of course with my job in Fairfield going away, I wouldn't have been able to keep the apartment anyway.
I had a discussion with a lady in the production office of the college the other day. And it really got me thinking. What is it I want to be doing? I enjoy what I'm doing now, but I do feel kinda stuck.  Once I get through Producers at the end of Oct I think it's going to be time for me to decide and actually do something.

For now I better do something today. I need another black polo for work, and maybe a few in other colors for looking presentable at the college during a show.  Then some laundry, and maybe clean up the house a bit, but since it's just me really there isn't much to clean up.

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What to do next

April 28th, 2009 (05:11 pm)

I've been considering my options as far as work and stage managing. After several discussions with various people I decided not to stage manage the youth theatre next year. Now instead they are offering me to stage manage the main stage musical... The Producers. I really only have til tomorrow to decide auditions are next week and I would start then.
I don't really like the show and I dont think I want to but I will consider it.

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April 23rd, 2009 (08:32 pm)

for now I have an icon for work topics

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April 23rd, 2009 (07:46 pm)

I've spent the last couple of days working a little at DK rehearsing for the shows I had not yet gotten the chance to work. It's been great, weird to be there when the park is closed, but nice. This afternoon I spent some time at Dolphin Harbor running cues and getting familiar with the show. Then I went over to Shouka Stadium. After playing with the sound there, I pulled out my camera, and I thought I would take pictures of a couple of my coworkers

Merlin - The Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

Shouka The Killer Whale (did you know a Killer Whale is part of the Dolphin family?)

The trainers were working with them while we were in the booth after rehearsing audio so we watched for a bit. It's pretty facinating watching the trainers interact with the animals.
Now I need an icon for when I'm talking about work...

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Todays special assignment

April 22nd, 2009 (08:42 am)

Today (the day formally known as my day off) I am going to work at DK, and will be.... learning audio for the Dolphin Show! I'm really excited. It's the one show left I don't know something on. I can do Audio for Bird and Sea Lion, Camera for Killer Whale, now Audio for Dolphin. The park is closed today, so I can wear shorts and just be comfortable since I have to be outside in this heat. Thankfully the audio booths are air conditioned and the one at Dolphin is set into the ground and shaded.
Other than that nothing new. I'm nearly caught up on episodes of 'Chuck' just 4 to go, but a lot happened in those 4 episodes.

Ok, off to work!

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