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In other news I have finally purchased a new bicycle. I have yet to regret it. I haven't driven my car in days. Today I even went grocery shopping with it. Its just a great way to get around.
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I find this whole thing interesting(well interesting enough to make a blog post about it). I generally don't speak out about stuff like this enough so I thought this was worth posting.
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For those who want a look at the supporters groups which all all nonprofits here are their websites
After New Years, Tyler and I heading up to Sun Valley for a couple days. I made a stop over in Pocatello on the way up there to have lunch with Bobbie, Devin, and heybtch2780. Which was fun. Traveling with Tyler is awesome and a little taxing at the same. Most of the time we had crazy interesting conversations about life, economics, and love(among others). We talked about some things we hadn't spoke about. I feel like the trip rebuilt my friendship with him.
Coming back to that trip, I had a few days to get organized for the new semester. This semester has been full of new experiences, including TAing the lighting 2 class. In addition to that I am taking costume design, a history class and a multidisciplinary course on Drug laws and policy. The drug class is forcing me to think in new ways and look at things in many levels.
Sundance was crazy. I saw more movies then I ever want to see in a week.
and This is the end of the January recap
I am writing this from my ipod while waiting for the Utah / byu game to start. We shall see how much I can type before the game starts.
I rang in the new year in a little more social form then in past years. On new years eve I worked the Three Dog Night concert at the the Eccles center in Park City. After that I was able to get down to Salt Lake in time to celebrate midnight at Alex and Daves house.
Games starting finish this later
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I am busy with school. I even acted like a theatre student yesterday. I spent the mourning painting a show in the Babcock theatre, and then after my international relations class I spent the afternoon hanging lights in the Studio 115 for my upcoming show.
RSL made the playoffs which is huge. The sad thing is I will not be able to see any of the games because of work. I think this summer was the last of me being a regular in the stands cheering on the the team. Next summer it doesn't look like I will get to see many games, as I just applied for a job in California for the summer. Oh well I should still get to see the spring and fall games. My goal is still to travel to one away game a year to.
Well this entry turned depressing. I should update more later.
I end up leaving the house at 830 to swing in the Eccles theatre a couple of minutes early for the 9am call. The load in starts and after a few hours I find I am having a fun time. the road crew is fun and knows what they are doing. By 1pm when I done helping with load in. In the intervening 4 hours I had helped upload the semi and got to play with some new LED lighting fixtures in addition to focusing. After leaving the Eccles I head across town to the Egyptian to look at the broken equipment. I decide to fix it by wiping its memory and reloading it. The thing starts working fine. By the time I finish with that the crew is finished their preshow and I head with one of them to get coffee before I head down the mountain.
First off let me say I was surprised of how warm a reception I received at the Egyptian. Anyway, on the way to cows to get coffee the discussion turned to religion. I mentioned that I still consider myself a christian. Kat, how I was walking with, said he considered me a Buddhist because of how calm I am. This statement took me aback. And is still echoing around my brain giving me ample things to think about.
So I continued down the mountain and headed to my internship/rehearsal at Plan B theatre company. For those that that don't know I got a internship at Plan B as a live folly artist(just google it) for the month of October. This internship is becoming more and more something that I am greatful to be doing. I learning a whole new things, ideas and philosohpies about theatre and sound design that I have never consider before. The rehearsal lasted for five hours, it was the first time I ran the show with a cast. It was 8pm when it finished. After that I picked up a coworker and headed back to park city for the load out at the eccles.
After the day was done, I realized what I had been dreading was nothing more then me over thinking the day. I loved that I was exposed to many different things and types of theatre in a single day.
The opening of the new RSL stadium was amazing and glorious and only sullied by the result of game.
After started out the week not so well I received several pieces of good news on Thursday. I capped the day off by going to the Utah vs. Oregon State game. Its was a great game and I was part of the student section rushing the field. Friday I hung out and ran into David who was smiling like an idiot. Yesterday I worked a fairly crappy jazz concert. The band managed to play with inspiration or frankly anything else that make music enjoyable. The more memorable part of the day was taking trax to work and walking in the rain to get there.
I have been writing poetry lately. Here one of them:
reading the weather report
I see the first
winter storm warning
of the season
I am not
covered by it
it covers areas
higher more mountainy
I am now I
In a urban area
if you can
what can I do
but dream of the days
that I might
return the mountains
and once again
be at the whims
of the wind
and moisture patterns
At 1030pm I decided I should check my email and read a chapter of a webnovel then go to bed.
At 2am I update livejournal.
And still I wonder why I have trouble waking up before noon.
Or maybe the bigger issue is that I am on the internets at 1030pm on a saturday night.
While with some small downsides school is going sportingly other aspects of my life leave something(or many things) to be desired. I need to shake things up soon. I haven't really shaken things up on purpose since april/may of 07. Back then I decided that I was the only one responsible for my happiness. While this is an idea I try to abide by, sometimes to my regret I forget about it for a while. I feel comfortable enough to try changing other ideas I have about life and how I live life.
While looking back at the decisions I made with the mindset of me being responsible for my own happiness. Some of them where great success. Among other things getting into soccer and joining the RCB is continuing to be a source of happiness. Joining the RCB also reminded or taught me that for everything in life you do you get more out it if you put more into it. For all the positive this has had there have been some downsides as there are with any course of action. I have turned even more inverted. I need to think of other people more and with more compassion. I need to be more comfortable in social situations.
I think to achieve these goals I need to be a little more assertive in life. While I am overall happy; I want more satisfaction and therein lies the rub. Maybe I need to risk some of my friendships and relative peace with people in my daily life to become a better more content person. Maybe I need to make a enemy to find a true friend. Hell maybe I even need to ask someone out to a date.
While these things are all wonderful, The thing I hope to remember the from the trip was a small favor I did. I was riding the bus into town and on the way a old woman asked the driver for directions to a place in town. The bus driver explained how to get where was headed. She still looked confused. I offered to show her to where she was going. I was then blown away by the feeling of happiness and joy that was coming from her. I really didn't know how to react. I then walked her to where was going and went on my way.
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