Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kittens

I got to play with maryanne's cats, and it made me miss sarah's kittens.

Happy new years eve.

You know your working a cirque show when...

...two brazilian boys flipping each other in the air 3 feet away from you doesn't phase you anymore.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Its 48 degrees...

And the sun is shining.

I also got an interview to be a powerpoint designer for 'parenting 101 the musical'.

Its 48 degrees...

And the sun is shining.

I also got an interview for a powerpoint designer position in upstate.

Friday, December 28, 2007

How did your day end?

Mine had a confetti snow storm.

Thats how we celebrated finishing our work shift.

I wish every day ended like this, minus cleaning it up.

The cirque is in town

One sure sign that you are working a cirque show, a man balencing himself one handed on the head of another man.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Have yourself a gateway little christmas

Some families your born into,
Some families you find.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry festivus

I opened 3 shows and worked 71 hours in the last week. I loved every minute of it as well.

Currently, I am taking the train into the city to talk to the man who i've been playing phone tag with.

I hope to see a big christmas tree as well.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Country bar time

Somehow, there were a bunch of people line dancing and giving out free food last night. This is one of the better casts we've had this week.

Thanks you for turning my semi-sober text into a wonderful night cap.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Prince Charming

Day two of 'Meet Me in St. Louis'.

We had our family dinner last night and enjoyed the last time we will probably be all together at the chowder.

Side note: I miss my cat.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

19 1/2 hours later

Loaded in some irish tenors this morning.

Made some good contacts and ran some sound cable.

Finally, at 6 am, I am going home to be back in 8 hours for some more stage work to salvage this set.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My graduation gift

Nothing like a little Dom to celebrate a good thing.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Day one

Got home at 2:30 am. Went to work at 6:45 am.

This is what I helped accomplish in eight hours.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Some things just happen.

What some consider mistakes, others call opportunities.

I'm going to miss la crosse.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Question for the day.

Girl in my art class:

How long have you been colorblind?

My response:

Well, forever, I guess.

Friday, November 23, 2007

EVOL TONIGHT

This is me drinking energy drinks to get pumped up for tonight.

Its going to be sick.

i heart evol.


A little bird came up to me and told me that Evol Intent would be playing tomorrow night in downtown minneapolis. I think that I will have to go.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I feel like my soul is divided

Is there more nutella?

Of course, there is another jar in the cupboard.

...

Please bring the peanut butter to turkey.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Silly poles

I had to remove a chair from the theater because the view from the seat would be horrible if you actually had it as a purchased ticket.

On a side note, I got to trouble shoot a wireless mic for a children's show mid run.

I felt somewhat useful consider I only setup the sound console fueled by a tallboy red bull.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The show sold outboth nights

Frank had a wonderful selection of gobos to choose from. This is one of them.

On a side note, I had food poisoning on friday. I'm feeling much better now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Teena did a great job with the star

This is my assistant doing a dimmer check. You'll also notice how this show is in the round. Two days till opening.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Look Mom

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I am doing something useful in school. I am making people light up on stage.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My new attempt at a blog


I have decided to take one picture a day and make a comment about my day as well. I know this will not be easy, but I will start with Halloween to get this party started on a good foot.

With my quote of the day. For Halloween I have to say "I really like your costume. What are you a sluty (insert job title here)?"

Friday, June 15, 2007

Its Friday

One day till pretentious art party and I am working in the office with no jen till sunday.

Tear.

On the lighter side, I think i'm ordering breakfast today because I'm hungry.

ps. Changeover starts sunday, so don't be suprized if I disappear or don't answer phone calls till wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

it speaks for itself

Look at the left for more pictures.

I will try to get better at doing this more often.

Monday, June 4, 2007

its been awhile

i know I haven't been keeping up, but here is the skinny.

I have yesterday off and I basically slept and worked for most of the day on small projects (laundry, etc).

Watched Jurrasic Park/Silence of the lambs and passed out.

The last week for me has been working on the scanning project and also doing any and every task necessary to the job.

I heart my internship.

Monday, May 28, 2007

memorial day

The parade lasted 10 minutes.

We ate 4 pizzas.

Bought a kitty pool.

And drank some box wine.

Pictures later.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Day off

I saw pirates today and had no idea what was going on most of the time.

Last night

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now

Somehow drinking from the keg got me a little drunk tonight. They said it was root beer.

Woo, biker bar theme.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday night

We got an ipod mixer today and we cleaned the party room.

I am excited about the prospect of tonight and all the work we have put into it. Its a biker theme this week.

ps. bowling was fun last night and we closed down the bar.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The last 4 days

I will sum up the last four days quickly, because I just finished work and need to go relax a little before something else crazy happens.

Monday - Enjoyed pizza and conversation with my coworkers. We all decided that this show is going to broadway at some point, just not sure when.

Tuesday - CHOWDER NIGHT. Shots and a live band at the local bar. Realized that you learn a lot about the company's history when everyone that works with you has been drinking.

Wednesday - Oksana hurt her ankle, but the show must go on. Watched 2 1/2 hours of the Office. That show is amazing.

Today - Oksana is still hurt. Everyone in the office is going crazy trying to figure things out. I am going to go for a walk at some point and enjoy the sunset because it is the end of my day.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Day off

I am exausted after a day of working my ass off.

Time to sleep.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

One show done

Show one accomplished.

Show two, waiting...

Less than 37 minutes in Act II with newly cut scenes. Thank you God.

Alarm

I think I hit the snooze button at least 7 times this morning. I'm glad my roommate is a heavy sleeper. I'm also finding out that john at Jim's deli is one of the most accommodating food people that I have met since I got out there. He always seems to know exactly what we are missing or needing.

I also have realized that everyone seems to know everyone through some random channel of working a tour, at a university, or through some party they attended.

Three more days of spot op-ing, then I will be back to company management intern land till change over or someone else needs to be replaced.

Lastly, we are having an office party tonight. I will be there with coffee mug in hand to enjoy the delicious dishes. I will make a point to not use the phrase, which has been burned into my head 'Cheers to the beers'.

Friday, May 18, 2007

bam!

show - done

celebratory drink - done

Waking up at 8:30 to work all day tomorrow - in progress

tired

I enjoy my job, but I did not get enough sleep last night to be wide awake today.

I did get breakfast/lunch and get to basically sit around and play with flashlights during the rehearsal. I think that this job has made me somewhat humble and I appreciate not being on the top of the food chain for once in a long time.

We get another intern to shadow spot #1 tonight and its press night. Nothing like training in new people.

Oh yea, and there is wine and cheese tonight.

Its raining

I decided to actually wear stage blacks. We are doing a rehearsal from noon to five, and I get to sit upstairs and play with flashlights again.

Show at 8, woot.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cripple fight

One of the carpenters that was also a spot light operator happened to fall on stage (considering its all ice) and gashed open his knee with 8 deep stiches. He is now on crutches.

So now, I get to be Mr. New Spot op.

I really don't mind it, but it is somewhat entertaining have to spot an ice skater when you can't see the light. Damn colorblind genetics.

I am looking forward to the party tonight because I get to bartend till everyone gets their fill and I will be getting hit while serving. Yay free booze.

Its hard out here for an intern. No, actually, not really at all.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Grades

This is what I know so far:

Art History II - A

Choir - A

Digital Media - A

Religion class - A

Yea. I rock.

Day 2

After a long day of laying down carpet and driving to the airport once today, I get to drive out to JFK international and pick someone up at midnight. I cannot complain because I got a delicious dinner and my boss drew a heart around my name on my resume while they were interviewing me by phone.

I heart my job and the people I am working with.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

My first day

I woke up at 10:00 AM this morning to the alarm in the next room. I laid in bed till about 11:30, then I got the strength to get up and eat some apple sauce. Washed it down with an energy drink and was 10 minutes early to work.

I proceeded to sit in a chair hearing the history of gateway through a flurry of names and events. It was a bit overwhelming, but I basically followed her train of thought. I then went to drop off a food order with Erin's assistant. We talked on the car ride and showed me the basics of the town: the bar, deli, and theatre in the next town.

A sandwich and a drink were $11 even. I will be making my food on my own for now. I also got my palm pilot working, and am now able to digitize everything I need to do. My day planner is scheduled out through Wednesday.

We proceeded to get back and I ended up unpacking much of my room: Nintendo wii, clothes, and a few bottles. It makes me think of being back in the boy scouts, but with more drinking and less backpacks.

I made myself a dinner of rice, beans, and some special butter. It has been a good day/night of working. I feel as though I am going to enjoy working here a lot.

I am sitting at my desk currently with a PBR in hand while I am typing this.

Life is good. Lets see how this week goes.

The Gateway Playhouse

After my 20 odd hours of driving from Wisconsin to New York, I was greeted by the amazing company manager, erin and her assistant, AK.

I got a tour of the facilities and proceeded to be handed a beer or 3.

I feel as though its going to be a good summer.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

two left

Week's Accomplishments:

Stage Craft, Digital Media, Art History, Photography finals =

ALL DONE

Tomorrow
Non Profit Accounting

Friday - Religion...

THEN i'm out.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Total Mayhem

Last night was a blast. Good times were had by all.

A good portion of the night was spent in the car because it was so damn cold outside, but it was fun. I will have pictures up within the week of the madness.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Little by little

I edited my video for 8 hours today, bringing the total time shot, captured, and edited to 23 hours in the last two weeks.

The following things have been accomplished in the last 2 days.:

The trebuchet can now fling a tennis ball 14'6".

My account paper is done.

I am about 2 hours away from finishing my photography project. I intend on developing another roll of film and playing in the dark room.

And...

I got my roommate assignment for the summer. He seems good spirited and nice.

much love.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

One credit.

As I went to turn in my paper today for my Non-profit accounting paper, I came to the conclusion that all the accounting majors in my class are completely insane.

My paper was about 6 pages long with a diagram in it. The teacher said 'just set it on the stack'. She then pointed to a stack about 9 inches high worth of paper. They were bound and each was about 1-2 inches thick. What the hell? This is for a one credit class.

ONE!

I was already hungover, so I just gave her my paper and said 'Denise, I respect your time and feel that all that was not necessary. Please understand that when grading.'

She agreed and I left.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Everything due at once.

This is my schedule for EVERYTHING thats due before I can leave the city:

Religion - two - 2 page papers

Non Profit Accounting - Large paper/presentation on the Viterbo Theatre

Stagecraft - Finish my toy

Digital Media - Finish my Video

Photography - Come up with a final project idea/execute it


I'm not worried. I have to do all this plus move myself out of my house.


Dear God.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

While at the library...

I am trying to write a paper for a religion class, who things which I find incredibly funny came to my view.

1) From the book Tortured Wonders, "Orgasmic Climax brings "an almost total extinction of mental awareness; the intellectual sentries are, as it were, overwhelmed."

2) The guy at the computer next to me was trying to translate the following sentence into spanish 'How is the prison food?'


Just thought it was funny.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Map at the bottom

I'm guessing most of the people that read this know me, but I have been getting visitors from all over the world lately. You should look at the map when you scroll all the way down the map. It pinpoints where a person is visiting my blog from and I have a lot of random marks on the page.

As a side note, when you visit my page, you should add yourself to the map with a picture/email because I would really appreciate it, and it would not just be a bunch of dots on a may. I will add myself tonight.

peace.

No electricity and grape jelly

My house has no electricity now. They really weren't joking when they said they would cut it off. I figured since I only have 14 days until I actually have to leave this town I love to call home for the east coast, they weren't going to get to me that quickly, but they did.

I just have one word for the electricity company.... Meh

You were just doing your job. I understand. I have a lantern and who really needs electricity when you sleep? A fridge? Buffet line at the grocery store. Cooking food? They didn't shut off my gas, so screw 'em. This is the second time this has happened to me, so I'm not surprised.

I made a really cool litho print of a picture from the bodega downtown. This is just a placeholder to give you an idea. I am making a 2 image panoramic with some love put into it. I am also putting together 3 different picture with Photoshop in order to get some good experience and say that I accomplished something this semester in my photography class.



I also have made a lot of headway with my photography project. I have an opening shot and a 3rd of it basically edited out. I am doing an odd way of editing I've never tried before. I like to call it 'cut and fuck'. You basically take all your footage, and grind it out. Sync up your audio, and just make cuts accordingly.

Here is a photo of the opening scene.



I also want to say that I heart my friends as well. I was feeling crappy this morning, and then I looked at my phone. I had two text messages from last night.

The first said "Are you coming to the show tonight?" Oops, my bad. I forgot.

The second said "Your book smells like grape juice." I don't know why that's funny, but it is.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Slapping Joe around




There is nothing like faking an interrogation for a directing scene, in which you have to water torture a man, slap him around, and break him down to the point of crying. This is what the room looked like. It was a mixture of Reservoir Dogs plus a mystery.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Little Bear






Sometimes, I just have to represent. Thats just how I roll.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mouse Death Count - 17




I fear for the worst when I have killed 17 of their brothers and sisters in the last few weeks. The raves are getting smaller but more intense. They are now doing circles in the ceilings and being more defiant. Above is a picture of one of them that was taunting me earlier today.

I feel as though I am being stalked. They are getting smarter as well. I found a trap pushed to the center of my kitchen from where I placed it.

Lastly, I have callouses that are starting to develop. They replaced the wooden tube with 3 PVC pipes, which raised the weight of the drop by 20 pounds. Its exactly 19 pulls to get it to height.

Woohoo Drunkard opens tomorrow. Come see it!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fly Crew hurts your hands


Thats what I am doing for the show The Drunkard in the upcoming weeks (we open on thursday). Above is what I am doing. I'm going to have amazing guns after I get this show done.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fohawking it


Plus

Equals



My mother would be proud.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Promade makes your hair shiny



I put some promade in my hair for an 'old time sepia' picture for the theatre, now it won't come out. It feels like I have super glue in my hair that won't dry. Oh how I suffer for my art.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Show choir might be the devil



I just wanted to made it be known that show choir might be the devil incarnate. I really don't have anything to say past that to say today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cancelled an interview and got job offer

I was awoke this morning from a call from Tanya at Utah Festival Orchestra. She informed me that UFOC wanted to schedule an interview with me tomorrow at 10:15 AM. I had been holding out for a call from Erin at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island. I did not want to put all my eggs in one basket and scheduled the interview. It was for a marketing job that I found on Backstage jobs a few weeks ago when I was sending my resume out to 2 theatres a week (I'd like to call that my short-lived summer crisis). I really wasn't too focused on it because I sent them my resume in march, and had yet to really hear a response from them. I then went and illegally parked my car in the school lot and went to stagecraft where we learned about drafting and how to read it.

I then made my way home to find food and a tape I needed for videotaping some primates for my digital media class. Who calls... Erin.

The conversation went something to this affect:

E: Hi is this Ryan?
R: Yes, How may I help you?
E: We've been talking at the office about summer positions and after your interview on Friday, we want you to work for us...

I was happy, ecstatic about the opportunity to work for a company that is "Long Island's only professional Music theatre company" and they have a pool on the premises.



Here's a google earth image of it. Its an hour from New York City and its IN THE HAMPTONS, so that is also entertaining.

Lastly, Great River Shakespeare Festival is putting on Macbeth and As You Like it this summer. I highly suggest you go see both of the plays.

peace.

Monday, April 9, 2007

I heart something Evol

With Easter passing, and Jesus not dead anymore, I just want to throw out a Hazzah for Jesus. Thanks for letting us drink in your name (WWJD - What Would Jesus Drink) on friday and eat lots of batter-fried fish. Its not often I celebrate holidays as hard as this one (April Fools day, New Years, St. Patricks, April 20th) but let me tell you, it was a good one. Just as a last jab to remind all those who were at the passover party last year, I will just throw this one out of someone who can't hold their Jesus AKA Boon's Farm.


Moving forward, I want everyone to go out and find some Evol Intent, Ewun, Mayhem, or Roni Size. I've been doing alot of personal searching for music as of late and come to the conclusion that Drum and Bass is about to break wide open to a point where you will be forced to notice it. Evol is coming out with a full length album this fall and it will be sick from what i've heard.


I will leave you with this closing line:
"They see me rolling, they are hating, controling, they are trying to catch me riding dirty"

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Who wants to go to a rave?

Due to the fact that a close friend is having this rave at his property, I find it quite fitting that I should help to promote it in a tasteful manner that is not only helpful but also insightful to the fruition of this party on May 5Th.

First, this property is gorgeous. Its spacious with many lakes and room for camping. There has been debate on how many stages, but its looking like 3-4 plus a chill room. I think that this will be a great start to the party season. A full description of all the DJs and everything else can be found here.

bring it bitch

I want to get this one in because if you have read my last posting, I might be on Long Island for the summer. If that does end up going down, you can imagine that I will be representing WI partying to the east coast. They don't even know how we kick it.

Secondly, Addict Records is having their 10 year anniversary party on May 4th at the Inferno in Madison. This should be a treat with DOORMOUSE/ Anonymous, Stunt Rock, J-Slim, AbleCain, Gein, and Hypnoassasin. So basically, EVERYONE I LOVE.

This is a must field trip as well. Let me know if you want to hit up either one of these. rclewis@viterbo.edu. much love.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

O.C.D.

I decided to spend some time today working on my music production and came to the conclusion that I have obsessive compulsive disorder with the following:

1) Checking my email/phone (I heard it ring at least 10 times today)
2) editing music till its finished

I will take them in order.

1. I went to school twice today, once to check my email after waking up because I have no Internet/cable at my house and then again after I found some Evol Intent MP3s on my removable hard drive that I did not know existed. I need to clean this out more because I keep finding music. I also have come to the conclusion that I have more music than I think I will ever need. I find a new song that I do not know that I have about once a day. Getting back to the email thing, I did find out that I have an interview tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. with a theatre that produces musicals out in Bellport, NY. The pay isn't the greatest, but its close to another theatre also on Long Island.

My phone has started doing this thing where I think it will be ringing/vibrating when in actuality, I am just crazy.

2. The second time I went to school, I started editing some music together because I might be spinning at a rave thats in early may, but who knows if that will happen. I spent 4 hours going over random music and came up with 2 five minute mixes. You can listen to them Here.

This will probably be my first album cover.
What it do

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Easter is fast approaching.

This is my first post, and hopefully not my last. I've decided to become a 'blogger' and take my anxiety towards whatever out in a more therapeutic way than drinking my problems under the table. With that said, I state the following:

With easter as close as it is, I am reminded of a photo that I made last year. I find it to be something to reflect on spring and the holiday season.

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On a lighter note, I think the mice have taken over my apartment and are planning a rave in my ceiling or plotting to kill me in my sleep. I heard about 20 of them this morning making their daily rounds of scampering, scouring, and making general noise to let me know its morning.