||[Nov. 15th, 2008|07:32 pm]
So, um i do read this thing every day, sometimes twice i day, but i guess its been a while since i've written here. Some things in my life have changed. For instance, did you know that live in hawaii now? Hmmm betcha did, but still, there probably isn't much on here that says that. My last legitimate post, if it can even be called legit, was from right after NY Comic Con. Hmmm that was fun.
Since then, i have resigned from my Museum Job, moved back home to my parents house from the baltimore place, and a few weeks later packed 3 bags and moved to Hawaii.
Now why people allowed me to do this is beyond me, but they did, and for the most part everyone as been very encouraging.
I've been living in Honolulu now for hmmm, math math math about three months? That time simulaniously feels like a just a couple of days and FOREVER. I am living with my friends slight_mishap and Megan. Pat moved out to go to grad school, and Megan like myself moved out because she had an excuse to move to Hawaii.
For a short time i worked at chain bar restaurant, in their store as a sales assosciate selling overpriced t-shirts to drunken sunburnt midwestern couples, and tiny confused Japanese Tourists, who never actually went to the restaurant, but liked the cartoon frog that was on all the Merch. Because that job kinda sucked, i kept looking, and eventually stumbled into THE EXACT FUCKING JOB I WENT TO SCHOOL TO DO. Now this may sound like a weird statement, but at Goucher i studied theater, but with a focus on theater tech, Specifically with hopes of being a Technical Director.
When i got here i took a bike ride around to all the comic shops and chatted and dropped of my resume, but as i expected there were no takers, nice folk, but no takers. I also kept my eye on newspapers monster, jobs.com and all those traditional sources as well as craigslist, and there really wasnt any reference to any theater gigs. I checked all the local theater websites, and found a couple of leads, applied one place and shot out my a quick note to a couple of them just saying: "Hey, im new in town, and availible and interested in overhire or temporary work if ever you have it. Now pat read my note and said it was kind of stupid, (i had included alot of "theater is life" bullshit, but it worked.
Manoa Valley Theater shot me an email saying that they were hiring a TD.
Little more than a month later i have finished the build on my first show, Frost/Nixon, and am planning the build of the next one. calitetra came out to visit me last week, and my family is coming out for X-mas and New Years, were actually going up to the North Shore for Christmas. (Turtle Bay)
So things are going well, I miss family, I miss Crew, and I miss friends from Baltimore, but Hawaii really is as beautiful as it was made out to be.
The weather is amazing, the beaches, the mountains, the flora and the fauna. I often wish i had a pocket sized ornithological expert like say cyaneus to ask about all the amazing birds, that are everywhere, actually i see the most looking out the bathroom window, but thats just TMI.