Personal musings, plans and devices of an engineer/artist
This thing is apparently called a racquetball..er… Racquet. It is supposed to get me in shape with my wife. I am still not sure how to use this? Can’t even find the power button

This thing is apparently called a racquetball..er… Racquet. It is supposed to get me in shape with my wife. I am still not sure how to use this? Can’t even find the power button

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She is not “my girl.”

She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

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Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist    (via joielalune)

This one is good

on the verge…

Haven’t been on much lately, simply because big things are on the move. Over the past 6 months, my university employer has been working hard at getting the budget for a full time Technical Director. Up until now, our studio has been operating with two part time TD’s acting as one when we can. This last week, the full time position was announced. The position is only being kept open until the 1st, and advertising is being kept to internal notices.

Many of my co-workers have expressed their opinion that I should fill the position, and it flatters me that they feel I am the right fit. As an Audio Engineer and former union stage manager, my skill sets match the studio perfect. The pay is low compared to the rest of the industry at $37k/year (but it is Arizona, where everything pays less). But, my family would get access to university education for practically free along with the typical health/dental/state 401(k) and whole host of “partner” bennies that other companies give to university employees. The fact that my wife can go back to school is like having an extra $15k a year! And, after doing corporate and freelance gigs for so long, a regular paycheck with no “off season” almost sounds like a dream.

I decided to go for it, knowing I have a good chance. If I keep two or three small contracts I have, that will put me at around $45k a year. For a full time gig in the arts, that is not too shabby. Having such a gig would put me in that top ten percent in the US of theatre employees who actually have full time positions, which is rare here

I will know something by the 2nd week this month. Wish me luck!!!

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To all the members of the rental company at my theater…

stage-managers-are-magic:

Don’t leave your shit on the stairs to my booth. Just because you do not witness the magic that is the stage management I execute to make your show occur does not mean that it does not happen.

#theater #stage manager #get out mah house

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If I saw this at my venue, that SM would be fired in a hot minute.

It is one thing to be angry. It is yet another thing to vent on an anonymous blog (god knows we all need to vent). But, to treat a PAYING rental company like trespassing teenagers at a local pub and to actively condescend them like you OWN the venue is beyond unprofessional. This, in a union house, would not only get you fired but would follow you around, making unemployment a common facebook status update.

Juvenile behavior like this does NOT belong in the professional world.  addressing their director, making a CIVIL, PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT or even casually putting up a sign so they know that the stairs lead to the booth, and must be kept clear would ALL have more effective results.

And, they would keep you employed longer.

Stop acting like a jealous secondary school kid who didn’t get the lead in the fall play and act like the professional craftsperson you SHOULD be.  

Remind me why I am putting myself through this torture 5-6 times a week? At least I don’t pay what the average person does for this torture. University benefits… Yay?

Remind me why I am putting myself through this torture 5-6 times a week? At least I don’t pay what the average person does for this torture. University benefits… Yay?

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ziarecordexchange:

Happy birthday to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
"People… of the universe! Tonight… is the night.. when the skies will open, and spray forth a divine hand with pointed finger! And it will say… everybody… you’re not just a duck… YOU ARE HUMAN! YOU ARE HUMAAAAN!!!"

ziarecordexchange:

Happy birthday to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.

"People… of the universe! Tonight… is the night.. when the skies will open, and spray forth a divine hand with pointed finger! And it will say… everybody… you’re not just a duck… YOU ARE HUMAN! YOU ARE HUMAAAAN!!!"