lots of balls in the air…

I’m juggling a lot of things right now. So, to make myself feel better, I’m going to list them, and then they won’t seem so bad. Here goes!

– Work is rapidly becoming busy. I have a big deadline on Monday that I need to hit, so I’ll probably have to come in this weekend. Which will be difficult because…

– This weekend is the last ASMC weekend. Gala is Friday night, and my family’s coming into town, which will be a lot of fun. But it means I have to leave work a little early on Friday, and stay up late Friday night (gala doesn’t end until around midnight), plus two shows Saturday and Sunday, and the cast party on Sunday.

NIWeek is rapidly approaching, which doesn’t necessarily make me more busy (I’m not doing a presentation or anything), but lots of people around me are busy, which means I might need to help them, and it’s harder to get help for myself. (cue “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends” music…)

– I have a list of tasks that I’ve been putting off because of the musical that I really need to do, like get my car oil changed (next week! for real!)

djedi‘s birthday is coming up! That’s fun.

– Wrote some more code for djedi, and will be working on blamantin‘s stuff again soon, I think.

– Charlotte’s Web rehearsals start on Tuesday. So, I’ll have rehearsals, and I need to learn my lines.

– I’m playing Space Trader, an addictive game on my Palm.

Well, that doesn’t seem so bad. See, there!

some linking goodness

(this post is refreshingly void of content)

Google Maps added a hybrid mode (that shows satellite imagery with street names, etc. overlaid) which I’ve added to my map as well. It looks reallly nice…something about the way the text is outlined in a different color to make sure you can see it or something…

This and this are very cool photos of many, many bouncy balls bouncing down a San Francisco street (supposedly for a commercial of some sort). Super!

Someone used my map to help them. That makes me happy!

tired, and ugh

So this weekend was ASMC weekend #1. The show Friday night didn’t go very well, but the rest of them (3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday) went from fine to good. All the shows (except for the friends and family Friday show) sold out, which is quite a difference from last year (perhaps because “Peter Pan” is a better draw than “Fractured Fairies and Tails”, which is a little less clear exactly what it is). I had fun, but it really drained my energy so I was both physically and mentally tired by Sunday evening. The kids seemed to enjoy it, though, so that’s good.

So I’ve been stressed this weekend and today about totally different things. Today I’m stressed about work, which I think is a sign that I need to be less invested in my work. Which I’m not good at doing. So, um, we’ll see how that goes.

The other thing I’ve been stressed about (I think this is the big thing) is Charlotte’s Web – I started trying to learn my lines during performances and downtime this weekend, because lately I’ve been almost entirely unable to not do something I consider “productive” during free time. But that’s another story. Anyway, I’m really worried about learning all my lines (there are gobs and gobs of them). And I’m having second thoughts about the whole thing (not in the sense of backing out – I’ve already signed a contract and all that, but whether I would say yes again if I had the chance). It’s not like I’ve ever done any sort of “real” theater before…the acting and stuff was all incidental to the singing.

So, I’m a little down.

some thoughts

So djedi and I visited his brother and sister and Houston this past weekend. We watched a few movies – “The Importance of Being Earnest” (rented) and “Bewitched” (in the non-Alamo Drafthouse theater). “Earnest” was pretty good – I have the vague recollection of either seeing a movoie version, or reading the play, or something before, but not enough that I knew what was going to happen. It was entertaining! “Bewitched” was…OK. I guess I didn’t realize it was a romantic comedy, which it very much is. And it was a bit sappy at times. Will Ferrell was good (as expected), and Nicole Kidman wasn’t bad. Plus Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell had small parts, so that was kinda neat, too 🙂

It was interesting – they had placards in front saying that taping movies was illegal and they would kick you out (or arrest you? can’t remember…), which I think are relatively new, or maybe I haven’t been to an Edwards theater in a while. Then, during the movie, an usher walked in (with a lightsaberish thing so he could see a little) and walked across the theater and then back to the entrance. This happened twice, so I’m wondering if he was doing it to (somewhat) surreptitiously check for people filming it. *shrug*

Aside from that, we grilled hamburgers (which turned out well, although a little less done than we would have liked), played some video games and board games, and went out to supper. Rehearsal started at 1 on Sunday, so we had to leave early to make it back in time (which we did!), which was a shame.

ASMC Tech week is going pretty well, although I’m tired after every rehearsal (our choreographer says that if we’re not sweating by the end, we’re not working hard enough. I’m working hard enough!) It’s fun to see the show come together, though, and it definitely is coming together.

Random referrer: Searching for built-in bookcase on Ask Jeeves brings up a picture of my apartment (with, in fact, a built-in bookcase). Nifty.

Work is going well…have another project that hopefully I can wrap up by the end of next week. That would be sweet! There are some interesting NI blogs written by employees, which would be kinda neat to do at some point. Maybe. I never know how much I can talk about “publicly”…

more referrer fun

Are these real? Is someone messing with me?

Got searches from Yahoo! for both naked bike race pictures and naked beer slide (from different IP addresses). Either way, it’s pretty funny 🙂

I’ll most likely be incommunicado (sp?) for a while – out of town this weekend and tech week for ASMC (come to the Gala! It’s lots of fun!) starts Sunday, which means my next free day is a week from Monday. Which seems like a long time away. But I’m sure it will be fun, albeit tiring.

Work is going quite well – made a major breakthrough yesterday and today. Others didn’t seem as excited, but oh well. I’m excited 🙂

Having one’s ego stroked once in a while is nice, although one has to be careful not to let it go to one’s head.

quick referrer fun

Before I head to bed, a few fun referrers:

– If you search for Scary Clown Gallery on ask.com, you get a picture of me in ASMC. At least this query makes sense!

Dang! The other two have changed – I guess Yahoo! reindexed recently (the search terms were PHOTOS WEIRD LOOKING WOMAN and CARTOON PHOTOS OF SAILORS). I really have no idea how my gallery got on there…

Oh well. Another common one I get a fair bit is pictures of sinkholes on Yahoo, which leads to a a picture of Old Wiess. Heh.