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Mar 08, 2006 01:28 # 42180

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Come and see the real thing.

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It's all happening at the moment my friends. Thought I'd drop you a line of happiness, something that doesn't seem to happen all that often here. I've officially started university and I am loving it. I'm studying Classical Mythology, Texts and Contexts, Read and Writing Literature, and The Language of Performance. It's awesome. Basically I've already read almost every text i have to study over the next semester over the past few years so I can stad back and chill for a while...

Well I could if I wasnt currently in the middle of (drum roll please..) my first paid production as a Lighting Designer! I've made it! Finally! My ex-high school are finally paying me to come back and light up their shows. It's fantastic.

I'm meeting a whole heap of new people and the beginnings of a posse are forming with my uni crowds. the Arts society ball is coming soon at the end of March, which should be very entertaining: it's a fetish theme... I've joined all the various theatrical societies and am basically set to be lighting guru for all of them a great deal of the time which shall really help out my resume. One thing i'm particularly excited about is being lighting operator for Improvisation Nights. Designing lighting completely on the fly will be really beneficial for me, should really improve my instincts.

Over the past few months i've become very close to my friend Merryn which is just amazing. I think i've learnt to trust people NAO...

In other news, i'm almost positive that my father is having a midlife crisis... his latest purchases include a large baby grand piano and a new P.A. system for his band. Bose. They're awesome. they're inspiring me to learn about sound engineering.

So, that's a brief look at my post high school life, which i must say is going very very well. Currently the only small complaint i personally have is lack of romantic life, which i smore obvious to me now as Merryn is dating another good friend of mine, but like i say a very small complaint. So this i smy perspective from life at my fathers home.

Life at my mothers home is less happy. My mother hasn't changed and probably never will. Her mother just had major spinal surgery, and is very shaky at the moment. Her father has alzhiemers and so cannot be on his own while my grandmother is in hospital, so my grandfather is currntly staying at my mothers house. my mother expects me to be living there at the moment to look after my grandfather, but due to this production i simply cannot be there. I can walk from my fathers house to the theatre, but i cant do this from my mothers. i really dont like walking around her neighbourhood at night. So i'm letting my mother down, again. Life at her house is considerably more stressful, so i recently made the decision to live predominatnly with my father which she is very disappointed and angry about, but it's something that i have to do.

Despite this, I genuinely feel like a can cope with this. I am coping. I will cope.

So that's my little update for you all.

*hugs*
-Mel

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Mar 08, 2006 08:05 # 42193

rosyxxx *** replies...

Re: Come and see the real thing.

That is so awesome that you read all of your textbooks already...what a sigh of relief to breathe when the classes actually roll around. And the lighting job sounds fabulous! Ditto the suggestion to yourself to study sound engineering after witnessing your father's grand piano/Bose speaker purchase.

It's so nice to read positive stuff from other people, especially when you don't feel like being positive. Thanks for posting this....it made me smile, which I couldn't seem to do prior to reading it. Thanks. I like reading about other people's happiness. It makes me happy. Thanks for sharing.

If mountain goats like living at high elevations, why do none live in high rise apartment buildings?

Mar 09, 2006 13:33 # 42208

MelMel *** replies...

Re: Come and see the real thing.

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Glad to put a smile on your dial :)

Unfortunatly a mere 10 minutes after writing that post i had a rather... Exciting experiance.

Was sitting on the couch, feeling slightly flu-y (im still in recovery mode at the moment) when i hear this tapping at the window. This cary looking guy comes and checks out all the windows on one side of the house, trying to lift them. I changed the television station repeatedly and went to the piano and bashed out some chords as a subtle "i know you're there, now fuck off" to scary old guy, who in the small glimpse i caught through the curtains was carrying a camera...

After what seemed like 5 minutes, he left, and i rang the friendly police and made my father come home from work. I spent the next 20 minutes waiting for him perched on the couch with the phone in one hand and a big butchers knife in the other.

All is well now, and he hasnt returned, but that was rather scary.

-Mel

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Mar 11, 2006 08:15 # 42218

rosyxxx *** replies...

Re: Come and see the real thing.

Holy fucking cow! Yikes! I'd certainly say that that scenario called for a butcher knife in the hand. Man, I can't imagine it personally, since I live on a floor where someone would have to scale the wall to do what he did...but I am so sorry that happened. What a freak. It's not cool to have your personal space invaded, but thank God for butcher knives and cell phones. Now you just need a pitbull or doberman recording on your stereo. I hope he never comes back. I'll send good thoughts.

Anyway, I hope that you can focus again on your lighting endeavors. It sounds like you are having a lot of fun....at school. :-)

If mountain goats like living at high elevations, why do none live in high rise apartment buildings?

Mar 11, 2006 13:52 # 42226

MelMel *** replies...

Re: Come and see the real thing.

Tell me about it. i'm trying to convince the real estate agent who we rent from to let me have a dog. that would make me more ocmfortable, speaking of whic, i worked out that dream. it all relates to me be generally jumpy and insecure after this event. not knowing who to call if anyone and being on my own, afraid messed with my head. now that i know this, i can officially stop caring :D

-Mel

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!


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