|Hawaii pics and more!!
||[Dec. 11th, 2007|10:37 am]
Okay, apparently I haven't posted anything here since my birthday, some 10 weeks ago. This was never my plan, but sometimes things don't go to plan. Here's a general update...
The first Saturday in October was spent at Disneyland. We actually went on a Saturday because Midnight Insanity didn't have a show that night. This was my first trip to Disneyland on a Saturday ... in longer than I can remember. Damn, what a busy park! We had to wait in long lines for everything, even food. It was still a lot of fun, but I think I'll stick to Sundays (like Bats Day) in the future.
The rest of October was pretty much the usual. The Queen Mary folks moved us up to the Britannia Room again, so doing Rocky in October had an added layer of complexity. We had some bitchin' crowds, so I suppose it was worthwhile. Despite having had to do three shows in eight days (10/27, 10/31, 11/03), I was still having a good time, and was actually looking forward to all of the performances. October usually comes with some level of burnout, but that didn't seem to happen this time. :-)
The rain on my parade has been ... work. You know, the day job? Yeah, things have been getting more and more intense as we wind down on the current project. At the moment, it looks like it's going to run pretty hot and heavy (and I don't mean that in a good way), right up until the end of December...
Then in the midst of it all, I went on vacation. :-)
According to corporate policy, any vacation earned this year, has to be used this year ... so it wasn't exactly my fault. With time running out, I had to do something ... so in early November, I "did my duty" and took off to spent eight days in Hawaii.
( Click here for Hawaii pictures... )
Hawaii, of course, was wonderful. We returned to "the mainland" just before Thanksgiving, so I took those days off as well. Had a nice two weeks away from the daily grind.
As of the end of November, I'm back at work. Things are going okay ... but there's still a lot that needs to get done. I'm kinda stuck with having an 8am meeting every day, which does NOT mesh with my schedule (!!) ... but we're down to what should be the last ~2 weeks of that.
Rocky Horror continues to do quite well. The shows are running smoothly, and the cast is having a lot of fun performing together. We're even seeing an increase in outside-the-show social activity ... which is always nice. :-)
I did get my holiday lights up, but have not even started on doing Christmas cards. Apparently it's only two weeks till Christmas, and I'm not at all sure if/when I'll get to those. So if you don't get one, now you know why ... sorry.
So that's my update. I'll do my best to post a little more frequently. I dislike having to summarize so much stuff in a single update anyway ... we'll see how successfull I'll be, though.
Wish me luck... :-)