At last, my first summer job not involving family, pay that's under the table or lower than the state minimum wage, or volunteering. Where, you might ask? McDonald's, I gleefully...
Gleefully? Maybe not, but gladly. Gladly because getting the job, any job of the kind really, reflects a stronger initiative in job hunting than I've had than in any previous summer.
This afternoon was orientation day, and when not being processed by the hiring manager I watched and interacted with segments of a goofy animated instruction program. Three days from next Monday , the training wheels come off and I start earning money. I think I'll do alright by them, as long as I'm careful not to partake of their food too often. :)
My transgressions of the last semester seem to have been forgiven (if not likely to be forgotten any time soon), so I won't discuss at length. To those of you towards whom I've been unnaturally silent for much of the semester: I'm sorry, and I'll contact you soon.
Went and saw the student production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus this evening. A seat opened opened up only at the last minute. I think the actors playing Salieri and Mozart have the potential for futures in theatre, especially Salieri. I'm now following up the experience with a listening of Mozart's Requiem.
Before you die, experience at least once in your life Bach's Mass in B Minor. I have spoken.
Went to hear Chanticleer in Hartford with mom last night. They truly are the performer's performers.
I think I'm going to try to post again on a semi-regular basis. Not overly often, nothing too self-important and not unless I have something special to show for the time passed since the entry before. Yes, I think that's what I'll do.
Luprand: again, great job on the avatar, it's seen use in multiple places now.
Yesterday was a welcome change of scenery and circumstance. Went on a Boy Scout camping trip for the first time in ... a couple of years, now? In my personal experience, Scouts have not tended to stick around for very long after reaching Eagle rank, 18 or not. I'm mildly proud of myself for warping the pattern a little.
The trip consisted of an overnighter at a "sand pit" in town with the junior scouts (the others are down in Florida). In the morning, we hiked northeast towards the town Sportsman's Club (gingerly navigating around the back of theshooting range) and in the afternoon, traced train tracks which lead in nearly the opposite direction. The food was filling (sloppy joes for lunch, tacos for dinner, french toast and sausage for breakfast) and the kids were incredibly entertaining. I have absolutely no idea where they find the energy.
My only real complaints were the cloudy sky and the mosquitoes. I think we can all agree on the mosquitoes, right? :)
Connecticon 2006 with my brother has been absolutely wonderful so far. Both of us have gotten involved in cosplay this time around, he as Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist and me as a Blue Hand from Firefly. Both of us have gotten a modest and highly gratifying amount of attention and picture requests. :)
On getting home, I'll try to commit to journal page as many revelant and interesting details as I can. That and photos.
I am officially confirmed for my major in music. I'd better get in some work before the buzz wears off. :)