Meanwhile, i had to wake up at 9am this morning to attend a “balloon training” to prepare me for my service in the Philadelphia Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (older than the New York one, i might add). A bunch of Pi Nu Epsilon people volunteered to carry a balloon, and we got Rocky of Rocky & Bullwinkle! And he’s “parade element #69!” Yeah, we’re pretty juvenile. Of course, we were a hell of a lot more collected than the Union members and various white trash that were also there today. Most of them couldn’t figure out how to arrange themselves beneath the balloon, and nearly killed us in line for lunch. There was one of those redundant loops in the line which really just caused more entanglement and frustration, so when PiNu got to the loop we stopped and waited for the loop to clear so we could have a straight line. Of course, this meant that the 30 or so people behind us had to stand still for about 15 minutes (though, since they weren’t in the loop they could observe what was going on in the line, instead of being shoved into a corner). The snappish little bitch at the head of that section was convinced we had stopped short to let more people in front of us, and repeatedly tried to insist that students taking the elevator’s up to their design studios were in fact trying to cut in line. Finally, the loop evaporated, and we stepped forward into the newly straightened line, at while point the entirety of the people behind us rushed forward to fill the loop that we had just eliminated, somehow equating their needless movement to getting closer to the food. Which, trust me, they weren’t.
There’s this rather uninspiring recent trend of basing one’s entire blog upon pictures and discussion of various forms of anime. I’m as big of a geek as the next guy, but not being one for relying on pictures in my layouts i find this trend numbingly boring. I suppose it’s a fair thing to do if your blog is mostly going to be about anime relating things, or if you connect very deeply with anime, but i still find it all a waste of my time when i accidentally click thru to it from power blogger. And, look, i didn’t even manage to insult anyone by name or url! I’ve been so good lately.
Yeah, so, today was the huge tech-day for the mainstage play, and i attended despite having told off various members of my theatre community over the course of the week that i wasn’t even vaguely interested in theatre. Yep, i love the scent of bridges burning. Anyhow, i got there a bit late and the first person who commented about it was told to “kiss my ass,” which pretty much set the tone for the day. However it was fun, and i got to hang out with tons of people who i haven’t seen at all recently since i’ve been totally out of the loop. And, yes, i got to flirt a bunch. I’m getting better at it. And, the “boy-friend” is totally non-existent. Never even occurred. And we painted each other a bunch…
I also nearly told off the editor of the triangle after he made a disparaging comment about my “epic length reviews.” I thought better of the telling off (but not before making a few choice comments about their typical reviews), mostly because the man is a simp. I don’t mean to be too full of myself, but i’m a Journalism major with a minor in Music. I am qualified to write CD reviews, at the very least. He edits an irreverantly whiney school newspaper. He is qualified to kiss my ass. End of story. Anyhow, i figured it makes no sense for me to bitch and moan about the bastard, because i already know tons of people are reading my articles, and that they want me to be a news-writer. Bitching will be saved for my hostile takeover later this year :P,
Last night i basically told one of my directors down at the theatre that i despise production work and acting bores me. Of course, that’s all true, but i didn’t really need to be so blunt. I am so unattracted to working in theatre that i’ve began to wonder why i did it in the first place… of course, i know: in high school theatre was the only extracurricular activity that i had any semblance of seniority in. Despite putting hard work in on every other group, i either was never offered leadership or never wanted it. in college, the roles have been reversed; i have to scrap and fight for small roles in theatre, but i can go to any other activity and quickly make a name for myself with dedication and hard work. When i can be an active and valued member in the Triangle as well as my fraternity in six short weeks, it’s no wonder why i’m still not too enthused about the theatre after a whole year.