Sunday, July 27, 2008

Atarashii Shigoto

So, I finally got a new job. It was actually very hard to find something to meet my desires: full time, over $10/hr, and anything that isn't sales. I didn't think that my expectations were very high, but the pickins are pretty slim here in Provo.

The sudden end of my last job was a huge fiasco, (some of you know the whole story) so I had to start from scratch after I got back from the cruise. I have been doing well freelancing as a Stage Manager, working for BYU, High School Musical 3, Stadium of Fire, and such, but I really wanted a job that had normal working hours, and would still allow me to do theatre projects on the side.

Well, I am now a Medical Assistant at Nexus Pain Care. This might come as a shock to some of you. I mean, I majored in Theatre Studies and now I'm an MA at a pain management clinic?? Yes. And I love it so far! The environment is different than anything I've done so far, and I get to learn so many new things. I see patients to their rooms, maintain their charts, explain various procedures and medications to them, etc. I am learning a lot; I usually have a list of new words that I bring home every night to study. The people I work with are great. They are so easy to get along with and are so hard-working and committed. It is also so satisfying to make a difference in our patient's lives. I find the work interesting, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding. And...I get to wear scrubs!

I am still designing the set for a couple of shows at BYU this year, but this job is giving me a an additional feeling of security and busyness that I haven't had in a while.

So, if any of you have any questions about opiate medications, I may be your gal now.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Want to Believe

In a few minutes, we are off to the midnight showing of the long-awaited X Files movie. The thing is- it's been too long. We awaited the sequel to the first for so many years that I barely care. We are going to the midnight showing tonight not because we're brimming with excitement or anything, but we figure that if we don't go tonight, who will?

In Wired last month, they wrote about the "nostalgorithm" that shows the projected ideal release date for this movie as 2018. This would give us enough time to miss the show, forget about Agent Doggett and Reyes, and be excited once more. Instead it is coming out in the lowest lull of X Files fandom.

I do want to support it, though. I feel such an obligation since I've wanted it for years. But it's like finally getting the Nanopet you wanted for years when you're 15.

We'll see how it goes. I am anxious to see who shows up. And if they are attending out of obligation as well. I really want to believe that this movie won't be terrible, but right now I am imagining Dreamcatcher.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm On

I wish I could say that I boarded something as exciting as Mary Murphy's Hot Tamale Train, but instead the only train that will grant me access is the ol' Blogger Express. It has rolled on by a few times, slowing down to almost a halt, but I always let it pass, thinking I was not cut out for the life it required. Now, I'm hopping on, ready to ride the rails of cyberspace publishing.

This is actually going to be more like an attempt to document our lives, since neither of us can keep up a physical journal very well. This way, we jot down what we think or do, and we don't even have to wait for our posterity to partake of it. You all can do the partaking right now! These instant results are what our impatient generation thrives on.

So read on. We'll try to write sometimes.