|Burning plastic... all day... all night.
||[May. 5th, 2010|09:57 pm]
I just realized it's Cinco de Mayo. I guess the group of drunken, singing Hispanics on the bus after midnight last night makes more sense now... Huh. This also means that Moody Street in Waltham will likely be noisy as I'm walking home tonight.
I'm in class right now. Cutting plexi-glass, actually... WITH THE LASER. *pyew-pyew-pyew!!* ... haha, I wish it made that sound. It really only makes a whiny grinding noise as the laser head moves around. I'm using the crappy laser cutter, though. I couldn't make it work this weekend, but the teacher figured out a way and now I'm cutting the clear plexi steps for my little scene design model. AND IT IS TAKING FOREVER. The first few cuts seemed to make a lot of progress, but now I've lost count of how many times I've rerun the "print" in an attempt to cut all the way through the plexi. There's a second sheet to be done... I'm NOT doing it tonight. I'm exhausted. I'm sick of smelling burning plexi. That's what I got to breathe all day today at work!!!! I was in the shop, left mostly to my own devices, trying to work on the Citgo sign for Johnny Baseball. The sign is backlit with fluorescent tubes, so the face of it is a huge panel of 3/8" plexi. Just cutting out the unusual shape (the sign is forced-perspective, so everything's a little off-kilter) and splicing together two sheets of plexi took me all freakin' day. I was covered in plexi shavings. Up my nose. In my shoes. Ugh.
But I was thankful to be at the shop instead of at load-in at the theatre. That's where I spent Monday and Tuesday and that was plenty for me!!! Luckily things seem to be going together without any major problems. HUGE relief. I was so stressed since I'm essentially responsible for the drafting of that whole show, with the exception of the rolling wagons that have been Nick's headache for the past few weeks. Today was intern Katie's last day, though!! I'm happy I was at the shop so I could say goodbye!! Although I think we might try to get together for dinner Saturday. She moves away for her new job on Sunday!! Heather brought in "cheesecake" to work... by cheesecake, I mean something that closer resembled cool whip, but tasty nonetheless. And Irene sent over a box of cupcakes for us!! She was at the load-in... her other job is working at Kick-Ass Cupcakes and whenever she overhires with us, she brings in two or three big boxes full of day-old cupcakes!! Which are waaaaaay better than the ones I've had from Sweet, by the way.
I've organized a group outing to a roller derby bout on May 15th. :-) I bought a batch of tickets online... the games have been selling out this season!!! We tried to go a couple months ago only to be turned away at the door! It was super lame. But this time we're getting in, dammit! The crew of folks going at this point is Desta, York, Becky, Rena, Heather, a friend of Heather's (whose name I don't know yet), and myself. I'm excited!! I just reserved a zipcar for us (I figure York and Desta will get there on their own).
Okay, the freakin' plexi is done. I'm outta here.