Carleton’s family lives right near the shore on the Long Island Sound, and this morning we went critter scavenging on the beach.
I’m moved in and mostly settled, and all is well. Today I went and had lunch with the props shop, and they were all very nice and welcoming. They took me around the theater and introduced me to everybody there. It is very exciting, I get my own desk, mail slot, and my name is even on the staff list on the website! It’s like the real world or something!
Otherwise, things are good. Fish survived the journey with little more than hunger and grumpiness, and he’s settled in enough to have built a bubble nest today. Yay!
Now I have a few more things to do to get settled with the idea of living in Connecticut, namely registering to vote and finding out what needs to happen to establish educational residency, in case I end up going to grad school at UConn.
Well, the first leg of my trip is complete. Carleton and I left early this morning and arrived at my aunt’s house in Virginia at around 4. The fish seem to be just fine, if not a little grumpy for being cooped up in a shipping cooler all day. I think that once Fish gets into his 5 gallon when we get to Connecticut and a nice meal with extra bloodworms, he’ll be back to his old cheerful self.
I’m glad to be traveling, the sadness and worry and anxiety leading up to the big move was starting to get heavy, but once I got on the road things were much better. Having a nice place to take a break and spend the night helped too ^_^
We’ll set out early again tomorrow morning and be in Connecticut by evening, which will give me plenty of days to settle in before starting work on Monday. Yay excitement!
So last night Carleton and I went to see Aliens vs. Predator
Back from the Con! I posted a review over on the Gather Journal if anyone’s interested. It was fun times, I met cool people and had fun. Art sales were very slow this year all across the board, and not much went to auction at all. It was disappointing, but oh well, I did sell a few things (my sculpey dragons and mask) and I got lots of compliments and “bring this to the show next year when I have money and I’ll totally buy it” comments, so oh well. Hopefully things will bounce back next year.
I also met a guy (well, re-met, he’s been at that con every year) and found out he did glassblowing at Illinois State in Che Rhodes’ program, small world and all that.
I also get to now reveal the commission I’d been working on this summer, which I had to keep secret because it was commissioned to give to one of the guests at the Con as a gift: http://www.wertle.com/gallery/d/62-2/fenton.jpg
It’s a long story, but I’m proud of the drawing. It’s watercolor, colored pencil, ink and a bit of acrylic.
Anyway, I only have like a week before I leave for Connecticut, it’s getting exciting and scary. I now have such mundane goals as getting my room clean and packing, both of which will be considerable chores in their own right.
A note for anyone who still uses my firstname.lastname@example.org email address, it is now officially non-existant as Centre begins their new year (*sniff*). Email me now at my wertle.com address.
In other news, I really am on the verge of getting Mozilla Thunderbird as my email client, but the only thing holding me back is their lack of calendar (I use Outlook’s a bunch). Does anyone know of a good stand-alone free calendar program? I suppose if all else I’ll just get Thunderbird and then only use Outlook for its calendar from here on out.
Went to King’s Island yesterday, rode many roller coasters, had lots of fun.
Conglomeration is this weekend, and I’m pretty excited about it. I have a ton of art to put in the art show, so hopefully some of it will sell. If you’re in Louisville and have nothing to do this weekend you should check it out.