Thursday, August 23, 2012

So I have been in DC for a short while and tried to settle a bit.   However I think when living in a hotel one can only settle so much... because you're in a hotel and the windows don't open and the area you are living in is way less than 'homey'.

I have had a day off where I was pretty tired from set up but did some site seeing etc.

Trying to save lots of money this city since I will be in Berlin after this.  But so many amazing museums!

So while in Berlin I am also doing a photoshoot with some ppl which is making me kind of nervous.... I just don't want to feel uncomfortable with myself at all.  So to get ready for that I have been hitting the gym and trying to be conscious for the most part.  Yesterday I totally overdid it however.... my hip flexors are so sore walking is.... an effort.  Yuck!  So here's hoping that subsides.

And all this week so far I have been busy doing trainings for work which has been boring but necessary I suppose.   So back to finish that up and then to today's show.

So yeah, sorry it's been brief.  But yes, I am alive and well.... just busy as always.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome to DC!

Well I made it! 

Today was Day 1 of set up.  And it was brutal!!!

Not the work so much, it was the same as usual.  But it was about 90 out today so that just takes all the energy out of you! 

There was a problem with one of the motors so they couldn't put the big top masts up today which was a bit of a bummer because it means that my call time will be moved from 1pm to 10am tomorrow.  But 'll make it!

This city is unique to me because we are staying in hotels instead of in apartments.  I know I know you think that must be bad right?  Actually so far I am really liking it!

We are in the residence inn which means that I have a little living area and a kitchen with a full sized fridge and a 2top burner.  So it's kind of a like a little studio apartment and I like it!  I mean I could do without the whole living in a hotel and seeing people I work with constantly.  But I love having a little space that is just mine.  And I can listen to my music and walk around in my underwear without anyone caring!

Anyway.  This week is very busy and I will write again soon once I can actually do something interesting.  Just trying to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay sane in the heat!  Tempers tend to run shorter in the heat.... so let's all just hang in there!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Final weekend in Boston

I had a super nice long weekend in Boston.  It was the last one so I am glad that it went well!  I have to say... I was mildly skeptical about loving this city.... and I don't think that it is a place I would ever really like to live, but visiting and staying for a summer has been super fun. 

So I am in the middle of packing up all my stuff.... for people not on tour, can you imagine all of your belongings fitting into three bags?  Yep, all of them.  And then each city I unpack everything and try to make whatever place I am staying be it a hotel or an apartment feel a bit more.... homey.  For me, that means having fabric covering most flat surfaces, having a candle burning, and having art stuff out.  But it's a balance between the ease of packing and 'having stuff'.  In DC we will be staying in a Residence Inn which basically means a little studio appt.  So maybe I will show you what my living space looks like.

So... what I did this weekend.  On Monday Dave and JoAnn and I walked around Boston.  We went to go get lunch and then walked loads through the commons and through the public gardens to get frozen yogurt.

Then on Tuesday after my barre class JoAnn picked me up and we went for a little drive that had us ending up at a really beautiful sculpture garden and then we went to Walden Pond.  I felt like I was back in North Carolina.  What a beautiful place!  The pond (I would call it a lake) was clear and so warm.  We were inspired and stripped and went swimming for a while before it started raining and the sun went down so we got cold.

Being in very beautiful natural places makes me very happy.  It's a weird thing sometimes because being in big cities also makes me happy and those things don't really go together at all.  I have often wondered how I will find peace between those needs.... the need to be somewhere naturally beautiful and the need to be somewhere big with things going on.

I am not sure yet....  the quest continues.

OK I have to pack... must must must!!!

 We also went to this super cute farm and community gardens where I met a cute goat and saw loads of beautiful flowers.