Mar. 30th, 2009

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Welcome to the middle of the crazy. I'll be your tour guide today.

These two day shifts at work are my "break" between two overbooked long weekends. You know you're busy when being at work is relaxing...

I didn't get everything on my to-do list done before my sister returned on Friday evening with my mom and [ profile] jambosana, but I took care of the really vital things. It was fun showing off the new place a bit. :3 It's not quite organized enough yet for me to take pictures to share, but it's getting there. Tons of sleeping space for guests. Detour 2010, anyone? :D

Saturday I made breakfast for everyone and then we all headed to my old apartment for the big task of the weekend - cleaning the old place. The office had given us an insane list of cleaning tasks. I knew we could've gotten away with much less, but it would be nice to get the full deposit back, and I feel better leaving the apartment in pristine condition. My mom has a lot of professional cleaning experience, so I knew we'd be on top of things with her there. Unfortunately, I was a bad bad favor-asker (what's the word for that?). I had things to do during the weekend that couldn't be avoided and I didn't end up putting much cleaning time in myself. >.> But I did as much as I could, when I could.

Feel free to kick me when I admit that the first "vital" thing I had to do was see RENT on Saturday afternoon. ^^;; It was the tour with the original Roger and Mark, so I really wanted to see it, and I'd promised [ profile] jambosana I'd go with her if another friend of hers couldn't make it. So after putting in a little cleaning time, we headed out. It was a close call, we got a little lost trying to find the theater but we managed to make it in time. The performance was all right. The voices were all excellent, which made it enjoyable enough. It was nice to hear Mark the way he's supposed to sound, and very cool to see the original guys on stage. Unadvertised but also revisiting her role was Gwen Stewart, the original voice of the homeless woman/rocking soloist character. Awesome. :D The acting, though... it was a matinee performance, and I got the feeling that most of the cast was just going through the motions, especially by the time intermission rolled around. There wasn't much energy there, except for Benny, of all people. Still, I'm glad I went.

After the show the cast was collecting donations for an AIDS charity, and Benny's actor was out in the hall with a bucket, so I got to add to his pot and compliment him on his performance. :) They were also selling Playbills autographed by the cast as a fundraiser, but by the time I made up my mind to buy one I just barely missed the last copy Ms. Stewart had. :\ But then we went outside, and Anthony Rapp was out in the side lot signing autographs, so I didn't feel so bad after that. :D (Should have taken a picture with my cell phone. Oh well.) It was kind of surreal... all these crazed fangirls were squeeing "You're my hero!" all over him, but he was calm and modest and didn't pay any of it much attention. (Kinda odd, in a way... IIRC he's a bit of an internet wanker. >.>) And then we got to our car and saw him walking off across the street, just like any regular guy. Funny. Better to be a stage celebrity than a movie star, I think.

By the time I dropped [ profile] jambosana off at her mom's and got back to the apartment, my mom and sister had 75% of the work done. o_o I was left with the kitchen, which was more than fair. We worked a few more hours and then I took them out to dinner as another round of thanks.

Sunday was more cleaning, but there wasn't much left to do, which was good since I had to leave them again for an Anime Detour meeting. I would have skipped it, except it was the last meeting before the con (this weekend! gah!) and also likely to be my last staff meeting period. If I don't have to work whatever day the post-mortem session lands on, I'll go to that, otherwise this was it. So I went, got a few final details lined up for the con, took meeting notes, got another slap in the face. Fitting punctuation, really. :| But all else aside, I'm looking forward to doing all I can at the con this weekend. Hoping to go out on a high note.

After the meeting I had to rush back to the apartment, where the cleaning was finishing up and we were able to squeeze in our move-out inspection before the office closed. The woman who came to do it marked a big ole OK on every room on the checkout sheet and seemed impressed with the work we'd done, so it looks like I'll be seeing some money. :D I took my mom and sister out to dinner again, since I felt bad that I hadn't been able to help more and they'd done a beautiful job, and then they took off for our hometown and I went straight to bed. My sister will be back tonight, but I expect to be asleep by then, I'm wiped and I have a day shift again tomorrow. x_x

I have another giant list of things to do, but I'll spare you all this time. I'm not going to be around much over the next week as the list is quite long. Someday, I'll have some time to relax...


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