Block 231: October 13, 2013



Sunday Fun-day!

I don’t have anything to do today! I think? Is that even possible?

Date: October 13, 2013

Crane: 231

Days Spent on Project: 238

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Nick K.

Nick is  a Chicago-based sound designer, and I first met him years ago at NHSI. I can’t remember what year it was, or how long I had been there at that point or even if he still works with the program, but he now seems inseparable from it. The sound designer, in my opinion, had a particularly herculean task each summer. Whereas every other design department had multiple designers working to finish the ten shows (usually 2 each for sets and lights and props and usually 5 for costumes), the sound designer had to tackle ALL TEN SHOWS every summer. At my busiest, I would design 4 shows by myself (roughly 60 actors, and lord knows how many costumes that could be). That was hard.

But ten?

That he survived continually, made the productions sounds incredibly specific, unique, and polished, is a testament to him.

I think he was just nominated for a Jeff Award, one of Chicago’s top theater awards. I don’t know if he won… I should look that up.

He’s also married to Marni K. now; she was yesterday’s crane.

They have a really cute child together. And are still managing to keep tackling theater, which is awesome.

Music I listened to while sewing: Today, I chose to listen to Spotify’s “Indie Chill List.” It’s making me feel like I need to be having brunch- or, at the very least, a latte- in a trendy spot in Brooklyn.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block:  What can I say?

Yesterday was interesting. A lot of things started to converge… maybe they’re just starting to appear on the horizon… but it’s exciting. And a little nerve-wracking.

I don’t want to talk about any of it because I don’t want to jinx the possibility that they might happen. I don’t even know what to expect, or what I’m getting myself into at this point.

I guess it’s a reminder that it’s more powerful to say “Yes” when you’re presented with a choice.

Well, I will admit there are certain things one *shouldn’t* say “Yes” to… be safe everyone!… but, if something intrigues you and you’re curious about it and you’re excited by it and it may lead to something else in the future and it so randomly arises as a possibility…

Well, then, why not just do it?

I will admit to being slightly nervous, but why should that stop me?

In the end, they probably aren’t big deals, but it’ll certainly be another chapter in my life.

You know?

Enjoy a lazy Sunday if you can.


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