Well, it has been a month since my last post. My excuses are wearing thin…
I think everyone knows the biggest news in my life: I am employed (for now). I say “for now” because I only have work as long as they have projects for me to work on. I am stitching (and sometimes cutting) at Mia Gyzander Costumes in Culver City (Palms), and we are currently working on the Universal Studios Japan production of “Wicked”. The costumes are really neat and completely bizarre. They are apparently very similar to the Broadway costumes, only sometimes simplified a little.
Unfortunately, we’re almost done. As is, our last day of work is March 9th. But, as soon as they get more jobs coming in, we’ll be back to work. Hopefully this will happen soon!
Last Friday I was at Universal Studios Hollywood to be an extra in a commercial (for Universal Studios). It was fun and I got to go to the park for free. I shared many laughs with the other extras comparing acting strategies for standing in line.
And then afterwards I met up with Chris and Megan at a little shindig for the folks in his office. I totally had my first real networking experience – let’s hope it pans out!
Then Saturday I went to Disneyland with Chris and Megan and her mom and her two friends (and Cindy came too!) Two theme parks in two days after my first full week of work! Whew!
Then it was back to back-breaking cutting and stitching all day. We have sattelite radio, though, so it’s pretty bearable. The people there are pleasantly wierd, in an L.A. kind of way.
So my days off are Friday/Saturday (two days off together, wow!) Tomorrow I’ve got some shopping to do. Mainly I NEED to buy some new shoes. Dad got me some cool boots before I went camping in the snow, (and they’re quite stylish!), but I need some work shoes with more range of motion for my ankles so I can control the industrial sewing machines. Right now I’m wearing my thoroughly beaten work shoes from when I worked at Disneyland 2 years ago (and I wore them out that summer!) My poor feets!
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