Ow.

My body hurts all over the place right now. I have bruised, cut, scraped myself; just about any other injury you can think of I have. This was the opening weekend for the show at the park and I was there for all three days.

My shoulder is very sore right now because I had to run from my position to try and quickly retrieve a microphone for the emcee. On my way to the microphone, I nicked the stairs on my shoulder pretty hard and it hurt! Right as I was approaching my problem, I saw my foreman taking it out to the emcee and thus I wasn’t even a solution to the problem I created. If only I had remembered to set the microphone in its place right before the show started, I wouldn’t be feeling so bad right now! And so, for the rest of the evening, I was constantly reminded not to forget that set again. It was quickly annoying but I understand why she was being that way.

I am happy to report that I will hopefully be back in Houston next Wednesday. I will be able to spend a week there working a little, playing a little, going out with as many local friends as possible, and eating way too much Tex Mex and Blue Bell. I am SO very much looking forward to that trip because it’s going to be a long while before I can get to Houston again after this.

This will be a short week for me in terms of work because I’m off ALL WEEKEND! Yay for me. I will finally be able to commit some time to some web design projects that I keep putting off. Once they are completely finished, I plan on using this in my portfolio to pitch to more people for work. I think designing could be an excellent way to supplement my unforgiving low income I make right now. In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying my internship and possibly looking at getting into some acting if possible.

Speaking of which, I was in a better position of doing some walk-ons for TV shows when I got here than I am in now. So it’s highly unlikely at the moment that this will happen. Hopefully, however, I will meet some nice people who will like what I have to offer and take me on. I don’t consider acting to be a career for me at this point, but I am very interested to try it and see if it can take me anywhere.

It’s difficult to hold such high expectations for establishing myself out here and try to get settled at the same time. I am not where I thought I would be by now in my life, especially since I am college educated, and struggling for money doesn’t help. But, as I think about it, I’m happy to be here. I am starting to learn where I could possibly be in a few years with my internship now and the possibilities look very decent. As much as I sometimes think about it, I can’t give up yet. I am determined to move on and get where I want to go. And I’ll keep you updated on my whereabouts when I can.

Supposedly, I went to a club called The Ivar tonight. Although, looking at the gallery photos online, I really don’t recognize any of those photos relating them to where I was. I guess I’ll have to go back and see if I can find another name of the club I went to.

The reason I went to a club was to support a co-worker/friend who was premiering his CD to everyone at the club. Unfortunately for me, I only saw the second of the two of his videos. But, I enjoyed what I saw. It looked like a very well made video/song and has much potential. The tune was pretty catchy as well.

Because I’m practically a clubber virgin, tonight probably could have been a better experience. First, I was all by myself. I tried to call many people to see if I could find someone to take with me. Well, after an unsuccessful try, I decided to just forget about it and go. I had nothing to lose (except money) by going.

I decided to stay for a couple of hours, enjoyed a drink, and stayed long enough to see a couple of movie stars. First was Mario Van Peebles. He is your typical “going to a club, hitting on a girl, taking my shirt off while dancing, drinking, partying” kind of guy. And he’s in his 40s! The other star, ironically, was Keenan Ivory Wayans. This guy is a cool cat. Very laid back and calm. The ironic part is I’m working on his movie White Chicks at my internship. So, obviously, I decided to greet him and tell him. He thanked me for all the hard work we’re putting into the soundtrack. I called Immortal and left a message on their voice mail so I’m sure I’ll probably hear something by next time I go back.

This is now two clubs in one week that I’ve been to. I am not going to be able to afford this kind of life unless I get a better job soon.