Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Second Wind

I just completed a treacherous term at my online school. Getting into the musical did not help. I probably could have at least attempted to finish my last six homework problems, but wimped out at the last hour. I did complete my "Pie," which is an automated learning program that has you complete statistics problems. If you don't answer correctly, it gives you two more to do. When you get it all done, it gives you a slice of Pie.

I got to bed at 1:45 a.m. last night, but today, though I'm dragging a bit, I'm enthusiastic about my next term: Operational management.

Anyway, Miss Saigon opens in four weeks and runs for three (maybe four) weekends. It's going to be a great time, but I hope I don't end up killing myself. Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Half-way Point

I've lost 13 pounds--half-way to my goal.

I'm half-way through my U of P classes. Should be done this time next year.

I'm half out of my mind trying to keep up with everything I've committed to.

Friday, February 10, 2006

I farted and scared my cat

My bathroom echos and when I cut a particularly focused cheese, it startled the cat who fell over trying to run away.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Angel Factory

There's something about populating my life with too many things that has been my inspiration and my downfall. With articles due at work, statistical exercises to complete for online school, chorus parts to learn for Miss Saigon and work with Asians and Friends Chicago and School Street Movement, the balls are in the air ready to hit the ground.

But I have a theory. I can slow time down by hitting those moments of raw understanding. If I'm pushing at understanding a piece of text, and I hit that moment of knowing what the words are trying to tell me, then I'm slowing down time. If I hit a moment in a dance class or in a stretch where I feel I've truly felt the active relaxation. Or if I've achieved a rest that allows me to wake up refreshed. These are moments that have slowed time. If I can just keep on racking up those moments, then no matter how much I have or have not finished, my day was well spent.