This coming Sunday is a major work event
for which my entire department is working late nights all week trying to get ready.
The weekend after that is Arisia
, when I'll be working 9-hour days at the MuffinButtons
vendor table. I am super excited about this, but have also decided that my priority outside of vending hours will be... going to sleep
as early as I damn well feel like it. (Maybe I'll get up at 6am on Sunday morning and catch the *end* of the DJ/80s dance, which I totally forgot about last year and kicked myself for missing.) Any other early birds who want to hang out for breakfast in the lobby around 9-10am, please do -- I found that that was one of my favorite times of the con last year.
The weekend after *that* is a Shabbat dinner with my synagogue choir, and special choir performances at both Friday night and Saturday morning services, in honor of Shabbat Shirah
(the Sabbath of Song, so named because we read about the Israelites' crossing the Red Sea and their ensuing Song of the Sea). And, um, I got recruited to coordinate the dinner signups, which is cool because it's basically "put together a fancy signup sheet and then hound everybody until I hear from all of them, and then hound everybody some more until I get all their prepayments", at all of which I am an old hand, but... it takes some cycles.
Also, the ASL 2
class (8-week sequel to the 6-week ASL 1 class I took in the fall) starts up tomorrow night.
Also, I am lead program designer
for the Blue Hill Troupe's spring show. The hard part of my job is more-or-less-almost done, but I still have to set up a bunch of article templates based on the design specs we've settled on.
Also, remember that book project
that I'm trying to get out the door? Maybe by the end of this month?
Also, I, um, agreed to serve as production stage manager
for Utopia Unlimited
's next opera production, La Fille du Regiment
, which is dress-rehearsing the last week of January for performances Feb 1-2.
Basically, I've now decided that if there's anything I haven't already promised
to do for someone in February, I am not doing it. (So, BHT yes, ASL yes, shepherding book through manufacturing yes, everything else no.) Seriously -- I had signed up to participate in the synagogue Purimshpiel, but I emailed them yesterday morning to back out, because no. I just don't need a whole new set of Sunday-afternoon rehearsals shoehorned into my month. Even if it is a short month.
March will be Lunacon
, and then -- holy crap, it'll already be Passover. Where does the time go?? (But, 10-day stay-cation!!)
... Speaking of Lunacon
, I am thinking of vending there too, but I already bought a personal membership, and now the table fee comes with one (and they won't credit me for the existing one). Anyone want me to transfer a membership to them for this year? I'll sell it for the $30 I paid in October; they're already up to $50.