Wednesday, April 30, 2008

On Not Being on the Road (for once)

I am itching to be back on the road again. I hate sitting still. I love travel. So much.
It's like my great grandpa sang:

I know I'm old enough to quit this running round
I've tried a hundred times to stop and settle down
But every time I find a place I'd like to stay
I hear a freight train holler and I'm on my way

I got the freight train blues, Lawdy, Lawdy
Got them in the bottom of my rambling shoes
And when the whistle blows I gotta, Oh Lawdy
Guess I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues
(Roy Acuff, Freight Train Blues)

So, maybe it's just in my blood? Anyway, I have
a couple trips planned. In two weekends I'll be
heading out to San Diego to spend a couple days
with Christa. It's a 6 hour drive, and I get to
drive through Yuma (yay!).

Then in the beginning of June I hope to drive
back up to Utah to collect some belongings and
to visit some friends. I'll probably only spend
a weekend there then, too.

In late July, it's back to the East Coast, to see
James (hopefully, this time) in Mass and then to
Laura's wedding in Maine.

THEN I'll be performing at an Electrobelly show in
Pittsburgh in October.

So, yes, there are a lot of travels in my immediate
future, but what I really want is to go somewhere new.
I have a list of states I've yet to visit, and I was
just drooling over google maps, and I determined my
much yearned for adventure: a road trip up through Utah,
into Idaho, stopping along the way, then into Southern
Montana, and then south into Wyoming for a healthy foray
in Yellowstone! Oh how lovely it would be!!! I think I
would want a couple weeks to do the tour. Nothing fancy.
With the price of gas being as it is, though.... and
then there's vacation time. I could take it off, but it
wouldn't be paid. I'm not that wealthy. Yet. So, if anyone
wants to donate to my cause, I'd gladly accept.
Until then, I will save my measly weekly
dollars until I can once again go home (the road).

Otherwise, all is well. I love my job, and the weather
here is amazing.
It's been almost 100 every day this week.

Thanks to all you faithful eyes out there. I'm glad you're reading.
Love and Light.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

on being productive

Well, I'm finally actually getting involved in life here (in a more engaging way, that is, besides just being in love with the desert... which I must admit is not very productive). I found a hiphop class that I really dig, so I plan on attending it weekly. There are a couple other dance classes in line to be tried out as well, so I'm wicked excited about that.

Also, this weekend, I was very productive. I made an entire new dance costume that I'm really proud of (I'll post pics eventually), and that inspired some other ideas for creations that will soon be in the works. Furthermore, I finally put the finishing touches on my manuscript for a collection of poetry I've been working on, and I'll be sending it into a contest tomorrow. So put some positive energy my way, please. :)

Next weekend, I'll be renewing my CPR certification, and, of course, dancing some more. And I'll soon be registering for some dance workshops in June.

I've been reading 2 or 3 books per week, and I'm getting familiar with the library which is super cool.

And the best news for last: Christa is moving to San Diego which means she will only be 6 hours away from me (3 if we meet in Yuma), and I will get to see her (and more importantly dance with her) like twice a month. OH YEAH!

So, all in all, I'm being very productive and even looking into Grad school options. I'm happy here as I find my niche, and Gavin develops more and more personality every day. I'm so lucky to have him in my life. Yet another of my rays of sunshine.

That's all for now. Love from the desert.

-Calamity Wilde ;)