I don't have much to report. Here's a general update.
My part in Chickens, The Musical is over. It really exhausted me. As much as I loved working with the people involved in the production, I'm glad it's done. It took up an inordinate amount of time for something that in the end only had five total performances. I met good people and enjoyed it, but it's wonderful to have weekends where I don't need to navigate around that schedule.
If anything, it's driven home how much I'm a musician, not really an actor. I really want to get some proper band-music going again, and I'm starting to like the prospect of having a three-piece power trio band. But I've wanted that sort of thing before and never done it, so it doesn't mean much to want to do it now.
I'm still looking for work for the summer. It's been a little discouraging to have so much trouble with it when my last couple summers seemed to go so smoothly. But I keep looking.
I don't write much about relationship-stuff on public forums like this, but I've been seeing someone for the last half a year. She's recently moved to another country for a contract. I don't know what the future holds, of course, but I like the prospect of a future with her. It's pushed me to start looking more aggressively for vice principal work that might make me a more employable, well-paid person. It's been good to enjoy someone's company again.
And that's about it. It's been nice to spend weekends at home, to not constantly be driving all over the Lower Mainland, to refrain from filling up the tank so regularly.
And maybe, if I have more time in the summer, I'll be able to get writing again and stop scrolling through my cell phone all the time.
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Tonight's opening night for the Langley run of Chickens, The Musical!
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And here are some behind-the-scenes photos I've taken over the last few weeks:
UPDATED JUNE 7 2019: And some more photos that I posted on the following day:
For the first in my series showcasing the the Konica Hexanon lenses at my disposal, here's the 24mm F2.8. It's a basic wide angle lens that came with the Konica T3 I picked up from a 2nd hand store in Chilliwack.
Funny thing: when I opened the camera cover, I discovered that the camera had been owned by Brian Minter, local gardener extraordinaire. His name was inside the case, and the film inside the camera had a bunch of photos from Minter Gardens in the early 90s, I estimate.
I've loved this camera since I got it and it's had film in it on a near-constant basis since then. It doesn't have a flash shoe, but a couple days ago I found a big handle for mounting a flash, so now I can use the camera in all levels of light.
I like the 24mm lens a lot. It's compact and crisp. The photos I take with it seem to have a good appeal to many viewers. At the beginning it seemed lacklustre, but I feel like it has redeemed itself.
I haven't used it for quite a few months, but here are a few photos I've taken with it over the last couple years.
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