That’s a motorcycle metaphor (for those of you who weren’t aware).
Or is it? I’m actually guessing that it is, but I’m not 100% sure. So let’s look it up.
Wow. I can’t find it. In five minutes of searching, I can’t find the root of this metaphor on the Internet. Weird. Trippy.
Anyway, like the sign says, I’m kicking it into high gear. Lots on the go. No time to waste. I wonder what’s on television tonight.
That was a joke. Ha ha.
FASS auditions started up last night, but Thursday is usually the crazy day for turnout. Friday auditions are generally pretty light. Spend Saturday morning/afternoon casting and scheduling people, then go to a party on Saturday evening. Sunday’s the read-through for the play, and then we’re into rehearsals for the next month.
Only three-and-a-half times in the past ten years has January not sucked this way. My first year in FASS, my involvement was pretty minimal. I wasn’t around next year, but returned the year after that in a larger capacity. I kept getting more and more involved, before finally stepping back in 2002. That year I helped out as a vocal coach, but didn’t do anything else. The year after, I wasn’t involved at all.
And I’ll admit that those Januaries were kinda nice.
Since going back in 2004, I’ve once again been more and more involved. What can I say…that’s my nature. If I’m involved in a group, then I need to be heavily involved. I’ve never really enjoyed contributing to things in minor roles. I think that’s why I didn’t stick with some of my past volunteer efforts…I didn’t feel like I was really contributing.
That’s a personal feeling, of course. When I’m on the flipside, I’ll welcome any and all involvement in a project–as much as a person is willing to give–and appreciate the effort. Except, that is, when a person doesn’t show the effort that they’ve committed to providing. That just hurts the project.
So yeah, January’s gonna keep me busy…as usual. And the supposed-motorcycle metaphor is highly appropriate.