Saturday, January 25, 2003

So, here I am, having finished an 8-hour "field trip" working for Working. What did this "Field trip" entail, may you ask? Good question.

On Thursday night, Agnes, our director, informed us that we would not be working outside as originally planned. Instead, due to the cold weather, we would be working indoors. However, the location was still a mystery to us all until this morning.

When we all got there at 5:30 this AM, Agnes let us know that our "working field trip" would be to work on our set. This came as a great relief for everyone involved, seeing as how we were all pretty much wiped from having gotten up and traveled to W&L anyway. I spent most of the morning assembling I-beams for the set, and the remainder of the time painting. It wasn't my preferred way to spend a Saturday, but it was nice to flex my stagecraft muscles.

This evening, Kathy and I went to the Troubador to see The Fast Runner. If you haven't heard of it, this is purportedly the first film shot by the Inuit people of Canada (commonly referred to as Eskimos). We didn't stay for the whole thing, though. We arrived about 15 minutes into it, and stayed another 15 before Kathy decided she had had enough.

The thing is, I don't exactly blame her. It seemed like it was going to be interesting, but one thing about it drove me nuts. That was the fact that the subtitles were white. Think about it; white subtitles in a film that takes place in the snow covered tundra of Canada!!!! Unless they were showing a close-up of an actor, it was nigh impossible to read what they were saying. Yikers!

In any case, the Super Bowl is tomorrow. Go Raiders, for Casey Hendershot's sake.

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