Saturday, January 24, 2004

I took a quiz!

You're Israel!

Though a victim in the past, you've learned very little from this and
have encouraged a cycle of violence in your life and the life of many you know.
 You're a little paranoid and somewhat schizophrenic, causing you to promote
both hatred and hope in cycling intervals.  Some of the paranoia is justified, as
a lot of people don't like you, but more people are helping you than you'd ever really
admit to.  At this point, you live on some valuable property and would benefit
greatly from just giving peace a chance.

Take the Country
at the Blue Pyramid

Friday, January 23, 2004

Buffalo, NY...Goddamn it is cold here! But, it has been a fun week. On Monday night we all went to a bar downtown, and Rob, Jason, and OJ performed for open mic night. I got pictures, but there is no high speed internet access, so I can't put them online yet. Anyway, Oj just blew everyone away. We all knew he could sing and play the guitar, but nobody realized that he writes his own music and lyrics. It was pretty impressive. Then, last night was Nate's Birthday (33 years old...the second oldest person on tour) so we all went to a bar to celebrate. I was going to go to Niagara Falls, but it is too cold. Anyway, Mom sent me a bunch of Alias on video this week, so I am going to go watch Jennifer Garner kick some ass. Bye.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Salisbury, Maryland...Well, Load-out in Hartford sucked, cus once we reached the 5 hour mark the local made us all take a one hour dinner break (even though it was midnight and nothing was open) That sucked. Every other local would just have taken the extra money to work through. Oh well. Then we had a really long bus ride in the snow. Seven hours. We didn't get in till almost ten AM. Anyway. Didn't really do much today but sleep. And go to the Grocery Store. I am rooming with TShirt this week. So , luckily since he can cook I actually get to eat some real food.
I get tomorrow off (it is OJs turn to run power). So, I plan on just being lazy. I reccommend the same to all of you. Everyone needs a day to be lazy.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Hartford, NY..Thank god we have load out. I want to get out of here. We go to Maryland next. Not a cool city like Baltimore tho, we go to the middle of nowhere and play Salisbury. Oh well. I need to pack for luggage call. Hopefully, we will have high speed next week, cause going through the phone line this week has sucked.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

AURGH! The local union here is driving me crazy. All I wanted to do is go in to work a little early so I can cut some gels for my spotlights. But, to do that, I am required to pay a whole crew of locals to come in with me. Even though I don't need them. But, if I am working, they have to be working. We got hasseled last night after we moved some crates around backstage after the show. The local said we needed to hire locals for that. We have a road crew of a dozen people, and it was just a few crates, it took us five minutes to do; so why do we need locals for that?
Oh well. It is so annoying. I am pro-union, I mean the health care and other benefits that unions work to get is great. But some of these rules we come across on tour are just too extreme. We have to hire a certain number of people, for a minimum of 4 hours each, anytime we are working. Even if we don't need them and we can do the work ourselves. So basically, they get paid to sit around, smoke cigarettes, and eat donuts.
Then there are the locals who try too hard to be helpful. They follow me around, and try to do everything for me. I told my locals to move all the crates off the ice and this One guy at load-in yesterday just follows me around while everyone is working. So I say "Go ahead and help them move these backstage" and he says "They can do that, I am working with you" So I said "No, you are working FOR me. And I want these crates pushed backstage."
Whatever, I also had a guy who wouldn't let me do anything. He would stop whatever he was doing to run across the ice if he saw me pushing or lifting or anything. I finally had to be a bitch about it and tell him that if I wanted his help I would ask for it. If I told him to do something, he should just do what I tell him to do, and if he can't do that, I will transfer him to props (Locals always hate to do props, so it is a good threat)
Anyway, I need to go to the grocery store.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

The worst part about hotels. Room Service. It's good, but expensive. So I now find myself sitting, watching a dvd, and contemplating the dilemma of whether to put on my boots and coat and go walk somewhere and get food, or to just be lazy and order room service. I am lazy, but I am also poor. If T-Shirt were here, I could just send him to get me food (boyfriends are good for things like that) but, he is still in New Hampshire with Nate. Oh well. Maybe I will see if the Sound boys next door want to order a pizza.
So, already has shirts that say "I'm the guy who married Britney".

Anyway, I am in Hartford, CT. Everybody went out last night for Susan's birthday. This week should be fun, there are some cool little bars and stuff here, plus we are within walking distance of the building and downtown and eveything. It is cold, but not too bad. Anyway, gtg dye my hair, it is starting to look kinda bad (too much roots). Bye all.