Monday, September 23, 2002

First day of classes....I've made it through despite feeling exhausted from the weekend's adventures. Today I had the bulk of my classes: theatre history, design studio and costume design. I hope to get friendlier with some of the people in my division, I don't know enough of my classmates. Costume design is small, which is good in my opinion and makes it easier for me to speak out and be myself more instead of resulting to shyness. I already have a couple assignments, but nothing huge and they are more fun then last year's lighting and drafting trauma.

The Island party was fun...I hate coming down off of parties like that. Mike did make it, also, which made it that much better. At first I wondered if it was going to be one of those uncomfortable situations where I didn't know too many people and I'd feel like a 16th wheel or something...I was nursing my pear cider while listening to a few of the people on the porch talk about the scene and other people in it...kinda blah in my opinion. I'm not much of a gossip and I care little for it. i have my thoughts on the scene...there's people i will and won't get involved with. The less drama, the better. It wasn't long before Bill decided to show mw the DJ equipment, so I pulled out my CDs and got a nice lesson. I wound up DJing for several hours on my first try, which was fun as i figured out well enough what I was playing, and how much time I had in between songs to dance. I must have done a decent job as i got several compliments, and a few people complained I played too many songs that they liked.. I'd like to DJ again at some point. :)

So, I certainly got my exercise. Didn't eat much in the way of snacks, and made some kind of scary mixed drink that made me all wonky. Later on in the wee hours of the morning, after my fingers were pried off the DJ equipment, Mike was very drunk and he and some others of us decided to explore the island we were on...in the dark. We plodded through some wet ground and avoided logs and tree branches to find a lookout point. We ended up cramming ourselves on the edge of some rocks and logs and staring out at the water. Our friend Glenn fell in the water however...thank god it wasnt very deep. He got soaked though and spent the rest of our time there running around in his boxers while he pants were left to dry on the statue of Mary in the side yard.

The house on the island was built in 1880's or so, from what bill said. Very cool place with twisty stairs. Well water though. Blech. There were a number of bedrooms, and a large room with cots in it on a screened porch. We managed to get there early enough to get our own room....which had a bathroom as well! Slept decently too, better on those boingy mattresses than on my mattress at home. There was a slight wombat adventure...I brought my stuffed wombat, Dizzy, and set her on the dresser in my room. Apparently, some drunk party goers thought she was cute and kidnapped her for a bit, then passed out and weren't sure why a stuffed wombat was in their room. I was upset that someone had messed with stuff at first, but wound up amused after I heard that Kym had gone looking for it and asked some of my sleeping friends if they had seen a wombat.

We woke up after 6 hours of sleep, had a DIY breakfast and flopped around on the furniture for most of the day. I ventured out onto the dock to see the island in the light. we explored the cupola and got a glimpse of the lovely lakescape. We stopped on the porch to gawk at a couple cute little bats that were trying to sleep in the ceiling crevices, several people got pictures. One of our friends also got an picture of me...looking like I'm channleing a ghost as some strange bluish swirl was coming up from my hand where there shouldn't have been one. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was one, the house is old enough and feels as such.

We divied up the remaining food and cleaned up after hours of lounging and wandering about, then piled on the boat to go to shore. The boat ride was short, but nice. We were driven all the way around the island so we could get a view of the house. once docked, we packed our cars and drove forth to Mars Cheese Castle, which was stocked full of cheese, mustard, candy, and assorted cow kitsch. I got myself some cherry wine cheese spread and some of those buttered popcorn jelly beans. mmmmmm.

It was a great party overall, and we got to meet some new people that we'd heard about previously. I was exhausted on the drive back, and went to bed early. It's apparent that I need some more sleep as I have a dull headache developing. Getting back into the school routine is not sitting well with me just yet. We'll see how tomorrow goes. My only class is basic acting, which should be fun.

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