July 9th, 2002


Getting things done...

Went to the CDIS infosession last night. And man does that school rock! It's a twenty-four hour campus, which means you can saunter in at four AM and fiddle with equpment worth upwards of 20K. Whee. During the tour I was trying not to salivate over all the lovely, shiny equipment.

But the presentation brought up an interesting quandry. I didn't know they had such an extensive acting program. And while I know doing CG/Animation would be a much more solid career, I've wanted to act since I was two. And I still really, really want to. Even though I know the chances of getting an acting job, even in Vancouver, are not nearly as iron-clad certain as getting a job as an animator, which in Vancouver is the kind of situation where they toss you in an employment pool and any one of a billion local companies are vying for your attention, because there's just *so much* animation done in this city.

Gah. I don't know what to do. Acting. Want, want. But should I?

Sigh. I still have to check out BCIT (though last night brought up the issue of whether schools steal your copyrights - CDIS doesn't, and they're apparently one of the only ones who don't, and I didn't even think of that until last night - I don't think I want to go to a school that will demand my copyrights. I don't like that idea at all. Fortunately, Mum seems to understand this.), and find out about the programs before I go to the infosession on the 18th. And... I still have to take my monitor in! You'd think with all the blood coursing from my eyes from this horrible, blurry little monitor I'd remember to take my good one in to get fixed, but no. I am a master of procrastination.

Mum came to the infosession with me, and left saying: "Hey, you know, Daddy could come here for like, eight months, and with his twenty years experience designing RPG's, he'd have big-money work pretty damned fast." (I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.) And it's true, too. My dad could probably get work in a whole lot of local companies. Places like CDIS love throwing around big names, and Dad probably qualifies, for all his blustering, as at least a low-level Big Name. Harn's stuck in a gutter since Columbia Games buggered up our contract, and Dad's just been sitting around in his office doing nothing for eight or nine months. Eight or nine months during which he could have been doing something. And something he liked, even. He's just lazy, that's all. It's a Crossby gene, chronic laziness. Dad's got it, Faya's got it, ye GODS does Ki ever have it - I've got it, but I think I got enough of Mum's "if I don't do it my head will explode" genes that I won't stagnate in a basement from lack of effort 'til I'm at least forty. Great comfort, really. ;)

Anyway, I'm going to get Shannon now, and we're going to make a very late lunch, and then I've got phone calls to make. I still have to call StFX and pay my phone bill before they'll give me my transcripts (though whether I *need* them is a matter of some debate). I got up too late to do that today, differing time zones and all, so I guess I'll have to do that tomorrow.
  • Current Music
    Alanis Morissette - Precious Illusions

"Rooms full of light and air..."

I bought some plants today, while I was at Save-On with Shannon. We got some corn for dinner - because that's one of our favourite foods. Makes me think that if I do move out with Shannon, food won't be a big argument - we have all the same tastes.

I got a little tiny potted ivy, which now resides in a goblet under my windowsill, a great stoneware thing my mum's had since she was my age. I also got another thing with hangy vines - I don't know what it is, but it's got great, thick waxy leaves, and I only know it's an indoor plant because Mum's got one in the living room that's much, much bigger. We've had that one since we lived in Mary Hill when I was three, so I think it'll do fine in here. I also got something that looks tropical - don't know what the name of it is either, but it's got long, graceful leaves with sort of pointed tips, and the leaves are fsark green with a purple tinge to them. I guess I'll hve to look them up. I also bought nectarines, and I ate one and put the pit in a little flowerpot with some soil on the windowsill. I don't know if/when I will move out, but when I do, the place will have to have a garden, or at least, a good, wide windowsill and large windows. I don't think I could live somewhere cramped and lightless. My room looks so huge since I tidied it up, all bright and airy, and the floor's completely bare. It's weird - there's usually mess piled somewhere in here, but right now there's nothing. I like it this way. I think I'll try to keep it this way.

All things considered, though, it is starting to look like I might be moving out come September/October. I haven't even *started* looking for places yet, but since Shannon's going to Douglas College in New West and I'll more than likely be doing CDIS in Burnaby, it'd just be easier to live closer by than I do now. I hate commuting, and the shorter the better. And yes, I know I swore up down and sideways that I'd never live with Shannon again, but she's changed since I left and came back, mellowed out. I won't say grown up - around here that's akin to a curse. ;) But she has gotten a bit more... practical, I guess. And if Kimry came to live with us, it would be nice, too.

Very grown-up thoughts I'm thinking lately. Living in a real-live apartment - not like in residence at StFX, where all the people in my building were mentally sixteen and looked at the whole dorm situation like it was one big sleepover. No. These are responsible thoughts. These are... thoughts that belong to an...

...no, I can't say it. ;)

  • Current Music
    Goo Goo Dolls - Name