Well, I seem to have a lot to catch up on.
Every time I get the chance to write on here, I wind up using that time to sleep, seeing as I NOW have a BRAND NEW JOB! Fuck the zoo (where I slaved for the last three years, with nothing to show for it).
I’m now a professional dog bather (no, not a groomer). I wash, clip nails, do SANITARY trims (oh yeah, loads of fun) and…purge things. (shudder)
No, it’s not the most interesting or glamorous job, but hey, at least I get to work with animals now. I rarely got to do that at the zoo (irony, huh?). And hey, it pays the bills.
So this weekend, I get to do something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS! I will get into that shortly, but first, I must tell you that I have a deep passion for photography. However, I don’t have the kind of money it takes for “professional” equipment. So I do what I can with my 10MP point-and-shoot cameras.
A few weeks ago, my housemate, Jeannette, and I were drinking and talking well into the night. She used to live in Chicago and go to art school (for photography) and she works for a photography company. Whilst in Chicago, she used to be a concert photographer. She’d get media passes and photo passes and VIP passes, free admissions, etc. We were talking about that and here’s the conversation that ensued:
Me: “That sounds so awesome, I wish I could photograph Otep and One-Eyed Doll. Those are two of my absolute favorite bands.”
Jeannette: “It’s actually a lot easier to score media passes than you think, especially because you and I both like smaller, lesser known bands.”
Me: “Well, what would I have to do? They’re both going to be here on April 6th.”
Jeannette: “Basically…ask them on Facebook.”
And so I did! The drummer from One-Eyed Doll is issuing Jeannette and I media passes and VIP entry to the show this weekend! Jeannette is lending me professional grade equipment and we get to stand in the photo area, which at this particular venue…IS ON FUCKING STAGE! I get to be on the same stage with a handful of my favorite musical acts! Fucking rock and roll lifestyle happening! It’s like I’m living in a dream world. I’d die of happiness if either band used any of my photos on their websites/Facebook pages and gave me credit.
In other news; I finished writing another poem, which I will post to you all shortly.
Thanks, much love.
Also, this is another photo I took of a peacock at the zoo, when I worked there.