No Shave November!

Its everybody’s favorite time of year… No Shave November

In honor of November I have not been shaving, but I thought it would be best if the readership of this blog decided.

So above this post is a poll. I know everybody is tired of voting for stuff, but this poll is very important.

So if you want me to shave – vote yes. If you want me to go all month – vote no. If you like the facial hair but want it trimmed up – vote option 3.

I hope there is no hanging chads or voter intimidation.


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True Life: I’m a resident director…

My life is a crazy life… part of what makes it so crazy is the fact that I am a resident director for a student apartment complex. I do enjoy my job of managing Campus Tower’s seven community assistants, but there are so pretty crazy things that come along the way.

In the past week I have had two memorable experiences. Last Thursday I was sitting in my room when I heard a large boom coming from the hallway on my floor. It was 2am and I was getting ready to make a round at 2:30am but expereince let me know exactly what that cracking boom was. I knew it was either somebody kicking out the glass in the elevator lobby or somebody taking out the light sconces. I ran out into the hallway to try to get a look at the guy, but found something totally different. Yes – the metal reinforced glass was smashed, but I saw ALOT of blood. I don’t mean a little blood. I mean it looked like something out of a Saw gore movie. I saw the large trail of blood led to the elevator. I used a Discovery Church pen to press the elevator button, because it (and the wall) were pretty covered. The elevator door immediately opened to reveal a severely injured drunk male. He had punched out the glass with his bare fist! He was mumbling something about how he was mad at his girlfriend, but I didn’t really care considering how much blood he had lost in less then a minute. So I went in to crisis mode and made sure the poor kid was off to the hospital… well after much debate with his drunk female friends who had come to “comfort” him. They were so out of it that they thought he was fine. Anyway after surgery to repair tendons and arteries and remove glass… he should be ok after some physical therapy. I’m just glad I was there considering his lady friends though he was ok.

Here is a pic of the glass after cleanup.

Well the adventure continues…

Tonight I got a call letting me know that it was raining down in the Campus Towers office. I thought it was our new sprinkler system malfunctioning, but it turns out to be an overzealous washing machine in the laundry room (directly overhead the office). Fortunately – it leaked in the one semi empty place in the office and missed any electronic equipment of files. It was the nastiest feeling in the world taking out those tiles!

Here are a couple of pics…

All in all I am very fortunate to work for CT. It is an amazing property that is student focused. It is the closest and best place to stay at ECU. Crazy stuff just happens sometimes!

Relaxing Dinner!

After a trip to blockbuster to exchange some movies that I have kept for 4 MONTHS! I tried cooking some Chicken Teriyaki in a skillet instead of on the grill. I wanted to change things up a little bit. Sometimes the george forman can dry it out and not let the Teriyaki absorb as much. The chicken did well cooking in the skillet with just the Teriyaki Marinade. Can you see that I was excited? I exchanged 3 flicks at Blockbuster for Juno, Chronicles of Narnia, and Across the Universe. ALL IN BLU RAY HD! I am going to try my best to never rent a DVD again. Lot of good flicks out on blu ray… I just have not had time. As I said – I had kept my last set of movies for 4 months!

Turn Turn Turn…

With every season…

We are smack dab in the middle of “turn” at Campus Towers. It is the time after everybody moves out when we have to turn the building around in roughly one weeks time for the new folks to come in. School ended on Thursday, but we have a lot of folks who moved out early. So all day on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Today we have been working getting rooms turned around. It is extremely tiring! We got wrapped up early today, so I am here resting before heading to discovery to set up for amazing illumination tomorrow! You do not want to miss it!

Can you say… OUCH

I hope I am not developing a trend like the Mr. Magoo pastor Dave Anderson

Today I was straightening up my bathroom when I dropped my toothpaste behind the toilet. I bent over to pick up the tube but when I stood back up my head clipped the glass edge of my medicine cabinet. I thought I had just bumped it hard and threw my toothpaste across the bathroom along with an explicative. I realized it hurt bad and reached up and felt the bump. It felt wet and I looked at my hand. It was red. I then felt this huge stream of blood coming down my face. I looked in the mirror and it looked like a scene out of Hostel (a horror movie). I went through about half a roll of TP cleaning up my face and scalp and it bleed for about 10 mins. I probably need stitches. I hope some of Discovery’s doctors are in the house tomorrow to check it out!

Here is a pic…

Oh yea! I forgot…

Tomorrow is my Birthday… All of yall don’t get too excited. If you are looking for an gift idea donations of support to my Tribecca fund are VERY welcome. Most of you do not know what Tribecca is, but I will be explaining what that is in the next post.

Easter is in 48 hours

Easter has really snuck up on me this year. I am excited for the upcoming unfulfilled series. I saw the pictures on Claude’s Blog. Stage should be pretty cool. I am down in surf city for tonight and tomorrow. First time seeing the parents since Christmas. I walked in tonight and wished them a Happy New Year! Hopefully I can get them up to Greenville on Easter Sunday to check out discovery. I also want them up there so they can help me finish moving. I am moving out of my apartment of 2 years in Campus Towers into another one. Still a lot to do on Easter Week! Moving stuff, graphics, bumps, videos, and lighting oh my!

California Adventure

HUGE day in CA.

Started the morning off with the fun and excitement of the final NBS Business Meeting at 8 am. Hey a VP has gotta do what a VPs gotta do. Then quickly we went into big sessions. We learned about a TV Network that ECU really needs to bring in to our channel. I was then recruited by a Christian film school here in CA to spend a semester in hollywood. Then I spent the rest of the day at the interesting and wonderful Disney California Adventure Theme Park. It was a nice day. We went non stop from 4pm-10pm then went out for a nice dinner afterward. Cali-Adventure is a combination of MGM and Animal Kingdom all into one smaller park. Pretty cool stuff with many original rides.

We fly out today at 10:10pm and get back to raleigh at 9am (eastern). Hopefully I will be able to sleep on the way back, because the next day I have to go back to the REAL WORLD! I don’t know what I am going to do without seeing mickey all day everyday. Even though I hardly see that here because the Disney franchise has shifted to Hannah Montana and High School Musical as the big money makers, but that is a different post.

California Dreamin’

Today was a nice day. First we started by having a nice breakfast with the President of the Disneyland Resort. He gave a nice keynote. He had a production team with him just to do his background slides. These were done on Mac… I guess they used keynote, but the slides were amazing. Even more impressive then a Steve Jobs keynote! Then we had many many hours worth of interesting break out sessions. I particularly enjoyed the sessions with Adobe Guru Jason Levine. I learned alot of new photoshop and after effects tricks! I also learned today that here in california cans of coke are $4. Thats the price NBS pays for them. Box lunches are $40 each. Gas prices are not high at all out here compared to what I thought it would be. Gas is like $3.45 a gallon. Its the food that is the real $$$. I ate at a nice Japanese restaurant – not steakhouse unfortunately!

Have I mentioned traffic sucks in LA. Several presenters were late today due to traffic.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow. LA Film Studies Center is presenting on faith and film. I am also going to Disney’s California Adventure! Very Cool.

The monorail picture is actually 3 pictures I took in the Magic Kingdom that photoshop put together.