The dance show is coming up, and the different groups I dance with have been amping up the rehearsal time. Rehearsal times have nearly doubled—but it makes me so HAPPY! :D…more time to dance during the week!
Last night, my fellow Techer ballerinas and I showed up at the Braun gym to run our piece. Unfortunately, the dance room was taken up by ballroom dancers (scheduling conflict?)….O_O We quickly resorted to moving our rehearsal space into a racquetball court. This usually doesn’t happen..but I guess with the dance show quickly approaching…everyone is itching to get their pieces perfected.
Nevertheless, we rehearsed our piece sans music and mirrors (It’s probably better to not have mirrors since we need to get used to them not being there for the actual performance). The floor was almost the same as what we are used to…so it was a good alternative.
After the men’s basketball game ended and the crowd cleared out, we migrated into the basketball court. Thank goodness for more space (was feeling claustrophobic in the tiny racquetball court) and outlets so we could rehearse with music.
LOL–there were basketball pick-up games sharing our rehearsal space, and people running on treadmills upstairs could watch us….we could always use an audience I guess :P
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.