Last night was the Dress Rehearsal for the Dance Show. Though it ran smoothly, and we ended pretty early (went out to relax and grab boba at TeaSpots)—it was still pretty hectic backstage. We did some last minute staging for our formations and fixed details with lighting and sound.
I am dancing in four pieces this year…and it leaves me with very little time to change between numbers. I literally finish a piece….sprint backstage and do a quick change before running back onstage. So last night was the true test to see if I could make it all on time. I have to say though…it’s gonna be a close one!
Today, I’ll be resting up and preparing for the show tonight and tomorrow. I’m so excited!
Here are a few pictures from last night’s dress rehearsal…
Laying all my costume pieces out—lol you can see Paul in the background practicing so much…that he’s a BLUR! hahaa
That’s all for now…more pictures next week! Hope to see you at my dance show! ;)
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.