How to start out a semester…

Ah. First day of classes. Mmm. I’ve been on campus since 8:00 a.m. this morning … and it’s 2:30 now … a.m., that is. This damn Procrastinator Theatre is consuming my life! Yaar!

On the positive side, though, I certainly fleshed out my knowledge of residential and commercial wiring systems … 120v … 240v … single-phase … three-phase … L14-30R plugs vs 5-15R plugs. You know. The usual. Oh, and I built a really sweet shelf / counter thing, out of the wood that my popper was shipped in (yeah… my popper came on a wooden pallet, in a crate. Had to get facility services to come pick it up from the SUB and drive it across campus, right down the middle of the mall, with a Gradall. It’s like a 200lb popper… retails for something like $4,000 and draws an obscene amount of power. Finally figured out how to power it, though (by splitting a 50amp 240v outlet). Just need to go to ACE tomorrow (ah, they know me by name!) and buy more obscenely overpriced connectors ($20-$30 for just a silly little connector!) tomorrow morning (say around 7:00 a.m.).

Oh, and on another positive side, I’m almost done hiring staff for the coming year. I’m really excited about the group of guys I’m going to have working for me: they’re all (seemingly) solid and bright. And they’re all film students, too, which I think is appropriate.

Anyhow. I’m going to go home tonight and sleep for a couple hours.

Because that’s how I like to start out a semester: pulling an almost-all-night-er on the first day of classes.

Rock it.

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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One Response to How to start out a semester…

  1. markegge says:

    Ha! I’m doing better, tonight: headed home at 2:00 a.m.

    My popcorn popper works! Oh, it works so well. So bona fide… I’m thrilled!