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On being a female construction worker in Vegas; plus working union, going to school, keeping a family, dealing with life, exploring the past, struggling between cultures, and somehow still having a few moments to write in this thing regularly.

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  • Buffalo NY: ASES 2009!
    on May 11, 2009
    My God, things have been hectic!Lion King finished up the 1st week of May. Been back and forth between that, and another (100% fucked) job that really...I don't know how a job could get any worse...plus more PV calls coming in so I'm really hoping t...
  • Lion King FTW!
    on May 4, 2009
    Since the first week in January I've been on the remodel crew at Mandalay Bay, turning Mamma Mia! Theatre into Lion King Theatre. It was actually pretty demanding; the as-builts were completely wrong, for instance, since in-house apparently came in...
  • Photos from work.
    on Apr 26, 2009
    The job I'm on is completely fucked. The following pics are not the reasons; they're the results.He asked that I don't reveal his identity, and that's why I used the neck-down approach. Basically I was treated to a homoerotic pole dance, without th...
  • Momentous!
    on Apr 15, 2009
    Earlier today I attended the dedication ceremony of the new wind turbine at the Electrical JATC, the same from which I graduated nearly a year ago. It kinda transforms that apprenticeship hall into a renewables hub, what with the four solar arrays t...
  • Good day.
    on Apr 12, 2009
    Well, I still have a job, for now. It's a good thing. Lion King has started rehearsals amd the performers are in and out of the theatre. We just try to make ourselves scarce. Either way, it's a paycheck.I get to help mount a solar array tomorrow-...
  • A little help from my iPhone...
    on Apr 3, 2009
    So yeah. I've been ├╝ber-busy lately. Aside from working my regular job (which, right now, is at the new Lion King Theatre at Mandalay Bay), I've started teaching classes in photovoltaics. A little extra cash helps in a time where work in construc...
  • Our PV class in the news!
    on Mar 12, 2009
    Just a few hours ago, NBC Nightly News came in to film our photovoltaics class, as a national model in the renewables industry. It was really exciting. Cliff (my apprenticeship study-buddy) was interviewed; he's currently unemployed and the intervi...
  • Yeah. It's been over a month.
    on Jan 26, 2009
    Somewhere in between working some overtime, extending the photovoltaic class by a week, a site survey, a job transfer, the need to switch from Coumadin to Lovenox, and life in general, I got drastically ill--likely due to exhaustion--and fell behind...
  • School-related stuff.
    on Dec 16, 2008
    Firstly, I've been put in charge of testing, in a roundabout way. I grade the exams, and from those exams, I take the most-missed questions and am currently forming a massive pop quiz. More like a pop exam. Now, these tests (including the pop exam
  • Wish I'd been that brave.
    on Dec 13, 2008
    I don't have too many regrets throughout my life, because I've learned that every experience--even the less than stellar ones--can serve to mold us and make us better, stronger, more resilient. However, the few regrets I do have center mainly o
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