Wow... the last 48 hours or so have been intense for so many reasons and in many different parts of my life. So much to try and think about.
First off, I managed to shoot some HD for PointBuzz yesterday, covering the new Skyhawk ride. The video isn't great, that's for sure, but at least I know using the camera in the field what I can expect. The exposure issues and settings need to be just right, and I'm not there yet in learning what they need to be. But hey, we transferred 59 gigs of data yesterday. Wow!
The media event, coupled with the charity mini-golf thing the day before, got me in front of a lot of very important people, many of which I consider friends. Lots of opportunities for a lot of different things present themselves. I like working a network of people. It's very rewarding for me, even when there aren't any obvious benefits to me right away.
I also learned a lot about stuff going on in the amusement industry that is absolutely huge. When you talk to people from different places with their own angles, and then put them in the same bucket, suddenly things become very obvious. Something very big is going to happen, very soon I suspect. I wish I could say more.
Then there's the intensity of the relationships I have with people in my life. One friend shows the promise of doing incredible things, while at the same time it breaks my heart to see the friend submit to a destructive situation. Another friend is just so intense with me that I'm not entirely sure how to respond. Nothing about the people in my life is ever casual!
So I'm fairly exhausted, physically and emotionally right now. But most of that feeling is positive, in the way you're a little sore after a good workout. Some things still trouble me, but in the grander scheme of things, I think things are good.
I opted not to drive down to Holiday World this weekend because I just can't spend much time there, and the PR rep can't really spend much time with me (understandably so given the weekend). So I'm going to postpone that for another weekend. I need some rest!