My job (after school program) is over for the year and my boss apparently has much different priorities than I do. In my year end evaluation she described my projects as being what the kids will probably say was their favorite thing about the program this year, and that I was good about talking to the kids and getting them to think, but that she can't recommend me for returning because I wasn't consistently on time (to set up in 15 minutes and then wait for half an hour before any of the kids show up) and I didn't have projects consistently turned in on time. I find this amusing considering the number of times she failed to uphold her end of the projects by buying us materials we needed. I can't even count how often we had to cancel projects we planned because she hadn't bought materials for us. Regardless, I'm not sure I want to work under someone whose priorities aren't the kids, but rather timeliness and making the parents content through socializing.
I capped off ending my job with a show at my house, which was fabulous, and I should be playing at least two, perhaps three more shows around Portland over the next month, as well as at the Autonomous Mutant Festival with the Cacophony camp.
As for the summer, I'll be working only six hours a week at a steady job, taking a brain-injured fellow on outings. He's a cool guy, and I'm sure it will be fun, though I'm not sure how much I can really talk about it.
Other than normal job-type stuff, I'll be helping to film for Contact Juggling Part III over the next few months with Greg.
This is the first professional filming I've done, but I feel up to the challenge, and this will be great for my resume. We've got a variety of types of shots to get, including a possible time lapse shot and some non-computer animation.