The new semester started monday. I'm taking lighting design this semester, so of course I'm happy. We had our first class today. Well, my prof. discussing how he got into lighting design, and a little bit about his own personal philosophy. He said that when he was an electrician, first starting out, one of the first inspiring things he heard was from Broadway designer Clark Dunham. Dunham said that the most he ever learned about lighting came not from books, but from listening to old lighting guys "arguing about lighting in smoke filled rooms". Of course, I immediately thought of the Booth. My prof. went on to say he hoped our class could continue this discussion on lighting. I think I'm going to like this class.