This week Grease started for me. Hell week was a long one, get in school at 7:30 leave school 2:10 back at 5:00 leave at 11:00 or 12:00. Sleep till 5:45 back to the cycle. Besides being a long week it is a stressful week. I am the audio board operator yay me. Well long story short besides hating the actors for not projecting, (and getting yelled at for it) I began to screw up. 1. I forgot the sound cues 2. I set trim levels wrong ( mostly the actors fault but still partial mine.) 3. I have just generally not been good at mixing the stupid songs. But maybe its better if I explain what the difference is between last year and this year. Last year I worked the schools musical Working, did the same thing board operator. But last year heres what I had attached to the board. 15 body mics, 2 channels for a cd player (just in case) , 2channels dedicated to a computer where someone started the music I just mixed, and the stages monitors lobby speakers, and I was new to the board so i got away with some things. This year I have 15 body mics, stage monitors,lobby speakers, 2 channels for cd player ( once again just in case music fails) 2 channels dedicated for computer, 1 stick mic, and my favorite addition an effects processor, plus for floor mics (I dont like floor mics). So to be frankly honest as sad as this sounds, because I know many of you have it a lot worse I, I am a little over whelmed. Between lack of sleep, stupid mistakes, getting yelled at, and fixing new problems I now consider my self an audio tech, and a bad one at that although I am hoping to get better once I go to college. So I guess the moral to this sleep deprived ramble is that I think since its opening night I am proud to say I have put in a lot of effort and am excited to get this thing going, I am also proud to say I have done audio, or more audio then I did last year.