At exactly 5:32 my alarm clock decided it was time to go off. And as any sane human being would do at that time of morning, I hit snooze. But as those pesky alarms like to do it went off again 15 minutes later. I realized that I really did need to get out of the bed. I jumped in the shower, threw on some clothes, double checked my bags and headed out the door to the airport.
Have you ever been to the delta terminal at 6:45? Its basically empty, I have never gotten through security faster. Once I had put everything back in my bag I walked up to the large monitors to check my flight, I skimmed over the names till I hit upon mine: Minneapolis/St. Paul 8:35. I ambled down to gate A7 slowly, looking all around me as I looked at the shops and newsstands, taking it all in. A few minutes later, my boss arrived and we went over to the food court and caught breakfast before the flight.
On the first 2.5 hour leg I managed to get the first day’s worth of AP Art History homework done, I finished the last question right as we were landing. We had a short layover in Minnesota so I grabbed lunch and hopped on another tiny commuter jet for the 2.5 hour leg up to Edmonton. It wasn’t all that bad, except that I fell asleep in a weird position and got a crick in my neck. I managed to finish the first day’s worth of AP Euro also, but I still have a lot to do homework wise.
Anyhow, we cleared customs after I said all the right things to the guy; he wanted to know why I was going to be in the country and what exactly I was going to be doing and exactly how I would accomplish it, intense, I know. After immigration we made the 45 minute drive into downtown Edmonton, AB, and over to Telus Field home of the Edmonton Capitols Baseball Team, this is where everything is happening this weekend.
It was really cool, there were people everywhere setting up different things; laying cables, or building the stage or, as I did, hooking up the video truck. If you have never had the experience of seeing a video truck up close it is basically tech heaven. Buttons and lights in every color and function imaginable, it looks very similar to a NASA launch facility. I think that’s what it just secretly. Since I don’t really know what anything does yet, I carried stuff around and plugged a few computers and printers in. Nothing difficult. But it was cool just to be there.
We watched a few promos, seeing my own footage in a professional product was awesome, I was like “WOAH I SHOT THAT!!!” (in my head though).
That was basically my first day in of this adventure. I’ll keep you posted!