Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The West Coast

Well, I've not had a chance to blog for a while now because I've been in Anaheim, California. Oh and thats not some picture I found on the internet, as usual, I actually took it this afternoon.

Yes, my life is hard.

I've mentioned in the past that I work for an audio visual rental and staging company from North Carolina and this week, we've had the wonderful opportunity to be doing a show in the Anaheim convention center. The very same convention center that in a few short months Blizzard will be taking over with it's annual BlizCon.

It's been a wonderful stay so far. The hotel is very nice and I've had no issue with them, accept maybe the roach that ended up in my in room coffee machine. The Convention center people have been wonderful to work with, but it is a city facility, so everything is done at a snails pace. Lets not forget it took us 3 hours to get our gear in the room because the local AV company put a boom lift in the freight elevator that was too heavy and shut the elevator down for a few hours. But, other than those small things my stay in California and specifically Anaheim has been great.

I did make it over to Disneyland a few times, but it just wasn't as much fun without the wife, whom I had to leave home back in North Carolina. Still, it was nice to visit the west coast mouse. I picked up a few souvenirs but I am always reminded by co-workers that I can't take the park home with me. I took lots of pictures which I hope to share at some point.

I think it was a good thing for me to disconnect from WoW for a while. I was playing every night after dinner and started getting up early in the morning to do dailies before work. It's just nice not having to worry about what I'll do next in the game.

Don't get me wrong, I'll probably be back at it hard once recover from my jet lag, but for now, its been a very nice vacation from gaming. Course, I do have my DS with me.


  1. What an interesting job you have! Tell me...What kinds of things do you do exactly? Recording I've gathered...Do you ever do music?

  2. Let say, you work for a large corporation that wants to have a meeting for say, 1000 of your closes employees. We are the people that come in, help design the audio visual look for the show, we provide video projection, concert sound reinforcement, lights and other things to help present your meeting to those close 1k employees.

    We'll video tape, audio tape, help coordinate power point, just all kinds of stuff.

    You can get more info at


  3. And yes, most times its a very cool job. Just in the last 2 years we've branched out of North Carolina and South Carolina to do shows in New York, Arizona, Arkansas, California and Florida.

  4. Ah, Anahiem...The Tragic Kindgom. Too bad you couldn't make it over here to Venice Beach. Get a real taste of So Cal.

  5. Ah, I see, so you're more involved in helping people put on flawless large-scale presentations with all the bells and whistles.