Good morning and good day, JimOnLight readers! Â It’s “o’ dark thirty” as my dad always says, and guess what? Â I’m at an airport getting ready to fly somewhere for a gig! Â Say it ain’t so! Â Â I just had my 78th trip to Las Vegas for LDI since 2000â€¦ Â it seems like just yesterdayâ€¦ Â actually no it doesn’t, I’ve been to Vegas WAY too many times for anyone’s good!
You’ll have to pardon my long pause here on the siteâ€¦ Â I have been adjusting to a new gig (which is awesome) and to having my wife out of the country while we work on immigration issues. Â You’d think Canada and the US would have a little looser restrictions on bringing your loved one to the states when you’re married, right? Â Wrong. Â Immigration is the single most confusing thing I have ever dealt with in my entire life, and I’ve been divorced twice! Â Wacka wacka!
I’m heading out to Los Angeles for the Concert Lighting Master Classes this week — I’ll be programming for Jeff Ravitz, which is WAY cool for me, I’ve been a fan of Jeff’s work for many years, and I’ve interviewed him before for the website.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m the Customer Engagement and Education Manager (and Lighting Designer!) for CHAUVET Professional down here in Sunrise, Florida — I came on board back in August 2013, and I’ve been working myself ridiculous for Berenice and Albert, who are amazing people with a drive that matches none other I’ve met. Â It’s quite amazing to have a mentor like Berenice, she literally pushes her people to greatness.
In other news, I have a digital stalker! Â Anyone have a good lawyer they can recommend? Â Shit’s getting ugly.
Have an amazing day, everyone! Â JimOnLight is back. Â Sorry for the pause, sometimes life gets in the way.