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Sometimes Life Gets In the Way, But We’re Still Live!

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Good morning and good day, JimOnLight readers!  It’s “o’ dark thirty” as my dad always says, and guess what?  I’m at an airport getting ready to fly somewhere for a gig!  Say it ain’t so!   I just had my 78th trip to Las Vegas for LDI since 2000…  it seems like just yesterday…  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 site…  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.  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?  Wrong.  Immigration is the single most confusing thing I have ever dealt with in my entire life, and I’ve been divorced twice!  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.  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!  Anyone have a good lawyer they can recommend?  Shit’s getting ugly.

Have an amazing day, everyone!  JimOnLight is back.  Sorry for the pause, sometimes life gets in the way.

Need to Pause – Back on Thursday!

Hi everybody.

I want to just give you a quick heads up – I am going to be AWOL for the next two days until my current show gets out of tech.  Thanks for being understanding – I know many of you are in the very same situation!

I’ll be back on Thursday – until then, wish me luck!  I hope this finds you all doing great!

Jim

Airport Time Travel

I’ve been traveling around the world as a designer for nearly 12 years now. As technology has advanced and the world has become more interesting, my travel habits have evolved alongside. A 4 hour layover can be a drag, as can a 5 minute plane change somewhere like Minneapolis/St. Paul airport with its eleventy million moving walkways and big distance between terminals and gates.

I always try to get to the airport a little early, for example, to get coffee and snag a seat in the gate by a power outlet before the crowds snag them all.

What wonders and annoyances have you come to embrace over the years? Post in the comments, share with everyone!