Janne Robberstad

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the first week

By spotogspindel | August 19, 2013

The first week at my new job… well, it´s taken my attention away from blogging. I´ve painted and washed and stained and used chemicals (and I am so fascinated with my gas-mask: it works! I can´t smell a thing!).


If we include today, I´ve painted two huge back-drops (like the black one in the post below), stained 3 big decks (like the one above) and the two cages above. We´re working on lots of other things too, most of them smaller objects. I painted a chalk-board of only about 6 square yards. 😉

So after the first week I have the following conclusions:

– I´m not used to standing & walking continuously for 7 hours a day

– the supervisor who just retire always played the blues. Everyone who comes in, stands and listens and says: “Isn´t there any blues here?”

– this a dream-job! I remember one of my teen-years favorite films: Desperately Seeking Susan, which partly takes place in a very dodgy theatre/club in New York, and I remember how I wanted to work in a place like that. Except this is a 1000 times cooler 😉

– I am blessed with a whole bunch of great colleagues! Talented and wonderful! It is truly a blessing to have someone to discuss theatre-technical things with.

– I´m learning the proper way of doing things like staining… not just slopping it on.

– gasmasks are cool!

– it´s nice to live in a city, where there is always something going on, and I can be a culture-consumer any day of the week: concerts, shows, exhibitions…

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One Response to “the first week”

  1. gail Says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 02:05

    I am SO happy for you to be living the Dream!