When I got up this morning I was wondering if I would be well enough to volunteer today. I seemed to have a fairly good night’s sleep. But I still felt under the weather. I don’t like to disappoint when I volunteer. I like to keep my commitment. So although I didn’t feel great, I got dressed to be ready for a six-hour shift.
Volunteer for Film Festival
I was supposed to be at the theater twenty minutes before my shift started so I decided to take the bus instead. I had considered running, but the way I was feeling I knew that that was not going to happen. I also considered walking but decided that I didn’t have quite enough time to do that in time.
So I got there 30 minutes early. The building was not even open. So there I was waiting out in the cold until they finally opened the door after I had waited 30 minutes. I was not amused.
A Little Networking
I was doing a little networking at this festival, but it was more me giving some advice to the younger volunteers. Some of these volunteers were really new to the industry. They knew nothing about the film industry. One girl who I was paired with was a math major with a creative writing minor at UBC.
She was really interested in writing and becoming a film maker some day. I gave her some hints, including suggesting her to contact as many people as possible, especially her professors at UBC, many who have had experience writing in the industry. I told her not to be shy about it because for the most part, people loved to try to help people, especially young students.
Watched One Documentary
As a reward for volunteering, I was able to watch one of the films. It was a documentary that I really wanted to watch because I actually had worked with the subject, years ago. It was really interesting to see her on the screen again, since she passed away a few years ago.
There was a Q and A with the writer/director after. Although there were some people who obviously knew the person, from the questions asked, they were more interested in the subject, not the person. Still, I was glad that I got to see the film
Walked Home in the Rain
I was feeling a little feverish so I decided to cool down by walking home in the cold and rain. Ordinarily, in weather like this, I would be freezing since I have a sensitivity to cold. But since I was feverish, I felt okay.
I didn’t encounter too many people when I walked home. I’m sure those that saw me, thought I was a little crazy for walking in this kind of cold, rainy weather. I did manage to make it home before collapsing in bed.
Chills and Fever
When I got home, I was so cold. I jumped into the shower to warm up. I did feel a little cooler once I jumped out of the shower but it did not last too long. I took aspirin and other pain killers and nothing seemed to work. I finally fell asleep.