Been here for a few days. Things are going pretty well. I went to a Rochester Improv Community meeting last night and met some of the locals. It was mostly members of local college troupes, but there were a few members of the more professional groups in town. It was nice to start making the connections. I was worried that there wasn’t going to be enough long form going on here to do my study, but it sounds like there’s more brewing. It’s feeling pretty cool to actually be an anthropologist putting myself out there and observing and such.
On the family side of things, it’s going pretty well. There’s some tension surrounding my nephew’s somewhat surprise inclusion into residing with my family out here. My parents are super generous, but the kid is 13. He operates mostly through sarcasm, and I have to admit that it’s starting to piss me off. It comes across as pretty ungrateful, and it’s hard watching my parents endure his shitty attitude sometimes. Then I try to remember my teen years, and I relax a little. Patience and compassion, don’t fail me now.