Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm "classicaly beautiful"

Got a hair-cut. Shorter than I thought it was going to be, but I like it.

On that note---hilarious outcome? I fell asleep on a couch yesterday, and got slightly strange bedhead...and, no joke, my hair looked like Audrey Hepburn's. Like, not the swept-up look, but when it was short.

No, seriously. Molly agreed with me.

I'd like, for a moment, you to try to imagine something stranger-looking. No? Cool.

See you all soon,


Friday, April 25, 2008

Back in Columbus

Gentle Readers,

I'm back in Columbus for a chunk of the weekend---yes, it's Send-off, though my being off campus is something of a coincidence.

Rehearsals for "Of Mice and Men" have started in earnest--have done a read of the script, and have blocked the first scene. Now that we've finally got a complete cast, I can finally emotionally commit to the production--I get more and more excited about it as each part falls into place.

Gambier has been beautiful: sun, light, green grass, the works. I've been running again (in fact, I'm just waiting now for my breakfast to settle so that I can take my first German Village run. I've got a nice course through Ukrainian Village back home--but I think this will measure up.

Other things: my band is playing a Ren-faire later in the summer! This basically amuses me to no end. I think it will be a good time, and will be a chance to wear a floppy hat, talk in an accent, and get paid a fairly large sum of money while playing tunes.

Alright---I'm going to go out, before I lose the cool of the morning.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Oh lord my swords out/Jesus just avert your eyes

Just like Columbus/He get the bloodlust
Just like Columbus/He get murderous on purpose

You got me hurtin'/You got me pullin' curtains
You suckin' chili dogs while I go on my crazed berserkin'

Just one Girlie at the Tourney...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Who hasn't, really?

"This is a contemplation of anime and game characters acting as pirates. This was inspired by the song "Shiver My Timbers" from Muppet Treasure Island. You might say that this is a tribute to both the anime fans who longed to see some of their favorite characters as pirates, as well as a tribute to the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie "At Worlds End." Anyway, I hope you enjoy it."

Friday, April 18, 2008


I am incredibly proud----my little sister has just decided that she will be attending Bard College for her undergrad in the fall!

She rocks, hard-core.

That's all for now---more later.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

That's the way it is in Oklahoma (Stop thinking love is blind)

New musical obsession:

the Dresden Dolls.

I'm really into the whole duo thing. Especially when they mix non-standard rock music.

Ya'll should check it out. Anton and Erin, you two especially I think would like them (if for different reasons).

(Also they reference Homer/Aristophanes Lysistrata/Iliad in a song! And make it rhyme!)
For your viewing pleasure---three great songs:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm a dirty hippy

Monday, April 14, 2008

Independence Day is Sci-fi heaven

And has apperances from three of the "key" (at least in my book) TV shows---

Battlestar (Mary McDonnel/Laura Roslin plays the President's wife)
Star Trek (Brent Spinner/Data is a scientist)
Firefly (Adam Baldwin/Jain is a military dude)

They just need someone from the X Files, and it's basically complete.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

So may the living be dead in our wake

Insanely productive day so far. Not sure why that kind of thing is so spastic (though I think I've got an idea or two--experiment time). Did a weeks worth of dishes, picked cuts and sides for several projects, caught up on a million business emails I've been needing to send, finally finished the B-wick proposal(which has been absolutely driving me nuts), and finished "The Children on Heracles" (don't tell any of my students this...but not all Tragedies need to be staged today. Some are amazing. This one clocks in somewhere around "culturally informative." At least, that's where I am on it right now. Maybe I need to give it another chance?) I think I may actually survive! So much happier now that things are getting done again! I think I was in a pretty bad rut--not enough rest, too much time not working.

So--in a very good mood. Will be heading down to Hyde Park to visit Cori and Jay for the early evening, then going out with Dan tonight (he's in Chicago for a day, on his way back from Madison).

Erin! I got your letter! It made me very happy.

Now--to solve the insurance question!

Be well, all.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Take this little tip from me...

Tiiiiired. Woke up at 7:30 am this morning, after getting kicked out of Mac's at 2 am, and standing around outside for a long time. Still don't know why I was up that early. Went back to sleep...but still, the damage was done.

I get to meet Dael Orlandersmith (and direct a 20 min chunk of one of her plays for her) next weekend. Scared? A bit. Excited? Yes.

Ran into a couple of friends from high school---they were theatre tech kids, two years older, I believe? They live _literally_ one block up my street. Small world.

An admission, for those of you who didn't know---I didn't do tech in HS. I painted a set, for one day, once. I was a MT actor, if you can believe it. For those of you who have seen my jazz square, you probably won't.

Ryan's stories have me wanting to try absinthe. Might have to start looking around for where they have in Chicago. If anywhere, it'll be in Wicker Park, right?

Dan is back in town on Monday---very excited! We had sandwiches at Jerry's on friday--amazing, for those of you from Chicago---we'll go there sometime. Tasty!

Alright--time to disappear. Hopefully, more regular posting will resume at some point soon.



Friday, April 4, 2008

Extra Crispy

Check out today's "Penny Arcade"--

(thanks, Erin).

I do entirely too little yelling of "You are seared!" in my daily life.

I'll be looking for ways to incorporate that over the next month.

Be warned.