Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blog Roulette

Now where did I put that gauntlet? (rummages through antique foot locker, pulling out various intriguing yet vague ideas and items, sets each aside until...) AH! There it is. It's a bit moldy, but the leather is unbroken, and with a little mink oil and some elbow right back.

{time passes}

Right! OK, here we go. I propose a game for the month of December. I call it Blog Roulette. As the wonderful, and herculean Naughty Monkey has proven this NaNoPoHoGoFloCrowShow posting every day has become something of a daunting task, so starting December 1st I shall post something, then on the 2nd Stinkypaw shall post, then flurrious, then Monkey, then it shall rotate back to me, etc. Of course, if anyone else wishes to join, or if any of you lovely and talented blogstresses would rather not, it's all good. But this will give us all a daily post of newness to read, without the pressure of posting daily. Of course extra posts will be most welcome, as well. My blends...the gauntlet is thrown. What say ye?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And Now a Brief Intermission

This reminds me of my senior year in college.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Thievery

Can you fill this out without lying?
I stole...I mean borrowed this from Stinkypaw. Feel free to gank it yourself:

Last thing you drank?
That wondrous elixir of life, coffee.

Last store you went to?
Target...I needed new underwear due to losing more than 10 pounds lately.

Where was your default picture taken?
Two houses ago.

Last person you rode in a car with under the age of 20?
Um, that'd be the COA* I guess.

Can you play guitar hero?
Dunno, but I wail on the Rock Band drums.

Name someone that made you laugh today?
The only creatures I've interacted with so far are the Kitties-O-The-Apocalypse, and they haven't told any jokes yet.

When was the last time you saw your best friend?
It has been waaaaay too long.

How late did you stay up last night?
11:30 or so.

You could move somewhere else, would you?
In a heartbeat!(England, Australia, The Carolinas)

Which of your friends lives closest to you?
Not sure, actually. Most of my close friends live within 1-4 hours of me.

Do you believe ex's can be friends?
Most of mine are.

Do you like calling or texting better?
Texting. It's quicker.

How do you feel about Dr Pepper?
It exists, people drink it, but I have no emotional reaction to it whatsoever.

When was the last time you cried really hard?
When my mom died.

Where is your biological father right now?
Supposedly in a cemetery in Massachusetts, but I've never been there so I don't know for certain.

Where are you at right now?
At home

What bed did you sleep in last night?
My own

What was the last thing someone bought for you?
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, my wife got some groceries I needed yesterday.

Who took your profile picture?
C'est moi!

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Some of the cast of Call of the Wild

Was yesterday better than today?
As I've only experienced about an hour of today I cannot tell.

Can you live a day without TV?
I have many times.

Are you mad about anything?
Not currently.

When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
Must we dwell on the negative?

Are you a bad influence?
I used to be, now I seem to have stumbled into role model territory, and I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

Night out or night in?
A night out would be welcomed.

Are you more of an individual or an outgoing person?
These are not mutually exclusive, therefore the question is invalid. Please hang up and try your call again.

What items could you not go without during the day?

When was the last time you were in the hospital?
I picked up my wife two days ago from one.

Have you ever thrown shoes on a telephone wire?

What does the last text message in your inbox say?
Buy more minutes!

How do you feel about your life right now?

How many times have you been pulled over by the police?
3 or 4, I guess.

Do you hate anyone?
Probably not.

If we were to look in your inbox, what would we find?
Emails, what would you expect to find?

Last person you talked to on the phone?
The Missus.

Can you easily tell if someone’s fake?
You mean like mannequins or wax statues? Sure.

How's your heart?
Beating properly.

Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?
Yeah, I'm a boring old man now.

Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Not to my face.

What song is stuck in your head?
Deceiver by Disturbed

Someone knocks on your window at 2 am, who do you want it to be?
Either Superman or Spiderman, since the bedroom is on the second floor.

Wanna have kids before you’re 30?
Too late for that!

Name something you have to do tomorrow?
Same thing I do every day...try to take over the world!

Can you whistle?

Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?

What gets in your way of your sleeping?

Are your eyes the same color as your mom's or dad's?
My mom's, I think.

Has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?

Do you think too much or too little?
It depends on the situation, but usually too much.

Do you smile a lot?

Who was your last missed call on your cell phone?
You sure are obsessed with my cell phone. Do you work for Verizon or something?

Are you happy with your life?

Can you handle the truth?
Even if I can't, I need it.

Do you get 8 hours of sleep everyday?
AHAHAHAHAHA! That's hilarious!

What was the last book you read?
Dracula the Undead, by Dacre Stoker

Do you hate the last guy you had a conversation with?
Not in the least.

Is there something you usually wear?
You mean besides the Mickey Mouse three-fingered gloves?

What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Making coffee.

Honestly, who was the last person to tell you that they love you?
My wife

Did you have an exciting last weekend?
I wouldn't call it exciting, but it was eventful.

Have you ever crawled through a window?

Do you like yourself?
Most days

Are you wearing a bracelet?
Don't own one.

Are you an emotional person?
I can be

What's something that can always make you feel better?
Star Trek

Will this weekend be a good one?
Ask me on Monday

Have you ever worn the opposite gender's clothing?
I'm just seven hours old, truly beautiful to behold, and somebody should be told, my libido hasn't been controlled...

Look behind you, what do you see?

Have you ever worked in a food place?
I did my time in Purgatory during my 2.5 year stint at Taco Viva in the 80s.

What would you name your future daughter?
Luthien Tinuvial...that's why my wife will handle that occurrence should it arise.

Any summer plans for 2011?
Nothing confirmed yet.

Did you lie on any of your answers?


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Peer Pressure

Well, it seems most of my blogging compadres have posted something in the last 24 hours, so I feel honor bound (read:guilt tripped) to do likewise. I know it's NaNukPukeMookaLook month again, but I've been so busy that I barely have time to indulge in peristalsis and a few other autonomic functions, let alone blog every day. So let me, there is too much. Let me sum up. The show we are running, an adaptation of Call of the Wild, has been beset by the demons of fuckuppery almost from the get go. Things went relatively smoothly until just before we started technical rehearsals, which is when we bring all the elements of the show together the week before opening. Long days and nights are the norm for tech week, but this one was especially awful due to technical problems, electrical anomalies, and the theft of a $500 rented strobe light by some cocksuckers unknown who I sincerely wish to read of their untimely yet embarrassing demise due to autoerotic asphyxiation someday. Now normally I'd say that at least we got the show up and running on time, which we did, and with a minimum of blood, which we didn't. It's true that my crew and I shed very little of the red stuff on this one, although I did inflict numerous annoying yet minor injuries upon myself, but the cast has been brutalized. This is a very physical show, and most of the cast play dogs in the Yukon, so there is a lot of running, and barking, and fighting, etc. And those that don't play dogs are frequently on stilts to simulate the view a sled dog has of the drivers. Every night someone has gotten hit, or twisted, or abraded, or fallen, or sickened to the point that I am keeping ice and bandages on hand just in case. But I have to say that, despite some unusual backstage dramas, the cast have been absolute troopers about the punishment this play is dealing them, and my proverbial hat is off to them.

As for why my work load is so pressing, our Design/Costume teacher, who is very pregnant, was quite unexpectedly put on complete bed rest by her doctor two weeks ago. We had anticipated that there would be some times when she'd be out, and I had agreed to take over her classes when she couldn't be there, but none of us expected her to be totally gone until further in the semester. So now I'm teaching every day of the week, and trying to keep up with her class materials as well as my own. I'm sure it will all be ok, but I'm a bit overwhelmed by it all right now. Fortunately, now that the show is up and running, I can focus on the academics, and hopefully catch up with her schedule as well as my own, and manage to squeeze in a podcast or two as well. These are, indeed, interesting times.

How is your Autumn going?