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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Things you can do this weekend
If you live in or near Austin, I already have your weekend booked for you, live theater-style:
- See the amazing Latino Comedy Project in one of its increasingly rare Austin performances! We're at Esther's Follies Thursday-Saturday, five shows. Check out info here and here.
- Ever had one of those days? Well, you can see Mr. Mical (Jammin' 105) Trejo in his last weekend doing Radio:30 at Hyde Park Theatre.
Support live theater because right now we could use the help.
Sex for money
I probably say "this is one of my favorites" for every third or fourth Space Monkeys! comic we do, but this time I really mean it. Bobbo unlocks the secret to where money really comes from in today's new strip.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Flailing... with hope!
I've been kind of quiet here about my personal life because there are some big changes coming. To answer the questions in advance, the changes don't involve the following:
It's not about having kids.
It's not about my marriage.
It's not about this site.
But every few years, maybe once every two years, I hit a patch where something has to change. It's usually my job, or where I live, as a lot of the other thing in my life (LCP, TWoP, this site, my family) tend to stay pretty constant.
We've had to make some pretty big decisions lately and some of them are still being made. I hate to be vague, but they involve where I'll be working for the next few years, where we'd be living for the next few years and how we'll be living, financially and geographically. These decisions involve a lot of talking, a lot of dreaming, a lot of facing harsh realities that I'd rather just not have to face. They involve looking deeply into myself and deciding what it is I really want and how to reconcile that with what I'm actually good at. And how another person, directly affected, fits into all of this.
So my brain has been going in about a hundred different directions all at once and I've started to reexamine every part of my life. To ask questions like, "It this really necessary?" "Does this make me happy?" "Should I continue with this or give it up?" "Am I too focused or not focused enough on this?"
It's draining and exhausting and feels like throwing up a box of jax and trying to catch them all. But it also makes me happy because I know this is a temporary process and that when these things are decided, the path will be much clearer. One big decision will shrink the options for every subsequent decision and I'll be able to go down the list.
The best thing is: there are options and choices. I'm very, very lucky to have them.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Workin' at the Ol'Factory
New Space Monkeys!: If you've ever wondered what men, women and Nick Lachey smell like, this is the comic strip for you.
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