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Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
I'm really, really exhausted.
New Year's was so restful that the sudden burst of activity from Monday night to now has been a bit of a shock to my system. I'm running around a lot, staying really late at rehearsals and then getting home and having to collect props and costumes and try to fit in showers and late-late dinners.
Lucky for me that at work, the pace has stabilized and I'm nowhere near as stressed as I was on my last job. It may be a while before my heart rate settles down on Tuesday and Wednesdays. My body has become trained to try to handle any kind of unexpected crisis on those days of the week.
January in Austin is a bad allergy time for me. We had a ton of rain and cold, and now it's sunny and warm, which is the perfect time for all the allergens toget in the air and try to fuck with your shit. I haven't gotten sick like a lot of people around me, but I'm definitely feeling a little cotton-headed.
I wish I was working from home today, but I have to be at the show tonight anyway, so it wouldn't have saved me the commute.
There's a thing about pterodactyls that I want to share with you, but give me a moment to figure out how to phrase it. It's REALLY dirty. I mean absolutely filthy. It's porneolithic. And of course my brother is the one who exposed me to it and killed off my inner child, who was, tragically, already on life-support.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Articles about songs we wish we could leave behind
Don't trust a mainstream media music story where they can't even be bothered to spell Timbaland's name correctly (or get the song name right: it's just "Promiscuous," not "Promiscuous Girl").
The Wednesday list
To do list for today:
- Go to a cowboy store and get them to steam-form a prop hat I need for a sketch. The hat's been crushed in a storage bin and is todo Flat Stanley.
- Go next door to the costume shop and try to find a huge prop belt buckle, preferably one with a Texas star.
- Try to remember how to use my scanner later tonight so I scan some stuff.
- Hope that the three-day postal shutdown is finally over so I can get my damn Netflix movies already.
- Try on a new Piojo costume.
- Miss The Almost Late Show with Bobby Bones taping since we're having a dress rehearsal.
- Answer e-mail from a long-lost OU friend and former co-worker.
- Finish reading Hey! It's that Guy!
- Start reading Lisey's Story.
- Finish playing Elebits. Get back on Zelda.
- Download that free "Le Disko" song from iTunes when I get home.
- Click the "Publish" button.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The other side of '06/'07
We did a lot of nothing for New Year's and it was wonderful.
My wife got a cold. Nothing to fret about, but it kept us indoors for most of the weekend and away from any real revelry. We watched The Descent on Blu-Ray which was damned fantastic (for a horror movie at least; I got very claustrophobic during some of those tight-squeeze cave scenes). I caught up on Zelda: Twilight Princess (revised opinion: brilliant and very long. I haven't even scratched the surface and doubt I ever will beat the game) and Elebits for da Wii.
We watched tons of Food Network. The made a damn cake of a brontosaurus! Eating a cake! Madness! Take that, Seacrest.
I had a few rehearsals.
Yesterday, on the way to Austin, I had my iPod set to shuffle and Damn Millionaires' Brand New Year came up. That was pretty cool.
My time with LCP is soon to come to a close. We're performing this weekend at Esther's Follies (info below). Then we're doing a showcase gig in L.A. next Thursday and some performances at the San Francisco Sketchfest. And that's it. I won't be performing anymore with the group, at least not in the regular new shows or tours.
I had a lot of hanging-around-the-house time over the weekend to think about what's next. I've been chatting with PJ about a possible video thing (video blog? Webcam project? I dunno.). I really want to try something new to challenge myself again, but I'm not sure what shape it will take. I really dig what Liam Lynch does, but I don't really want to be the guy who stays up all night working in a hermetic bubble of alone-time. On the other hand, I love the idea of doing something DIY that doesn't require a whole crew of people to get off the ground.
I always think about new projects around the beginning of a year, so this may pass, but I'm hoping the free time from LCP will point me in a new direction and expand my horizons a bit.
Latino Comedy Project @ Esther's Follies
Thursday Jan. 4th @ 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 5th-6th @ 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
525 E. 6th Street
320-0553, $20 ($18 students, seniors, military, Pancho Villa)
More info/tickets here.
The LCP Industry Showcase (free to industry; are you industry? Then it's free!)
Thursday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.
The Westside Eclectic
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
More info (for industry!) here.
San Francisco Sketchfest
Friday, Jan. 12, 10 p.m.
The Dark Room
2263 Mission St. (At 19th St.)
San Francisco, CA
$10, more info here.
San Francisco Sketchfest
Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. (hot damn, we open for Rob Corddry's group!)
142 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
$20, more info here
Monday, January 01, 2007
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