Thursday, September 08, 2011

one year later

I left New York a year ago.

This fact totally blows my mind.

I was sitting down in my apartment this evening (it's the occasionally creaky ground floor of a Victorian-era house), sitting in my new faux-leather Target easy chair, watching Packers-Saints on my big flat screen - and I looked around and realized that I didn't have any of these things twelve months ago.

Not only that...I had no concept I would own these things then.

I didn't even think I would still be here in Sleepy Hamlet.

It's amazing how quickly and completely life changes. And I'm so glad that the change has been mostly positive.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

can't stop won't stop

I'm sitting here at my kitchen table, trying my hardest to finish packing for tomorrow's trip. Yet I can't seem to pry myself out of this chair. I really don't want to pack.

I know that I usually travel a lot, but here's what my summer has looked like:

June 1-10: finals
June 11: drive a bunch of hours to pick up parents
June 12: drive a bunch of hours home with parents
June 13-18: parents visit
June 19: drive a bunch of hours to drop off parents
June 20: drive a bunch of hours home
June 21: pack
June 22-26: Los Angeles
June 27-July 3: home working on several projects, including school curriculum
July 4: drive a bunch of hours and then fly to New York
July 4-10: New York
July 10: fly back, pick up my car, and drive a few hours to central CA and camp #1
July 10-23: camp #1
July 23: drive many many hours home
July 24: rest
July 25-26: work on school curriculum
July 27-August 14: camp #2 (with school curriculum stuff mixed in)
August 15: rest
August 16: work on school curriculum
August 17: camp #2 curriculum/rehearsal for play I'm directing
August 18: fly/drive
August 18-21: family trip to see sis-in-law act

It's been non-stop, y'all, and I'm ready for a true vacation. At home. A stay-cation, if you will. I always thought that sounded cheesy, but now I just think it sounds awesome.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

summer vacation

I know that it's supposed to start fin May or June for most teachers...but not me! I've been so busy that my vacation actually started on Monday. Two all-encompassing camps really did a number on me in all sorts of areas - my mental state, my waistline, my writing...

At last, though, I finally get some peace.

More soon. Lots to update on.

Monday, April 04, 2011

something new

I've been trying my darnedest to blog, but it seems like I always remember at 12:45am. (A little earlier tonight, obviously, but you get my point.)

And, truth be told, my schedule has been a little busy. You know, classes. Planning the trajectory of this program. My busy TV schedule.

And...there's a girl.

I've been a little reluctant to write about this, because it's new, and we are both trying to manage our expectations somewhat through various and sundry personal mind games (not learning the other's schedule, for example), but I like her. A lot. And we've been spending a ton of time together lately.

Like, every day for the past two weeks.

I would describe my emotional state as "cautiously optimistic". The Flying Squirrel is coming out next week, so hopefully she can give her two cents. We'll see.

More tomorrow (technically, today).

Friday, April 01, 2011

i give up

Teaching is making me miserable. There's no acting work for me. Why sugarcoat it anymore? I'm quitting theater entirely. I bought an LSAT book the other day, and I'm going to take those in the fall and aim for law school next year. Sometimes you just have to grow up.

(april fool!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

second verse, same as the first

OK. We're going to try the blogging-every-month thing again, in April. I'm going to be hella busy (three classes plus directing a play) but it's worth a shot, right? I mean, I miss writing. I miss the interplay with folks on here. So...why not?

Besides, I still think I have some good stories to tell.

Here's hoping.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

movie binge!

I watched Inception tonight - very cool. For some reason, I went nine or ten months without seeing a movie in the theaters, and so I haven't seen most of the Oscar contenders. So I'm finally using my Netflix subscription again and trying to burn through everything. I'm hoping to sneak away this weekend and see Black Swan or The King's Speech. I have The Kids Are All Right as my other Netflix disc, and next up in my queue is The Social Network. Hopefully I can make a dent before the Oscars.

It's strange - I love watching movies SO much, but I just haven't made time for them recently. Earlier this month I bought a 42" HDTV and a PS3, and it was so enjoyable tonight to fire them up, turn off all the lights, and watch a slick and stylish heist flick - Christopher Nolan is the bomb. Hopefully I'll get to do this a bit more in the coming weeks. Something to look forward to for spring break...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I have been REALLY terrible at this blogging thing lately.

I don't know why that is.

I actually have things to write about, you know? That's what's so weird about this.

Maybe I just don't have enough hours in the day. I spent eleven hours at work today.

Even though I won't achieve my goal of blogging every day, though, I'm still going to keep trying.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

playing ps3 would be a lot more fun

...if it didn't take an hour to frickin' download everything.

Real post coming tomorrow, I promise. I think you'll like it.

it may be late

But I still think it's time for me to bust out my new PS3.

Pretty sure this means I won't be surfacing for air for a few weeks...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

here's how thrilling my life is

It's Friday night, and I've been sleeping on my couch.

Am I getting old?