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Scrooge Photos


I've put some photos online from this year's Scrooge; you can find them in my photo gallery.

EDIT: The cast/crew photo is now available too.


Ragtime Photos

If you're looking for photos from this summer's production of Ragtime, you can access them on my photo gallery.


Do you know the way to San Jose...

So I was downloading a copy of Firefox earlier today at work and I noticed this advertising screenshot on their web site:
Firefox Search Bar

Is is just me or is that a song cue? I wonder how many people have been to the Firefox site and not even noticed that screenshot.



So I got my sister something fun for her birthday... (clicky) I wonder if she'll see this before then. Sticking out tongue

Anyway, if you know her, don't forget to wish her a happy birthday next Tuesday! Smile


Sure... the Vision's Hazy

I'm making an attempt to put together a list of all the various theatre productions in which I've been involved. This is primarily for my own benefit so that, someday years in the future, I can look back and actually remember where all my time went in high school / college... but it also might be useful to use as a resumé-type-thing for any theatre-ish people who might want to hire me / check my credentials / whatever.

Anyway, I quickly discovered it's a task which is far more difficult than originally anticipated. I've helped out in a ton of productions, many of which I only faintly remember. Puzzled After digging through folders of old programs, searching what sparse Internet resources are available for the theatre companies with which I've been involved, and looking through a bunch of all photo/web archives on my computer, I think I've put together a fairly thorough list.

If anyone has any corrections or remembers anything which I didn't mention, I'd like to hear about it. Also, if you remember anything at all about the shows surrounded by question marks, let me know. Smile

I'll go back later and add a description of my involvement with each show.

If you have a few minutes, take a look and let me know if I missed anything.


Pictures Speak Louder than Words

(which is good because my ears are still ringing)

Matt and Laura while DJ'ing
Matt and Laura posing for a cute picture after DJ'ing... awww
Last weekend, Matt and I had a DJ job for a couple's wedding at this hall in Illinois. It was... well... an interesting experience. We conned persuaded Laura into coming along as a "classic rock consultant." (Matt has been quoted as saying "uh... what's classic rock," to which we all responded with laughter.)


Just write, already!

So I put a link to this blog in my AIM profile. If you came here via. that link, you should bug me to update this more often. I have this problem with "laziness." Hopefully, if I get motivated to write in this thing on a regular basis, my composition skills won't atrophy any more than they already have.

See, that's the problem with being an engineering/technology major. Your math skills get exercised so much they look like Schwarzenegger while your English skills wither away to nothing. Believe it or not, at one time I really enjoyed my English classes. Sure, composition was a drag because I'd always procrastinate till the last minute, but being able to express one's thoughts in a coherent and creative manner was fun. (Well, at least, it seemed fun... it could have something to do with the sleep deprivation due to writing all those papers at 3 AM. Wink! )

Anywho, sometimes I wonder if it might have been a better idea to go into a more "creative" major... probably not an "English" major exactly, but something more like communications (tele?) or theatre. I guess I'd have the opposite problem if I had made that choice, though... I'd be able to express myself creatively, but I'd never get a chance to do the cool "play with electronics"-type stuff from this degree... and I'd miss it just as much as I miss having a real creative outlet.

So, instead, I try to use my work at MHS with the choir as a creative outlet... and what happens there? I get stuck dealing with administrative BS to try to get equipment fixed/replaced. That's not creative. That's not even interesting. That's the type of stuff that makes me want to quit... so, I'm looking for somewhere else to pretend that I'm creative. Maybe it'll be this page... maybe...


'Tis election day!

Yup... and today I passed some guy whose shirt said (I kid you not): "VOTE OR DIE." I mean, I feel as strongly as anyone that lots of people should vote... but I seriously had to struggle to keep a straight face while walking by.

In other news, I maintain a computer lab at Purdue for students studying to get A+ certification. Basically, the job is to test all the computers and fix whatever the students broke. Pretty easy work and decent pay. Anywho, sometimes I find students have done stuff that's actually entertaining. Today for instance, I found this gem:
(clicky clicky)

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