Saturday, February 22, 2014

I need a haircut and a beardcut

I have been remiss.  Two weeks since the last post.  What a disgrace.  I'm not sure why I'm writing less, other than that since switching jobs my brain has been more active and has had less room for navel-gazing or reflection.

Life feels pretty good.  The building is chugging along, and we've only got a little less than 100 days to go in the renovation period.  I'm in the process of cboosing an A/V equipment vendor and a phone system vendor.  Also, Merry Wifes is up and running, and although I'm really not happy with the set or the lighting, at least it's up and I can move on to the next thing, which in this case means designing the summer show and getting ready for a Spring high school tour. 

What else? We're trying to figure out how to afford the kitchen renovation that we want to do, and trying to figure out how to have elves do as much of it as possible, hopefully while we're sleeping.

Sam is alternating between very cute and very 2-year-old, often in the same sentence. 

Jeanners is lookin' hot, just like always. 

And Big D needs a haircut.

Also, we are going to go see the Schlueterileymetz' in March!  Booyah!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sicky, Tiredy

I have a half a night off, which is nice, because I've been putting in some long days lately and I am sick.  The sucky part is that I've been putting a lot of work into this set (mainly because it has to be put up and taken down every two days or so because of other stuff that's scheduled in the theatre where we're performing) but I'm really not happy with the way it looks.  It looks shittily designed, and shittily built, and shittily lit.  All of which we done by moi.  Go team!

I miss hanging out with the Jeanners, and I miss hanging out with the dude (although I'll get to hang out with him all day tomorrow), and I'm ready for 3 nights home in a row.  On the first night I will catch up on Downton Abbeys with my girlfriend.  On the second night I will clean up our house.  And on the third night I will stare catatonically into space and eat spreadable port wine cheese on crackers.  Not sure when I'm gonna get those three nights, though.  Probably next week. 

What else?  Not much, really.  Just work, work, work right now.  Which is fine, because I get a lot of extra time off when we're not in the middle of a production, so it's only fair that I make up some of that time when we are in production.  And I'm really (mostly) enjoying the work. 

Last night I NyQuil'd and slept like a dead man. 

Samuel can blow his nose!  What a helpful accomplishment that is. 

Thursday, February 06, 2014


This rehearsal I'm watching has been far too long.  And I'm tired and I want to go home and chat with my woman under the covers while rubbing our toesies together.

Oh!  Rehearsal's over!  I get to go home!


A couple of times a day, for about the last month, I have had the sensation that there is warm urine running down my shin when there is no warm urine there at all.


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Busy Busy Elves are We, Making Presents Merrily

The title of this post is taken from a song that was performed during a Christmas musical at my grade school when I was in about 5th grade, a musical for which I played the xylophone and glockenspiel.  The song is what I now play for Samuel on his tiger-shaped xylophone that you play by pressing a key rather than hitting it with a mallet.  So it goes through my head a lot these days.  How come I can remember how to play a song that I learned in 5th grade but can't remember conversations that I have with Jeannie, conversations that she brings up during arguments and then I look like a jackass because I don't remember having had them?

Been busy this week.  We open a show next week, so I've been trying to get my schedule coordinated enough that I can get all the show stuff done and still stay on top of the building stuff.  And go to the rehearsals that I need to go to.  So I probably won't be home a lot for the next week or two.

Sam has gone into another 2 to 3 week phase of being cute.

I found out last night that there's going to be a concert in DC in April of Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois (et al) performing the Wrecking Ball album.  This is pretty much a dream concert for me.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, so I'm gonna try and get some damned good seats.  If Brian Blade was gonna be there (he played drums on some songs on Wrecking Ball, including 'Where Will I Be,' which is probably my favorite drum track on any song ever) I would totally be shitting my pants with excitement right now.  I haven't heard that he'll be included, though, so as it is I am only leaving small, excited skid marks in my boxer briefs. 

New U2 song out -- 'Invisible.'  I like it a lot.  I'd say it's the most promising U2 single I've heard in over a decade.  Makes me have hope that the upcoming Danger Mouse-produced album won't suck a donkey dick.  Which is exactly what a lot of their recent stuff does. 

That's all I've got right now.  I should nap while the boy naps.