Once again another performance of Midsummer is now just a sweet memory. We crossed the boards with our usual gusto and entertained mightily. I did have a slight mishap when I ran knees first into a bench backstage and I briefly saw stars. Minor, reality TV-type stars, but stars none the less. Fortunately, I was able to shake it off, but I'm afraid my knees will feel it in the morning.
March 9, 2006
The Star Press had a positive review for the show in Wednesday's paper though some of the cast didn't see it as too complementarily. I didn't think it was too bad. Not the greatest review, but certainly not the worst.
March 5, 2006
March 3, 2006
February 26, 2006
Play rehearsals are about to wind down as we get closer to our opening on Friday (a.k.a. "March 3"). Marty, our director, told us to be louder and faster. Okay.
You probably can't tell it from this here blog thing, but I buy, read, and frequently enjoy comic books. I guess you can say I'm a comic book collector ("Sort of"). I bought two comics from Bob's Comic Castle yesterday. One was Legion of Super-Heroes # 15 and the other was Polly and the Pirates #4. Legion had a couple of nice elements about it and featured characters from the Legion's past incarnations, but generally felt feh. Polly, on the other hand, continues to be a winning mini-series starring a very proper girl coming to terms with pirates from her mother's past. The story and art by Ted Naifeh are inspiring to this "sort-of a cartoonist" and I'm looking forward to the next issue.
I'm not really known for my critical analysis.
It was sad to hear about the death of Don Knotts. I don't think nobody would dispute that he was a comic genius and that his Barney Fife is one of the greatest TV characters. Mark Evanier and Something Old each have something interesting to say about the comic Don.
February 17, 2006
Despite coming in late, the rehearsals haven't been that bad and I'm learning my lines. My memorization method? Repeat, repeat, and more repeat! If that sounds boring, it is, but it works. The show opens two weeks from tonight so I'll be repeating myself for days to come.
February 10, 2006
February 10, 2006
February 7, 2006
I didn't watch the Superbowl (No surprise there!), but I did catch some of the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet. Some cheesy fun, but that white poodle really annoyed me. I think it attacked every puppy on the show. Stupid poodle!
During my time of unemployment, I've grown fond of Cash in the Attic (The American version. I haven't seen the BBC original series yet). I guess I like seeing what valuable junk people have stashed away in their homes and then wishing I had some similar bounty in my domain. I think the only thing of worth I have is my comic book collection and I don't see myself selling any of it at the moment. Anyway, I enjoy the auction scenes where they show the same clips of people shaking their heads "No" while the families await to see if they reached their financial goal. The only thing that unnerves me about the show is the very white teeth of Tim the appraiser. I think that man has the whitest teeth in basic cable. Seeing his pearly whites always makes me feel self-conscious about the yellow tic tacs in my mouth.
February 3, 2006
I struggled to get some work done on my latest comic book attempt yesterday, but the spirit and the body wasn't willing for some reason. I'm so painfully slow sometimes. It's no wonder I'm not a successful, professional cartoonist. It's sighing time again.
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