Saturday, October 30, 2010

Currently...

...Reading: 29 Gifts: How a month of giving can change your life by Cami Walker

...Listening To: Night Sessions by Chris Botti

...Anticipating: The premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC

...Blogcrushing On: Crimes Against Hugh's Manatees

...Remembering: What it's like not to be over-programmed and to be able to sleep in on a Saturday

...Wearing: My jammies (yes, at almost noon)

...Driving: My trusty Nissan Versa (I mean, I'm not driving as I blog this, but still)

...Smelling Like: Right Guard Clinical Strength (because it was only $2 a can at Big Lots, which is half the price I pay for the Normal -- Non-Clinical? -- Strength stuff at Meijer) and also CKFree for men, but not in a convertible in the desert (Also, check out the scent profile: top notes of absinthe, jackfruit, thai star anise, juniper berry; heart notes of South African buchu, suede, coffee absolute, tobacco leaves; base notes of Costa Rican ironwood, oakwood, patchouli, Texan cedarwood. Whatever that means.)

...Creating: A plan -- an actual plan!

...Procrastinating By: Making this ridiculous list, haha

...Longing To Go: On an adventure that will test my skills, my faith, and my heart (Wondering if that can happen close to home or if it will require travel)

...Contemplating: My votes on Tuesday

...Wishing For: That day when we can all be quiet enough to really hear each other

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heavy Rotation

Here are some of the songs I'm playing a lot in iTunes these days...









Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Video Portrait

Artist Noah Kalina has created a "video portrait" of artist Josh Ruben. It is cool and creepy. If I ever have a haunted house or similar freaky-deaky home-decorating opportunity, I'm getting one of these made of me, and I'm hanging it on the wall and running it on a continuous loop.

Hit play and marvel...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

YOU SHOULD COME: St. Luke's Vaudeville Follies & Silent Auction

Hey, now that "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" has wrapped, I'm gearing up for a fundraiser for the St. Luke's Chancel Choir in a couple weeks.

Two shows -- October 22 & 23 -- will feature great Vaudeville and early Broadway music, corny comedy, and a ton of fun and surprises. The funds raised will help support the choir's outreach efforts, which provide opportunities for us to perform and serve in and around Indianapolis and even further from home.

Doors open (and the silent auction fun begins!) at 6:30 each night; performances start at 7:30. Tickets are available online or you can get them at the church -- $15 gets you dessert, beverage, and a heck of a fun time. Hope you can join us!

St. Luke's United Methodist Church is located at 100 W. 86th Street in Indianapolis.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" -- THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

If you've been paying attention, you're already aware of three performances of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” going on this weekend. But I wanted to make sure you got the information.

We’re in our last few rehearsals, and I can confidently say the show is going to be REALLY good. The cast, musicians, and crew are super-talented, and the show is a hoot -- if you can make it, you're in for a special treat. If you’re out of town this weekend, be sure to let your friends know about it – THANKS!

Here are the details:

What
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown: A musical look at a typical day in the lives of the “Peanuts” characters we’ve gotten to know over the last 60 years

When
Friday, October 8, at 7:30pm
Saturday October 9, at 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Where
Northwood Christian Church
4550 Central Avenue (46th & Central)
Indianapolis, IN

How Much
How much are tickets? Good question. This is a pay-what-you-like event. (The suggested donation is $10.) So bring your smiles and, hopefully, your applause. All donations to go towards assisting the music program at Northwood Church.

RSVP
Email your reservations to MusicAtNorthwood@aol.com or call the church office at (317) 283-1352. Please include your name, date and time of show and the number of seats to reserve. Although there should be plenty of seats if you just show up at the door, please know that reserving your tickets in advance will permit you access to premium seating.

My New Rules for How I Use The Interwebotron9000

1. If I'm clicking more than I'm typing, I'm doing it wrong.

2. I have to create more content than I consume. (Sharing doesn't count as creating, as Persons 2 through n in the Human Centipede can tell you.)(Don't click that link if you don't want to be totally grossed out.)(Seriously, it's so gross, I probably shouldn't even have linked to it.)(I mean, it doesn't really show all that much grossness; it's mostly implied.)(But still.)

3. If the computer on my lap is so hot that I can smell burning leg hairs, it's time to turn it off and walk away until it cools off again.

4. If it's not funny, or relevant (i.e., directly applicable to my life within 24 hours), or both, it's dead to me. This goes for what I create and for what I consume. Dead to me = deleted, unsubscribed, and/or set on fire. (Usually not set on fire.)

5. If I don't create something groundbreaking and/or innovative (and profitable!) soon, I might re-evaluate my previously stated usually-not-setting-things-on-fire policy. (Luckily, I have a couple good ideas I'm workshopping, and I've set an end-of-the-year deadline for myself.)(Just, haha, stay away from flammable/inflammable things starting January 1.)

Friday, October 01, 2010

It is possible that I just figured out...

...a major project for myself that could turn into a project for others, too. I'm kind of excited!