Monday, May 21, 2007

Giraffes riding tricycles.

Andy came to visit this weekend! Among other fun things such as brunch, drinking, and toffee-covered peanuts (in reverse order), I showed him the moped, and he looks nearly as silly on it as Brian!

Speaking of silly:

Lefties with Giant Noggins
Maybe The Best Picture of Us Ever

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I am proud. And exhausted.

Are you in the Chicago area? Do you like theatre? Yes? No? Who cares! Come see our play anyway. It's called Origami Wings, and this is a very bad version of the promo postcard:

When I say "our" I actually mean a group of kids between the ages of 14-18 who may or may not see me as a director, friend, authority figure, or influence of some kind.

In case you don't know, for the last eight months, I have been working at a place called Free Street with my friend Paul, teaching theater and writing to a group of high school students. They were part of a city program that pays high school students to be involved in the arts, which basically means that the students literally get to be working artists well before they will ever realize how ridiculous and unheard of that is. So we eventually wrote a play, which is very cool and, in my opinion, nothing like regular high school theater. We had two shows this weekend, and have three more next weekend, May 24th, 25th and 26th.

Check the website for more details. It's past my bedtime.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Moped Diaries.

One: We got tickets to South America for September! This has long been a plan, but we finally buckled down and made reservations. Chicago to Guayaquil, Ecuador, baby.

Two: In a fit of impulsiveness and spring fever, we bought a moped! It was definitely old, cheap and a great deal from some kid selling it on craigslist, but it runs wonderfully and has already provided hours of fun and entertainment, both to us and to the people on the street who stare and sometimes laugh. Here's what 6'3" Brian looks like on it:

Check out our sweet hog.