The Plan So Far

This is the best plan we’ve come up with, considering a couple of absolutes: we want to fly the cats across the country, not drive them (and we want them to be in a furnished home as long as possible); and we want to take my car with us, as it’s more financially feasible to take it than it would be to sell it here and buy a new car in Florida. January 13th or 14th – begin driving from Seattle to Florida. We’re actually looking forward to this —. . . Read More!

El News Grande

Yesterday I was offered, and I accepted, a contract as a full-time improviser at the Comedy Warehouse at Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island. We’ll be moving to Florida in late January/early February, and my first day of work is February 12th. I’m giddy and terrified all at the same time. Read More!

Pensive Week

I left a message for the Disney casting guy, since he specifically told me to call him “in a couple of weeks” for an update. So now I play the waiting game. Scott is waiting for some stuff of his own, specifically a piece of mail that should hopefully arrive today, so I’m keeping an eye out for the mailman. His big thing is under wraps right now (heh, that sounds dirty) — but should be public in the next fortnight or so. Waiting sucks. Waaah, I want instant gratification! Read More!

Sorting and Tossing

Project Clean Out Old Crap continues … today I’m going through a bunch of boxes that were in storage. If we haven’t looked in them for two years, it’s good odds that we don’t need anything in them. Right now I’m in the middle of a box of old files, and it’s some fascinating crap. Here’s what’s getting shredded/recycled: *Pay stubs going back to 1998 *Various documents relating to 5 different totalled/stolen vehicles *Receipts from flight school back in 1995 *My old graph-paper maps of a MUD called Tele-Arena that. . . Read More!

Disney World Trip

All right … since we’re still kind of on Eastern time, we were up at 5:45 this morning. I tackled the photo editing and commentary, and it’s not even lunchtime. Long story short, even though it was a short trip, we had a fantastic time. The business portion of the trip went amazingly well. I had two callbacks on Friday: one at 9am for the Comedy Warehouse, and one at 1pm for street actors. Only 6 of us were called back for the Warehouse, which was cozy. We were joined. . . Read More!

Commercialism

Hey, Visa — are you implying, in your commercial where patrons of a cafeteria wander around to the delightful tune of “Powerhouse”, that it’s faster to pay for purchases with Visa than with cash? Maybe that’ll be the case in ten years, when we all have barcodes tattooed on our foreheads and RFID chips in our skin, but right now the concept seems totally absurd. Hey, Comcast — yes, you used those cute let’s-go-to-the-lobby animated snacks in your commercial about movies on demand. However, throughout the commercial, the family dog. . . Read More!