Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Pretty great week for me.  I started a new improv team for a murder mystery show so we began rehearsals.  I did some improv online.  I took my son to the park yesterday and we ate some Tres Leche while there.

I've been trying to change routines a bit because I've done so much work online, it kinda felt like I was getting lost in that world so I have signed up for more classes in-person to keep me grounded. It does take a great deal more planning to make sure my son has a babysitter and that meals are packed and exercise has been committed to on those days.

Last Sunday I also went to see "Whose Line is it Anyway?" they have a touring show that is different than their typical game show.  They had two members from the audience come up to the stage and tell their marriage story and the actors redone that story in a comedic fashion. Some of these actors in this troupe have been performing improv together for twenty years and it was interesting to think about that.





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Meghan Quinn's "Runaway Groomsman contains dynamite dialogue. I began to enjoy this novel when the protagonist recognizes the man at the bar in his groomsman clothes and realizes that she has dated this man in the past.


Saturday, May 4, 2024

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This week I did a ton of improv and made it to a lot of comedy this week. 
On Monday, I met with some improv actors at El Tequila Bar and we discussed the possibility of creating a speed dating event with improvisers and non-actors and we brainstormed all the implications for such an event, including the reactions of non-actors when they find out their date was not the character they perceived them to be.





On Wednesday, I did an improv class at Patrick Henry High school where we played games like Zip Zap Zoop, and a game called Big Booty. I was the little bootie (wink) and that same evening I did an improv  online and we did some La Ronde scenes and I played a character who worked in Hollywood who sabotaged a reality show by sending a shark tank business man to a literal shark tank in the middle of the ocean and that was quite fun.  In these scenes we do a Dear Diary at the end where we comment on the aftermath of the decisions we made in the scenes, and I had told my business partner that I planned to go off the script with another humorous idea for a a reality show.

   On Thursday I took a day to rest.
 On Friday I had a stage match at Strike theater. We had such a high turn out, that the improvisers were asked to sit behind the stage to make room for the audience' seats.
Lastly, I performed in my first stand-up comedy event. It was online on a site called Plauzzable.com  I was surprised of how okay I felt afterwards and I'm glad I tried it.







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I liked this novel By Greg Egan as it discusses the idea behind living in a simulation with clones of yourself and how you really better like yourself if you're going to live in this sort of reality.





Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Earlier in the week I went to see the Ghostbuster's movie.It was great, a lot of the same actors in the movies.

  I started an improv class which just so happens to be located at my alum school, Patrick Henry. The school looked a whole lot smaller and the theater was freshly painted white and gray. I guess there are still mice running around backstage, but the whole school looked good with a lot of positive messages on posters.
   










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Sunday, March 31, 2024

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Yesterday I went to writers group and I wrote several stories about my adventures on the language learning app: HelloTalk.  At one point I had been talking to people about cheesy English pick-up linesHere are a few of them:  


I’m trying to think of something to say, but all I can think about is how cute you are.”

“Are you an archeologist ‘cuz you dug up a hole in my heart.”

I also drove for ride-share and I remember picking up a woman who said she used to be a drill sergeant in the army, and we talked about how it helped her become more assertive even though she characterized herself as an introvert.  Now near retirement, the same woman said that she works for a medical equipment company that inserts batteries into life saving materials and things for NASA.  I remember telling her about how important it is to do work you love and how it's good to be easy going and have a laugh at the small things. We talked about improv and some stand-up comics in the Twin Cities.  She said one amateur comic in Minneapolis is charging $100 for tickets to his shows which she finds quite bizarre because she believes that people have to earn their right to charge people exorbitant prices.







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