Archive for the ‘Improv’ Category

Cupcakes!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

My lovely¬† girlfriend baked seven trays of cupcakes ranging from strawberry-chocolate to rum flavored, a huge smash at last night’s Austin Improv Collective Potluck dinner. I’m grateful I was able to attend after feeling ill earlier that day. My headache was intense but I forced myself out of bed and to the gym. I basked in a hot tub and steam room for about 45 minutes. It helped so much. I must remember spa-therapy an option for the future.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be dating someone that everyone likes and is actively nice to people. It’s often funny to observe. My favorite part of the evening involved two dudes jokingly fighting over who got to help Halyn carry in her cupcakes from the car. They were racing and smacking each others’ hands like children. “I’m gonna help her!” “No I am!”. I love being around¬† such a relentlessly positive person.

Discovery

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Europe Boys

By far my biggest personal problem in the last few years is leaving / making time for myself and others. This past week I really concentrated on organizing my tasks in order to have time to wander, to play guitar aimlessly, watch Metallica documentaries, talk in parking lots until 1am. It feels foreign and yet familiar. It feels like a time in the past marked by lots of discovering.

So much life stuff parallel the good parts of improv. I remember working at Barnes & Noble in Columbus, OH and reading snippets from a new book on sale about saying “yes” to everything. This was way before I started studying improvised performing. I remember that advice changing me. I recall that book leading me to driving around the country in a van just months later (and I didn’t even read the whole thing, I don’t even remember the name of it). It holds so true, today. I’ve been saying yes to new things, every offer, every “want to get some food”, every “want to talk about this”, every “let’s watch/listen/eat/look at this”. Somehow being more selfish with my time has made me feel less selfish, less guilty, and much happier.

Squirrel Buddies!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Squirrel Buddies

This Thursday (July 29th, 2010)
Roy Janik and I perform “Squirrel Buddies” two friends doing happy, positive improv

w/ Oh, Science! and Switch

$3 – 8pm

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/yzgg34p

Cage Match Team: Mixed Dinks

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Mixed Dinks

My marathon of one-off or temporary improv projects continues! This Saturday at The ColdTowne Theater Cage Match, 9pm – two teams, audience votes.