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Had an improv show tonight. I got to perform with 3 members of the original team, the team I learned alongside. More karma circles: we performed for Laurel's sorority (DZ), which was were we had our very first show, those 3 long years ago.

This weekend was intense. A better thrill ride than that Stealth coaster at Six Flags, although the Stealth coaster didn't provoke feelings of elation, guilt, uncomfortability, longing, sorrow, closeness and tenderness in the same quantities. But imagine if it could. That would be a coaster worth respecting.

I used to hate rollercoasters when I was younger. I mean, even after I was tall enough to ride them. I hated the dropping feeling. Loops were OK. So were tight circles. It was just those long clickety clacking rides up to the drop that I truly dreaded. And yet, in the emotional coaster (to use that tired metaphor), it's the prelude to a drop that fascinates me. Strange, huh?

Anyway, about the weekend, I wrote down a lot of really hard stuff to write in a 5 page Word document, then password protected it. I was telling Otto, our piano player for improv, that it would be so Zen to just forget the passphrase and have it be an encrypted message from me to myself. Too bad there are all these Word : Remove Password utilities flying around. Once again, technnology destroys a beautiful, poetic image. Oh wait, I'm not a Luddite. :-)

Changes to my sleep schedule have altered the way I prioritize activities. Now I am truly owned by the nap, and a day without the occasion for a nap might as well be a cloudy day, bereft of joy. Well, that's too harsh. Let's just say that days with naps are shining jewels of peace in an otherwise bland or unwelcoming strip of calendar.

I was supposed to get part of my pay today. However, the amount was wrong ($150 less) so I guess Tivo will have to wait. I've decided that Tivo is the way to go. I'll wait until the S110 Digital Elph comes down in price a little. Or, if one of those amazing apex deals comes out that chops it to $200, like the one Henry got this summer and told us about too late.

What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Thrust-ship.I am a Thrust-ship.

I am small and tricky - where you think I am, I probably am not. I can work very fast, but I tend to go about things in a round about way, which often leaves me effectively standing still. I hate rocks. Bloody rocks. What Video Game Character Are You?

Thanks to Khai for the above link.

kippy go bye bye