Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Did you see it coming?

Yes, that's right. I'm going to be skipping out on you all on Q-Wednesdays. There are 4 rehersals scheduled per week (not including set construction), and even if they weren't T,W,Th, and Su, I would still need to bail until near Christmas. It's gonna be hard for you to survive without me, but somehow you will pull through. I am hoping to still manage to see you on the shooting range most Saturdays (hope, hope) .

Since it's Halloween and all, I hope to have some pics up tomorrow, or the day after. Just in case you don't know what it looks like or something.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Cap's new play

I've been informed by a few people that, once again, I have been remiss in my blogging duties. Apparently, (and this is a big surprise) those of you who only get information about me from this location, aren't getting the whole picture! I'll at least try to bring you up to date, for the moment.

I've been taking voice lessons for about six weeks now. It has been a wonderful experience. Goes to show how you can do something for your whole life and still not really know how to do it. The sounds coming out of my mouth, now only vaguely resemble those of two months ago. So, anyone who attended (or wanted to attend) Leora's recital last year will get to see me (and likely Wendy) in it this year.

This last Tuesday I auditioned and was cast in a play. The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie. I'm not putting a link to the play synopsis in case anyone who wants to see it wishes to be surprised. It is a murder mystery, after all. I'll be working with Gateway Players for the second time. The last as you may recall, was in Becket: Or the Honour of God.

I'm off. I must pick-up some plexi-glass to remodel/winterize my bike trailer's weather shield.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Retro Ridiculous

I thought my innocence was lost. Recently, even Bethedasoft's Oblivion has been failing to rouse any interest in my usual frenzied need for videogames. Enter Wednesday night retro-gaming with the Bros. D. Who would have thought that a MAME game with only two colours, that I have never previously played, could have charmed me so?

Ripcord! (klov.com)

considering how ancient this game is, the gameplay is awesome. There are only about three things you can do: Jump from the plane, move left or right, and ... O.K., two things! It's the feel and look of the game. The free-fall sensation before you pull your ripcord (oh, yeah, that's three) is terrific. I could almost feel the wind rushing past my monochrome face. A must play!

1979, no less.

Curious? Here is the ***WARNING .pdf ICKY*** original arcade manual ***WARNING*** for the game. Cool instructions on dip switches and soundboards.

Any of you people have a notable or favorite two-tone game?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Time and lots of it

So I'm on this new schedule. I'm working Tuesday (day and night), alternating Wednesdays, and Thursday, as well as a weekend every three months. That leaves me with Monday, Wednesday afternoon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to work around the house, do projects, be creative and spend with the family. Pretty damn fine!

So, where are you? I think this is an opportunity for us to spend a little more time together. Just had to get that off my chest.

Had a great time a couple of weeks ago at Wendy's annual debate retreat. I brought the girls along and we had much fun despite the crappy weather.

We ran into this little guy.


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