Saturday, July 29, 2006

My Premiere!

Last night was the opening night of That Darn Plot, at the Village Players Theater in Wolfeboro. And who do you suppose played a major supporting role? Me! Yes, me!

I played the part of Geoffrey Regent, a veteran stage actor stuck in about the worst play he's ever seen. But he's actually a product of playwright Mark W. Transom's imagination, as he struggles to meet an 11-hour deadline for a new play.

We had 115 people in the audience, and they were great! They laughed in all the right places, and I got lots of compliments after the show, from actors and audience members alike.

We have four more shows to do, one tonight and three next weekend, and I'm really looking forward to it. And I've already been asked to appear in another short play in September, and I'm auditioning for another that will open in November.

This is fun!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

An "I Don't Know What" Kind Of Day

I'm writing this under what I consider, as a computer old-timer, extraordinary circumstances. I'm standing at a shelf at the local library, typing this blog entry directly into the online Blogger posting screen, connected to the Internet through a 2X3-inch card inside my computer--and no wires!

The card in my computer is not even the latest technology. Karen's has the latest and it's about four times as fast as mine. But mine is plenty fast. And it's great to be able to watch the boys coloring or reading or playing at the library and still do something useful (or just fun).

Today Karen is in California, attending a miniatures convention and trying to get a bead on the state of the animation industry. While she walked right into the middle of a massive heat wave, we're catching the tail end of a tropical storm. It's raining, it's pouring, and so forth.

And so, an indoor kind of day. No lookers for the house (although possibly tomorrow) so we'll probably end up back home this afternoon. But I had to get out to the bank, so we are at the library fetching a prize from the Internet that the boys got by getting a certain number of points from their Leapster game, and allowing me to blog, download, and explore a bit while the boys keep busy. Thomas has wireless, too, so he's off in another part of the library surfing.

Then I think we'll go out for lunch, something we don't often do, but this seems like a good day for it.

Thomas is working tomorrow, so I'll go off somewhere with the boys (the weather will determine where) and leave the house empty for, I hope, potential buyers.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Front Page News?

Referring of course to news about the front page of I am sitting in the Wolfeboro Public Library updating my blog. They have gone wireless and so have I (along with Thomas and Karen), so that while we wait to sell our old house, build our new one, and finally install a high-speed network at home, we can take our laptop computers to the library and connect to the Internet at high speed.

Mostly this is used for downloading pictures, video, music, and software, not necessarily in that order of importance. But it can also be used to upload at high speed, so that when I finally get the elements of the front page assembled on my laptop, I can quickly upload them to the site with just a quick library stop on my way to pick up Will and Danny after work.

Now I just need the elements. The hardest part is a new picture; getting us all in one place at the same time is, to put it mildly, a challenge. But I'm still working on it, I promise.