Monday, June 28, 2004

Darn hand-coding

So, I was tinkering with a thing or two with the template and done did screwed a few things up. Don't know exactly what I did or didn't do right, but here's the casualties:

1) The Random Quote is gone... for now. Something about the JavaScript it didn't like. It will be back as soon as I can figure Javascripting out... heh... with all new and improved quotes.

2) Actually, that's the only think you really need to worry about. And you don't need to really worry about it I guess. I got rid of a few other things that I don't need here anymore, stat tracking and whatnots.

I did add a new link or two. Check out Something Positive. It's a hysterical online comic/cartoon. Thanks Eds for gettin' me to notice.

Still haven't gotten any ideas or responses about redesigning the place... though I'm not surprised...

Oh well, at least I'm not getting any more error messages, which hopefully means you aren't either.

TANGENT: At some point during the last 2 months, I managed to lose about 10 pounds. It completely befuddles me as to how that happened. I did try a little bit of exercise when I began walking everyday, but that lasted all of two weeks. Sure, the show keeps me busy but I've never lost weight on a show before. And that's including the two shows where I wore head-to-toe fur and danced around for an hour. But, who the hell cares, I lost 10 pounds. Looking at my eating habits, maybe I should eat more Spicy Chicken Sandwiches from Wendy's. I generally eat Subway once a week (12" Chicken Teriyaki on honey oat loaded with onion and pickles - to repel people - and mayo, cheese, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar) and that can't be it. Again, who cares? I lost 10 pounds.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Lookin' for a change...

I've been thinking about redesigning the place here. It's starting to bore me a little... But, I'm at a total blank about what I want to do with the design. So, I thought maybe I'd see if anyone wants to help me. Then, I thought, yeah right, people need to read this place first...

Then after that, I thought what if I made it like a contest... An idea was born... Albeit probably a lame idea and one I'm not expecting to get any response about... Wow! I'm getting negative...

But, well, this gives me something to blog about, no? So, here we go. I could offer a prize, but what do I have to offer? How about friendship and devotion? Not good enough.. Ok... Money? That would be like paying for a redesign. Ok, so I don't really have much for an incentive... I'll link to you, that's a good start, no? We can discuss a better prize...

Ok, here's the unofficial rules:

1) You're design must have the color grey in some fashion. After all, the place is called "Everything Grey."

2) Needs to work with blogger... the free stuff. I'm (obviously) cheap and don't want to pay extra for stuff related to the blog.

3) The design should represent me. If you need a clue on who I am, well, have a look around, read up on me and the thoughts in my head.

That's all for the rules. The contest will end when I feel like it. I'm reserving the right to close it when I feel like it because I'm really not expecting a response.

But, if you want to enter, email me describing your concept. Then, we'll talk.

And if you have an idea for a prize, lemme know that to 'cause I'm open...

Good designing!

Monday, June 21, 2004

I was acting... Brilliant!

So, while you were out, I auditioned for and got a part in Fiddler on the Roof at a local community theatre. I'll be Lazar Wolf, weekends starting in August...

Today, we were rehearsing the Anatevka scene, where the Russian Jews are told they have to leave their homes by order of the powers that be... It's a very emotional scene complete with a teary, sad song. During the song, we're supposed to start filing out of the village, knowing there is nothing we can do about being kicked out of our homes.

After the first run through of the scene, the director had to stop everyone and tell them an example of what to do while filing out. She said, "There was one person, and I won't name names, who did it so beautifully. It was breathtaking." She was referring to me.   At least, I assume she was talking about me judging by her body language (I could be wrong.  But, it's better for the story here that she was talking about me)...

All I did during the walk was turn around and look back on the village, as if to say good-bye. Actually, I was doing some method acting then. It's a really depressing scene for me having recently left my "home" for a new, unsure of what it holds, beginning. I kind of identify with the theme there.

I noticed when we did the same scene the day before, I was completely depressed after rehearsal. Just utterly and completely mind-fucked. Guess I wasn't "out" of the scene yet. And again, after we were finished with that scene, my mood was not pleasant. Thankfully, we did other scenes and that helped snap me outta my blueness. But, I realized that's the end of the show and I'm gonna need something every night to snap me outta that funk. I don't know what that's going to be. Maybe I'll get someone in the cast to tell me a joke or something backstage after the scene. I need an out 'cause it's gonna get harder and harder to pull myself out of that...

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Shaken, Not Stirred

How to make a ML


5 parts intelligence
1 part silliness
1 part empathy


Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Add sadness to taste! Do not overindulge!

Personality cocktail

That tester just about hit the nail on the head. Though, personally, I think there should be at least 3 parts of silliness. For a real ML, substitute Southern Comfort for intellegence and Coke (or soda, or pop) for silliness.