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May 302006

Yep. Tonight it technically final dress for We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay. Tomorrow night is our paid preview, which means there will (hopefully) be asses in seats that paid to be there. We open on Thursday.

As always, it’s been an exhausting but exhilirating rehearsal process. I continue to be grateful every time I get to work with these folks.

And, as you should expect by now faithful readers, it’s time for me to shill…

Tickets are on sale now through the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center box office. If money is an issue, the paid preview is Wednesday, June 1st and tickets are only $14.25.

One of the things I’m proud of is that with this show we have partnered with Metropolitan Ministries, a faith based organization here in the Tampa Bay area that does some incredible work helping to feed the poor and homeless. As part of that partnership, we’re going to have a food collection bin outside of the theater for every performance of We Won’t Pay!. Bring non-perishable foods to donate and help feed the hungry while enjoying a night at the theater!

Listen for the cast of We Won’t Pay on WMNF 88.5 FM during Art In Your Ear, this Friday from 1:00PM to 1:30PM EST. Also, keep an eye on this space for links to our commercial, which is shooting tonight.

Thanks for all your continued support, my friends.

May 282006

So we’re on break during our all-day rehearsal for We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! Been here since about 11:00 this morning, and so far it’s been a pretty decent day. Very painless tech run this morning, which is a rarity (normally they are brutal). The company got us lunch (mmm…Publix subs) and we’re running the show at 5:00. David has promised to have us out of here by 8:00, at which point I’ll decide if I’m going over to Sil and Bob’s for Mordvergence.

I’m not feeling bad, but I’m definitely tired. Drank a lot last night, but I had a really good time. Truly an awesome group of folks who were at the party.

Hangover today is very mild. Got in some water and a few asprin, so it hasn’t really been an issue.

Other than that, nothing much going on. Going to go get in my costume so David can see how it looks. Hope you’re all having a good holiday weekend.

May 232006

Those timed air fresheners in the bathroom.

Yes, I realize they are on a specific timer and that they go off on a regular interval regardless of whether or not anyone is actually IN the bathroom. Thing is, they always seem to go off when I’m in there, and every time it happens I get the feeling that the little bastard is specifically sanitizing against me. “Holy crap!” it seems to be saying. “Here comes Mike! Better make a pre-emptive anti-stink strike.”

Ahh technology – How you feed my paranoia.

May 222006

Growing up, one of my favorite series of books was the Choose Your Own Adventure series. I can’t remember how many of them I read, but I disctinctly recall several school book fairs when I walked away with a handfull of them. Well, Chooseco, the company who now owns the rights, is re-releasing the series (slightly modernized, but still the same stories). You can purchase the new line here!

May 202006

Recently got an email from ross_winn pointing me to an article he wrote on about games like World of Warcraft and how they compare to classic “Pen and Paper” role-playing games. You can read the article here.

I felt the need to respond to some of the points he made in his article, so I wrote him a long rebuttal. I’m not sitting down and writing much these days, so I thought I’d re-post my thoughts here just to prove that, yes, I do still occasionally take the time to do more than play video games.

Cut for her pleasure