I’m exhausted. In the last five days I’ve spent 26 hours at the Bartell Theatre in Madison, along with two days of weddings, and softball practice (I haven’t played softball in years and my arms are going to fall off). I do a lot of work as a tech with the Strollers theatre company. I’ve looked for a hobby for a long time that involves a minimal amount of computers but still appeals to my technical nature, and theater tech work fits the bill. Often the tech work spills over into other non-Strollers stuff, like installing a new stage floor, but it’s fun, and the techs get comp tickets (usually used by friends, since the techs often see the show many times). I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something to do once in a while on a Sunday.

Anyhow, I’m off to the Twin Cities, then to New York City to see family, friends, and the Minnesota State Fair. Going to the fair is more of a gastronomic event than anything, as there’s so much junk food to eat. You could describe the course my brother and I always take as: malt, foot long hot dog, jerky, jerky, sno-cone, mini-donuts, cheese curds, mini-donuts, water, water, cookies, milk, milk, milk, milk, milk (the Dairy Council runs an all-you-can-drink milk stand), milk, milk, taco, taco, milk, milk, ugh — waddle home. And all while you’re looking at cows, horses, tractors, cars, news stations, etc. I love that place.

When I get back my first order of business will be to find a new layout for this site. I really like what A List Apart has done with their site, and it’s inspired some ideas for a new look here. Hopefully the flight and my NYC adventures will cause a good design idea to issue forth.