Archive for July, 2009

Doing Something New

Summer is here in full swing and it is hot as hell.  Unfortunately, the LeMons race is not going to happen for us this October.  Our chief mechanic’s wife had a baby and he has his hands full with other tools, like bottles, wipes, and those nose air bulb things.  Congratulations to him and his family with their new addition, Ian.

In other news:
I have started taking improv and standup classes at The New Movement Theater in east Austin.  I’ve always wanted to do standup since I was a little kid and thought that standup was what I was going to do when I grew up.  Dan French is teaching the standup class and so far I am finding out that writing good jokes is very HARD.  The improv class is different to me and something that I’ve enjoyed watching and the ideas behind it, but never really considered doing it.  I’m not a theater person and I hate memorizing lines, but I do enjoy the stage.  This seemed like a good thing to try.  I’m trying to open my mind to new things to keep life interesting.  So far I am having a lot of fun with it.  The gang at The New Movement Theater are awesome, available and very helpful.  If you at all ever had an interest in trying out improv or standup, check it out.

Beware, I may start hitting some open mic nights at various establishments around town.  Stay tuned.