Monthly Archives: March 2009

This has been a glorious weekend

…of doing pretty much nothing. Ain’t it grand? Yesterday we bummed around the house until late afternoon, then drove over to Sunset Foods, a Chicago-area grocery chain that kind of falls between Jewel and Whole Foods Market. They had everything we needed, but had a very interesting selection of stuff. Nice to know that there’s an option when I need something a little more upscale than my usual haunt (Garden Fresh Market) come up short, like when we need crème fraiche. On the bright side, we scored some Passover Pepsi, made with cane sugar – very tasty! While we were out the rain turned to sleet and then snow; I’m glad we wrapped up when we did. We stayed in for the rest of the night, making a simple dinner and watching the latest episode of “Dollhouse”.

Today has been even more relaxed. Dan and I had a nice shower, and he is now making homemade macaroni and cheese with bacon while I enjoy a nice drink (Tanqueray Rangpur Gin + Meyer Lemon Soda – yum!). We’ve got a new episode of “The Amazing Race” tonight, which is always awesome. We’ve been talking about plans for Memorial Day, and clearly we have a couple of weekends that will be spent doing a deep cleaning of the place in order to get it up to snuff according to my various neuroses 🙂 Hope everyone has had an excellent weekend!

Mark your calendars…

The evening of Thursday, April 23. Got plans yet? You should.

Movie tickets are on sale NOW for This American Life—Live!, our stage show that will be beamed via satellite to more than 400 movie screens nationwide on Thursday, April 23rd.

Ira Glass will host an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia will tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill will conduct a “special investigation.” Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance will last around two hours. We’re going to capture the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and send it live* to movie theatres all over the country.

It’s gonna be a fun night. We hope you’ll come.

One night only. Thursday, April 23rd. In select movie theatres and performing arts centers nationwide.

*8 PM EDT / 7 PM CDT / 6 PM MDT and time delayed to 8PM PDT (also 8 PM in Arizona and 7 PM in Hawaii).

List of theaters where this will be showing, with links for tickets.

We’re definitely going to this, either in Gurnee or Lincolnshire. Tickets are $20 each. Who’s interested in joining us?

A Quick Word…

It’s been a completely insane week at work and I’ve been so exhausted when I got home I haven’t been up to writing anything. Thank heavens for LoudTwitter, eh?

Anyway, I did want to mention one very important thing: Online registration for Furry Connection North ends at midnight tonight! If you haven’t already, you should really go and register now. It’ll give Gir and Nik and all of those fine folks warm fuzzies 🙂 FCN is a great convention! We’ll be there, and you should be too. Hope to see you there!

(Oh yeah, and did I mention something about a party at FCN? One of those might just be happening…)

A-Twittering We Shall Go…

So once upon a time, I signed up for Twitter. I’ve found over time that while I’m still posting here on LiveJournal, the quick, off-the-cuff stuff is going onto Twitter. Because I know I have several non-LiveJournalers who follow my journal (mostly family members), I just implemented LoudTwitter to ship my tweets here. The tweets will show up once per day, posted at midnight Chicago time, they’ll be behind a cut tag (i.e. you’ll need to click to see them), and they’ll have a unique user icon: This will hopefully let folks who aren’t interested quickly skip past the post. I’ll be the first to say that I’m not a huge fan of LoudTwitter, but I think this is a pretty reasonable compromise.