It's been a while since I've posted on here. I'll chalk it up to a combination of busyness and laziness of varying degrees. So now that I'm here, it's time for an update. Get comfortable because I've got a lot to post about.
First and foremost, "Thoughts Out of the Context" the podcast is still alive. I'm planning for a return episode next week, so keep an eye out. Coming this fall, I have a lot of interviews in mind. As always, listen to the podcast and check out posts on here for announcements dealing with these special segments.
Next: I'm also contemplating adding a second podcast to my stable You may remember two years ago I did a special "Bonus" episode called "Smart The Office Fan" where I reviewed the first season of The Office on DVD in the style of the Smart Wrestling Fan podcast. And I enjoyed the concept so much that I want to do it again and more often. But since I'm not under the "Smart (pop culture aspect) Fan" banner, I'd feel wrong using that style of name. So since the concept is an homage, my new title will fit that style. That being said, be on the lookout for "Intelligent TV on DVD Fan" coming soon!
Thirdly: In addition to this blog, I have another one that you should check out. It's a collaborative project with my friend Katrina, a weight-loss blog called "10 Pounds From Gryffindor" (yes, we're Harry Potter fans in case you couldn't tell from the name). Please check that blog out at http://10lbsgdore.wordpress.com/
Now, initially this was the part of the blog where I was going to say I was possibly or perhaps officially moving as of October. Well, that is not the case now. The company I interviewed with sent me an e-mail a couple of weeks ago and informed me they were going to continue their search with other applicants for the position. So that's disappointing, but I'll survive. Anyway, I was going to mention the potential move and include a link to my half.com store in hopes that people would visit and buy some of the stuff I have listed in hopes that it would help contribute to rent money and also reduce the amount of stuff I'd need to pack for the move. But since I'm not going to be moving at any time in the near future, I'm still going to include a link to my store. Lots of great quality books, DVDs and even some video games are up for sale. And new stuff is being added every day. Because even though I'm not moving, I've still got bills to pay. Please check out the link at http://shops.half.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?HalfSearch&seller=mcgpa
Finally, because I will not be moving, I will now be able to finally make my return to the world of theatre. Last Tuesday, I decided on a whim to audition for York Little Theatre's production of The Music Man. And I got cast, as a member of the quartet. You can imagine my surprise since I don't really know what my voice is, I don't know my vocal range and I don't know how to read music. But you can believe I'm going to work my hardest at the this role, no matter how much of a challenge it may be. Plus, I think I will surprise a lot of people since people know me as an actor and not necessarily as a singer. I'll keep everyone up to date with the rehearsal process with posts here. I'm really looking forward to being involved in a show again after 5 long years away. I guess this just goes to show you that good things can happen when taking a chance.