Phil and Emerson and Belew and I are on are way to SFO, heading to Seattle for PAX. Bernie is safely home in Austin. I'll be flying back to SF on Sunday, and then home on Wednesday. That's a lot of flying.
The Keith Johnstone intensive at BATS was awesome. I have extensive media coverage, which is slowly trickling up to flickr and google video, and other notes which will pop up here and there. Met a bunch of cool people, saw some improv shows here in SF, performed in my first TheatreSports format downtown, and had a blast, all around. More to come, after this short intermission.
Made it to San Francisco without incident. That was one of the easiest airline experiences I've had in recent memory, barring the whole "you can't bring water on the plane unless you hate freedom" thing. Of course, the combination of getting out of the house at 6:30am and chowing down a fistful of valium before takeoff left me a little groggy getting out of the airport, but not too groggy to zoom-a-zoom up the 101 in our sporty little rental car up to Phil's place in the Richmond. After shaking up the Loco Rocco a bit, we walked over to King of Thai for the best food ever (twenty-one with chicken! again! woo!) and a quick swing over to Green Apple Books before crashing out on Phil's couch for a bit while he went to work to push out a build. Woke up around 9pm, walked over to Toy Boat for some ice cream, and then just hung out for a bit, before sleep finally hit for good.
I've got nothing to do all day today, so I'm just going to relax and enjoy my time-shift for a bit, then I think Andy's running a mask workshop in the evening, which should be pretty fun. Bernie may be getting some Indian food with the rest of the kids, and I might wind up meeting up with my sister at some point. But, no plans! Good! Yay, vacation.
The good news is, I made it through the weekend without falling over. I started getting sick on Saturday, so I skipped a couple of Maestro shows to rest and hopefully head off whatever it was that was creeping up on me. Sunday - still sick, but had our big show that night, so I pushed through it, and it was awesome. Monday, sicker. Stayed home from work. Today, still the same. God dammit. I got shit to do, man. Both at work - if I can drag myself in the rest of the week, I'll have five days of stuff to do in three days - and outside, here. I was hoping to get a bunch of stuff done at home, or maybe go out and play some games or something before I headed out, but I've been glued into a laying down position here, so I can't even screw off properly. I hate this kind of sick - getting up and moving around is out of the question, but I'm all fevery and can't concentrate on anything, so even reading is kind of a pain, much less actually trying to write or produce anything useful. Bah.
In lieu of an actual entry describing all the crazy running around I've been doing, here's our thinger for upcoming Improv For Evil shows and sundry:
Evil has a busy weekend at the Hideout this time around, peopleses.
In addition to our regular scheduled Thursay Night Awesome spot (This Thursday, 8/4 at 8pm) and our evil Threefer (Friday, 8/5 at 8pm), a cluster of us will be doing a graduation show from our excellent six-week class with Bob McNichol and Erika May (Sunday, 8/6 at 8pm). BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Jason and Marc will be performing in the Double Barrel as they're also graduating Shana Merlin's improvised singing class this week, right after the Threefer show! (Friday, 8/4 at 10pm) And don't forget our regular appearances in Maestro (Saturdays, 10pm), with an extra special Blue Maestro afterwards this week, guaranteed to offend the staunchest of libertines. (This Saturday, 8/5 at 11:30pm)
Come on out and get your Evil on!
All at the Hideout this weekend, all $7-$10, give or take. More regular reports as time allows.
THURSDAY 3-Aug 8:00 PM THURSDAY NIGHT AWESOME
FRIDAY 4-Aug 8:00 PM THREE FER
FRIDAY 4-Aug 10:00 PM DOUBLE BARREL - SINGING!
SATURDAY 5-Aug 10:00 PM MAESTRO
SATURDAY 5-Aug 11:30 PM BLUE MAESTRO
SUNDAY 6-Aug 8:00 PM LEVEL 5 GRADUATION