Words of Wisdom

Unearthed last night, a list of things that my friends and I apparently thought were hilarious or poignant when we were 16 or so years old.Prismism rules!It's worse than that, it's physics, Jim.Don't rookydoo around.The purple pane of glass and velvety cat ballsCommunism is evil!Good Heavens! (oh no, not the infamous Good Heavens clerics!)Convert to Bert!Death by stereoThe Cube that…

A proper tribute to Mr. Gygax

In which I out myself as a complete and total nerd:As I mentioned two posts ago, I was saddened to learn that Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, failed his saving throw vs. death on Tuesday. I spent the entire four years of my high school career (why do they call high school a career, anyway?) immersed in…

1215!

The Magna Carta was signed in 1215.If I remember nothing else from high school history classes, that one will stay with me until I die. Why? I have no idea. But all my friends from high school remember the date too. I imagine it was drilled into us in order to meet some test objective. (That, and "Communism is evil."…

Doc’s feeling a bit better

Doc's been feeling somewhat decent the past few days... relatively speaking, of course. He's woken up without much of a headache, and that is a nice change. It usually hits later in the day but I don't think it's to the degree that it has been recently.He says that the Depakote is doing really weird things to him. Before, the…

Brad Robertson De-Mystified

My friend Kim sent me this link yesterday. This is my long-lost high school friend Brad Robertson, with his wife. I've occasionally wondered what happened to Brad after high school but he never came up on any Google searches.None of my other friends and acquaintances ever knew what happened to him either, even the ones involved in theatre (like he…

Written on Sugar

I just read a story on cnn.com about the Croatian government's reaction to discovering sugar packets in some cafes with Adolf Hitler's face and Holocaust jokes printed on them. This is completely appalling, especially considering Croatia's past ties to Naziism. Sometimes words fail me, and all I can think of is: PEOPLE SUCK.But it did remind me of something I'd…

Fish Don’t Float

In 1990, Rob Wilson and I spent weeks creating a sculpture to enter in the White Rock Lake Floating Sculpture Festival.We were so proud of it. We were allowed to leave art class to gather materials, so Rob drove us around rural east Plano, where our high school was located, until we found a stand of bamboo growing by the…

My Hairstory

The summer before I left for college, I was seventeen years old and I decided that I was going to dye my hair. I'd soon be leaving home, going to a new place where no one would know me, and I wanted to reinvent myself. Nobody at college would know that the real me was a socially awkward, ugly, fat,…

Special delivery… Nastygram!

A couple of days ago I got a Nastygram from a girl I went to high school with. I was not friends with this girl but knew her by sight and reputation, and have thought about her maybe twice since graduation sixteen years ago. I mentioned in a blog post several years ago that she popped up in a dream…

No goldfish for you, bad theatre patron!

Kathryn and I had a huge throwdown fight in the Quad-C Theatre parking lot last night with a couple of Rocky Horror Puppet Show bouncer chicks. Doc and Brett stood on the sidelines and cheered for us. I was a little nervous because they looked tough, what with the fishnets and the dark eye makeup and the bored attitude, but…
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