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At least one of today's Diesel Mob did not know about The Big Broadcast of 1946. (I fault The Fear of Facebook Factor. I waited as long as I could to forward that fb page, knowing that a big chunk of my local friends would be greyed out because everyone else had already sent it to them...)

It's the Halloween Themed show at the Somerville Theater this weekend. I'm in it. Probably a bunch of your other LJ friends are in it.)

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm


Thursday will of course be the special showing for everyone going to the weekend's Rally to Restore Sanity.
So, NO EXCUSES!


Tickets
$15 in advance | $20 day of performance

DSLJ post
PMRP post

o, headdesk

Oct. 1st, 2010 05:14 pm
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My back burner projects include trying to reclaim software copies of the ihalo postcards, in theory for reprints. But, this involves having access to a functioning zip drive. O ha ha  very funny.

Also, in my sojourn through all my old CDs, I apparently don't have back-ups of most of my photos between, well, whenever I stopped using the zip disks, and, around 2004. A lot of the images were on phoenixnest.org, which no longer exists. Including the original image for this LJ icon. *sigh*

Any help would be awesome. thanks.

o, headdesk

Oct. 1st, 2010 05:14 pm
cthulhia: (bloom project)
My back burner projects include trying to reclaim software copies of the ihalo postcards, in theory for reprints. But, this involves having access to a functioning zip drive. O ha ha  very funny.

Also, in my sojourn through all my old CDs, I apparently don't have back-ups of most of my photos between, well, whenever I stopped using the zip disks, and, around 2004. A lot of the images were on phoenixnest.org, which no longer exists. Including the original image for this LJ icon. *sigh*

Any help would be awesome. thanks.
cthulhia: (Default)
our team results:
SAT:
time trial
(heat 6) 02:18.19 3rd of 6.
quarter final
(heat 23) 02:21.28 6th of 6.

SUN:
(visitor's finals, we didn't qualify, so... we got to sleep in!)
semi final
(heat 69) 02:23.40 6th of 6.
final
(heat 82) 02:33.68 6th of 6.

Note: race speed can vary greatly with wind & current conditions. This can be enormously demoralizing. Our earliest heat is usually our time trial, after which we'll be placed with more competitive teams. So, even though it will be our worst feeling race (our timing was off, people are adjusting to the host's boats, etc.) it is sometimes the fastest raw time. This is why some races rely on time trials, and some rely more on placement in the heat. It's hard to really know which way is less unfair.

In SF, we had one time trial chance, then, after that, it was placement. Also, there was a huge discrepancy between lanes. (There usually is, once again, due to currents, difference in water depth depending on distance from shore, etc.) Lane 1 was almost always 1st and Lane 6 rarely finished above 4th in any race. Bad luck meant our time trial landed us in lane 5. We never recovered. 

Our hosts, KP, were awesome. The weather was unseasonably pleasant. I never had to get into [livejournal.com profile] frotz 's pants. Alas for the lost amusing narrative there, but, yay for not being hypothermic.

Amusingly, most of the out of town teams were in the Marquis, along with a big chunk of visitors for Folsom Fair, which I might've visited had I not been exhausted from so much paddling. (o: They would've loved all the "paddler only" signs at the race site.

It took me a while to figure out that Tide & Paddled were ours, and not theirs. Black uniform, with a hefty side order of derby dame couture. They had matching studded collars and most of them raced in their docs. (They won their division, a few below us... But still had a better final time than ours.)

I'm back. I'm jetlagged. I feel like crap. I felt like crap most of the trip. I think it was mostly jetlag. And, vacation eating, perhaps. And, not packing suitable clothing for a heatwave. But I got to see some folks, got at least one native to Treasure Island and its stellar views for the first time, and a few more touristy bits of SF. So, it was good overall.
cthulhia: (bondi-band)
our team results:
SAT:
time trial
(heat 6) 02:18.19 3rd of 6.
quarter final
(heat 23) 02:21.28 6th of 6.

SUN:
(visitor's finals, we didn't qualify, so... we got to sleep in!)
semi final
(heat 69) 02:23.40 6th of 6.
final
(heat 82) 02:33.68 6th of 6.

Note: race speed can vary greatly with wind & current conditions. This can be enormously demoralizing. Our earliest heat is usually our time trial, after which we'll be placed with more competitive teams. So, even though it will be our worst feeling race (our timing was off, people are adjusting to the host's boats, etc.) it is sometimes the fastest raw time. This is why some races rely on time trials, and some rely more on placement in the heat. It's hard to really know which way is less unfair.

In SF, we had one time trial chance, then, after that, it was placement. Also, there was a huge discrepancy between lanes. (There usually is, once again, due to currents, difference in water depth depending on distance from shore, etc.) Lane 1 was almost always 1st and Lane 6 rarely finished above 4th in any race. Bad luck meant our time trial landed us in lane 5. We never recovered. 

Our hosts, KP, were awesome. The weather was unseasonably pleasant. I never had to get into [livejournal.com profile] frotz 's pants. Alas for the lost amusing narrative there, but, yay for not being hypothermic.

Amusingly, most of the out of town teams were in the Marquis, along with a big chunk of visitors for Folsom Fair, which I might've visited had I not been exhausted from so much paddling. (o: They would've loved all the "paddler only" signs at the race site.

It took me a while to figure out that Tide & Paddled were ours, and not theirs. Black uniform, with a hefty side order of derby dame couture. They had matching studded collars and most of them raced in their docs. (They won their division, a few below us... But still had a better final time than ours.)

I'm back. I'm jetlagged. I feel like crap. I felt like crap most of the trip. I think it was mostly jetlag. And, vacation eating, perhaps. And, not packing suitable clothing for a heatwave. But I got to see some folks, got at least one native to Treasure Island and its stellar views for the first time, and a few more touristy bits of SF. So, it was good overall.
cthulhia: (Default)


now I just need to find a place to show!

I totally want to do more, but, I need to table the skulls until a few other art projects are done. (Unless someone adds me to their group show and wants me to have more pieces than I already have done... except for attaching hanging fixtures to the backs, which might require [livejournal.com profile] srakkt 's help, even if just in the form of hand-holding. I'm so not a builder that way.)

That said, if you have decently-sized & sufficiently lightweight wood scraps that need a new home (and a saw), I'm up for at least prepping the background color, and possibly the basic shape of the skulls.
cthulhia: (numbskull)


now I just need to find a place to show!

I totally want to do more, but, I need to table the skulls until a few other art projects are done. (Unless someone adds me to their group show and wants me to have more pieces than I already have done... except for attaching hanging fixtures to the backs, which might require [livejournal.com profile] srakkt 's help, even if just in the form of hand-holding. I'm so not a builder that way.)

That said, if you have decently-sized & sufficiently lightweight wood scraps that need a new home (and a saw), I'm up for at least prepping the background color, and possibly the basic shape of the skulls.

catbutt

Jul. 22nd, 2010 12:02 am
cthulhia: (Default)
wonder if I could learn an instrument in time to find a band and play this at HONK! (Sure, ENSMB folks, it's a request, if y'all do that sort of thing.)
yesjenny was snarking about how I have had the "harry potter" wallet forever, as if I have a hard time moving on. (but, it's legitimately starting to wear out, so, ok.)

catbutt

Jul. 22nd, 2010 12:02 am
cthulhia: (skull)
wonder if I could learn an instrument in time to find a band and play this at HONK! (Sure, ENSMB folks, it's a request, if y'all do that sort of thing.)
yesjenny was snarking about how I have had the "harry potter" wallet forever, as if I have a hard time moving on. (but, it's legitimately starting to wear out, so, ok.)
cthulhia: (Default)
I forget that some people here aren't reading me on twit|book.
I am playing MacDuff in Godzilla Vs. MacBeth, part of Shaken Up Shakespeare. (It feels impossible to make something involving Godzilla anything less than awesome. but maybe we're just that good. You be the judge. If we suck, there's 7 other plays that don't.)

Two (2) sold out shows last weekend, and one nearly sold-out matinee.
Of the upcoming shows this weekend, the first two are already sold out.
So, come see us on Saturday. It's your last chance.

Originally I was going to pimp it as "Come Read My Awesome Bio" but, actually, the show solidly outshines it by several orders of magnitude.
I hear it's pretty funny from the audience point of view too. (It occurs to me now that I actually watched Godzilla Vs. Mothra for credit in an undergrad paleontology class, and I totally forgot to mention it in my bio.)

Festival@First.

(I'm sorely tempted to suggest a festival, or some such idea that is all backstage PoV, a la community theater's answer to Noises Off. Also tempted to suggest a festival theme of "OMG It's wicked hot in here". But, aside from not knowing a lot of plays, I also am aware that showing more than passing curiosity in such things is a quick path towards getting roped into running the festival next year. That way lies madness.)
cthulhia: (numb)
I forget that some people here aren't reading me on twit|book.
I am playing MacDuff in Godzilla Vs. MacBeth, part of Shaken Up Shakespeare. (It feels impossible to make something involving Godzilla anything less than awesome. but maybe we're just that good. You be the judge. If we suck, there's 7 other plays that don't.)

Two (2) sold out shows last weekend, and one nearly sold-out matinee.
Of the upcoming shows this weekend, the first two are already sold out.
So, come see us on Saturday. It's your last chance.

Originally I was going to pimp it as "Come Read My Awesome Bio" but, actually, the show solidly outshines it by several orders of magnitude.
I hear it's pretty funny from the audience point of view too. (It occurs to me now that I actually watched Godzilla Vs. Mothra for credit in an undergrad paleontology class, and I totally forgot to mention it in my bio.)

Festival@First.

(I'm sorely tempted to suggest a festival, or some such idea that is all backstage PoV, a la community theater's answer to Noises Off. Also tempted to suggest a festival theme of "OMG It's wicked hot in here". But, aside from not knowing a lot of plays, I also am aware that showing more than passing curiosity in such things is a quick path towards getting roped into running the festival next year. That way lies madness.)
cthulhia: (Default)

I may have been slower this year, but I looked good doing it.
cthulhia: (shades and braids)

I may have been slower this year, but I looked good doing it.
cthulhia: (Default)
Sigh, backsliding back to 2007. At least hopefully off the last column of the last page, per my stated goal.

Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
20101:53:02 (12:09), last 5K 39:16(12:38)36:18 (11:41)1:13:47 (11:52) / 37:29 (12:04)
20091:42:49 (11:02)33:25 (10:45)1:07:22 (10:50) / 33:57 (10:55)
2008(1:56:25-7:20)
est. net: 1:49:05 (11:42)
(42:15-7:20)
est. net: 34:55 (11:14)
(1:18:46-7:20)
est. net: 1:11:26 (11:30)
2007chip/net: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip/net: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip/net: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip/net: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip/net: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip/net: 2:06:18 (13:33)
20011:59:00 (probably chip/net time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip/net time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip/net time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)

FAIL theories:
  • Definitely slacking on my training plan. I suspect it was that I'd get so into the nice weather, or so trainwrecked by the ridiculously hot weather, I didn't dutifully do treadmill sprints at least weekly.
  • I overslept and hence bailed on going to the dragonboat races in Ithaca. Now I'm wondering if having the sprint-y crosstraining the day before is actually helping my time. Also, I was getting to 2-3 practices a week last year, and I'm down to 0-1 now. (mostly due to rehearsals.) So, if I do less DB practices, I need to add some other cross training.
  • I'm heavier than I was last year. Crept back up from all my progress with the photo food diary. I may need to take that up again. (If nothing else, to avoid wardrobe replacement obligations.)
Other notes:
it was very humid, felt worst the first 5K, but I am not sure if that was because I hadn't adjusted to it yet.
still managed to only take breaks at the 5K points.
spent much of mile 4-6 having to dodge a wheelchair runner who was just coasting, and... should've been able to at least sprint enough to annoy progressively faster blocks of foot runners, certainly after the mile 4 of all downhill coasting.
was right behind the Blues Brothers when they ran past the Elvis Impersonator. (Jake & Elwood have been running longer than I have. Not sure if it's the same guys, tho.)
A lot of the usual landmarks have changed. I didn't see the leprechaun at all. (and he usually manages to be at both mile 1 & mile 8.5). I wonder if the event site would know what happened to him.
Didn't hear any greets during the run (not even "Go Pigtails", and I even wrote my name on my shirt), but had people waiting at the finish line, who bought me a beer in one of the bars between the finish line and the (free beer at the) after party, because they wanted better bathrooms. Still managed to get there later and get sufficient loot before all the camp-followers did.

late edit:
also, somehow after carefully lubing all the usual chafing spots, I missed under my left boob and it's dreadful
also, remind me that Indian food within 24 hours of the race is a phenomenally bad idea.
cthulhia: (bondi-band)
Sigh, backsliding back to 2007. At least hopefully off the last column of the last page, per my stated goal.

Year15K Total Time (pace)5K split10K split
20101:53:02 (12:09), last 5K 39:16(12:38)36:18 (11:41)1:13:47 (11:52) / 37:29 (12:04)
20091:42:49 (11:02)33:25 (10:45)1:07:22 (10:50) / 33:57 (10:55)
2008(1:56:25-7:20)
est. net: 1:49:05 (11:42)
(42:15-7:20)
est. net: 34:55 (11:14)
(1:18:46-7:20)
est. net: 1:11:26 (11:30)
2007chip/net: 1:54:48 (12:19)35:01 (11:17)1:13:16 (11:48)
2006chip/net: 1:48:40 (11:39)
2005chip/net: 1:47:02 (11:29)
2004chip/net: 2:03:53 (13:17)
2003chip/net: 2:04:51 (13:24)
2002chip/net: 2:06:18 (13:33)
20011:59:00 (probably chip/net time)
200001:57:38 (probably chip/net time)
199901:58:43 (probably chip/net time)
1998Gun 1:58:54 (-0:04:30)
1997Gun 2:01:11 (-0:05:30, i.e. when I crossed the starting line)

FAIL theories:
  • Definitely slacking on my training plan. I suspect it was that I'd get so into the nice weather, or so trainwrecked by the ridiculously hot weather, I didn't dutifully do treadmill sprints at least weekly.
  • I overslept and hence bailed on going to the dragonboat races in Ithaca. Now I'm wondering if having the sprint-y crosstraining the day before is actually helping my time. Also, I was getting to 2-3 practices a week last year, and I'm down to 0-1 now. (mostly due to rehearsals.) So, if I do less DB practices, I need to add some other cross training.
  • I'm heavier than I was last year. Crept back up from all my progress with the photo food diary. I may need to take that up again. (If nothing else, to avoid wardrobe replacement obligations.)
Other notes:
it was very humid, felt worst the first 5K, but I am not sure if that was because I hadn't adjusted to it yet.
still managed to only take breaks at the 5K points.
spent much of mile 4-6 having to dodge a wheelchair runner who was just coasting, and... should've been able to at least sprint enough to annoy progressively faster blocks of foot runners, certainly after the mile 4 of all downhill coasting.
was right behind the Blues Brothers when they ran past the Elvis Impersonator. (Jake & Elwood have been running longer than I have. Not sure if it's the same guys, tho.)
A lot of the usual landmarks have changed. I didn't see the leprechaun at all. (and he usually manages to be at both mile 1 & mile 8.5). I wonder if the event site would know what happened to him.
Didn't hear any greets during the run (not even "Go Pigtails", and I even wrote my name on my shirt), but had people waiting at the finish line, who bought me a beer in one of the bars between the finish line and the (free beer at the) after party, because they wanted better bathrooms. Still managed to get there later and get sufficient loot before all the camp-followers did.

late edit:
also, somehow after carefully lubing all the usual chafing spots, I missed under my left boob and it's dreadful
also, remind me that Indian food within 24 hours of the race is a phenomenally bad idea.
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so, about that creepy giant bunny in Italy that is on my bucket list:

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A few years ago, a group of artists built a giant bunny out of pink wool on an Italian mountainside. The 200-foot-long effigy will remain there until 2025. There's a disturbing aspect to this seemingly goofy artifact, however: It has a wound in its side where its guts are spilling out. That's why I don't recommend that you travel there and commune with it. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would definitely benefit from crawling into a fetal position and sucking your thumb while lying in the comfy embrace of a humongous mommy substitute.  But you shouldn't tolerate any tricks or jokes that might limit your ability to sink into total peace and relaxation.  -- Rob Brezsny

I fear for what other kind of humongous mommy substitute awaits me... perhaps at firefly (does that event involve as much fun fur per capita as burning man?), which appears to be on again. (although I'd still have an extra ticket, rather than 2.)
cthulhia: (bunny)
so, about that creepy giant bunny in Italy that is on my bucket list:

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A few years ago, a group of artists built a giant bunny out of pink wool on an Italian mountainside. The 200-foot-long effigy will remain there until 2025. There's a disturbing aspect to this seemingly goofy artifact, however: It has a wound in its side where its guts are spilling out. That's why I don't recommend that you travel there and commune with it. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would definitely benefit from crawling into a fetal position and sucking your thumb while lying in the comfy embrace of a humongous mommy substitute.  But you shouldn't tolerate any tricks or jokes that might limit your ability to sink into total peace and relaxation.  -- Rob Brezsny

I fear for what other kind of humongous mommy substitute awaits me... perhaps at firefly (does that event involve as much fun fur per capita as burning man?), which appears to be on again. (although I'd still have an extra ticket, rather than 2.)
cthulhia: (Default)


an incomplete list:
local dragonboat races this weekend.
boats made of dragons.
lobster cook-out.
someone's goldfish.
the entire pacific.
at least I'm not numb.
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