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Um. Hi.  I don't even know where to start.  There have been a lot of things I've wanted to post about in the past... uh... couple months.  But I never seem to actually post, and I've been thinking about this.  Historically, I tend to post less when I'm in a relationship, but I don't think that's it.  I mean it's part of it -- I've been word-vomiting at Jarod, instead of doing it here, and then I just feel like I'm rehashing things I've already dealt with if I put it up here -- but it's hardly all.  Honestly, the other thing has been my stress level, which I didn't realize was so high until it dropped.

explaining myself )Upcoming events )

Anyway.  I'm sorry for being away.  I've been absent at best.  I'm going to try to be back, because this is important to me -- my friends are important to me.
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I've mentioned this in emails and on Facebook, but I might have missed some local people, I realize.  So here's your last-minute notification!

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This weekend the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, in collaboration with the Columbus Children's Choir, will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Capital Theatre downtown.  (8pm Friday night, 2pm and 8pm Saturday, and that's it!).  Tickets are available at http://www.cgmc.com, or at the door; $15/20 for children, $25/30 adults.  The singing alone's worth the price of admission, and the coat's not too shabby either!

We've been working our asses off, and you should come and view the well-toned results (har.).  Seriously, though, the Children's Choir is absolutely amazing, and we're pretty great, too.  It's been a pretty moving experience, much to my surprise, and I'd love to be able to share it with all of my friends.
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Oh. My. God.  I didn't even know that there were shrimp farms in Ohio, though I'm not surprised now that I think about it.  Freshwater Farms of Ohio is having its annual Fish & Shrimp Festival tomorrow and Sunday to coincide with the shrimp harvest.  I want to go and buy fresh shrimp, the better to freeze them and eat them all year.  Who's with me?

I want to be clear: I'm dead serious.  It's in Urbana, only a little more than an hour away.  Now that you can get ice again, I'll just fill up the magical ice chest of cold-holding +5 and we can take back all the shrimp in the world.  And fresh trout.  And you can buy a T-shirt.  And it's free admission to the festival.  Who's coming?
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Still looking for tasty things to eat?  Still looking for hand-crafted gifts for your friends, family, loved ones (bosses, secretaries, co-workers...)?

This Saturday, from 11am until 2pm, there will be a Holiday Market at the usual Clintonville Farmer's Market location.  For those of you who aren't regulars, that's roughly 3519 N. High St. (north of North Broadway, south of the Autozone).  It will feature local growers, artists, and crafters.

And as if all THAT wasn't enough, there's another draw: Minstrelry will be providing musical holiday cheer throughout the event!  So come out and see me, [livejournal.com profile] whisperwheel, [livejournal.com profile] knightvln, [livejournal.com profile] talyr, and [livejournal.com profile] merodi_no_yami as we run zanily through a fairly massive repertoire (much of it learned Tuesday night -- we rule!).

It looks like it will be a beautiful, crisp day.  (And now we have a place to sing all this wintry music we've been working on!)  Whee!!!
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Uh, hey.  This somehow slipped my mind until just now.  I'm supposed to fly to DC tomorrow, but I don't seem to have arranged a ride yet.  Oops.  The flight's at 11:25am, so I thought I might like to get picked up, say, between 9:45 and 9:55?  Let me know if you can help me out; I appreciate it!
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I'd actually love to go myself, just to see the film, but I'll be in DC.  Forwarded from engrad-L.

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What: A rare screening of the 1967 feature-length cult favorite, THE ANTIOCH ADVENTURE

Where/When: Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Avenue) 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18th.

Why: To show support for the continuing operation of Antioch College and to learn more.

As many of you know, local little liberal arts icon Antioch College announced that it will close next year.

While the trustees have suggested that the college may reopen in 2012 they have been less clear about the consequences of the proposed reorganization. In short, closing the college allows the University to free themselves of their obligations to tenured faculty positions and to the college union. It also allows the University to re-open under the more lucrative model of the commuter college as "Antioch University Yellow Springs," effectively undermining the pillars of Community Government and experiential Cooperative Education that have traditionally distinguished an Antioch education.

Alumni around the country have organized fun and informative events for this weekend as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness, and money, for the alumni board's negotiations to keep the college open. While everyone admits these efforts are a long shot, the alumni have already received $2 million in pledges and over $500,000 in donations in support of their efforts. These donations are being used as a bargaining chip to persuade the University to make one final effort to save the college and avoid a faculty lawsuit.

THE ANTIOCH ADVENTURE (1967) by director/producer Marc Stone, 1967 Antioch alum, provides a glimpse into student culture at this famously radical institution. The film opens with an expansive fly-over of the Antioch campus and goes on to relate in 60’s pulp fashion the eccentric story of T. Manley Scruggs and Merry Lou Merriweather. 

Inspired by Antiochian Lawrence Block's 1960 pulp novel, Campus Tramp, the film spoof's the college's famous, or infamous, community government as well as various counter-culture characters. Block went on to become a best selling mystery novelist. The Antioch community went on to deliver such memorable hits as the 1973 strike that shut down the campus and the 1991 Sexual Offense Policy, which raised awareness of common campus sexual offenses across the nation.

THE ANTIOCH ADVENTURE captures the spirit of the Antioch community and inspired at least two feature-length sequels. Come see why the alumni and friends of Antioch College are so invested in saving this venerable, if quirky, institution.

If you're interested in seeing a rare artifact of 60's counter-culture the film alone is worth the $5 admission. Studio 35 is generously donating the proceeds from the matinée. This event, however, is less about fund-raising and more about fun. We need to be able to demonstrate support for the continuation of an Antioch College with a tenured faculty and unique local governance structure.

For more information about the alumni efforts to support Antioch College visit www.antiochians.org.
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Um, guys?  Are you familiar with the Buffy musical episode?  And... did you know that there's a resident singalong cast in NYC?  And that they do a 'touring production' which is kind of like RHPS midnight showings?  And that there's a showing at Studio 35 on Oct 26 and 27?

Well now you do.
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Dear Columbus people:

Would anyone be available to give me a ride out to the airport on Wednesday afternoon?  I'd like to be there a little before 3 o'clock for a 4:12 flight.  Lemme know.

Thanks in advance,
Mike
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Hello people.  I'm sure Christy will be posting about this soon, but she's got her plate full at the moment, so I'll go ahead and get this out there:

There will not be a Renaissance Faire in Bloomington this weekend.  As Christy said in an email to performers, 'rain or shine' was never meant to encompass 40 degrees with a chance of snow.  The faire will hopefully be pushed back to the last Saturday of this month, April 28, although that still has to be ironed out.  More information to come as, you know, it exists.
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From the Ohio Union Activities Board:

Jorge Cham, author of "PhD- Piled Higher and Deeper" comic strip

Tuesday, May 1st @ 7:30pm

Knowlton Hall Room 250

Jorge Cham's comic strip "PhD Piled Higher and Deeper" is about life in Graduate School. He grabs the attention of fellow grad students by talking about why people choose to go to grad school, loosing [sic] your mind in grad school, depression, and finally finishing strong. Free with BuckID.
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So, um... Richard Thompson's playing on the Kent Stage in (natch) Kent, OH this Sunday.  Tickets are still available, only $20.  I really really really want to go.  Does anybody want to go with me?  Show starts at 7pm, so I figure we'd leave C'bus a little after 4pm.  We'd be back somewhat late-ish, I imagine, but I don't have class until 3:30 on Mondays, so I could drive while others sleep.  And if any Clevelanders were desirous, it's a relatively short drive back from the Akron area for you.  Takers?  Anybody?  I want to go ahead and order the tix soon.  Better seats and all that.  So do let me know as soon as you can if you're interested.

Omigod so cool.
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Dude.  Just a heads-up to Columbusites.  Tonight is scheduled to be one of the Creative Writing program's regularly scheduled Student/Faculty readings (one faculty member and two second-years read their work).  Unfortunately, both the student readers, due to circumstances beyond their control, have had to withdraw for tonight, so after Erin McGraw reads it's going to be an open-mic reading event.  Madness has been encouraged.

Thursday, February 1, Denney Hall rm. 311, 7pm.  Be there, or be a somewhat rectangular-shaped thingy.
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Dear LJ, I fail at life.  I publicized this in various other outlets, and then completely spaced about putting it here.  My bad.  Observe!  Hope the short notice doesn't completely preclude your ability to attend :(

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Panopticon Players is proud to present our Fall 2006 slate of One-Acts!  Featuring works by Christopher Durang!  David Ives!  Neil Simon!  Lots of Exclamation Points!

WHEN?  This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov 10, 11, 12), at 8pm

WHERE?   The Baker West Performance Space.  This is housed inside the Baker West dorm, which is on 12th Ave., just west of College Rd.  It can be tricky to get in; use the foyer phone to call the front desk (tell them you're there for the play), or just wait for a resident to wander out.

HOW MUCH?  Absolutely free.  While we will of course be happy to accept your generous donations, they are in no way required.

WHY? Because you're unlikely, at any other time, to see Mike wake up next to a strange woman.  Or to see literate monkeys.  Or to learn about the erotic aspects of putt-putt.  Or to ponder funereal custard.  Plus, an actor got his nose bloodied last night in rehearsal, and you never know, it could happen again (here, I'm pulling for the NASCAR-snuff film-schadenfreude vote).

Hope to see y'all there...
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Hey. I really do keep meaning to post a real live entry, and it just keeps not happening in the face of, uh, school. But I wanted to post this, because I'm reading tomorrow night at this year's first Mother Tongue reading. And you should all come. OBSERVE!

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Don't forget, this year's first MoTo is Thursday night! Yay!
 
Real, live creative writers!
In their natural habitat! (a brew pub? okay...)
One night only! (well, for a month or so....)
Free! Free! Free! 
Merriment! Camaraderie! Simile! Metaphor!
Poetry! Fiction! Nonfiction!
Fresh and new!
 
What more can you ask for???
 
**Bart Skarzynski**
**Okla Elliott**
**Maureen Traverse**
**Brian Wade**
**Mike Bierschenk**
**Heather Kirn**
 
You gotta GoTo MoTo. Bring a friend!
 
Thursday, October 26
8:00 pm
Barley's Underground
467 North High Street



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That's right in front of the North Market, at about High and Spruce (across from the Convention Center).
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Ok, so I think a movie tonight it is, judging from the majority of comments and other communications.  In 2 hours, give or take.  Feel free to meet up w/ me at Studio 35 at, say, 9ish? I'll be at my house until probably 8:30, so if anybody wants to stop by here beforehand, you're more than welcome; we can walk or drive over together.

My address, of course, is in a prior locked post, as is my phone number for any as need directional help.

Studio 35's website's Directions page
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And thus I have an idea.  Tonight a little after midnight, Liz and I were walking down Indianola (we wanted to walk down Walhalla, which is really nice at night), and we passed Studio 35.  I see that they are showing A Scanner Darkly at 9:15 Friday night, so I was wondering if anybody might want to see it with me?  Cheap movie, local business, beers on tap at said movie, rotoscoped Keanu Reeves... sounds like a plan, right?  Anyway, shoot me a comment, an email, an IM, something.  I'm open to other possibilities, too.
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I seem to have just broken a wineglass.  Blast.  I'm very annoyed, because it wasn't even mine and thus I feel compelled to replace it *rolls eyes*.  Hélas.

So, let's see.  A veritable bevy* of food-related items. 
1. DSC00014
I have eaten a lot of pistachios recently.  I bought a bag of them in some gas station in... I think Kentucky, but maybe Tennessee?  Anyway, I ate them all the way back from KFLC, spitting them into a soda fountain cup.  The shells, les voici (plus from other days afterward, of course).

2.  DSC00018
I made Giada de Laurentiis' Roman-style chicken tonight.  Well, kind of.  My memory failed me yesterday, and I bought pancetta instead of prosciutto, d'oh.  Still tastes good, nevertheless.  Oh, and I should have brought the chicken to room temperature before browning, then it would have... uh... browned.  Luckily I had some extremely gelatinous chicken stock/drippings left from a while back, so that makes up a lot of the lost flavor.

3.  John Folse (famous Louisiana chef) is hosting/catering a Friends of French event next Wednesday.  The plates are $50 apiece.  Apparently faculty had been instructed that they must invite (i.e. pay for) a student.  I had not gotten an invite (we'll skip over my being miffed, since the faculty member who likes me most... lives in New Orleans and doesn't associate with rest of the French Dept.), and thus I was very sad.  Let us observe the menu I was missing:
Canapés: Duck Rillette, Almond Mushroom Duxelle, Spicy Shrimp
Soup: Bouillabaisse
Salade Niçoise
Entrée: Coq au vin
Dessert: Baba au rhum
I mean, Goddam, how can I not be there?  And then today a little bird tells me Caroline didn't want to choose somebody, and just said "assign me somebody."  Well, she was never assigned anyone, so I assigned myself to her.  Now as long as there's still space left I get to eat the tastiness.  Whee!!!

4.  I adore Abita's seasonal beers.  Their current seasonal beer?  A "harvest lager," which is a nice crisp lager with -- get this -- a light taste of Ponchatoula strawberries.  It's delicious, much less fruity than a lambic but much more rounded than your standard beer.

&c )

* bevy is herein defined as "three or more"
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Right, so.  Weekend stuff.  First off: [livejournal.com profile] schatiekech, you mentioned over in [livejournal.com profile] rnbowpixy's journal a performance of the Vagina Monologues at L-Bar on Friday night, and if y'all are up for it, I would be most desirous of going with.  Somehow I've managed to go for years without seeing that play, and L-Bar seems like it would be a great environment to see it in.  So... comment?  Gimme a call?  Something?

Moving on, Saturday night.  Now, [livejournal.com profile] rnbowpixy had mentioned wanting a night of cosmos and SATC for the V-Day weekend, and while I'm not directly adverse to that idea, as such, I have another possibility.  Saturday night in New Roads is another classical concert/Poydras party.  I have every intention of attending, but I would be most happy to be squired by my hareem (schech, this of course includes you).  If past experience proves, admission should be free for us; Angélique was handing out tickets today like they were ten-lire notes.  If some wretched chance should befall and one has to *gasp* pay, it's but $5 for students.  With, of course, wine and cheese and all the José you can handle (no, seriously, we'll try to keep that guy away, yie).  Y'all up for it?  Concerts and then post-concert drunkenness?  Hanging out with the French posse?  You know you wanna.  Sorry for the late notice, I had entirely forgotten until Gél reminded me today.

Which leaves only Sunday.  Technically this day is open for me, which... is probably ok, since I really should get some work done.  But of course I'm quite vulnerable to suggestion and am easily distracted.  Other BR folk not specifically mentioned in this post are more than welcome to join up, of course, for any event. I was just playing to the usual suspects.

[Christ, my oratorical style took a turn for the bizarre tonight, didn't it?  Ay-yi-yi.  I blame it on excessive brain hemorrhage following attempts to understand Dr. Maekawa's rambling discourse on spontaneous and conditional diphthongization in the early Romance languages.  Yeah, that's it.  Diphthongization.]

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