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LA Trip: Day 2

LA Trip: Day 2

Note: this is the second part of a 3-part series about my trip to LA. Read part one here. Day 2 Allison & Justin’s Wedding On my second day in LA, I woke up early and got dressed in my finest Garden Formal attire. Then […]

LA Trip: Day 1

LA Trip: Day 1

I just got back last night from a 4-day trip to Los Angeles. I went there to attend my friend Allison’s wedding. I also got to do a lot of sightseeing. My dad, who is retired and can do such things, had been wanting to […]

Escape Room

Escape Room

I first heard about Escape Rooms from an episode The Bachelorette in 2015. The bachelorette Kaitlyn and one of her suitors, Ben Z., went on a “date” where they were abandoned in a dark, messy chamber of horrors and forced to solve puzzles before a […]

Merry April Christmas

Merry April Christmas

I would like to open my presents now, please.        

Animated shorts

Animated shorts

The Wisconsin Film Festival was April 5-12. Last year was the first year that I went to the festival, and for last year’s festival I pored over the schedule and carefully chose three films to see: The Salesman from Iran, One Week and a Day from Israel, and Infinity […]

I might be a grown-up (sigh)

I might be a grown-up (sigh)

I have to stop pretending and come right out and admit it. I think…I might be…ughghg…do I have to say it? I’m an adult. *shudder* I just can’t fight it anymore. Not after this list of things I did today: Washed dishes Did laundry Folded […]

Hermione video game

Hermione video game

I found the Hermione video game that I made during college. It’s fabulous. Please enjoy. I estimate that it’ll take approximately 5 minutes to finish. 3 tips for maximum enjoyment of your playing experience: Turn your volume on. That’s right — there are sound effects. […]

New Leafbabies

New Leafbabies

Every month as we’re walking into Staff Meeting, there’s a slideshow on the giant auditorium screen. The slideshow includes photos of staff members’ recent weddings, newborn babies, and new “furbabies,” which are recently adopted pets. Well, what about new leafbabies? Because I’ve sure got some […]

Mini post

Mini post

This week’s Isthmus newspaper came out today and had a Corrections paragraph on page 14: “…Also, artistic director Melanie Cain was misquoted in a piece about Fresco Opera Theatre’s Queen of the Night. The opera is set in [a] skate park, not a state park. And the opera […]

TV pilot review: “Alex, Inc.” and “Splitting Up Together”

TV pilot review: “Alex, Inc.” and “Splitting Up Together”

Alex, Inc. I’ve been listening to the podcast Startup since it started itself up in 2014. It’s a pretty good podcast. The first season was great. It was about Alex Blumberg (the podcast’s host) starting his then-unnamed podcast network*, and it had me hooked. I […]