Sunday, October 23, 2016

Peanut Butter Vandal

Her blood alcohol level was elevated:

"Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally."

It was actually a conservation group.

Do you think she got confused by the visual resemblance between conservation and conservative?

Even when in a drunken state,
It's best to keep your suffixes straight.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Parachuting In

Last night we had "walk in" audience members who just felt like seeing a play after eating at the restaurant next door, which is called Parachute. They actually had 2 plays to choose from last night at the theater at 8pm - my play and an opera about a woman escaping from the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints. Somehow I persuaded them to see my play.

Perhaps the spicy Korean food
had put them in a comedic mood.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Answer Is Blowin' In The Wind

Yes, they gave Bob Dylan the Nobel prize for literature, for his songs, and he won't even return the Committee's calls.

'Days after he was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" the Academy said it's given up on trying to reach the iconic musician.'

Nobel? Oh, well!
Dylan just chillin'.

Now, don't get me wrong -
In his way, he's second to none,
and I like it that someone won
for putting rhymes into song!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Play Offs

Our theater is about 2.5 miles from Wrigley field. And when there's a big game...

Cubs traffic can interfere
With people getting here. 

Our show today
Is a matinee. 

So I think it's quite all right
That the Cubs don't play till tonight. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Opening Night

I've barely been posting,
because I've been hosting 
lots of rehearsals 
through highs and reversals,
but now I am certain -
we're raising the curtain -
so if you live near
come see our show here!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Race Report

Abel KiruKirui... was well able to beat me in today's Chicago Marathon. "[He] won the 26.2-mile race in a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds."

He beat the number two guy by 3 seconds. He beat me by a little more.

Timothy Enright beat me too. He's not a relative as far as I know. But when I searched for my results with just my last name, he popped up.

The race results come with a very nice split chart. If you just look at the miles/h (mph) column on the far right, you can see that I slowed down a lot, with a particularly slow pace on the line that says 35k:

Split Time Of Day Time Diff min/mile miles/h
05K 08:53:26AM 00:32:46 32:46 10:33 5.69
10K 09:26:47AM 01:06:06 33:21 10:44 5.59
15K 09:59:41AM 01:39:01 32:55 10:36 5.67
20K 10:33:16AM 02:12:36 33:35 10:49 5.55
HALF 10:40:49AM 02:20:08 07:33 11:04 5.43
25K 11:08:00AM 02:47:20 27:12 11:13 5.35
30K 11:46:28AM 03:25:47 38:28 12:23 4.85
35K 12:34:28PM 04:13:48 48:01 15:28 3.88
40K 01:17:04PM 04:56:23 42:36 13:43 4.38
Finish 01:35:11PM 05:14:31 18:08 13:18 4.52

You can also see I really slowed down all the way to 3.88 mph, but then picked up the pace again. That 3.88 mph period was my "slough of despond" stretch. As usual lately, the culprit was cramping in the legs. Ouch.

My wife and daughter and son-in-law were waiting for me very close to the finish, cheering on Michigan Avenue, giving me high fives. I think the expectation of seeing them helped re-lift my spirits.

The crowd excitement through-out was great.
But the family greeting was truly first rate.