Month / September, 2008

The Turtle Puppet & The Particle Collider

So occasionally, someone in my improv group LD & The Scientist gets an idea and we make a video. Dave, the voice behind the puppet, literally said “I have a puppet idea about a particle accelerator.” Everything from the particle accelerator information to my horrible German accent was improvised on the spot — the only thing not improvised were the chairs.

Going Old School

So a few of you have commented that the site is now in the default WordPress theme Kubrick. You are right. I noticed the other day that the site, now 6 years old, was loading the homepage in 30 seconds. I wasn’t sure what was making the site slow, so I went back to the default theme and low and behold 1 second loading time.

Is this making you hot ladies?

I am going to redesign the site eventually, but until then you can enjoy what this blog used to look like in 2002… old school.

Let’s Get Serious for A Moment

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As many of you know, I have been taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and performing comedy in New York for the last two years. I’ve stayed mostly quiet about this because, well, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with comedy. You guys all know me as the funnier half of Tracks Up The Tree (BECAUSE I AM THE FUNNIER ONE), but I haven’t really talked about my comedy on this site. Until now.

I’ve realized that comedy is one of the few things I really enjoy doing (other than needlework) and I have been purposefully avoiding talking about it. Partly because I have seen comedy as a hobby as way to pass the time between painful relationships, but also because I didn’t really know where my comedy fit into my life.

So the other evening, I realized that I want to talk a bit more about what I’ve been doing on this website. Talk about the projects I’m working on, write a bit more about what it’s like being a performer in New York, and let you all in on what I have been doing with my life for the past 2 years. In short, up the tree is going to be my weblog again. I will be posting more about my life and less about the stuff I never wrote about before. Sure I will talk about music and the podcast will continue with it’s same irregularity, but from now on Up The Tree is all about me – a performer, designer, and generally dreamy guy in New York.

…and needlework.