It's pretty damn late, and I'm not even really that that tired yet.

The best news of the day is that our apartment was rented out, so I no longer have to deal with the management company SHOWING the apartment! Which isn't that big of a deal, but since I'm also trying to pack, it's been a challenge. Trying to keep the house decent looking, while also slowing tearing everything apart to pack it.... not easy. But hey, now I don't have to worry.

Ok, it's a bad sign - I'm watching the George Lopez show because it's the only thing on.

Time for bed.


The Facts (take 4)

I blatantly stole this from Brownlee about 6 years ago.

This is the fourth time I’ve updated “The Facts”.

I am 38 years, 1 Months, 0 days old

I have lived in Chicago (total) for 11 years, 5 months & 11 days

I lived here in 99-01 for 1 yr, 11 mo & 5 days

I moved back here in 03, which now equals 9 yr, 7 mo, & 6 days (and counting)

I have lived in 6 different apartments – but I’m FINALLY moving to house in 3 weeks.

Once we complete a couple of small renovations and secure a mortgage, said house will be ours.

This house will be my first time living in the suburbs.

We’ll have a room mate again, but this time it’ll be family (Sara’s mom)

Sara and I have been together (officially) since August 9, 2001.

However, we now have a new anniversary day to celebrate – 7/16/11, our wedding day.

I no longer work at my day job.

When I lost said job, I had worked there for 9 years, 4 months, 26 days

I have produced 4 shows in Chicago.

I (still) have mixed feelings about all of them.

I haven’t worked on a show since November 2012. And due to the move to suburbs, it’ll probably be awhile until I do again.

I knew only 1 of my great-grandmothers. She still spoke with an Irish brogue.

I have been to many funerals.

I am 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon. (Although it’s been almost 6 years since I typed this originally, and I can’t for the life of me remember the connection)

I have skied many mountains, many times.

I have owned 3 cars. In a couple of weeks, we’ll have a 4th

I have been in 2 car accidents. (::knock wood::)

I have ridden in 1 ambulance.

I have had 0 moles removed.

I had a throat abscess “lanced” when I was 16. My only hospital stay to date.

I am about 20 credits shy of a BFA in Theater. There are a couple of professors who are still convinced I graduated.

I still keep in touch with a few friends from high school.

I have many fillings, three crowns, and 2 missing teeth (thankfully, not in front)

I have had 0 broken bones. (::knock wood::)

I have been in 1 fist fight.

I have lost 1 fist fight. But became best friends afterward (we were 12)

I have never shot and killed an animal.

I have visited 28 states. God bless road trips.

This does not include Puerto Rico, which is not a state (yet). But, I’ve been there. But again, it doesn’t count (but it should…)

Red Sox opening day is in 24 days. And they open the season at Yankee stadium.  Game on.


The Bell Jar

I suppose I could change the title of my good 'ole blog to now read "Fun-employed!!!", because being unemployed is FUN!!!! <sarcasm>. Yeah, so, I'm unemployed. And yeah, it's not fun.
Here's the weird part - Sara and I are moving to suburbs (yeah, I'm moving) in a few weeks, so searching for a job in the city is stupid, and it's still a little early to apply out in the 'burbs. I'm in kind of an employment bell-jar, if you will.
So that's how my life is going - how's yours?

I spend my days trolling job sites, looking for free deals on Craigslist (hey, Sara and I will have a house to care for - I'll get all the free supplies I can), packing boxes, keeping the house clean so the apartment can be shown, washing dishes, cooking dinner for Sara, pack some more boxes.

What to write about? I used to write about my commutes. Yeah, no commuting right now. I'd write about shows I was working on. No shows right now, or any more in foresee-able future. I'd write about fun trips and things Sara and I would do. Yeah, trying to keep the spending in check, so haven't really done anything fun or interesting other than go to the movies a couple weeks back.

Gawd... This whole entry sounds so DEPRESSING. Ignore it, ignore it all.
I'm spending quality time with the cats, I'm taking care of my wife and my home(s), I'm selling things on eBay, I'm doing a tiny bit of sewing for a friend for a little bit of moolah on the side.
Life isn't THAT bad......