Sunday, July 02, 2006

Bits from My Life

I'm currently unemployed.  Tomorrow I will not get up and go to work.  I will not get paid for a holiday on Monday or Tuesday.  I no longer have health insurance.  I am officially a drain on society.  But not for long...

On Wednesday, I will begin a new job.  My unemployment is voluntary.  Two weeks ago Friday I gave my notice at my old job.  I had worked there for nearly eight years (seven years and eleven months, to be exact).  It was my first job out of college.  For eight years I made my way all the way out to the northern suburbs.  The commute was never less than an hour.  Now I'll be making a twenty minute commute downtown.  Of course, the commute wasn't the only reason I took the job.  Money played a part.  Plus, it was just time for a change. 

I wasn't unhappy at my old job.  In fact, it was the best position I had been in since I was at the company.  I liked my bosses and I liked the work I was doing.  I liked my co-workers.  It was a good place to be.  Which is why I'm confident and happy that I made the right choice. 

On Wednesday, I start again from square one.  A new chapter.

The End of a Run
Last night was the final show of Sick/Personal Day, a sketch show I was in at Donny's Skybox at Second City.  It was probably the best show we did in the entire run.  We played to a sold out crowd who was ready to laugh and we gave them what they wanted.  It was a great feeling.

It was the fist sketch show I had ever done and it was more successful than I could have expected.  It debuted at Stage Left and then was accepted at Donny's Skybox.  The crowds consistently loved it and we had a blast performing in it.  Sure, there were times when I was frustrated with the show and some of the other performers, but on the whole it was a great experience.

I can't wait for the next show.

Friends, Real and Imagined
If you look just to the right, you'll see a little section titled "Links."  As the title suggests, I've placed a few links there to other sites and blogs.  I thought I'd take a second and give you a little info on each of those links.

pH Productions
This is the website for my improv comedy theater company.  I and five other people founded this company in 2002 and have been running and performing in it ever since.  The people in this company also make up a majority of my friends.  Take a look and come see a show in you're in the neighborhood.

Industrial Whumpus
A writing project.  Me, Tristan and Tim take turns writing stories and providing suggestions for each other.  So far, Tristan has put Tim and I to shame.

Colts Fan In Chicago
A horribly neglected blog that was started with good intentions.  Hopefully I will keep it up a little better once the football season rolls around.

Joe Important
A blog written by my friend Tim.  The same guy who writes with Tristan and me on Industrial Whumpus.  Some great stories out there.  Check out the links in the section titled "Niblets of Prose."

A blog written by my friend Sean.  I perform with him on my Playground team, Space Robbers.  He loves his comics and improv.  Also the Red Sox.  One of the smartest and funniest guys I know.  Enjoy.

My Dad's Blog
Pretty self explanatory.  My dad is a State Senator in Indiana.  It's about issues pertaining to Indiana politics.  Seems about right.  He wears glasses.


  1. How's the new job going? I hope it's all you had hoped it to be!!

  2. It's going pretty well. I'll blog more about it soon...