Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Play

Our neighbor, Amy, and Cade took full advantage of the snow we received yesterday. Here's a few pictures of the snowman they built together.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cade's Christmas Card to Daddy

North Carolina Theatre Conference Announces Awards

The NCTC awards are presented by the NCTC Board of Directors and Past Presidents to companies, schools, and individuals that have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional, or educational excellence.

We are pleased to announce the 2009 NCTC Award recipients:
Marian A. Smith Distinguished Career Award - Bo Thorp (Cape Fear Regional Theatre)

Herman Middleton Distinguished Service Award - Steve Lloyd (Haywood Arts Regional Theatre)

College/University Award - Greensboro College NCTC is proud to honor David Schram, John Saari, Robin Monteith, and the entire Theatre Department of Greensboro College.

Community Theatre Award - Hickory Community Theatre
Congratulations to Artistic Director Pamela Livingstone, Managing Director John Rambo, and the entire Hickory CT team!

Constance Welsh Theatre for Youth Award - Summer Youth Conservatory at PlayMakers Repertory Company (a collaboration with The Arts Center of Carrboro) NCTC honors Joe Haj, Jeff Meanza, Hannah Grannemann and the entire PlayMakers staff for their achievement!

George A. Parides Professional Theatre Award - North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

K-12 Theatre Educator Award - Michelle Long (Charlotte Christian School)
My special congratulations to Steve Lloyd (who brings quality "the-ate-her" to Waynesville, my dad's hometown), the folks at Greensboro College (and Ben McCarthy too!) and Hickory Community Theatre (I'm in their production of The Nerd which opens in February.)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...

As Ben Franklin said:

In wine there is wisdom,
in beer there is freedom,
in water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of e(scherichia) coli - bacteria found in feces.

In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop. However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine (or beer, tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Therefore, it's better to drink wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of crap.

So remember:

Water = Poop
Wine = Health

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information, I'm doing it as a selfless public service! Salute!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's Official

I just got an email from Mallorie's high school. Graduation has been set. God willing and the creek don't rise, she'll walk across the stage on Saturday, June 12 at 5:45pm.