Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Grandma Marge

I don't have any memories of my Dad's mom. I was very little when she died...which sucks because apparently we got on great and spent a good deal of time together when I was a baby. So when my Grandpa remarried in the 80's, "Grandma Marge" filled that gap in the family tree for me.

It was my first experience with a blended family. Marge brought with her several grown kids from her previous marriage and one crazy teenager - Uncle Ken quickly became a favorite. However, it was Marge who I remember cooking the holiday dinners and helping prepare the fish at the cabin. I knew she wasn't my "grandma" in the sense that she wasn't my Dad's mom, but she sufficiently played that role. I certainly didn't mind. I don't think she minded being included in the lives of all us grandkids.

We lost her last night. I know that her more immediate family will miss her dearly, but I hope she knew that she was plenty loved by those she married into a little bit later in life.

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Friday, March 04, 2011


So I finally have some Wi-FI at the theater, so my iPad is not rendered useless on is trip. I'm hoping to have some more Joseph in Japan posts up very soon.

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Musings on a 12+ hour flight

I have a dear friend named Dayna. She's a bit loud, brash and brutally honest in all the best possible ways. When we were in college, a group of us embarked on a school trip to Lincoln, Nebraska (oh, the glamour!) from Fargo, North Dakota (I know, those two cities in same sentence! How bourgeoisie!). On the drive, Dayna exclaimed that it was just unbelievable that we could possibly be in 5 states in the same day! This really blew her mind. Of course, we mocked and ridiculed her mercilessly that day. In fact, I still can't take a road trip of any kind without thinking back to that day (the mocking was just that good). Well Dayna, I sit here humbled as I enter the 12th hour of my trip to Japan. I honestly can't believe that I will start the day in Minnesota and end it on the other side of the world. Mind = blown.

It's almost enough to make up for the dull toothache that is this flight. Again I preface this by saying that I'm amazed that we as humans can fly and travel these great distances blah, blah, blah, and I shouldn't complain about my accommodations considering I'm listening to the main theme from Apollo 13 and those dudes didn't get to land for 9 days, but I feel like the 7 Train on my way to a Mets game. It's cramped, stuffy with just the hint of a fragrance that you can't place and you don't really want to. It really reminds me of those pictures of buses in India that are literally overflowing with people. If I get a chance, when I get Internet access I'll insert a picture here [ ].

Yeah I fooled myself into thinking that I was going to have Internet access on the plane and I'd be Facebooking while I follow the Oscars on Twitter. Oh the folly!

I did get to see the Rocky that was nice.

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Location:Somewhere over the Pacific

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Tokyo fun time! Yay!

OK! So here we go...

It Saturday the 26th of February and we leave for Japan in a little over 24 hours. This last week has been an absolute whirlwind of contracts, rehearsals, other paperwork, errands and sickness. Yep, idiot here caught himself a cold. I figured if I'm going to be stuck 35,000 feet up in a metal tube, I might as well be full-on miserable and be stuffed up and hacking too. Next step, watching Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on the plane and my horror trip should be complete!

It's snowing out. Not badly, but enough to be a nuisance. Considering a bunch of my cast mates have last minute errands to run, it will cause an inconvenience. Me? I just have to pack...which probably will take a little while. Myrle won't be happy. He already knows something is up. Poor little guy.

Oh well...back to rehearsal. Canaan Days is up!

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Location:Knox Ave N,Minneapolis,United States

Monday, January 10, 2011

I should hang up my boots...

I'm not putting this down to brag. I just want this recorded so someday I remember this night.

Tonight, I scored the finest goal I will ever score.

I play in an over 35 indoor league as a way to get some exercise. We're not very good, mostly a hodgepodge of guys who were average players in their day but still really love to play. Mostly it's just nice to get a game in and work up a sweat in my old bones.

It was midway through the second half when I made a sprint down the left side. A well placed 30 yard driven pass hit me in stride. I took it down with the outside of my right foot and after one bounce drilled home the finish past the keeper from 6 yards out.

I know its silly, but I will never score a goal that nice again and I just want to remember it.

Thanks to Joseph...Dreamcoat for getting me in the kind of shape I needed to even make that run.

Seriously, if I hadn't paid my money for the full session of games, I would just hang up my boots now and call it a "career".

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011


You know what's funny? Old guys like me playing soccer. That must be why they make us do it at 10 pm on a Tuesday.

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Location:Knox Ave N,Minneapolis,United States

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Corgi Flop

This video makes me so unbelievably happy.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


JB: It was a crime.
Me: The call sucked, but I don't know that you can call it a "crime." I mean, he shouldn't go to jail.
JB: He should go to jail...FIFA Jail!