May 10th, 2006


Show tonight, Balticon in a few weeks

Monkey Rampant, Tonight - show starts at 8 witht he stand-up comics, followed by Monkey Rampant. Come Laugh at me! I mean, us!
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, on Liberty in Ann Arbor. cover is just $5.

-- the comedy showcase is going dark on Wednesdays for the summer while the students away, so May is your last chance to catch us! come tonight, or next week (I won't be in the show next week, but there will be one,) and DON'T MISS the show May 31st! It will be big and hilarious and great.

After that, our shows will be less regular over the summer. I'll keep you posted.

I have confirmed plans to attend Balticon, and am now staff. Am now, in fact, Neil Gaiman's Con Assistant, because the Fabulous Lorraine asked me to, and, well, yes, I do find her irresistible (in more than one sense of the word.) Besides, assisting Neil is always a delight and in this case most likely includes hanging out with Lisa Snellings, Gene Wolfe, and Peter Beagle. I'm geeked.
Sarah's painting

Happy Birthday, John Scalzi!

In celebration of his birthday, scalzi has linked to a new album by Paul Simon - Suprise! - four whole tracks and samples of others in streaming audio. Check it out.

Paul Simon is one of my all-time favorite musicians. His sound keeps changing over the years and every variation has brought me joy (though, no, I was never a Simon & Garfunkel fan, particularly - but maybe that's because I've never owned any of those albums).

And if you don't read either Scalzi's blog or his AOL Journal, you should check them out too. SF industry types will generally find denser coolness in the blog but the journal is fun as well and currently features an interview with Chris Roberson.

Huge hugs and happiest wishes to my witty writer friend John!

Mother's Day fundraising Challenge: Planned Parenthood

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Please rise to the Mother's Day Challenge. Your gift will be effectively doubled and you'll help Planned Parenthood reach their $50,000 goal!

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