Warren’s Fault

I recently (sort of) met Warren Ellis and, as a result, have become sadly addicted to his blog, and my family is suffering accordingly. But I am really enjoying it. And I’m sure they’ll get over me some day.

Today Warren threw down the gauntlet and posted highlights of his RSS feed, basically the sites he likes and follows. And so now I have subscribed to a bunch of new sites and I will see my family even less than I was already seeing them.

Here’s the result (in Reeder 3 because upgrading to 4 seems to be a mixed-bag decision and since I almost never read RSS feeds on my Mac anyway, why bother?)

It’s Warren’s fault.

Fun fact: According to Wikipedia, Warren was born exactly 1 week before I was.

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Pub Quiz After 4+ Months Off

I had the opportunity to host Geeks Who Drink pub quiz at Pizza J tonight for the first time since December 19th. Being a sub is a a pain when none of the regular local hosts ever take time off. This time, one did and a newbie to the local hosts scooped up all of the slots. I had to ask him to free one up so I could get a chance. Share the load, dude. I should be the first in line for a new venue if we ever get one. So I’ve got that going for me.

Part of the gig is writing a blog post about the event. Mine is here.

A good chunk of the cast and crew of the show I was just in (we closed on Sunday), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee came split into two teams. It was fun to have so many people I know among the teams tonight (including my own regular team, pictured above, which includes my wife.)

Turns out, four months isn’t enough time to get rusty, though I did start the evening a bit shakily. But that was because there was an audio cable missing from the setup box (found still attached to the PA system rather than being, you know, in the box) and then the WiFi not working properly (a problem since I keep score in a Google Sheet and my iTunes library is all in the cloud so all the music I play isn’t available to me offline.) So that rattled me a bit. But once I got going it went very smoothly. And complete strangers came up to me at the end to tell me they had a great time, which always is wonderful to hear.

Hopefully it will be a much shorter interval before I host again…