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Wednesday, November 30, 2005


"Quote of the Day"

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas Edison

-Jon

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Sunday, November 27, 2005


"Be Thankful"

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey

Thanksgiving may be past, the turkey consumed, and the family gone home, but we still have much to be thankful for. Sure, November 25 may be the day we celebrate it with those we love, but thanksgiving should really be a year long celebration. So, in retrospect, here are a few things I am most thankful for in 2005:

1. - Another calendar year of life.
2. - My faith and the rock it has been for me.
3. - A roof over my head. Food in my kitchen.
4. - A creative mind and the means to use it daily.
5. - People who care about me. People I care about.
6. - A summer and fall packed full of theatre.
7. - The ability to share my ups and downs with you on this blog.
8. - The plentiful opportunities to learn and grow.

Granted, this is just a partial list, but the meaning remains the same. Life is full of thanksgiving. And Opportunities surround us daily. Never forget the little things that define you. Sometimes they are far more important than we think.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Jon

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Thursday, November 24, 2005


"Happy Thanksgiving"

Happy Thanksgiving all! I'm off to eat some turkey at my aunt's house, hang out with my family, and enjoy the company of relatives. Should be fun! So, until next time, have a safe holiday, enjoy your turkey, and be ye thankful. :)

Your happily blogging friend,
-Jon

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Sunday, November 20, 2005


"Salting the Earth"

Salt is heavy. The winter rock salt that is. Today I helped my landlord set out barrels of it at one of the other apartments he owns. And, quite honestly, it was a lot of "grunt work". But, it's also a sure sign that winter is upon us. When those big blue barrels and green tupperware tubs start to show up near your house, break out the snow shovels and the warm parkas. Cause, let me tell ya, around here, you're gonna need 'em!

Have a great evening all. I'm off to find some hot chocolate!

-Jon

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Friday, November 18, 2005


"What Now. What Next."

A very clever ad for 'What Now' magazine...

A guy is walking the streets and seemingly doing some rude and annoying things to other people. But he does it all with a purpose. To prevent them from worse.

-Jon

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Thursday, November 17, 2005


"The Good Earth"

The Good Earth is a multimedia view of our beautiful, vibrant, and sometimes bizarre planet as seen from satellites, the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The radio talk in the background is of the Christmas Eve broadcast from the crew of Apollo 8 after they were the first humans to see the dark side of the Moon.

"It makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."
- James Lovell, Command module pilot

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005


"Just a little dusting."

Yep. First snowfall of the season. It was just a light dusting of flurries, but, still proof that winter is upon us. Pretty soon the white will be here to stay. Rake those leaves while you still can... Old Man Winter's already knocking on the door.

-Jon

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Monday, November 14, 2005


"The Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile"

Find out what kind of job you would have in Medieval times. For each of the eight questions, you must rank all four items according to how much the items are important to you.

It seems that in Medieval times I would be a dreamer-minstrel.

Your distinct personality might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. You can always see the "Silver Lining" to every dark and dreary cloud. "Look at the bright side" is your motto and understanding why everything happens for the best is your goal. You are the positive optimist of the world who provides the hope for all humankind. There is nothing so terrible that you can not find some good within it. On the positive side, you are spontaneous, charismatic, idealistic and empathic. On the negative side, you may be a sentimental dreamer who is emotionally impractical. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

-Jon

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Sunday, November 13, 2005


"That's a wrap!"

And just like that, our run of "A Murder Is Announced" is complete. The curtain has closed, the set it coming down, and all the actors have gone home. It's been a great four-week run, not to mention the month of rehearsals before that! Nineteen performances, 5000 audience members, two newspaper reviews, a television spot, and over a dozen British accents. Good times. Good times.

So, what's next? Well, honestly, a break for one. This was my third consecutive stage show this summer/fall. In other words, I've been in the theatre for about five months straight! I need a little time to work on other projects for a bit -- namely some notable artwork. But, on the theatre front, there are two notable stage productions coming up in the area that I'm interested in. Both are casting in the begining of December. So, a few weeks off, and than I'm back at it again. I think that should be enough time to get caught up on things outside the theatre. Just enough time for me to start missing it again. :)

Ah, yes, the life of an actor. Always exciting. Rarely something I could do without. So, here's to what's just around the corner... may it be as enjoyable as these last few months!

Have a blessed new week all, and until next time,

Your happily blogging friend,
-Jon

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Sunday, November 06, 2005


"Quote of the Day"

"Smile well and often, it makes people wonder what you've been up to."
- Satchel Paige

-Jon

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Friday, November 04, 2005


"19 Again"

This Brewers fan is happy. Number nineteen is back!

"Yount returns to Brewers"

-Jon

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005


"Own a Piece of America"

Yep. I now own a beautiful piece of land in Central Wisconsin. It's in Marquette County, and it's mine, all mine! .... In fact, you can own a piece of America too -- for free.

-Jon

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