January 30th, 2009

New Tilley Hat

I like watching people have fun

(This was going to one of 25 More Things About Me, but it's too big a topic for one bullet point.)

I like watching people have fun. This colors a lot of my views, from the filk/Mpls music debate to why I get along with kids so well to what kind of comedy I like to see or write. Heck, it even influences my reading: If I can see, in my mind's eye, the writer giggling as they type, it's a major plus.
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This appears to be asymmetrical. It's easier for me to help someone have fun than it is for others to help me have fun. Maybe I'm overestimating other's enjoyment. Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon.

Among other things, I write comedy. I like to make people laugh. I'm a lousy audience: It's hard to make me laugh. Oh, I'm easily amused and I enjoy a good laugh. But sometimes, it's like pulling teeth. If you try too hard, it's not humor, it's a challenge. I'm my own best audience: My old stuff makes me laugh. Well, the good stuff, the writing/audio/pictures that are supposed to be funny, still amuse me.

Well, I hope you had fun reading this. If not: *virtual tickle*.
New Tilley Hat

2007 and 2008 Fringe Festival pictures up

*Whew* It was a long struggle, but I wrestled them to the ground. I was going to do a nice, small, gallery of the 2008 Fringe when I realized that I never made a gallery of the 2007 Fringe. I posted LJ reviews and made three podcasts so my presence was felt. Unfortunately, that made it harder to post the galleries, as I linked the LJ reviews and the Shockwave podcasts to the pictures. Then made one gallery of two pages, so each year gets one url for the thumbnails.

Yes, I'm a geek. Anyway:

2007 Minnesota Fringe Festival | 2008 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

As always, corrections and emendations encouraged.