So if you ever get asked to rig a “stage” in greater Providence, Rhode Island, chances are you will be rigging a “stage” in an old textile mill from the late 1800′s. Also, it will be filthy and spooky as you’d imagine a 130 year old factory would be. We ran a lot of cable and hung many lights, and we had something like four days to do it. To facilitate this we ended up with a bunch of Stage Hands from Local 23, and there we already a bunch of guys from Local 481, and everyone pretty much talked funny. Did I mention it was filthy? It was a screen adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart”. As David said, “Everyone is getting back into Gothic Horror these days”. True, true.
So yeah. It was Zoe’s birthday this Saturday, we got a bunch of people together (The Preps versus the Beards) and bowled at “The Gutter” in Greenpoint. Good beer, bad lanes. Zoe seemed happy.
WordPress is begging me to upgrade to Version 2.5. Mostly I’m concerned with the really poor speed of this blog, and I think it’s due in part to the database and Dreamhost, but I’m not sure. There is some extended Google Apps functionality that might be good too. The MSN Live Search doesn’t even list this blog. But I am now the number one “Mark Beattie”on Yahoo Search. So that is sweet. Maybe some more bouldering at Cat Rock this afternoon? The sun is shining, 46 degrees.