Archive | March 2007

Midwest Ultimate Fest

Greg posted the pools for this weekend’s tournament here. Torque is one of the 16 teams in this one, even though we’re a club team. The WIU’s alumni team will be there, too, though.

UPDATE 3/30/07: Found out the day before the tournament, that the college thinks the fields are too wet and won’t let them be used. Tournament cancelled. Found another tournament nearby. Contacted that tournament’s director. He expanded the tourney and let us in. We canceled hotel rooms, got new hotel rooms, lost half our players. Argh!

New tourney page here, but not updated as of this post.

All kinds of doings

It’s already late, but I think I’m going to stay up and watch the “Battlestar Galactica” I have recorded. I meant to do it earlier today, but I ran out of time.

I’ve been feeling less than 100 percent the last few days — several super-intense headaches from sinus pressure. Hope that’s over.

At the gallery tonight we sold a piece of artwork. I quite like Edie’s work, so I’m glad others do, too.

I just posted four photos from the Monday night show over on the Noir blog,, so check there if you want to see ’em. Before the show I picked up a new light just for the performances. It has an amber gel on it for that for extra warmth. I kinda want to get one more, possibly and put red and blue gels on ’em.

I’m hoping we get a decent crowd for Saturday’s freejazz concert at the gallery, though I’m not really sure how to reach the audience. A few people have said they get a kick out of reading “freejazz concert, $5.”

Sunday’s weather was spectacular for Ultimate, and we had a great turnout, including Sam, who is new to town and came looking for us and I imagine will be a regular. The ground was still soft, but not too soft, the air was warm, not much wind except for that weird swirly dust devil thing that blew threw.

I have been working on updating the painting photos on Larry Calhoun’s site. I’ve got three more to add that I picked up from him Monday that I still need to crop, resize, optimize, etc.

Mark your calendar


Emilie, Kallie and I will all be participating in our Yoshukai Karate class’ demonstration at the Lincoln Rec Center 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. March 31 as part of the local health fair event. It will be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there!

Under Contract!


We decided on a house here in Lincoln, and our offer was accepted! We plan on closing on May 18.

We’ve been trying to decide on priorities for new purchases in the home. I think we’ve decided to wait on the kitchen (we’d like to re-do cabinets, counters, appliances, etc.) and focus on the dining room and entryway for now. We’ve not had a dining room before, so that will be all new.

Then, next year, kitchen, and the year after that I’d like to do a theater-type deal in the finished basement.

‘Stay away’ from school

Ethan forwarded me this story about the junior high school I went to being evacuated today and homeland security showing up. No word on why yet.