Sunday, June 23, 2013


Okay, so technically, we are six weeks into summer.  But we aren't counting these first five weeks as summer because the first three were spent preparing for the Cincy Fringe and the following two were spent performing at the Cincy Fringe (although, to be fair, we did get a good deal of vacationing done in those two weeks in Cincy).  Now we're back and rearing to go!

Some exciting things to start with:
- We got bikes!  This will help keep us healthy and our costs down!
- We'll be house-sitting a beautiful house that is basically out in the woods, so it'll be like we're camping with amenities!
- I've taken over cooking.  My favorite so far: Watermelon & Feta salad, a recipe from a book Ive been reading, Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist - a book I highly recommend.
- Our mint has somehow miraculously started regrowing from nothing and it has inspired me to start an herb garden.
As far as what we'll specifically be doing...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Cincinnati Part One: The Fringe Festival

A fringe festival is a lot like summer camp.  Specifically (and strangely) church camp.  I don't know if you, dear reader, have ever been to church camp but if you have then you basically know what a fringe festival is like.  Just replace the spiritual classes and lessons with theatrical performances, songs around the campfire with socializing around the bar, and that feverish desire to replicate the spiritual high at home in your daily life (which eventually returns to your usual routine of being spiritual on Sunday) with an inspiration to create... anything! everything! (which eventually is overcome by the need to make ends meet and create on your one day off)  Unfortunately, like church camp, the fervor of devotion and participation just can't be maintained for too extended a time, and, much to the chagrin of the artist, the show must end.  We exchange email and twitter with plans to keep in touch, and hope that we can apply what we've learned to the next project so we can return again the following year.

We even have a camp photo!
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