Random Notes


Things are good. Life is good. I am very very blessed.

Last weekend was great--very chill but so much was accomplished. I cleaned and purged a whole lot of things and it is amazing what that can do for your mental state. Fuzzy and I ordered a lot of frames last week, so I spent Sunday framing and hanging up photos, show posters and art that needed framing. We still have a lot to go, but our walls look beautiful and the house is more and more homey feeling. I am so in love with all the art that Fuzzy and I collect. And with the show posters, I am very proud of all that we have achieved over the years.

The gross snow didn't even bother me that badly.

We watched 3 movies this weekend:
Role Models-- Funny, and McLovin's character was so charming, he reminded me of my brother and friends growing up.
Kenny-- An Australian "comedy" mockumentary, but it wasn't really funny to me, just charming. It played like a straight documentary, which was weird, cause it wasn't real.
Happy Go Lucky-- I have wanted to see this movie since it came out, and I was not disappointed. I loved it. Excellent character study. Enjoyable from start to finish.

Did I post here before that I bought Ice Skates!? For only $30! I can't wait to take them out! Of course, I am so ready for warm weather, ice skating isn't the most appealing idea...

Blewt has a new show coming in June called Judge Doody, and it is a live wacky courtroom show. If you are in the Chicago area and have a dispute with someone that you would like to work out in a comedic fashion, leave a comment below! It can be about anything--your roommate and the dishes, who looks better in this dress, etc.

And speaking of Blewt--The dates are set for Impress These Apes 4! Announcement to come soon.

The Noah Ginex Puppet Company has been asked to do a head to head improv show with Felt, another improvised puppet show, for this year's Chicago Improv Festival. I have been giving some guidance to the group, which is comprised of Noah Ginex, Fuzzy Gerdes, Regan Davis, Amanda Rountree, and Scott Whitehair. These guys are incredible, and the rehearsals so far are adorable and hilarious. You know you have a cool life when puppets come into your house a few times a week and hang out with you.

The Bane Photo Project is moving along beautifully. There are so many photos. Fuzzy and I are working on formatting the book and picking good pics to go along with it. Here is my favorite photo from all the ones we've scanned--this is a young George Bane and Juanita Burns (my grandparents), so young and so happy:

Happy Young Bane Couple

Sadly, Memaw is not doing so well health-wise. I am praying that she holds on just at least a few more weeks, so we can get through our birthday. If you are the praying type, please send a few up for her. Thank you.

Looking at 100 years of family history while still dealing with the last few years of my immediate family history is proving to be very emotional and challenging. It is beautiful, but sometimes I just want to stop everything and hide for a little while. But once this is all done, we will be so grateful to have it. I am just ready for a little calm, or a break in all the sickness. But I know that isn't realistic, and I just have to keep going.

In happier news--I have scheduled my tattoo! I am so excited, and I think about it all the time. I will hopefully write more soon about my previous 2 tattoos and the one to come and what it all means.

I got a raincoat at Old Navy the other day for $20 that makes me 95% more fashionable than I really am. Here is proof:

Not Fashionable:
Not Fashionable


I am trying to work on a new philosophy in life. Life is short, so if there is something that Fuzzy or I says that we want to or should do, we will try to ACT ON IT! It is a small start, but on Saturday, we are going to MEDIEVAL TIMES! Yes! I haven't been in years, and I am so dorky excited about it.

I've been working on Chad and Elizabeth's wedding ceremony and I am so excited. I am really looking forward to this roadtrip in May, being there for the wedding, seeing my family in SC, then just taking a few days off in Baltimore to rest, explore and EAT!

So yes. Life is good. I am so thankful.


Erica- Completely in love with your new rain coat. That color looks great on you! And we love Medieval Times. Mark and I went to the one in Orlando a few years ago and had a blast!

Hooray! I LOVE the "not fashionable", "fashionable" photos. Thank you for posting them!

Thanks Guys! You know how to make a girl feel special.

(and Jenny--those pics were for you!)


Raise your hand if your grandma's first name is Juanita. (Erica and I both raise our hands.)