January 2016 Archives

NGPC on the WGN Morning News--Again!

Noah Ginex Puppet Company on the WGN Morning News

The Noah Ginex Puppet Company went on the WGN Morning News again on Monday to celebrate the 75th birthday of Neil Diamond! Please enjoy Fuzzy's snake work as Ron, and the debut of Fuzzy Erica, the blue puppet in the background that kind of looks like me. Video Here!

Heavy Rotation

I listened to this song on repeat for an hour today, and I keep listening to it. 

"How Do You Do?"

I just stumbled upon my performance at Gapers Block's series 20x2 from October 25, 2014. Our topic was "How Do You Do?" and we had 2 minutes to answer the question. Here is how I chose to do so.


Whoa, 2015 was a doozy, wasn't it? Let's be honest, it wasn't that great. But you know what? We got through it, we learned a lot, we cried a lot, we laughed a lot, and we are all pretty awesome for it.

I have a good feeling about 2016.

I like odd age years better than even ones, and this year, I turn 37, so that is a good sign.

I am moving into the new year with a bit more peace than I usually do. When my anxiety ramps up, I've gotten better at convincing myself that I am fine instead of letting the anxiety take control of me. I've gotten better at self care and knowing the limits of what I can and can't do.

Goals for the year:
To try to get out of debt. Having a day job helps, and I would like to pay down on our credit cards as much as possible and build up a little savings. There has been talk of maybe trying to buy a place and there is always also travel. I would like to visit lots of places, if possible: New York, Kansas, Oregon, California, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and everywhere out of the country. Plus, I always am flirting with doing this half marathon in New Hampshire, but I am not sure if my knees can take it but I think about it. I didn't do a triathlon in 2015, and I missed it. I am already looking forward to the first thaw and when the weather is warm again (though I know we've really only had one week of cold.) There is going to be less dancing in 2016, but that is ok--I will love the dancing that I am able to do. I am going to try to really enjoy all the awesome things I get to do instead of being stressed out about it. Fuzzy and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this year (!!!!) and that is so super awesome amazing and I would like to celebrate in a fun way. I want to cook good food and enjoy my amazing friends and laugh and pet cats and be as happy as I can. I know that life is hard and presents all sorts of challenges, but that is also great. We got this.

Happy 2016, y'all.