Thursday, September 9, 2010


It's been WAY too long since I last posted. Sorry about that (for those 2 people that read my blog). Things in my life are going great. In fact, this morning on the way to work, I was overwhelmed with joy, which is sort of a long-lost feeling. But when that feeling is present, nothing can pull me down (knock on wood).

I just started my 5th year teaching at Tuacahn, and it's a great new year. There is an air of positive energy that is really nice to have here. I am in charge of the Student Council, and they are just awesome, and really selfless...which is a rare find in teenagers these days. Jan and I are on good schedules, and we have a new source of help in our dear friend Josh Scott. He is coming in as a teacher of our advanced Tech classes, and is TD for our productions. HE IS AN ANSWER to many prayers. With all of this, and an impending show on the horizon, I am feeling great.

I start rehearsing a new show in a few weeks. "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" is running at SUU this November. I was asked to return in a alumni/guest artist position to play Pseudulous. I am so ready to get back on the boards, but I am really super nervous. I have not been in a Musical since 2007, and I fear that I am going to SUCK. However, I find this a great opportunity to get in front of an audience again, and that excites me. PLUS, I get to work with some of most favorite people in the freakin' world, so that helps. :)

I also have started becoming quite the little webmaster. I started two new websites this month. The first is my new calling as Chapter Director of the Utah Thespians. It's Check it out, and tell me what you think. Remember that I just started, and I am learning a whole bunch.

Jan and I also started a new 'business' of our own. We are going to be web bakers. We are going to offer our services as cake decorators to the world wide web. I have spent NO money on this site, but it's fun. Again, tell me what you think. Really simple, but really fun. much to catch up on, but I need to leave you with some words of wisdom:

Capture the moments of joy, and keep them safe, keep them sacred, and when you need them again, find them.

Not so POWERFUL as Mother T, but what is in my brain right now.



Tiffani said...

Congratulations on your web biz, teaching 5 years, your website skills(looks great to me!) and being in a show again! I miss watching you perform! I miss performing with you even more! Le Sigh. Can't wait to see you kids in October!!

Sarah Shelley said...

Glad to see a post from you again! The sites look great! Way to go! Not as if you aren't busy enough or anything though. :) I would be happy to send a picture of our wedding cake for your site and be a testimonial or whatever. Love and miss you guys! P.S. when does Funny Thing run? Stewart and I might be coming down that way in Nov.

Heidi said...

I needed to hear those words of wisdom today! Big hugs to you and Jan!

Penny said...

Wow! That was a big break in between posts. I am always glad to hear how excited you guys are for the new school year. It is a huge contrast on how bad you hate school in May. But, let's not think of that right now. Have Fun!!!

Singletonmd said...

Love it. love you!
You may be the first inspiration I have had to go to a SUU show since graduation! yay! see you in october!!

tomiannie said...

How fun! I would love to see you as Pseudolus - you are going to rock that part!

Christie Gardiner said...

Love you Andrew! Your cake business looks awesome. Good luck to you and Jan!

Mary Ellen said...

Andy sucking in something? Nope. Not possible. You excel in everything you do, my friend.