The Nitty Gritty

But more than all of those I am an entertainer. I carry around a ukulele with me for the same reason a gangster carries a gun; better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Stage or sidewalk, Your Pal Pete shows are just where they happen.
Currently, I'm working on a musical, RagnaPOP(or she's got the bomb), set to premiere at this year's Capital Fringe Festival. I'm also working on music, comedy, and musical comedy; for kids and/or adults.
The fruit of these projects will be available on this site, so check back regularly!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm back online!

I've now made it to the ultimate location of my exile, Shenandoah, Iowa. I just got online today, I've been here about 2 weeks and I only had limited access to the Mid-west internets. I'm planning on making up for lost time, so I'll be posting a lot more. I'm sorry to have been gone for so long, I appreciate all the people that have been writing wanting me to post, I like that people miss the Underachiever's Progress as much as I do when I can't post. I'm definitely fired up about a couple things and will get to that soon. But first,
Interesting things about my Iowa experience:
1. The house I'm living in was built as a jail as I had previously posted, but I don't think Shenandoah had ever had much of a crime problem so it only had a couple of cells.

2.Shenandoah is about as aggressively Mid-Western as you can get. People are extremely nice here and always say hello when you pass, one of the things I missed about where I grew up. Here it's much more sincere, though. If a movie location scout needed a good farmhouse to shoot, you can go literally anywhere around here. There's nary a rolling hill that doesn't have a silo and a modest 2-story farm house springing out of it with the perfect number of cows mulling around the barn.

3. It's the little things. There is a Walmart, a McDonalds and a Burger King in Shenandoah, there is no other chain that I have ever heard of (oops sorry, there's also a Curves, believe it or don't) there or anywhere close. Instead of Papa John's Pizza, there's Godfather's. There's no Blockbuster, but there's a Movie Gallery. No Safeway or Giant, there's HyVee and Fareway. Instead of 7-11, there's Casey's and the unfortunately named Kum and Go.

4. I've been playing a lot of golf and have the brutal sunburn on my neck to prove it. I shot a 62 in 9 holes yesterday and I understand that's pretty good for a beginner.

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