I’m really pumped up for several events that are happening in the next couple of months. I really love October anyway. I’m a “cold weather” person and so I really like this time of year. Also my birthday shows up in October, and it’s this time of year that seems to start the mad rush towards the holidays and the next new year. Football and hockey new seasons are underway or getting there… is there anything bad about October?
Well, little things. Tech stuff and video games kind of dry up in September, October, and early November. Movies too, they are waiting for a “closer to Christmas” release. But other than a little lull in a couple of my favorite entertainment pastimes, I can’t think of anything. What could be better than the month where I stop having to mow my lawn?
Ironically, the first event I’m looking forward to, I can’t go to. Well, I could but it is inconvenient with the 3rd shift type of hours that I work. The “Tosh Tour 2010” is making a stop at The Cotillion on Tuesday, October 5th. I’m not much for stand-up comedy, but Daniel Tosh hosts a very funny television show featuring internet videos, websites, and (frankly) very offensive content. The joke about Tosh’s stand-up act is that he tells a joke, and keeps going until only 6 people are still laughing at it. I guess I’m one of the 6.
The Wichita Thunder are getting their season started on the 15th on the road versus Tulsa. Game 2 is their home opener the next day and I will be there. I really want to see what new head coach Kevin Mclelland has done with the team and am looking forward to seeing how some of the changes he has made will work out. Lots of changes, so far I’m only seeing 4 players returning from last year’s squad.
The Tallgrass Film Festival is nearing, October 22nd-24th. I’m not huge into the “Indie” movie scene, but it’s a great local event and there are always at least a couple of movies that I feel like checking out. There is a kickball “Documentary” that looks truly hilarious.
And in early November, there’s going to be a VGL show at Hartman Arena. That’s Video Games Live, the WSU orchestra joined by a traveling show featuring soloists, synchronized lighting, and video segments. All set to music from the most popular video games ever made. It is described as a mix of symphony orchestra and rock concert. Check out clips of VGL at youtube and on their website VIDEOGAMESLIVE.COM.