I thought I should get this out of the way now - I admit it...I am hopelessly attached to this little red ball of fur and I could not resist posting his picture on my *shiny* new blog (a couple glasses of red wine have also done wonders for my inhibitions).

World, meet Murphy the wonder labradoodle - yes you read that correctly - labradoodle. His dad is a mini poodle, and his mom is a red lab (you can see their pictures on www.tuscanridgelabradoodles.com). I never thought I would be the type to get so attached to an animal, but I must admit - this little guy got to me. And for those who are wondering, NO he is not allowed on my bed - he is well behaved and very well trained little man.

Enough said. I promise, no more blathering about my dog!


Ok, so inspired by my brother and two castmates (cgcraft.com, davepye.com, donpiano.blogspot.com) I have decided to take the plunge into the wide world of blogging. What better way to start then by shameless self-promotion?

For those of you who know me, yes, it's that time of the year again. The latest NEMPAC production, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" is going live on Sunday. To those of you interested in seeing a bunch of grown-up make complete arses of themselves, and have fun at the same time, please come! There are 5 performances at the Improv Asylum, located on Hanover Street in Boston's NorthEnd. And to make it even more enjoyable, alcohol will be on sale.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by e-mailing me at irshal@hotmail.com.

Sunday at 2pm (sold out)
Sunday at 7pm
Monday at 7pm
Monday at 9:30pm
Tuesday at 7pm