Justin's Blog





This week has been pretty hectic already and it's only Wednesday.

Tonight I'll be seeing The Laramie Project at Eisenhower Auditorium and tomorrow I'll be seeing the companion play, The Laramie Project: 10 years later. They're about the murder of Matthew Sheppard and how it effected the community in Laramie, WY. They will most likely not be as entertaining as Spamlot, but I think it's important to see them both. I'm planning to take tissues.

After what I hope won't be a depressing end to the week, I'm off to New York City for the weekend. A friend of mine wrote a musical which was one of a handful of musicals selected by the New York Theatre Festival to put on a fully produced run of their show.

The name of the show is Show Choir! The Musical. I'm very excited for him to have this wonderful opportunity and I hope that it leads to many more.


Tonight I'll be attending a performance of Spamalot at the Eisenhower Auditorium for another class that I'm taking.

I've never seen the show before but we had to read a lot of background information on Monty Python as well as a synopsis of the show so I feel confident that it will be enjoyable.

Spamalot is based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


I'm really not too excited about the shift in the weather. I wish State College were in a warmer climate like Los Angelos or Jacksonville; somewhere that snow doesn't occur.

Unfortunately for me though, we get snow and frost. In my section of Park Forest where there was no sun yet on the grass I could see the delicate sparkle of frost crystals clinging to each blade. All I could think was that I wasn't ready yet.

This weekend I'll need to bring the plants in from outside and put away the patio furniture.


Today is the first day that I'm finally feeling a bit better. I've been suffering from an respiratory infection. As this is most likely viral, antibiotics won't work to hasten the healing process.

The doctor recommended the use of Sudafed, however I've come to the conclusion through my own research that this might not be the best choice of medication as this will dry everything out, thicken the mucus and has the potential to make the sickness last longer.

Instead of Sudafed, I've been using a Neti Pot which I've found extremely useful and helpful. It's a bit awkward at first to get used to as you're pouring warm fluid into one nostril and allowing it to drain out the other, but the effects for me have been immediate. I've found that I can use the rinse once in the morning and it helps me be able to breathe clearer for most of the day.