Mike Becvar
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May 22, 2008

What’s Cooking?

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 8:56 am

The topic of food and cooking comes up a lot when we eat lunch at work. I rarely bring in leftovers for lunch, opting instead to buy lunch from the local deli. But a few co-workers usually bring in their leftovers and even sometimes bring in enough to share with the office. Some people may think that because I don’t bring in leftovers, that I don’t cook. I do cook.

Now, I was thinking, can I honestly say, “I like to cook” or “I am a good cook.” The answer is a definite maybe. I like to eat home-cooked meals. I don’t enjoy dealing with the mess after a meal and sometimes feel that my kitchen isn’t big enough to take on something elaborate. But, I cook, and most of the time, it turns out right. I don’t really follow recipes; everything is more about what I am in the mood to add. If I do reference a recipe in a cook book, it is more to see how hot to set the oven or how long to expect it to take to cook.


May 21, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Secrets “Extra”-vanganza

Filed under: Acting — Mike @ 9:15 am

Tuesday, May 20th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment hosted a special event for DC area extras in the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The event coincided with the DVD release of the movie. I attended the event at the Arlington Cinema N Draft House. The event was hosted by Tommy McFly of Mix 107.3’s “The Jack Diamond Morning Show” who was also an extra in the movie.


May 20, 2008

When it Rains, it Pours.

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 1:04 pm

Its raining again today. I woke up around 3:00am this morning and heard the rain. I hoped it would stop by 5:00am when I would be getting ready to take my dog, Buddy, out for a walk. Then I tried to get back to sleep. When the alarm went off at 4:30, I could hear that it was still raining.


May 19, 2008

email accounts

Filed under: Websites, Life in General — Mike @ 10:22 am

How many email addresses do you have? I have many. I got my first email address in the early 1990’s while a student at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). The email account was provided by the school. Since email was still relatively new, I only used it to communicate with my friends at school.


May 16, 2008


Filed under: Life in General, Acting — Mike @ 9:10 am

In February, I started taking two acting classes at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. I am taking Actor’s Process and Improv I. When I signed up for the classes, I knew that I was making a time commitment, but I thought I had the time to give both classes. Actor’s Process is Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00pm and Improv I is Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00. With travel time, both classes take about five hours from when I leave home until I get back home after class. My miscalculation was in forgetting the time I would need to spend outside of class.


May 14, 2008

Driving the smart fortwo

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 11:40 am

OK, I have been driving my smart fortwo for just under a month. I have driven more than 800 miles and made three trips to the gas station. Last time, I purchased just over 7 gallons of gas after driving more than 280 miles. Quick math says I got 40 mpg. That easily beats the 17 mpg I get on my TrailBlazer.


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