Mike Becvar
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October 22, 2009

Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Filed under: entertainment, Life in General, Acting — Mike @ 11:31 pm

I just got back from Markoff’s Haunted Forest. A group of us from Cox Farms went to see what they do and have fun before our own Fields of Fear.


October 21, 2009


Filed under: Clown, Life in General — Mike @ 3:41 pm

I was out late last night at at Kapitol Klowns meeting and as I was driving home WTOP mentioned that it would be a clear night to see the Orionid Meteor Shower. I got home around midnight and walked to the mailbox. I noticed the sky was clear and filled with stars.


October 16, 2009

Watching TV

Filed under: entertainment, Life in General — Mike @ 7:44 am

When I was in school, I probably watched five or six hours of TV on the average day. Now, I am sometimes lucky if I watch more than one hour of TV.


October 15, 2009

The need for heat?

Filed under: Life in General — Mike @ 7:42 pm

There comes a time each year when the AC is turned off and the furnace turned on. A few weeks ago, I turned up the temperature on the AC so it wouldn’t turn on in the afternoons when it was just going to cool off outside in the evenings.


October 4, 2009


Filed under: Clown, Community, Life in General, eLearning — Mike @ 7:59 pm

Wow, it is October already. I don’t know where the year has gone.

I know that I haven’t been posting much lately. I wish I could say that it was because I was too busy at work, but the truth is that I am still looking for my next job.

Last fall, I took a part time job at Cox Farms as a hayride actor. It was fun, but I missed half of their fall festival due to a vacation. But, I was invited to come back again this year. Since, I am between jobs, I asked to work weekdays instead of just weekends like last year. The first week they were open was slow, but it really picked up on Thursday. I was playing the superhero and had hayrides backed up waiting to be “helped”. I must say that it was more fun being busy.

The other week, I went to Seaside Heights, NJ for Clownfest 2009. I could have saved money by not going, but since I wasn’t missing out on work and had already paid for part of the expenses, it seemed like a good plan. I learned a lot and had fun walking the boardwalk on Saturday and Sunday.

I have also done some work helping friends with their websites and developed some print materials for the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia.

But, now that I have been unemployed for six weeks, I am getting a little concerned about the amount of money I am not earning at work. I have missed three paychecks and the unemployment compensation and part time job just can’t compare to what I had been making. I am lucky that I have some money saved, but will need to get serious about cutting back on expenses and earning extra money if this keeps up much longer.

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