I was talking with Katey, Joey, Dan and Curtis about early 90's cartoon shows, and remembering how awesome they were. We're talking '91-'96 (maybe even '89) cartoon series that were fantastic. Some of them were really sophisticated and ahead of their time, some of them were just fun kids shows, and some of them were really bizarre, but I remember loving all of them. My childhood pretty much centered around these shows.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Samurai Pizza Cats
There are a ton of other shows I could mention, but these were the ones I held near and dear to my heart. Besides, I'm sure I'll have plenty of other chances to reference shows like Street Sharks or Reeboot.
One of the things I like about improv is that it forces you to be more decisive and make strong choices. This is something I feel like I lack in real life, although since starting improv I have gotten better. Still, I put way too much thought into things, and I often drive myself crazy worrying about the outcome of things that haven't happened yet, and as a result I've missed many possibly wonderful oppertunities, and beat myself up for it.
So, the note I'm giving to myself: Be Bold
Don't worry about failure. Just follow your gut. It'll usually lead you to the right places.
I performed in Bad Date IV: Book of Shadows on Saturday, where I got to play Nightcrawler in X-Menprov. It was one of the most fun shows I've ever done. All the costumes were awesome (thanks to Brett and Sam for helping with mine).