Oops

I didn’t mean to go an entire week without writing a scatterthought. Really. I didn’t mean to.

But circumstances have conspired against me. Following my last writing, I’ve been insanely busy. I spent much of Friday preparing for my friends’ wedding on Saturday. The wedding was excellent. The ceremony was outdoors in another friend’s backyard, and the weather was just about perfect. The reception was also a lot of fun, and I’m not just saying that because I was the MC.

It’s no secret that I love running events, so I thoroughly enjoyed my role in the wedding. During the reception I did a lot of running around, taking care of small details and socializing with wedding guests whether I knew them or not. I announced the bridal party’s arrival and introduced the speakers at various points in the evening.

During the rehearsal dinner on Friday, the bride mentioned a particular song that she and the groom wrote a parody of for FASS two years ago. Apparently that stuck, cuz on Saturday morning I woke up with this great idea…and I started writing my own version.

Cut back to Saturday. When it came time for the bridge and groom to deliver their thank yous at the end of dinner, I sang the song to introduce them. That was a fun moment. Okay, I was a little flat by my reckoning, but I didn’t mess up any of the lines, which is pretty good considering that the lyrics were about half a day old.

I recall that one of the relatives had a video camera…I wonder if he got that part on tape.

Anyway, the rest of the evening was great fun. A lot of dancing and socializing. General merriment, you could say. I’m pretty sure a good time was had by all, but what really matters is that the occasion was memorable for the bride and groom–in a positive way, of course–and I’m pretty sure it was.

Woke up the next day and drove to Toronto to meet my sister. Not my best friend whom I call my sister, but my actual flesh-and-blood sister, who lives in Victoria, BC. After close to 11 years, she finally got around to visiting me in Ontario. Which is good, because I’ve been waiting for someone to visit so that we could do all of the touristy stuff.

We saw the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, and took in a show on Tuesday at the Canon Theatre. It’s a musical starring Martin Short called “Fame Becomes Me”, and it was really, really good. Check it out at www.mirvish.com. I also showed her around Kitchener-Waterloo, of course.

She left yesterday morning, and I stopped into the office to see what’s cooking. Lots, apparently, so no shortage of things to do now that I’m back.

I’d like to think that life will get a little less hectic, but it won’t. I’m acting in a play with rehearsals starting this week, I’m attending a concert tonight with some friends, and it’s my sister’s (the one who’s not actually related to me) birthday today and we’re having her bday party at my place on Saturday.

Oh yeah, happy birthday sis!

I’m attending another wedding a couple of Saturdays from now, and I’ve really got to get going on Bards in the Shell, which gets closer and closer every day.

So there you have it. No rest for the wicked, I guess. But I’ll try to keep you up to date. I find this site is far more interesting when I’m writing constantly, because that’s when you get the more random stuff out of my head. When updates are few and far between, I tend to simply relate what I’ve been doing. And you don’t really care about that, do you?

Nope. And I don’t blame you. You want drama. You want pain and suffering. Like the stuff I gave you a few years back but don’t feel like referencing so you’ll have to find it for yourself in my archive.

Well, I don’t have time to spare for suffering, right now. So if you want pain, go punch a brick wall. I’m busy.

And you know, I guess that’s the way I like it.

Russ