August 14th, 2005

Wedding day

Weekend Update: State of the Onion

This is going to be quick because I want to go to bed.

On Friday night Ellen and I got together and had dinner at Uno's. They messed up our order and put onions on the pizza instead of black olives, so we got a free pizza out of the deal. Ellen doesn't eat onions, so I ended up taking it home. I swear... Uno's has never gotten my order right except when I'm out with other people, and now they can't even do that. Not that it mattered, of course. When they screw up my lunch order (or more frequently, give it to somebody else) I don't have time to wait around. Going out for a meal on Friday night is different. Anyway, it was nice to see her and sit and talk and whatever. Not so nice to get back to her place, look at her ailing computer, and pronounce her hard drive dead, but that stuff happens.

On Saturday theenigma42 and I went to Broom Street Theater to see Sledgehammer Party which I still think you should all see. Having seen it a second time, I can say it's definitely one of rob_matsushita's better shows and I can see him growing as a writer. I like his work better when he does flat-out, over-the-top comedy with guns* (ala Psychos in Love, FACEvalue, ILV2K...), but it's all good stuff. Good audience last night, too. Just because Sledgehammer Party isn't a straight comedy doesn't mean it's not very funny, and the live theater really benefits from a responsive crowd.

Sledgehammer Party, since I didn't really talk about it much last week, is about two unacquainted couples who spend a working weekend in a secluded cabin. Drugs are consumed. Secrets are outed and taboos discussed. Lines are drawn, and lines are crossed. Demons are exorcised, and new ones emerge. It's incredibly brutal, poignant, and funny. There's nudity, which I mention not as a selling point, but as a deterrent to inviting your pastor. Again, everybody should check it out. This means you. Details are available on the BST website.

Oh, uh, before the play, Keith and I went to Hot Topic where they were selling a bunch of $18 shirts for $4.50. One of the shirts we found depicts an on/off switch labelled "PARTY." We were terribly, terribly bummed out that the switch was in the "on" position. The other shirt would be so fitting for me -- intentionally boring and spiteful. "Colin's here. The party's over." Stupid Hot Topic.

I'm gonna go to bed now, but first I'd like to mention (not that you care (and I know you don't -- it's okay)) that my polyphonic PC speaker tribute to The Rocky Horror Show is so close to finished that the biggest thing standing in the way is a title. Got any suggestions? Anybody? Please? Geeky is desirable, trite is fine if necessary. I'm kicking around a couple of possibilities that I'm not fond of. Those unsure as to what I'm talking about might like to check out this MP3 excerpt from the reprise of I Can Make You A Man.

* Not that the guns have anything to do with it, Rob.
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