October 31st, 2005

Wedding day

Weekend Update: Scared Stupid

Every Halloween "costumes in good taste" are allowed at work. No, I'm not dressed up, but somebody in our customer service department is dressed as (I think) Tammy Faye Baker. It's not a costume most people would recognize (since it's not 1988 anymore), and I'd like to tell her that I get it, but I'm afraid that she might not actually be dressed up.

Ah, well. That's today. Let's talk about my weekend. As usual I'm going to try and fail miserably to be brief ('cept for that I'm putting under the cut).

Thursday is not really part of the weekend, but I didn't talk about it last week, so let's do it here. offBeat performed in Cambridge. We had a good-sized audience and they really liked us. Ellen and her mom showed up, as did my parents and a couple of their friends. We're getting more gigs soon, so keep an eye out here for information. We'll be performing again at the Mill Street Inn & Pub this Thursday at 7:00.

Friday was the annual Halloween party at devianttouch and wendybyrd's. Lotsa people, good company -- Ellen, r3507, jinxedkisses, and others. I did poorly at Apples to Apples, and personal politics were discussed. If you have some suspicion of what "personal politics" might mean, then you're probably right. Nothing I want to discuss here, except to say that I'm thankful to be on good terms with everybody.

Saturday I went to my parents' house with my sister and her boyfriend, and then made us leave early so's I could practice stuff for Rocky Horror with the cast. 'course, said practice was going on in a basement with no cell phone reception, so I didn't get ahold of anybody until late. The visit with Mom and Dad could have been more leisurely.

Later on I met up with agaysexicon and fuzzyinthehead and went to the theater for Rocky. The downtown area was much less crowded and unpleasant than I'd expected thanks to the cops being out in force (and then some). I gather that everything wasn't perfectly happybambifluffybunny, but what problems occurred must have happened during the movie and after we left. The crowd inside the theater was small for a Halloween show, especially given the unprecedented volumes they've had the last couple of weeks. The cast was worried about starting on time and (minus a couple of snags involving the lights) managed to pull off the tightest Halloween show I've ever seen. As a pre-show Nick sang The Lumberjack Song, and I did backup with the male members of the cast. The audience was responsive and I think everybody had a good time. It's worth a much longer writeup, but Keith and Nick talk about it on their journals, and they do a better job than I would.

Sunday was matt_william's bad movie party. evil_jim and crabmoon were there, along with our friend Sarah and a guy named Jeff whom I don't actually know. I learned that I can watch seven movies in one sitting, though it's exceptionally tiring. Discounting breaks between movies, we spent roughly 11 1/2 hours sitting down, which requires just as much stamina as being on one's feet for that long (I've done both in the last year, so I can say it with conviction). Here's what we watched:

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    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (outtakes)