Well, the Big Val Holzski is back from a much needed vacation... at one point I slept for over 12 hours... that in itself was worth it. I know Tomothy had a similar experience, with over 14 hours, so I know he's feeling as good as I am.
I had a great visit with my friend Michelle in NY... I can't tell you how funny it was to see snow after all this time... heh-heh, 'all this time', it's only been two years. Oh well, it was still nice. Anyway, since I took the red-eye back east, I got in early, and I spent most of Friday asleep. Friday night, after 'Chelle's show was over, I got to go to a talent show out at a bar filled with her cast members. Man, I'd forgotten how much I love hanging out with drama-type people, they are so free... almost all the shows of talent involved singing, both serious and humorous, all a great time. Plus, since 'Chelle had been... celebrating... all night, I got to drive her PT Cruiser back, which was just too cool.
On Saturday, I got to hang out with her roommates while she was doing her afternoon show. We went out to a beer brewery, which had a pretty interesting tour, I got to see how beer was made, plus got myself a growler of Christmas Ale, which tasted alot like gingerbread, loved it. That night, I finally got to go see Sam in the final night of South Pacific, and it was great! I'll admit, I wasn't a huge fan of the story, but the performances were all great. The songs were all recognizable (growing up with my mom and Aunt Marie, that's a given) and the dancing was fun... there was one Stomp-like segment that was awesome. Later that night I got to hit the cast party along with 'Chelle's sister, got some good drinking on, and there was a cool DJ that earned my respect by playing Meatloaf's Paradise By The Dashboard Light, my favorite song to dance to in that type of setting.
Finally, on Sunday, I got to help in Strike, tearing down the large set. I've done this before, but it's still a daunting experience... all the talent and skill goes into putting together this amazing location, and in a mere hours, it gone. And I'm not even in the cast, I can't imagine how it must feel to them. Afterward, I got to visit probably one of the most amazing apartments I've ever, and probably will ever, see. This place had everything, X-Mas lights, statues, art, plants, an indoor fishpond, a 30" video game TV, as well as a 5 foot TV... hard to give the place justice, but I could die there happy...
Watching: Lost, Heroes, 24, Criminal Minds Listening: Brobdingnagian Bards Reading: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Playing: Final Fantasy XII Eating: Healthy...er Doing: Running... hopefully Wishing:
Comic Quote of the Week
"It's trying to end the suffering of everything. Do you want to discuss our options? Maybe together we can, you know, workshop?"
"Okay, best way to stop a ten-story godlike monster from destroying existence? I'm gonna go with hitting, you have anything?"
AKA: Ozymandias, DrOzymandias, Darth Angelus, Darque Feonix, Trip McNeely Kicking ass for: 29 years Job: UWing Systems Design Specialist Walking Theme: Believe It Or Not by Joey Scarbury Most watched movie: The Princess Bride Most read book: The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
"Let a man get away with fuckin' you once, you stay bent over so's he can fuck you again whenever he damn well pleases. An' if one man can do it? Another will too. An' another, an' another still. So's being fucked, that's yer life. 'Til who you were, you ain't. 'Cause all you are is an asshole." 100 Bullets #42