Let's see ... what to start with. I guess I should mention that I won't be at
(165 State Street)
this weekend. Saturday is my Uncle Joe's annual Christmas party and I figured I'd head out there to see the parents and relatives. Christmas will be pretty low-key for us this year, and I think I'll be back in town for it. I really want to see the
show on Tuesday night.
The other thing is that I'm pretty wiped this week because I've been a
all week. I really can't say much about it other than that so I won't. However, it seems I'm back to the old nine-to-five. Well, sort of. Hopefully that'll end and I can return to un-/self-employed bliss.
Of interest this past week, I went to the improv class run by the
Geva Comedy Improv
troupe on Saturday. It was actually very informative. I never really did any theater or stuff in front of an audience, but I think I did okay. It bent my brain around a bit ... it's less like being a smart ass than I thought. You've got to pay attention to the perception of the audience. In a way, this is pretty hard for me because I don't often pay attention to what other people think of me or my actions. Well, sometimes ... it was kind of awkward to try and encourage that side rather than thwart it, though.
The other cool thing was
that night. They put on a very good show ... I think I liked the last show they did at
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
better, though. I also got to walk among the inner circle of the punk-rock music community and go to an after-hours party. Let me tell you, don't really worry about going once at all because although it's fun, it's not much different than any other party. Then again, the really wild stuff probably started just after I left.
Oh yeah, and about jury duty ... I feel like one of the superfriends every day because I have to report to the Hall of Justice. Ok, maybe I'm the only one who thinks that's pretty God-damn funny.
M O V I E S
- The mostly true story of the real-life Sheridan family's arrival to America and the trials they go through. If you like
It's a Wonderful Life,
see this with the same mindset and you should like it too.
Mona Lisa Smile
- Like Mona Lisa, I guess. Oh, that's the word smile ... Har har. Really, it's about women learning about intellectual freedom. It seems so archaic ... independent thinking women—who knew they existed in any appreciable quantity at one point.
(875 Monroe Ave.)
starting around 10 p.m. is the
Garage PopChristmas Party
with surf-rock influenced punk-rock from
hard-edged rock with a punk influence from
punk-rock with hard-rock vocals and subtly rockabilly beats from
The UV Rays,
and metal from
Water Street Music Hall
(204 N. Water St.)
will be hosting a
Benefit for Toys for Tots
Santa's Slay Fest
well constructed heavy rock/metal with
metal and punk-rock's devilchild from
Bailey, Mason, Lickers,
power rock from
starting around 9 p.m.
Johnny's Irish Pub
(1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free)
will be hosting
Big Fish Improv
says is titled
"A Man, A Boombox & A Blowup Doll,"
and "an interactive blending of sketch and improv comedy")
starting around 8 p.m.