So, my wife and I were driving to Wendy's for dinner the other night, and we saw the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. It was probably in all honesty the only time I've wished I had a cell phone with a camera.
Tripping hither, tripping thither
We went to see the opening night performance of the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society's performance of Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore last night and ran into Stacky, clock, and marcellus(?) whilst greeting riceowlguy in the green room after the show. The show itself had a touch of nostalgia for me since the act I finale music was the primary source for the act I finale of a college theater production I was in called Butter Battle. I half expected the chorus to sing, "And this should be a Yookman's daily attitude."
Do go see the show. As Rafe Rackstraw might say, it is an unparalleled and heretofore unprecedented extravanga of amusement, fraught with frivolity, a mixture of mirth and merriment, replete with romance, a true comic delight in the tradition of those venerated ancestors of musical theater. Nowhere else will you bear witness to such a sensorial amalgam of complementary elements that will leave you soaring to empyrean heights on wings of uproarious laughter and polyphonous song, borne aloft on the arms of Euterpe, Erato, and Terpsichore in turn. I do hope I make myself clear.
As for what's been going on in the interim since I stopped diarizing "a many years ago," I'll give you the short version. I got baptized, went through brain surgery, got married under the looming threat of a hurricane, quit my job in March to start my own contract writing business, and am now working at a coffee shop to supplement our income, because as alluring as an official position as a starving artist is, it tends to make one hungry. Mrs. Y says I have now become the quintessential beatnik, and she has been threatening to buy me a black turtleneck and a beret to wear to work.
Mind you, I'm not just sitting at home and playing (too many) video games, and I've been working on some personal writing projects that one day I hope to get published. But the current major project still has me in the research phases, so it will probably be a while before anything like that happens.
On that note, I'll leave y'all with a thinky pinky. Hint: a role in a G&S remake of "Damn Yankees."
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