August 10th, 2008

People: me with plumtreeblossom May 2007

Busy weekend!

Wow, busy weekend! Last night was closing night of Festival@First 5, including the one-act that plumtreeblossom directed and surrealestate, wellstar, missmelissa, oakenguy, and brief_life performed in. They all did an incredible job, and it was awesome, and I’m sorry it’s over.

After the performance was strike, which went smoothly, and a great cast party at hahathor’s stunning house. plumtreeblossom and I left early (around 1:30am) in part due to concerns about her cats, and collapsed into bed.

This morning we had a lovely breakfast on the patio at The Burren (in the course of which we ran into ladrescher, who was in the same one-act as hahathor), and then I came home to do some more cleaning and kitchen reorganization before my parents (silverlibre and ka9sqb) arrive tonight. Then cathijosephine came home briefly to take me to the room I rented for them near my house and show me around. (I hadn’t had a chance to go pick up the keys and take the tour, so she had ended up doing it on my behalf.)

And now I’m going to straighten up for a bit, and do dishes and laundry, and have my first shower since strike which I desperately need, and then I go meet my lovely girlfriend plumtreeblossom whom I have been dating for two years, and celebrate our two-year Sweetieversary with her at the same dim-sum place where we had our first date! Actually, specifying the start of our relationship is kind of tricky; we met through surrealestate, but didn’t really get to spend enough time together to get to know each other for quite some time. We did manage to express a certain amount of mutual interest before our first date, but for purposes of celebration, we count our first official date as the start of the relationship.

Thank you for two delightful years, sweetie! I love you.

(Sorry for any sensitive readers who may have gone into insulin shock. :-)

After our Sweetieversary dinner, we’re going to go pick up my parents at the train station and bring them back to Quincy and get them settled into their room. (It’s in a little rooming house just about two real blocks from my house. Very convenient!)

And I have tomorrow and Tuesday off from work, so I can spend the days touring Boston and Quincy with them. Yay!
Me: taking pictures in Hawaii

Festival@First Five fotos (first fraction)

So I took a bunch of photos of Festival@First last week (opening night) and posted them to Flickr, and then realized that they were spoilers and I shouldn’t make them public until the show was over.

The fabulous show is now over, and the photos are up here! Unfortunately, (1) my camera isn’t great in low-light conditions, (2) I didn’t have a tripod, and (3) I didn’t (and still don’t, given my parents’ visit) have time to adjust them for optimal viewing. But I figured they were worth posting anyway. The ones that aren’t too fuzzy do get better with tweaking, so if there’s one that you’d love if it were brighter or had better contrast or weren’t quite so green, let me know.

These are all from the first act, since that day plumtreeblossom’s back was in terrible pain, and we needed to leave at intermission. But on closing night I got shots of the shows I hadn’t gotten on opening night (as well as some more of “Last Minute Adjustments” and “Playwriting 101”), and I’ll post those when I get a chance (probably after my parents’ visit).