Late Nights/Early Mornings

April 13, 2004

Yeah, it’s a little scary. Raven & I spent Saturday from about 9:30 PM ’til Sunday (yes, Easter Sunday) 6:45 AM hanging out with some of the fine Puppet Peeps*. Raven pointed out that while many Festies are odd, at least the puppets are the good version of odd. That is, we don’t wear our renaissance garb as though it were our day-to-day clothing. Also, we’re not the kind of odd that makes you wonder if we’ve ever seen the sun and/or anything outside of our parents’ basements. However, we’re apparently odd enough to refer to our costumes as “garb” and mock others for their levels of geekiness…..hmm….

Anyway, it was fun to see people I generally only have a chance to interact with at Festival in a more social setting. It was good to see Butch, Sarah, Adrienne, Heather, George, Amanda, & Eric. Sometimes I feel kinda inferior hanging out with these guys though. I mean, I consider myself at least occasionally moderately amusing, hopefully even funny. Compare me to Butch, who’s in the Improv Group Five Man Job, and Eric, who’s in Improv Troupe Q, and I start to feel downright dull. <sigh>

At any rate, it was basically Raven, Eric, & I who stayed up ’til the wee hours that morning, geeking out like you wouldn’t believe. (Well, like some of you would believe…) Eric is doing his damndest to talk us in to going to CONvergence this year. It sounds fun, especially with the Film Room (which Eric helps run) and the 24 hour free Coffee Bar, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve been to a convention, and my memory makes them seem geekier than they are. (I think.) I also have difficulty committing to things halfway. i.e. If we were to go, I’d like to have a hotel room so we could totally soak up the whole 3 day experience, but again, the money tree we planted in our back yard has yet to bear fruit.

What I do know that I will be doing is going to some late night movies! This Friday and Saturday the Midnight Movie @ Block E is going to be Akira, which I have never seen in a theatre. (I would be going on Friday, if anyone wants to join me…<hint>) Next week it’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail @ Block E Friday & Saturday and also Ghost in the Shell @ the Uptown Theatre on Saturday. Finally, on May 1st, I think I will see if we can go to the Midnight performance of The Rocky Horror Show.

Phew! Well, those are my plans…. Who’s comin’ with me?

*Editors note: By Peeps, I mean nothing more than the slang the kids today use to shorten the word People. I certainly don’t mean Peeps, or Peeps, and certainly not Peeps!

Filed under: La Vie — GSeven330