June 12th, 2005

JC - cockroach OTP - J/M

To the sound of distant squeeing.

Whilst Eni's watching Doctor Who downstairs, I'm stealing a chance to update.  It's been a while...

Last week was mostly boring as far as I can remember...

Capones gig on Friday was good, although the crowd seemed mostly there to support the Beat instead so it wasn't very energetic.  Paul was quite insanely drunk and ran into the road at one point.  I'm amazed we all got home intact...

Yesterday was mostly spent being silly in the kitchen and then seeing Michael Ball - SO COOL!  The gig, as expected, was full of random middle-aged fangirls, but that didn't matter.  The support act was a violinist who then moved on to accompany Michael during a couple of his songs.  He's a fantastic showman, doing some stuff off the last album, the usual selection from the musicals, and three from The Woman in White - "I Believe My Heart" solo version, "Evermore Without You" ("those are the songs I didn't get to sing..."), and a shortened version of "You Can Get Away With Anything" (complete with rat!), plus the anecdote of how he came to get the part of Fosco for the three month run. I had doubts about whether or not he could do it, but now I wish I'd gone to see him.  He was frelling amazing as Fosco for the brief moment he was playing him (cracking up mid-song aside) and was clearly having far too much fun for his own good.

Other high points included him doing a version of "Is This The Way To Amarillo" and a whole bunch of people rushing the stage and moshing at him.  That was equally terrifying and very amusing.  He came back for an encore with "Love Changes Everything" to much applause and squeeing.  All in all, a fantastic performance and a very fun night...

Today has mostly been about watching Jonathan Creek.  We've gotten through all of series 1 and series 2 as far as "Time Waits For Norman", so we'll attempt to finish series 2 tonight and then work on 3 and 4 on Monday night and Tuesday, depending on the weather.  Tomorrow will be about mocha crawling, teaching Eni better pool techniques and meeting Paul in the Flapper for teH Pool Tournament. :D

So, yes.  I'm still alive.
Photo - leaves

And, because I was tagged by izzles...

Things you ENJOY even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list then post it on your journal THEN tag 5 friends and ask them to post it on theirs.

1. Writing, though I rarely have time these days.
2. Sleeping.
3. Singing along to things, preferably big angsty musicals-y stuff or something shouty and angry...
4. Reading fic used to be a thing, too, though I've not read any in at least 6 months.
5. yoshi

I'm not tagging people this time; do it if you really want to...

ETA - added 5th point to list in light of a conversation from Monday night. Update of teH Extended Weekend coming tomorrow, probably.