Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What You've Missed....

Hello everyone!

Hmmmmm...what's been going on since I last wrote?!?!?  Well, let me see.....last week was 'Pride Week' in Boston and for the first time in God only knows how long, I didn't do a damn thing in celebration of my gayness.  I've decided that I'd much rather be warm and dry than proud.  :-)
Truth be told, Jim and I were all set to bring Zachary into the city for his very first Pride parade, but when we woke up on Saturday morning to a dismal, rainy, day - we decided it wasn't a great idea to stand out in the rain with our 5 month old son.  (Yes, he turned 5 months old on Saturday - crazy)
Instead, we hung around the house and then met up with friends that night to celebrate Karen's b-day.
It was great to see everyone, and we had a great time.

On Sunday, I had my audition.  As I mentioned before, it's kind of a 'mass-audition' situation.  You basically have two minutes to show your 'stuff' (watch it) in front of whatever Boston/local theatre producers decide to show up.  I'd never been before, so I was happy that I decided to go in.  I was a completely nervous wreck, but I'm hoping that didn't come through at my audition.  There were a lot of people (30+) crammed into a small-ish space, but they laughed at my monologue (it was a comic monologue, so that's a good thing) and they seemed to enjoy my song so I'm happy with the way things went.  I didn't do it in hopes of being was mostly because I'd never done it before, and had always thought about now I've done it and that's that!  If anything comes of it....excellent, but if not - that's OK too.

After the audition, I caught the last hour of my neices' dance recital.  They both did a great job....I was a very proud uncle.  After the recital I went to my sister's house for a bit and then headed home to watch the Tony Awards (aka - The Gay Super Bowl).  I thought it was an excellent show this year, and that Neil Patrick Harris was a great host.  I haven't seen any of the new shows this season (back off, I have a baby!) but I've been keeping up to date on all that's going on, so I wasn't really surprised with any of the winners.
I thought most of the performances were great (that awful 'thing' from 'Spiderman' did NOTHING for me) and it was a very entertaining show.

I had Monday off, so while Jim tended to the yard, I spent some time with Zachary.  That evening we brought him to my sister's house while Jim and I had a 'date night'!  We went on a sunset cruise with the gang from SpeakEasy Stage Company to celebrate their 20th anniversary.  It was a great time, and a nice little escape for a while.  Going on a boat ride of any sort is pretty tricky.  Thankfully, this one wasn't too long that we felt trapped, but it also wasn't a short little "what the hell was that?!?" kind of trip.

Yesterday was pretty uneventful, and I'm pretty sure that today will be the same. 

Work is work....and I'm still trying to find a way out of here....but I have faith that it will happen sooner or later.  Until then, I'll keep smiling....or keep trying to.  :-)


Nik_TheGreek said...

So? were you discovered or not?

AJohnP said...

Funny you should mention that. About 10 minutes after I wrote this, someone sent me an email asking me to be part of a one-day, new musical, workshop thingy that's happening this weekend. Unfortunately, I can't do it, but he said he'd call me in for the next one. :-)

Nik_TheGreek said...

That's good. :-)
Having some good feedback is always welcomed...