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[Mar. 5th, 2008|12:45 pm]

The past several weeks have been some trying times. Work continues to be very busy, and we're still hoping to be done with this project "anytime now". I'll be much happier when this ships...

On top of that, Rocky Horror / Midnight Insanity has been moving theaters, which is a tumultuous event no matter how you look at it. Doubly so when you're the cast webmaster ... and honestly, a lot of this just came at a bad time.

So, I reached a breaking point, quickly offloaded about half my MI duties, and then promptly got sick. I guess it was nature's way of telling me to just stop, for a while.

"Here you go, way too fast ... don't slow down you're gonna craaaaash"

I ended up calling in sick for about half of last week. The added rest helped a lot, but the damage was already done, and it'll likely take a while to properly recover. Also, stuff continued to pile up in my absence.

On Friday, I started to feel a little better ... so I went back to work, and later in the evening went to Kim's birthday party ... which had a moon bounce. :-)

I had no intention of staying all night, but I felt it would be nice to get out a bit, as seeing my friends is at least good for my mental health.

The moon bounce was a lot of fun, as was the indoor group playing piano and singing along to various showtunes. :-)

Suffice it to say, I ended up staying longer than I had anticipated, and even though I rested for all of Saturday, I still felt pretty drained when it was time for Rocky.

For a variety of reasons, I decided to push it and tried to do the show anyway...

I started the night out feeling tired, cold, weak and weary. :-(

At the end of the night, I somehow felt ... amped! :-)

How the hell did that happen?!

Cast had arrived early, to help clear some props out of the theater from the previous show. We waited patiently on the sidewalk by the coffee shop, and amused ourselves by randomly singing various songs (mostly Beatles tunes).

After about 30 minutes of waiting, I got cold and hid in the car ... not too long after, the manual labor started. Truthfully, I was in no state to help out, so I stayed in the car. While I waited, I saw the Rocky line starting to form...

It was a good night for the Rocky line (last week it rained!) Becky and Marty made their first appearance at the new theater, and it was really nice to see them. Also, Michael and Phillip made their second appearance. I think we're starting to see an increase with long-time regulars, too. It felt a lot more like the old days...

The performance went well ... it was Courtney's first Janet at the Warner Grand (and second overall), but I think things went smoothly enough. I can't pinpoint anything in particular that was extraordinary in nature.

This was our first show after our 3-week stay got extended to a 3-month stay, and you have to expect that'll brighten everyone's spirits...

Ultimately, it was a very good night, even if it didn't look like it from the outset. :-)

We still went to Shorehouse afterwards, but I didn't stay terribly long. I did need my rest, and I still had an OC Pinball event on Sunday.

More on that, soon...