Thoughts that spill out of my head into the internet ether. Who am I ? I'm a juggler comedian / talent agent who works and lives near Ottawa, Canada. Want to know more. Read on.. but it's not all for the faint of heart.

Monday, April 21, 2008

no snow.

Oh yeah. And all the snow melted and the flowers are coming up. Yay spring!

the latest isme.

I just got back in the door from the latest ISME - the 10th edition of a cabaret hosted by some of the Company of Fools here in Ottawa. It's always a raucous night of theatre, you never know whats coming on next, and it's always a good time.

Tonight was the best yet! The show was a little thin (not as many acts as usual) but the hosts did a great job filling in, and Annie kept everyone laughing during all of the in between bits. Mookie was amazing.. she had the crowd laughing non stop, and involved at least 6 volunteers in her finale piece - all of whom had a starring role. And we got to see her underwear. It was really funny /not so pretty.

Other acts included Toxic Tim - who sang a Snowflake song dressed as a snowflake. Brilliant costume, and the crowd really got into the song. I've heard he also performs this piece hanging from the ceiling... CRAZY! Corey sang in his uber high voice - really good job there too. Improv from the hosts padded things out, a cool light dance piece by some singing french lady - was a great diversion from the silliness that tends to overtake the stage. She performed some really great dance bits with lights on her hands.. (i guess you had to see it) The show also openeded with a really cool Fusion Belly Dance Piece - 4 dancers, headed up by Leslie. Great costumes, great choreography. Leslie followed this up in the second half with a solo peice.. really well done with very unique music, the crowd loved it. Not your traditional belly dancing fair (more horn than I think is realy used in traditional belly dance.) I'm probably forgetting some people,. but it's late.. Mookie really brought the house down with her post show tap dancing beer drinking, and ad libbs with the Pride organizer.. Tooo Funny.

I'm going again, and I'm performing at one of these ISME's soon. But I'm only performing something new. my rule

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SNOW snow snow snow snow

This winter is going on seemingly forever. It seems like it snows every day. We have only had one thaw this year too, so we're getting quite the accumulation. March is coming, and last week we had a ray of hope. Last week, wqe had a stretch of about 3 days without snow. The sun came out, and you could feel it's warmth. The driveway and the road thawed out a bit, so you could see concrete. Spring is just around the corner.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Whats up

So I'm now Daddy Daycare. Carrie is back at work, and I'm running the office and looking after Caleb. Luckily I have Stacey in full time, so we can still get lots of work done, and effectively raise Caleb. It's working out far... (knock on wood)

Caleb is running around now. He's great. Even the open mouthed drooley kisses are nice (ok well not really nice, more sweet, and kind of gross.) tonight he opened his mouth as wide as it could go and placed it on Carrie's face. Sweet, but gross. I guess he gets it from me.

So tonight, I'm full of beans. I think maybe it's a full moon, and I haven't had a show in a while, and well, I should probably get to bed before a) this blog entry embarasses me, and b) 5am comes early now.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sick - but happy.

Well I'm sick. Was fighting this bad chest cold thing, that went on for tgwo weeks (the running length of the virus.) It looked like I was in the clear, feeling good for about a week, and then Kapow.. it's back, right in time for new Years. But it's cool. I'm stil having fun, getting a few things done, shopping, and spending time with family. All the fun stuff.

Christmas was great. I got guitar hero. See CAleb's blog for an entry on that also updating the Cowguy blog... Blogs blogs blogs. NOw I just have to get better about more frequent updates.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weird Night

It's been a weird night. On my way home from a show and Chiro I stopped to check out a few people, one of whom looked injured on my street. I stepped out of the car, and quickly realized that it wasn't a person that was injured, but a dog that had dropped dead. The owner was slumped over top of the dog, sobbing, keeping it warm. I had a cell, so the son (of the lady on the dog) borrowed it to call Dad who was just a few minutes away.

The dog had apparently had a heart attack or something of the sort. He was only 3yrs old... and obviously had a loving family.

I did what I could, tried to calm the lady down a bit, but she wasn't yeilding in her lament. Hopefully her hubby had a little more luck.

I wanted to tell her that "we all have her time" but i couldn't get it out in words.... and it probably wasn't the most appropriate thing to say. Lately I've been thinking "I don't want to live forever, but I do want to make the most of the time I have."

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Funny quote

All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. "Jane Wagner"