What’s Happening In My World

This is sort of a status update; sort of a various and sundry post. No, you don’t get my sparkling wit–I’m too tired, and I think I left my wit in my other pants pocket. Today, I’m at wits end. No, that’s not right…

  • Tomorrow morning, my wife (gf_guruilla) is having cataract surgery. I’m not that worried, because she’s got an excellent doctor. It will be a little more expensive than normal: my wife plans to get the Accommodative Lens, and insurance only covers monofocal lenses. I’ll be home tomorrow from work to drive for her.
  • As you know, I attend a lot of theatre and have gotten much better at writing reviews. Today, one of our regular theatres has put my review of their recent show on their front page, stating “Your writing about the shows is honest and well done, and I am pleased to be able to provide that to our other patrons.” Such kind words indeed.

    I was also pleased to get comments on another review by board members and company members of ELATE. This is a company very similar to REP East. Small group, talented actors.

Well, I think it’s time to go scare up dinner…



Reuters, via Yahoo News, has an interesting article on a phenomenon (Do doo be-do-do) [view] being increasingly seen: couple-surfing. As they describe it, a man and a woman sit side-by-side in a New York cafe, drinking beer, sharing food, and not saying a word — instead, they are typing on side-by-side laptops about the tunes played through a shared iPod:

“Realising that communicating via typing was far more comfortable … we conducted … our date without speaking. We traded headphones back and forth and typed and ordered beer and wine and more food … The waitress thought we were crazy,” wrote singer Amanda Palmer at http://www.dresdendolls.com/diary.

Now, to me, the interesting this is how LiveJournal was highlighted: evidently, there is a blog on the subject on LJ, started by Nick Currie (imomus) that shows a vast array of ways couples use the Net. The article notes that Couple-surfing can apparently be as mundane as telling each other to take the trash out, as intimate as sharing a book by a blazing log fire, or as showy as a masked ball. One person wrote, “Our new relationship was often the subject of my LJ entries and I would often say things in there that I wouldn’t tell him to his face.” Another couple — married for 12 years — say that for a while they communicated through weblogs without ever discussing their feelings face to face.

Hmmmm. At least GFG and I haven’t gotten to that level. She plays a form of word solitare on Earthlink Games while I update LJ! However, speaking about LJ, I saw a wonderful post on my FOAF list about, for your anniversary, posting one thing you love about your spouse for each year you’ve been married. I’ll have to remember to do this: coming up with 21 things should be easy. It would also be interesting to modify for birthdays: post one per year things you like about yourself for your birthday (or that you like about the birthday boy/girl).

Well, as Ian Shoales says, “I gotta go….


Today, We Have Very Special Birthday Wishes for gf_guruilla

OK, Folks, it’s that time again. Let’s all gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform strides out, introduces himself as Sheriff John, and says:

Today, we are acknowledging a very special birthday for cahwyguy‘s sweetie, gf_guruilla. So feel free to join me (by adding your comments) as we sing this special version of the Birthday Cake Polka for gf_guruilla. We’ve baked a special cake for this show, as well.

Put another candle on your (gluten-free) birthday cake
We’re gonna bake a (gluten-free) birthday cake
Put another candle on your (gluten-free) birthday cake
You’re another year old today

We’re gonna have a party with your (gluten-free) birthday cake
Come on and take some (gluten-free) birthday cake
Put another candle on your (gluten-free) birthday cake
You’re another year old today

    We’ll have some (gluten-free) pie and sandwiches
and chocolate ice cream too
We’ll sing and play the day away
and one more thing you’re going to do

You’ll blow out the candles on your (gluten-free) birthday cake
and when you do, a wish you’ll make
Put another candle on your (gluten-free) birthday cake
You’re another year old today

Happy birthday to you
You’re another year old today.

Happy Birthday, dear. You’ll get your present this evening.

Need the Music? Visit here: Birthday Cake Polka (Audio/Video File) [Real Media]
Birthday Cake Polka: ©  1952 “Sheriff” John Rovick, Imperial Records, L. Penny and Commodore Music Corp.