Sometimes it's hard to remember what I did over a weekend. There are a lot of times, when Monday morning rolls around, it doesn't seem like I did much of anything. THIS was NOT one of those weekends!
I figured I should put it down in writing, so on those "lazy weekends" I can remember why the LAZY is so desperately needed!
Normally my work day is 6am to 2:30pm. However, there was nothing normal about Friday April 8!
I started off filming a safety program for "Slips, Trip, and Falls." On this particular day, we were working on the OFFICE version. I don't typically like to film on half days, as there's not time to get much done. However, I wanted to at least get a handful of shots "in the can," so I could edit them Monday morning.
That box is heavier than you think!
(Actually it's empty)
I was only working a half day, 6-10am. I had another commitment elsewhere.
My daughter's principal was hosting "An Ice Cream Social" at the school and they needed parent volunteers to help hand out the ice cream to the students (as well as sorbet - yay VEGAN!).
This is our John Hughes photo. Very "Breakfast Club."We were heroes to those kids! Thanks to Scoops of Media for the ice cream/sorbet.
There was about a hour of school left after all of the ice cream was handed out (those poor teachers!) So I had time to kill. I walked around Media for about 45 minutes.
It was nice and not something I get to do as regularly as I'd like to during the week.
"Walking around media" consisted of getting coffee at Cafe Isla and a shit load of candy at Games on State. the arcade on State Street.
Once Kit's school ended, we went home and walked the dog. Then, I headed to Fan Expo (previously Wizard World) in Philadelphia for the first of three very different shows this weekend (two of which were at Fan Expo).
I played NerdProv with ComedySportz (in our NEW uniforms!)
Always one of my favorite matches of the year, and this one was special.
With the exception of Remark with Kristin & Mike, and a performance of Roll Play in late December with Shaun, I hadn't performed with any of these fine people in a very long time!
It was my first ComedySportz match since March 8, 2020!
That was 761 days ago!!!
After the match, many of us hung out on the exhibit floor...after all WE'RE at Fan Expo!
We had a slightly early start to Saturday morning as we needed to get Kit up, breakfast, and dressed in her softball uniform for her team photos at 9am, AKA pure chaos! I forgot, as a coach, I had to get a photo too! I met the team's head coach to get MY uniform.
TWO NEW UNIFORMS THIS WEEKEND!
(You'll have to tune back in for THOSE photos once we get them).
Then Kit and I hightailed it over to her theater class at the Media Theater (still in her softball uniform). We were about 10 minutes late. If you know me, you know this is worse than being stabbed in the gut to me!
I then had down time as I waited for Kit's class to end. I walked to the softball field, where Kit's softball league would be having Opening Day ceremonies in the afternoon.
They found that their American flag was missing! So, as the Media Area Girls Softball board prepped the field for Opening Day, I ran to Deal's in Media and bought a lot of American flags! I even helped hang them and the MAGS banners. If they are crooked, you know who to blame.
That's not crooked, that's the wind blowing!
Then, after Kit's class, we went grocery shopping since she was staying over Grammy's house that night.
I made Kit & myself lunch as Julie did our taxes. Then I took the dog for a walk.
Kit and I packed the car for her sleep over AND went back to the softball field for Opening Day!
Kit wanted EVERYONE of these balloons!
The Opening Day was filled with a bounce house, Easter egg hunt, and hanging out with friends! A very welcome return to normalcy that these kids have been missing for the past two years.
The mayor even threw out the first pitch...twice. He wanted a do-over.
Robert A. McMahon - Mayor of Media, PA
I then took Kit straight to Grammy's. "The Greatest Showman" immediately went on the TV and I headed home to shave my beard into a mustache...
It was for a show that night, I swear!
So Kerry and I developed and performed "An Art Heist."
City Theater had been hired by The Delaware Contemporary to help with their fundraiser.
This was an absolute JOY! Some of these people I hadn't performed with in many, many years! Who do you think stole the painting?(*It ain't over yet!)
(*It was determined by the patrons)
After the show, Julie and I drove home from Wilmington. I staved off my mustache. We couldn't find anywhere to eat a late night dinner. So we drove BACK to Delaware and went to Home Grown in Newark. Good thing gas is so cheap!
After dinner we went home and fell asleep many times during Saturday Night Live.
Awoken by a puking cat, we feed the animals and decided to take advantage of having the house to ourselves and watched like 4 episodes of Parks & Rec.
We took the dog for a walk and found the sun to be a big fat liar as it was much colder than the thermometer indicated. It was a quick walk.
Julie went to pick up Kit and went to my third and final show of the weekend...back to Fan Expo to do a recording of Remark in front of a LIVE audience.
THIS was also the first time, in the two years of doing Remark, that Kristin and I (and Mike) were in the same room!
It was an awesome, dare I say "exhausting," weekend.
I got to see some dear friends, reconnect with people I haven't seen in two years, and meet many new faces! Including Harley Quinn.
I also behaved and barely spent any money at the various events I attended...except the $1100 I spent on gas!