Wild fire -- and more
Friday, October 25, 2019
The Kincade fire is burning, uncontrolled, north east of me - we are getting smoke. The electric company has said that my power may go off in the next day or two to keep equipment from sparking new fires. I telework, so I just hope I can get today's work in before the power goes away.
Angel, my cat, died a couple of weeks ago at 17 1/2 years old. It was a kindness to let him go. The house is really quiet. I buried him on the hill next to his buddy, Beck, who died a few years ago. It will be a while before I bring another companion home. I used to say of Angel that he wasn't my fur baby. I have children and he wasn't like that. He was my partner in crime.
Tomorrow night we have another show. I have been struggling with my stand up, but last night some friends and I were chatting and a couple of things made us all laugh that would fit my set. I'm just practicing it now and I'm pretty sure it will land. Whenever I do stand up, I go through this phase -- why did I say I'd do this? This is HARD to do! What am I going to say? I revise the set, go over it, practice it... Now I can't practice on Angel, either. He was a good listener. The thing is, tomorrow night, when I'm up there delivering the set, they are going to laugh. We have great audiences and I know that tomorrow they're going to be primed and ready for a good time. While I'm up there, it's going to feel amazing, as it always does. The hard work is definitely worth it for five minutes of comic's high. I have people I don't know come up to me after the show to tell me how funny I am, and that's glorious. The rest of the show will be improv, which is great fun. I'll let you know on the other side how it went.