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[Vanguard] November Vanguard

Yesterday was a ludicrously busy day. Haircut, makeup consultation, checking with the shop about getting a tune-up appointment for Skuld, grocery shopping, critiquing manuscripts for Anna-con next weekend, trying desperately to find a restaurant (see post immediately previous to this), and finally going to Vanguard.

Now, over the past year, I've turned into a somewhat more social creature. I've always been a sort of oddly dual person; at heart, I'm very shy and not good at opening up, but I also like to have company. (This is, perhaps, part of why I got a puppy; that and her amazing cute-factor are the two things that keep her alive when she cheerily runs around the yard for 15 minutes at 7am, then comes inside just in time to poop on the doormat.)

At any rate, I've always been good at putting on a social 'mask,' though it could exhaust me. But over the past year, between writing groups and TUN and Vanguard and the Evergreen Equestrian community and all, I've been out and social more. And getting better at just socializing instead of wearing the social mask. But this past month or so, the puppy has kept me so busy that I don't get to socialize much outside of my riding lessons and when people come to visit. I think that'd been affecting my mood.

So Vanguard was a great break, even though I walked there in the freezing rain rather than drive 10 blocks and find parking. Chatted with Vonda and Hank about writing and critiques. Discussed Weird Al Yankovic and parodies/satire in general. At some point, Hank and I got drawn into a comparative discussion of Broadway musicals and he told me about Forbidden Broadway.

This is, evidently, a periodically revised revue mocking whatever's hot on Broadway. The latest volume ('Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit') has a brilliant send-up of Wicked. Earlier ones mocked Stephen Sondheim ('Into the Words,' about his tongue-twisting lyrics) and Mandy Patinkin ('Somewhat Overindulgent,' to the tune of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' making fun of his occasionally over-the-top on-stage emoting). (And before certain nameless aspiring Broadway performers comment on that one, the mockery was in good fun! I like Sondheim's musicals, and you know I'm a fan of Mandy Patinkin's work both on stage and film! Don't hit me!)

The butterscotch cookies were also well-received, though I just realized I left the empty tupperware there afterwards. Whups...! Got a ride home with Hank afterwards. In all, much good socializing! I really needed that break.

Though I still gotta find a restaurant. Waugh.

Comments

You'd never heard of Forbidden Broadway? Now I feel negligent.

Look for the one with the Les Mis parody. That is hardcore.

"Don't cross that meanie Alessandrini..."
Les Misera-blah, isn't it?
(And before certain nameless aspiring Broadway performers comment on that one, the mockery was in good fun! I like Sondheim's musicals, and you know I'm a fan of Mandy Patinkin's work both on stage and film! Don't hit me!)

LOL!!
I was actually expecting your younger son to comment, obviously. I don't know how he feels about Sondheim, but for obvious reasons I felt a need to add the other part of that disclaimer. ;)
*snickers* Don't worry, I've heard Forbidden Broadway and no offense was taken. ;-)
Your mother was laughing at me earlier about that, and not just on LJ!

But it's just one of those things. It seems to me that if you are pointing out a song that makes fun of someone's family member, it is always best to go 'all in good fun! All in good fun!' ;)