Septober Sounds Better Than Octember

Yet again he arrives, screaming into the wind, hoping his voice carries far without realizing how quickly it dissipates. A soliloquy for no one; an attempt to hold himself accountable. Here's what I've been up to the past two months.

Not a whole lot. Time is such a fickle mistress. The moment you think you have found some command over it, some sort of relationship with it, some symbiotic give and take, well, the wool is most comfortable over my eyes.

Books: 2/4 - re-read Casino Royale, first read of Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbitt.

Films: 7/13 - Girl With All The Gifts; American Assassin; The Hitman's Bodyguard; Our Brand is Crisis; Brigsby Bear; Battle of the Sexes; The House.

Other Important Things - Reached my yearly goal of three unique countries visited after a two week stint in Germany (joining Nicaragua and the USA - lame I know, but I try to define it as a unique stop in the USA, in this case, Houston). However, after France last year and Germany this year, the finances have been bled near dry, so three countries might be a stretch next year. However, I do have an ace up the sleeve which I may be able to play next year. Then again, for as many good ideas as I have, I'm not the best at implementing them. So more to come on that I suppose. Otherwise, not much happening in goal reaching town. I've been encouraging myself to wake up earlier and do more creative work but that's been a slow adjustment. The comedy making is also dwindling with more and more realizations that I'm likely bette suited to be a behind the scenes person - not sure the stage is for me. I'll keep getting up though, it can't hurt. Lastly, got a new job hosting trivia on Wednesday's here in Hamilton, so if you're around, swing by for one of those.

Keep reading and keep working. You got this. (Applicable as encouragement for both of us).

-h.

Mini-Tour

In honour of my first anniversary of making standing up comedy, I have ended my summer hiatus and actually booked some shows again! Four shows in three nights all during the week leading up to me leaving the country for two weeks! Maybe not the most ideal timing, but I would be remiss not to do Matt Surina's First Timer's Club on the one year anniversary of my doing comedy for the first time at that very show!

So time to blow off the dust and see if I'm still funny. Come out if you want. Or don't. You can make your own choices. 

August Rush

Had a productive August, even though it didn't really feel like it. There's still a weird uncomfortableness in the back of my mind thinking I could have accomplished more, but I did a fair amount regardless. It was more consuming than creating, but everything helps in the long run.

Books: 4/2 - The Cocktail Lab by Tony Conigliaro; Three Sheets to the WInd by Pete Brown; The man With the Golden Typewriter edited by Fergus Fleming; Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman.

Films: 15/7 - Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Snowden; Kubo & The 2 Strings; The Nice Guys; Fantastic Beasts; Snatched; Colossal; Step Brothers; Logan Lucky; The Incredible Jessica James; Allied; Equilibrium; The Dark Tower; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Other: Didn't do much travelling (prepping for an exciting announcement next month); started writing more jokes again and have finally started to book some shows; faded from my obsession over finishing the five year long EP, though, I will still complete it. Someday. ...Overall, I did more than I remember doing. Need to continue the momentum into September!

Let me know what you read or saw, where you've been or what you did. I find petty jealousy to be the best fuel for the competitive person.

h.