reveilles and I had a fun (but busy) weekend.
On Friday night, we went to see Bill Cosby perform at UMass. He performed for two hours without an intermission. He wore a sweatshirt, sweatpants, white socks and took off his shoes as soon as he got on stage. It was nice seeing a performer look so comfortable on stage. As for the performance, he was hysterical: my cheeks hurt from smiling so much and my throat hurt from laughing so much. It was very refreshing to see a performer that was very funny but at the same time family friendly. While his stories seemed to wander quite randomly during his act, his routine was also well-crafted. Some of the humor in his later stories depended on details mentioned in earlier stories. He was a very competent performer since I never got the sense that the main part of his routine was scripted. I would definitely see him again if I had the chance.
On Halloween, we went to a friend's house for dinner and a movie. For my costume, I wore a gray t-shirt, plaid pajama pants, and a white bathrobe. I carried a towel with me, put a fishing lure in my ear, and carried a calculator covered in aluminum foil with the words "Don't Panic" written on it in large friendly letters. I like costumes that are comfortable to wear. We watched Shaun of the Dead. While I wouldn't call it a great movie, I would recommend it since it was funny (assuming you like British humor) and made a lot of interesting social comedy. It was a good choice of movies for Halloween.
We are now in Hell Week for Valley Light Opera's production of Ruddigore, with Tech Rehearsal on Tuesday, Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, and Opening Night on Friday.