Month: July 2009

More Delays And More Distractions

So I was planning to do an audio recording last weekend but real life kicked in the door and dashed those plans.  Claudia had gone unwell during that time and we had to go to the doctor to make sure everything was ok.  It turned out it wasn’t too serious, thankfully, if not a bit frustrating and somewhat interposing to our normal routine.  Claudia was able to alleviate her ailment with some meds and with some tweaks to some of her habits she should be back in full form.  Alas, the show could not be recorded. 

This coming weekend will be somewhat eventful as well, as we’ll be taking some dance classes with Tony Meredith at Lincoln Center (no it’s not exclusive but an event for all who wish to attend) and possibly check out the Colombian Independence Festival on Sunday at Flushing Meadow Park.  I guess we’ll see what tomorrow will bring.

My drive to record the podcast hasn’t really dwindled, but I’m also not living in Bridgeport, CT anymore and this time around I don’t plan on missing out on the fun that New York City has to offer, if I can help it.  You 0nly live once as they say, and I plan to enjoy the most of it.

Thank Goodness for Small Favors

As it turned out, Marc Maron’s free show last night was cancelled due to a water main breaking at the Green Room over at Bleecker St.  This of course turned out to be a small blessing because I was/am so tired and needed to get some much needed sleep.  Of course I didn’t take full advantage of this. 

I ended up going to my mom’s house for some free and tasty grub and to give my farewell’s to my cousin who is heading back to Colombia today.

 Saying Goodbye to my Cousin as heads back to Colombia

It was a nice and pleasant but subsequently, I still got back home much later than I hoped for.  I ended up getting more sleep than I have the previous nights so that was nice.  Also I found out this morning that Time Warner’s Local News Channel, NY1 posted their videoof the Lincoln Center function on their website and yours truly appeared for a few seconds.  Claudia is still freaking out because she hates any degree of attention but what are you going to do.

Hey what do you know, three blog entries in three days.  This rare bought of prolific writing has to be attributed to me not making any podcasts in some time.  I definitely have to do an audio recording soon.  Stay tuned.

Regarding the Swing of Things

Sometime yesterday, I found out about a little night function over at Lincoln Center called “Midsummer Night’s Swing”.  The style of dance they were going to showcase and teach for the night was the Lindy Hop.  Being the thoughtful husband that I am and knowing my wife’s passion for dance, I made reservations and we proceeded to go that very night.  Little did I know what havoc I would create with this action.  As I’ve heard before, no good deed goes unpunished.

Due to some unforseen car accidents and traffic Claudia ended up a little late and we proceeded to the dance lessons a bit behind.  Having two left feet this made it impossible for me to learn more than something resembling the basic 2 steps of the Lindy Hop.  After an hour or so of this, I was much tired (being sleep-deprived and all), and we decided to depart to get some dinner.  As were were leaving, I remembered also catching a little “tweet” about Jesse Joyce performing at the Gotham Comedy Club and decided to go there for some mirth and to end the night on a high note (I’m very self-conscious about having 2-left feet on the dance floor).  The comedy was great and I completely forgot all my embarrassment at Lincoln Center.  Of  course that was to later change.

On our way home Claudia looked through all the reading material we gathered from Lincoln Center and realized that there were several more dance functions this month in latin and swing dances and of course she wants to try out at least six more.  What is a loving, thoughtful, yet very neurotic (when it comes to dance), husband to do?

I reluctantly conceded that we’ll peruse the events together and see if we can fit it in our limited schedule.  I was able to opt out of any functions this coming weekend because we have some family obligations already and I’m so very tired.  It’s funny because I thought we had this time thing, or lack thereof, under control and then this week just came with a sonic boom.  I’m already getting myself ready and geared up to see Marc Maron‘s “Scorching the Earth” again tonight.  I know after tonight I’ll just be a walking zombie the rest of the week.  But you know what?  It’s still worth it. Damn it all, it’s still worth it.  I’ll just have to hibernate on Sunday.