Summer update

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Hi kids,

Other than my usual (random) forum postings, I've not been posting anything else lately, so I hope that this will bring you all up to speed on what's going on with me.

First, I must say that June was a very busy month for me. The musical in which I directed the pit orchestra was very taxing on my sanity--and I got a nice case of bursitis as a souvenir--but it was also a rather nice success. I was very proud of the orchestra, first because they had to deal with ME, and secondly, because they had to learn some pretty hard music in a short period of time. And like all musicals, it's always difficult to get the orchestra and the thespians on the same page, but to my credit, I think I managed to do that reasonably well.

We had four shows and an invite-only dress rehearsal, so in all, we had five performances in front of an audience. As should be the case, the dress rehearsal went pretty terribly and I I got drunk afterwards to forget my pain. :-P

Opening night was a smash, and I got drunk to celebrate. The second night went even better, so of course, we went out drinking to celebrate. The third night was the best night out of all the shows, even though I gave the most bizzare (and WRONG) cue to the orchestra, so I went out drinking to celebrate a good show and to commiserate an awful (though not deadly) mistake. Closing night was my personal best night, but not the show's best night, even though it was still pretty good. We went to the cast party afterwards to celebrate, and oddly enough, I didn't drink. Go figure.

With the show over with, I had to now focus on the gay men's chorus concert. This was a relief, though, because I didn't have to direct anything--I just had to sing. For this concert, we brought up the chorus from Orange County, California and the chorus from Vancouver, B.C. When it was all said and done, we had nearly 250 gay men singing on stage, which was really quite a sight to behold.

It was truly a magical evening of song and dance, and I can honestly say that I think that even though that's one of the longest concerts I've ever done (it clocked in at 3 hours), it seemed to be over in an hour. We had a nice cast party at one of the bars here, and everybody seemed to have a good time.

Now that my two big commitments are over with, I'm able to pursue other matters...

My boyfriend and I have been hanging out with our "mistresses" lately, and we've been having a lot of fun. His mistress is the bassoon player from the pit orchestra from the musical, and he's quite a cute young man. He's very musically talented, and he's kind of trashy (like we are), which I think adds to his overall appeal.

My mistress, on the other hand, is quite different. Mine is also a talented musician, but he's a singer (he's home for the summer; he goes to school in California). His family is rich--REALLY rich--and they live that high-society sort of life. Their house is huge and beautiful, and they have lavish--dare I say profligate?--things. Things on top of things. As a quick aside, for some reason, rich people have always liked me, and this is no exception. Strange, but oddly true.

Last night, my boyfriend and I spent the night out on the town with each other. Since we've been so busy lately, we haven't had lots of time to go out. We had a nice dinner, met up with a friend at the dance club, and went home. Tonight, we're going to watch the Deep Impact crash, and we're going out of town to do see it, so that we can be away from all the light pollution. Yay! This should be a very unique experience, and I'm looking forward to seeing it this evening.

I think I've rambled on enough for today. I've gotta get my day started--this afternoon, I go and watch the gay softball tournament. I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday--those of you that celebrate it--and I'll see you next time. And as always, behave and be nice, so you don't turn out like me.

Michael