||[Feb. 1st, 2011|08:57 am]
Things are changing here on several fronts.
Firstly, Meirion is extremely busy, thanks to juggling his real estate job – he now works in part out of Toronto – and his local council duties. So our old routines are gone.
Secondly, for one reason or another we seem to be spending more time in the city. The almost two hours it takes to get there, more in rush hour, now seems more worth it than ever. We’ve been driving in almost every week now, to see some show or other, or have dinner with friends. I’m liking that.
Saturday, for instance we made a late decision to go and see a well-reviewed show at Harbourfront, a show from Italy called Questo Buio Feroce. We’re glad we did. It turned out to be extremely strange (The Toronto Star said “it’s unike anthying you’ve seen before” - and they were right). It’s a dance/drama, AIDS-themed, visually Fellini-esque and stunning to look at – the trailer below will give you a hint of that. It was marred at times by the fact that I had absolutely NO idea what was going on. Overall, though, I love these challenging kinds of work; Meirion does too. We had a ball.
Prior to that we had dinner at Il Fornello, also down by the water at Harboufront. For a chain, they turn out pretty convincing Italian Food. We both liked our meals. Then, after the show, on to Church Street to check out what the gay boyz do on Saturday nights. We chose to go into George’s Playhouse, where the drag queens hang out and perform on a small stage, and where the clientele is our age. No point in us two geezers going to the boyz bars, really, is there? It was fun.
Anyway, thing are changing on the home front too. I’m becoming increasingly consumed by PositiveLite.com. I write there regularly, of course, often on topics close to my heart and where the number of hits per post can number in the thousands. But it’s the extra stuff I do, helping the site owner run the site, promoting it on Twitter and elsewhere, that takes up a very large chunk of my time. Fortunately, I love it.
At the same time, I’m spending less time on LiveJournal. That’s in part a reaction to the fact that, to be brutally honest, it’s a less exciting place than it used to be. There are many exceptions to this, but collectively I think many of us are getting a bit boring, a little less creative and a lot more repetitive. Or is that tired me talking, too busy to post much or even read what’s out there?
It’s inevitable I guess that I won’t be quite as active on here as I once was – I just don’t have the time any more. However, you can count on me to pop in from time to time to share some puppy pics, or similar. I don’t see myself leaving Live Journal anytime soon. I'd miss it too much.