To borrow from the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Comedy tonight indeed. I'm very excited about the line up we have for our open mic night.
Ben (comic magician)
We're going to have a great time. And that's good, because it was really difficult saying goodbye to Jill, Todd, Kayla, and Hunter this morning.
Luckily I'll see them next Thursday or Friday before they fly back to Los Angeles.
I met them at the airport at 5:30 yesterday and as usual, the sweetest sounds to my ears is the word "Grandma" screamed at ear-splitting levels as two beautiful children run toward me. After picking up their rental car we went out to my place and the kids and I did a quick turnaround to get down to CSz for dinner and the show. Jill and Todd took the opportunity to go out alone for dinner. They ended up at the Water Street Brewery and said they had a nice time.
The kids loved the ComedySportz show and behaved very well. Hunter was thrilled that he "made friends with people on stage." It was so cute. Kayla and Hunter both went on stage after the show was over to jump and run a little while. By the time we got home I thought they would be sleepy but they stayed awake quite a while.
I didn't sleep well on the couch with Kayla, but it was a joy nonetheless. Then at 7:30 AM she and I got up and went swimming even though it was really cold. The water was 85 degrees and felt great. Hunter changed his mind about going.
After everyone took showers we went to a late breakfast and then I went to work. It was hard leaving them, but I know they'll have fun with Todd's family in Eagle River. And I'll see them next weekend. So life is pretty darn good after all.
Tell me to break a leg tonight, okay?
Gee, thanks. I will.