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No-one in my family ended up in any of the wars of the past century, as far as I know; they were always too young, or too old, or (in the very early days) too Irish. On the other hand, the one Italian branch of the family could have veterans in it. But regardless, today is a reminder of all wars, throughout time and place - specifically a reminder that they can - and should - be brought to an end.

I know I haven't been here for a while, and today seems an odd day to resurface. It's been hot (mid 30s!) in Melbourne, and I've been busy. My first proper stand-up spot in years turned out to be a pretty great tight five (that's comedian lingo for five minutes of very good material), and the character piece I performed at the same gig went down well too, though being in a suit in this heat in the small front room of the Brunswick Green, crowded with nearly 80 people... That was suffering for my art, I can tell you. Great to do some more comedy acting, though, and I'll be coming back. If you like political comedy, be sure to check out our room - Political Asylum is the name, and there's even a web site (there might be video footage of my spot on there, eventually!).

This week and next are full. I'm doing some extra training work for my main day job employer, which is good because I get to charge what I used to earn while training - and I need the extra cash for my upcoming trip to New York (I'll be in the US and Canada from November 23, and NYC from December 5 to 15). This does mean that, while coming down with some kind of throat infection and hayfever, I did a gig on Sunday night, then talking all day about Word 2007 on Monday, and then yesterday talked for half a day straight to a camera and then just a microphone about the evils of fast food (it was another education video job).

So, things are good, but I'm feeling a bit rough. This holiday will be just what  I need - assuming I can figure out exactly where we're going between our first few days in Boston and our last week and a half in NYC... (I'd like to do a circuit of Montreal, Toronto and Niagara, but I'm not sure it's practical.)

Oh, one last thing - I have a climate change related gig on November 20, at Trades Hall, titled Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening. It's raising money for the ACF's "Towards Copenhagen" campaign, and I've been assisting the main brains behind it, Dan Walmsley, in giving it some shape. Should be a good mix of comedians presenting a comedy version of the "an inconvenient truth" presentation, so if you're free, come along!

Date: 2009-11-11 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hnpcc.livejournal.com
(I'd like to do a circuit of Montreal, Toronto and Niagara, but I'm not sure it's practical.)

Depending on the time you have it might be worth checking out the Amtrak schedules and flight schedules. It's doable to get to/from all those places, but how long you'd have in each is a bit iffy.

The train trips between Boston/New York and New York/Poughkeepsie were really beautiful though - one runs along the coast, and one runs along the Hudson.

Also if you want the address of a nice B&B in Boston give me a yell and I'll dig the info out.

Date: 2009-11-15 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrington.livejournal.com
Actually, the details of that B&B in Boston would be very welcome - we have a place to stay for three days, but we need to find somewhere for a few days more! If you can find it, I'd be very grateful.

Date: 2009-11-16 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hnpcc.livejournal.com
Have emailed it to you. Hope that helps!

Date: 2009-11-11 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tra4ce.livejournal.com
Boston to Toronto is a short flight. Via run trains between Toronto and Montreal. Getting a car might be the easiest way to pop down to Niagara - you could then check out the surrounding area as well. Shame you won't be in time for the Shaw Festival or the season at Stratford.

Date: 2009-11-15 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrington.livejournal.com
Actually Canada is looking rather less likely now - money problems, in short. If I can at least make it to Niagara, I will! And if we don't get to Canada this trip, well, I'll just have to go back again.

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