Monday, March 03, 2014

Project 52 2014 (8/52): Happy

P.:Project 52 2014 (8/52): Happy:.

It might seem crazy what I'm about to say...

You might think I'm manic-depressive or bipolar or something, what with all the gloom and doom on my blog, lately, but I will relish any happy moments I manage to get. Given that I would probably only have a very few blogposts beyond this year's Project 52, I have to admit that I tend to indulge in a bit of dreariness lately.

But hey, there really are just some days where you can't help but forget all about that and remember that when you take the time out to breathe, life can get pretty awesome.

It was a great week, yes. Why do you ask?

I was suitably all smiles

There's really something about being recognized for your efforts that keeps one going, no matter the exhaustion or tedium involved. Truth be told, the entire 8List team really worked hard to get this Anvil Award, and it really does feel rather fulfilling to be part of all this.

The fact that Stratworks ended up being the most-awarded agency of the night was just gravy.

Sunshine, she's here, so you can take a break...

All things considered, it was a great Friday, too, as Switch Improv finally returned to BGC to entertain the only way we know how. It was a great night, and arguably one of the best shows we've ever had. It was definitely a remarkable comeback, to say the least, and with some new things we have up our sleeve in the coming weeks, the future looks pretty bright for Switch Improv. I gotta wear shades. Or not.

Of course, our ever-brilliant musician member, Jona, managed to arrange this very song I'm using for this post as the hook for our latest musical game, and I must say, it's a ton of fun to sing. I foresee this new game being a pretty great crowd-pleaser in the coming weeks, as well.

I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space...

So yeah. Switch Improv has been going places, and we just set something up that could really be a huge turning point for  the group. With everything we've been through in the past year, I'm really happy how we've come together and really taken all the steps necessary to become quite the force to be reckoned with. Can you imagine just relentlessly entertaining a crowd like this almost on a weekly basis with nothing but sheer chutzpah and a will to perform?

It goes back for rows and rows.

It's easy to see why I'm so optimistic, isn't it? And look at that: suddenly, I'm writing pages upon pages today, simply because it's well worth writing and talking about.

With the air, like I don't care baby all the way'

Really felt like my whole weekend was jampacked, as I headed off to Thunderbird in Rizal for my first non-children magic and mentalism show in for way too long than I'd care to remember. I had a few good turns prepared, and I've started incorporating a little bit of hypnosis into my repertoire, for that matter. Fairly interesting stuff, since I just really had to dare to do it, in the end.

Thankfully, they spelled it right.

And there I was, really raring to go, as I prepared some of my classic routines, all the while completely unsure if the crowd was going to be so welcoming of me. Thankfully, this casino audience gave me all their energy as I fed off the laughs and gasps, allowing me to really make a standout Abnormal Lift that night, and of course, a classic Wizard Manual finale.

Clap along if you feel like a home without a roof

And true, things aren't perfect. Meeting people has been harder than ever, what with all the stuff that's been occupying my time lately.

Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth

And true, I really should do something about my horrible case of insomnia lately.

Clap along if you know what happiness is for you

Despite that, there's just something comforting in knowing that even if my mood changes tomorrow, even if I get all depressed and everything in the next five minutes, that point in my life where I am happy exists, and is something I can allow myself back into from time to time.

Clap along if  you feel like that's what you wanna do

And if there's anything I discovered while spending the entire day at Burger Company with my brother and my cousins today, it would probably be that a good burger will erase your worries in a snap. Always.

Because I'm happy...

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