What I’ve got instead of a career

19 Feb

Tomorrow night, I will be making my Adelaide Fringe Festival debut. This is not something I ever expected to so, but there you go.

I am part of the Titters! show on Wednesday and Thursday. It is a great show, with a bunch of excellent women comics who have been extremely welcoming. They have a lot more experience than me, and last year, they won a People’s Choice award.
I’ve got most of next week off, and then in the next week, I’ll be back in Titters as well as part of the High Beam comedy hour. In the last week of the Fringe, I’ll be part of Titters again.

And to top it off, I’ll be part of the upstART program with the Fringe. Which is, you know, as you can see, emerging artists. So, I could make some quip here about emerging at age 39, but that would be a bit obvious, wouldn’t it?

I had no idea I would be doing these things. They’ve crept up on me one by one. Until suddenly, I feel like I’m a different person. It’s exciting. Overwhelming sometimes, but exciting. And it makes my heart beat fast and my hands sweat just thinking about it.

But it’ll be ace. Really.

On the weekend, we went and watched the mister jump out of a plane.

He was skydiving.

We look much more adventurous than we really are.

If you need me, I’m down in the back yard. Rehearsing.

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19 Responses to “What I’ve got instead of a career”

  1. SQ February 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm #

    And you’ll be brilliant. And funny too.

  2. blue milk February 19, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    WOW!

  3. meli February 20, 2008 at 12:20 am #

    oh brilliant!! good luck! if i was home i’d come and see you. some times of the year, adelaide is just the best place to be…

  4. tut-tut February 20, 2008 at 3:08 am #

    If I were there, I’d be in the front row . . . even in the back yard.

  5. fifi February 20, 2008 at 6:18 am #

    will you be rehearsing into a hairbrush?

    Bravo, you. You’ll be excellent.

  6. ThirdCat February 20, 2008 at 7:54 am #

    I do use a hairbrush! I suspect that’s slightly daggy.

  7. Stomper Girl February 20, 2008 at 10:31 am #

    Fantastic. Next year you can come to Melbourne and do the Comedy Festival here!! Good luck tomorrow night, break a leg in the non-bone fracturing way.

  8. Narcoleptic Bedwetter February 20, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Ha, I actually use a spanner to rehearse! Should be good, looking forward to seeing you outside the five minute slots.

  9. ThirdCat February 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    Funny you should say…I have just changed from a hairbrush to a shifting spanner. I felt it was a more appropriate weight.

  10. suse February 20, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Sounds like a Cluedo accusation: Ms Thirdcat in the Garden with the Shifting Spanner. (Why yes, my child did receive a board game for his birthday).

    Break a leg, 3C.

  11. genevieve February 20, 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    Instead of a career? you and me both. Ixcept I’m sitting hard on my hands at present. Go kick some serious arse, you comedienne, you.

  12. hasarder February 20, 2008 at 5:23 pm #

    Good luck for tonight, and every other night!
    So disappointed I’m not in town for the Fringe. I’d come and see you for sure if I was.

  13. Mikhela February 20, 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    Wow, I know a comedienne (in a virtual bloggy kind of way). Don’t you just yearn for your days as a librarian?

  14. Ariel February 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    Good luck!!! I’m in town for Writers Week … if you’re on then, I shall have to come and see you! You will be ace.

  15. ThirdCat February 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    We will keep on eye on the time this time though!

  16. Ariel February 22, 2008 at 11:49 am #

    Ha! Yes … oh well, you know what they say about time flying …

  17. Lynne Flavel February 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    From the Messenger website review of Titters:

    Tracy Crisp, the librarian vegetarian, is brilliant with fantastic lines and deadpan delivery.

  18. Ariel February 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    Heyyyy … go TC!

  19. ThirdCat February 25, 2008 at 9:37 am #

    Hello LF! I didn’t know you were still visiting!

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