Followup to the Musical

Edison Middle School's production of High School Musical was this weekend, and it went very well.  The kids did a great job, and I really enjoyed being in the show.

But I'm so glad it's over.  Last week was difficult, and not just because a young boy from the audience came up to me and said, "The guy who played Coach Bolton in the movie was a lot younger than you!"

No, the most difficult part is that I spent several evenings last week wearing makeup.

This wasn't a big surprise.  I did theater stuff in high school, so I know that on stage, everybody wears makeup, guys and gals both.

But for this show, a lot of weird stuff kept happening:

  • One morning I found lavender panties stuck in the leg of my jeans.  After years of being the only male in my household, the first seriously distressing laundry incident happens during the week I'm wearing rouge on my cheeks.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.

  • One evening on the way home from rehearsal I found myself singing along with the radio to Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"  I just can't believe this would have happened if I weren't wearing lipstick at the time.

  • Last week when everybody was linking to Gender Genie, I gave it a try.  Unfortunately, it reported that three of my recent posts were written by a female.  I'm convinced that somehow Gender Genie knew that I was wearing eyeliner.

So my goal this week is to focus on my own recovery.  My plans include healthy doses of Van Halen and ZZ Top, plus several movies featuring Steven Seagal, Jet Li and Chuck Norris.  And I'm gonna spend lots of time in my woodshop using loud power tools.

I expect to be feeling much better by the weekend.