Monday, April 21, 2008

Show time

I'm just a bit worn out.

The Vocal Majority's Spring Shows were this weekend, three performances of the "Best of Broadway." They were a blast as always, but also very tiring -- we always put every bit of energy we have into our performances. I'm kind of surprised I wasn't nodding off while I worked a camera in church on Sunday morning.

As if the three shows weren't enough, my church, The Heights, also teamed up with Hillcrest Baptist in Cedar Hill to perform the amazing modern oratorio "Saviour" this weekend, on Saturday night at The Heights and on Sunday night at Hillcrest. I was with the VM on Saturday night so I missed that presentation, but I joined the choirs for the Sunday evening performance.

(I've warned our music minister that he needs to check the VM calendar before scheduling anything big again. Here's a heads-up, Trent: Fall shows are September 12 and 13, and our Christmas shows will be on December 4, 5 & 7!)

Anyway, it was quite a wonderful weekend. There's not a final count, with VM I likely performed for over 3,800 people in the three shows, with maybe another thousand at the one performance of "Saviour."

That's a fun, full weekend for me, but it will be another couple of weeks before my body fully recovers. Maybe more, since VM has another show, with the San Angelo Symphony, this Saturday!

Friday, April 11, 2008

What a trip...

For those of you who haven't been following my Disney trip report over at the Wombat Disney blog, it's still going.

It's over three months since the trip ended. No, I haven't been slacking off -- I do post pretty regularly, trying for at least ten segments a week. But I'm only about 3/4 of the way into the trip.

I never expected it to take this long, but the blog format has apparently made me add more detail than ever before. When it's done -- perhaps sometime in October 2009 (kidding!) -- I'll have a great report to help remember the trip for years to come.

As a bonus, the blog allows me to share our adventure with a lot of Disney fans who, like me, enjoy reading about other people's Mickey vacations when they can't be there themselves. I added a stat counter to the blog, and it's amazing to see the interest -- over 300 different people reading the report this week alone.

Even more amazing is where those readers are from. I'd expect most of them to be from the U.S., and they are, but over 25% of the readers are from other countries. The United Kingdom has the second highest numbers of readers, followed by Spain, Canada, Brazil, France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, and 22 other countries!

As regular readers (both of you) might predict, I will positively state that I will post more interesting and/or entertaining articles here at The World of Wombat just as soon as the trip report is done. And, as regular readers might also predict, I'm probably lying (if not about the quantity picking up, at least about the "entertaining" part).

Hang in there!