24 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

(pd) by Jorge Barrios
Yesterday my family from out-of-state arrived; today we went to the movie theater to watch The Hobbit, and now I have the Misty Mountains song stuck in my head. Huzzah!

This is silly, but my sister and I were really into theater when we were younger, and we were both in a musical version of The Hobbit (and it was my first stage musical ever!). She was cast as one of the spiders as well as one of the trolls, and I was a last-minute fill-in for a cast member who had quit. I never tried out for the show, but my sister worked her magic with the director and nabbed me the part of Oin the dwarf (here's the movie equivalent), which ended up being a huge role (lots of songs, fighting, and stage time!).

So watching The Hobbit with family was not only a nostalgia-trip for when Lord of the Rings was in theaters (last decade!) but a "remember when" moment for when we performed in the stage version...seventeen years ago. Holy crap, the time flies.

Anyway, family will be here for a few days, and I'm still busy with projects and impatiently waiting to hear news regarding my panels (the convention is less than a month away)... in the meantime:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. That's a sweet story! I'm glad you've got family around for the holidays...I hope you have a happy time. :)

  2. Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you'll have an even greater New Year!


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