Half of the year has gone by. Here are the highlights from The Life of Bryan for first half of 2009.
Jan 1 – New Years’ Eve party. This started last year, but the party that went from Opa to my house was a good time, keeping up the NYE chez Bryan tradition.
Feb 8 & March 23 – We moved into the new, bigger theatre on Feb 8 and I spoke at Deep Water on the 23rd. I can’t really say how the talk was, but Deep Water rocks so it’s a highlight.
April 1 – 18 – I flew across the pond for a trip to Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland. During the trip I got to see Colleen and Hywel, The Sister & 24-7 friends, Jess & JT and Lau. The highlight of the trip was the trip itself. Everything was great. In addition to the friends, I saw a World Cup qualifier football match (Germany v. Wales at Millenium Stadium, Cardiff), Cardiff Castle, and Welsh parliament. I stayed next to the birthplace of golf, and touristed through Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile in Scotland. I saw both the West and East coasts of England on the train. In Guildford/Birmingham/London I saw a Premiership football match (Arsenal v. Wigan at JJB Stadium in Wigan, the National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Sqare, The Bull Ring, The British Museum & Camden Market.
Then I went to Ireland where Lau, Kerwin and I did a big ole road trip. We took a Kia from Cork, through Blarney (the stone kissed me, I swear!), through Killarney, through Limerick, up to Galway and then I took the bus to Dublin. We definitely had some laughs on the trip, hanging off thousand foot cliffs, racing to the top of hills, breaking tables (Lau) all while testing our IMDB trivia skills. Ireland was gorgeous! And Dublin was great too. After spending a full day in the downtown core, I stayed with a friend of a friend who lives in Bono’s neighborhood. I didn’t meet the Hewson’s, but it was cool to see that area of town.
June 5 – 7, T.O.: Once again, the highlight was the people, but the excursion was fun too. Friday night, chillin in Dundas Square with Christa, Sheri, Robin, Bergman & friends listening to a free Randy Bachman concert. After that there was a little celebration with the Halifax boys in honour of Mr. Francois, including a trip to the Skydome. And I did manage to get to The Meeting House before I left The Big Smoke.
So, the first half was a blast. But you should see the stuff coming in the 09 part…