It Definitely Was Definitely Not The Opera

There are times that I am glad that I'm married to My Lovely Wife.  Pretty much all the time actually.  Let me start again.

There are times when I am so thankful that My Lovely Wife said "Yes" at just the right moment that it makes me all weepy.  Take last Friday for example.  

I was at work when I got a call from My Lovely Wife letting me know that Sara Tate, a producer from CBC's Definitely Not the Opera, was trying to get in touch with me.  I wrote down the number and did a little dance (but only in my head, because I was at work and an office is no place for dancing... unless you're doing The Safety Dance! - only people that work at my company will truly get that joke, and they will all think it's as lame as you do).  I took a break and called her up.

Long story short, this was how I spent part of my day today:

This picture fails to capture the majesty and wonder of the recording booth I was in.
Just kidding!  It was very sparse and everything was painted that colour.  But there was some awe.
Also, picture is terrible because photographer is not photographer.
I think we ended up recording a little over half an hour, which could have been better except the cold that I thought I beat two weeks ago moved back into my throat.  Sara says I sounded fine, but if I say anything that was really absurd or embarrassing, it's because of the medication.  Hall's and Fisherman's Friends are potent.

Anyway, I want to say thanks to Sara for being awesome and fun to talk with and convincing me that I was doing fine (even though it took me a couple of minutes to realize that there was a button I needed to push to make my mic work).  I will update here and on my facebook if/when I have more info, but I assume that it'll be on at the regular time on Saturday at 1:30. 

I also bumped into Karin Reid-LeBlanc who asked why I hadn't entered the open mic contest.  I said that I am going to, but I just hadn't written anything yet.  She reminded me that the contest closes tomorrow.  So just before writing this, I submitted my entry for that too.  I'll keep you posted on that too.

And for those of you wondering why I started this post talking about how much I love My Lovely Wife, when all she did was give me a message... come on.  Like I need an excuse to say how great she is? 


  1. Ahhhh Men without hats....The Safety Dance...Another 80's tune people can't forget, even with shock therapy...

    1. In the interest of total openness and honesty, when I hear the music start all I can think of is Weird Al's Brady Bunch Theme. :)


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