When I say this, it feels like a confession, but here we go: it is really nice to be done with Everyone Who Looks Like You for a little while. Knowing that we will be doing it again (San Francisco! June 2011!) make the whole thing feel like a nice pause, rather than an interminable hold. I've loved touring and I enjoyed performing in Portland (especially this last weekend with great crowds and the wilds of fire alarms), but it is exhausting. The yelling, the tantrums, the nightly emotional roller coaster. I'm ready for a break.
Breaks don't last too long at h2m, however. Erin continues to rehearse and build My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow (I'm very excited about a new scene involving names of cats) and the rest of the team dips toes back into the world of Uncanny Valley, gently at the moment and more vigorously in February.
Until then, it's hot springs and hot toddies for me. Happy Holidays, ya'll.