Last night I celebrated Valentine’s Day early with my wife because I have an event with the Austin Horror Society tonight and am at Sherwood Forest Faire on Saturday and Sunday. While I don’t feel that my work as an entertainer is nearly as important as the heroic work of firefighters, police and others who sacrifice their holidays to make sure we have protection and utilities, I do share the fact that my family has to sometimes adjust around holiday celebrations because I am in demand. The nice thing is that we get to hit the restaurant when it’s quiet, before or after the rush. The nicest thing is that we end up truly focused on the meaning of the celebration as we have to create our own moment. It’s probably not for everyone, but I’m glad that my family understands.
For all of you normal folk, I hope you have as pleasant a celebration with your own sweetheart. If you are on your own I hope you indulge yourself in something that you enjoy. You deserve it! You might come and join me at Sherwood Forest Faire!