I directed and performed a play, Sunday Brunch. It's an improvised theatre format I created at Impro ACT. The first time it was performed was 27 September last year, at the end of an Impro ACT Creators' Den course. The second time was 18 June this year at Improvention, the annual international festival of improvised theatre held in Canberra. People I don't know paid money to watch it in a theatre. I directed but didn't perform in that show. Most recently Sunday Brunch was on Monday 1 September, where I did perform again. It is on a double bill with Schnitz and Giggles on the first and third Mondays of September and October at Smith's Alternative. I will be out of town for the next show because my brother is turning fifty, but I'll be back again in October. So that is a thing.
I am procrastinating; actually doing these things didn't cause me to write about them at the time. But I had a plan to do my tax today and instead I completed a video game, LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes (15 story levels, 11 hub missions, 250 gold bricks, 150 mini kits, 50 Stan Lee rescues, 11 Deadpool bricks, 153 characters unlocked, 40 vehicles unlocked, and 45 achievements). Sitting in front of my computer all day made me think I could post an entry to my weblog instead of doing my tax. So that is now a thing, too.
This may not sound like the snappiest line from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), but it evidently caught the imagination of John Landis, who has worked references to a mythical film of this name into most of his own movies - memorably as the grotty British skinflick watched by an assortment of lycanthropes and zombies in the climax of An American Werewolf in Paris [sic] (1981).
Ghastly Beyond Belief, Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman