Write about: the robin.
Hold on a second, I need to read my own blog for a minute here. I can't remember what I have and haven't mentioned recently.
Okay. So Carolyn will only be with us until Saturday morning, at which point she'll be catching a bus to go home to Quebec. And the helper who contacted us about possibly joining us last Monday ended up deciding to go elsewhere.
Which leaves us without any helpers staying with us, officially, after this weekend.
I say officially because Kat's brother has volunteered to come with me to the market Saturday morning. And, at some point, I'm expecting my parents to arrive as they stop in on their way back home from their east coast trip and they'll be able to hang out with Max while Kat works.
I haven't heard from them since last Saturday though, so I have no idea where they currently are. Close by now, hopefully.
I suppose by now everybody has heard of the passing of Robin Williams. It's pretty much all been said at this point, but I just wanted to share a little story of my own.
When I was in high school a good friend of mine introduced me to Robin's stand-up routine. I think he loaned me a tape (as in cassette tape - yes, I'm old) of his Live at the Met show, then eventually made a copy for me to keep because I loved it so much.
I listened to that thing over and over and over again. And I laughed. Every single time. Night after night. If I needed cheering up, distraction, or just a good laugh, that's what I turned to. I remember listening to it as I fell asleep on more than one occasion.
There were some jokes that took me a long time to get. On maybe the fourth or fifth or tenth or twentieth listen I'd finally get something for the first time and howl with laughter. I'm pretty sure that by the end there were still some that I didn't understand, probably because it was just audio and Robin was such a physical comedian. Didn't matter. That tape was still the greatest thing ever.
Robin Williams was a huge influence on my sense of humour. He made me want to make other people laugh the way they laughed for him. He opened up a whole new world of comedy for me. I will miss him.
Though I never knew him, I will miss him.