Thursday, July 17, 2008

Not Northward Bound

Every year since 1999, my husband and I have spent the third week in July at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. But not this year. We just don't have the energy.

My failed pregnancy last month-- along with other major stress events since April-- left us drained both physically and mentally. I feared the late night partying might kill us if we tried to keep up.

But I sure am going to miss the event. We always have a great time.

In the past, we have seen some great shows and have had lots of laughs with the famous and the not-yet-famous.

Here are some of my favorite photos, two of them taken when I was still blond. In fact, I dyed my hair black the week of the festival in 2005. People who have known me for 20 years had no idea who I was. It was during those few days that I picked up the nickname Evil Traci. (On Bewtiched Samantha's evil cousin had black hair.)

That's me with Colin Quinn looking like we're announcing our engagement. Below I happily pose with the late Mitch Hedberg. That pic still makes me sad.

Two years ago, I demanded that my husband have his photo taken with Drew Carey to prove once and for all that they don't look alike. Whenever folks see this picture they say, "They look just like brothers." So much for that tactic.

Oh well. Maybe next year.

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