Things I love: Eddie Izzard edition

izzard.jpg I'm a very slightly superstitious person. It's not so much that I believe in the power of jinxing something as much as it is I'm afraid it'll turn out to be real and powerful and I might have been imprudent in failing to observe said power. Thus, I don't plan too far in advance for celebrating anniversaries or birthdays or things as I don't want the universe to think I'm being cavalier and that they're a given.

Yes, I'm insane.

Anyhoo, I decided to tempt fate this time around by making plans for Chris' and my seventh wedding anniversary two months ahead of the curve. I feel fairly confident that we will make it to that milestone unless I discover that, say, instead of fighting stock fraud, he's been committing it. On the other hand, that might just make me proud of him and a lot, lot wealthier -- both worth staying in the marriage. But I digress. Focus, Julia! Focus!

I noted while on the Ticketmaster website, laughing at how much one might pay to see the double bill of The Police and Elvis Costellos*, I noticed that the singularly fabulous Eddie Izzard is doing a show in Detroit the day after our wedding anniversary. And what better way to celebrate your love than seeing live one of my idols, an acerbic, dazzlingly intelligent, mildly insane cross-dressing British comedian? Answer: none!

If you haven't experienced Eddie Izzard's one man show-stylings, rent the DVDs. (I think I like Dress to Kill best) His is a truly unique approach, offering up a dizzying array of historical observations and blink-and-you'll-miss-it sly bon mots. Keeps your brain on its toes, so to speak. (You may also be enjoying Eddie's pretty-darn-good American accent on FX's The Riches, which I also, naturally, dig.)

In other words, I can't wait. (Plus, the show's at the Detroit Opera House, which is supposed to be a stunning venue. Double score!)

*Answer: $94-$229.50 for Pavilion seats at the DTE Energy Music Center! A mere $44.50 for lawn. LAWN! And that's before the ridiculous fees they pile on.