Irony: (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity
I put up a definition of irony, but I assume you, brilliant readers of mine, know what irony is
and I’m not just talking about my Air Supply t-shirt.
Two things you need to know for this instance of irony — 1) I’m putting together another Bainbridge Island Story Slam
YAY, WENDY!. Cuz you’re so special for being here, check out a first glimpse of our (not even final yet!) poster:
Note the theme I came up with, Seemed like a good idea at the time… Let’s remember this for later.
2) For awhile now, I have kindasorta wanted to be in a play at our local theater, but froze at the thought of auditioning. Everyone hates auditioning, right
especially lilly-livered chickens like moi.
Well, ha ha, Wendy! The jokes on you cuz someone asked and didn’t have you audition!
Which was all coolbeans and yay for me. Up until we rehearsed on stage.
And I got a glimpse of all those seats staring at us.
Which will have people in them. And I thought to myself….
GULP. That can so be a thought.
You’re probably way ahead of me. See the irony?
Let’s add another layer, just for good measure.
But, hey, you’re thinking
if you’re not snoring by now, if my performance bites the proverbial big one, I could tell that story for story slam, right?!
Wrong. Story Slam is happening the week before my play’s performances.
This concludes today’s lesson on irony.
Will she go on stage as planned? Will she “be sick” that week? Will she choke? Will she suck in front of the whole island and think to herself, “seemed like a good idea at the time….?”