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  • I met someone last year who has a voice like a chocolate dipped angel. Is the angel dipped in chocolate, or is the voice chocolate coated? Don't ask me, I'd prefer a dab of both. Some say Rabbit, some say Chris, but I call him my Bunny. After taking years to myself to be alone and learn who I was without a relationship to fall back on, I thought I was ready to remain single. For life, if need be. But my Bunny changed me, and I learned that no matter how many disappointments you suffer through, there is hope of finding someone that you've convinced yourself doesn't exist.

    My Bunny makes a living on metallic paint, robotic movements, and original songs catchy enough to grab you upon your first hearing. I make a living by dispensing medications. When I get an evening or a weekend off, I run to my Bunny's shows to help where I can. I volunteer to sell CDs and hand out kazoos. In return I get to see a grand performance, and marvel at how in the world I snagged that piece of awesome. On stage and off, there is no one I trust more than my Bunny, and nothing I wouldn't do.

    Did I ever imagine, even in my wide eyed youth (tweens), that I would date a singer in a band? The answer is an emphatic NO. I never wanted to date the popular kid, there was way too much competition for me to even consider it. I don't compete, it's too much of a hassle. I prefer to find a quiet place to sit and read or write. That does not equate to standing in a sweaty, crowded venue with a bunch of squee-ing fan girls. I watched Bunny's band last summer at the San Diego Zoo, and thought they were great, but I would have never ever ever sought to date my favorite band member. It sounded like a suicide mission, because what could someone that has a multitude of hot fan girls want with lil ole me? I bought a CD and thought that would be the end of it. Well, you know about how well our best-laid plans usually go. Bunny sought me out, and here we are, eight months later in a loving relationship.

    There's still lots of fan girls. But I think Bunny might have almost gotten me convinced that I don't have to worry about them.

    Steam Powered Giraffe is a pantomime troupe, with steampunk themes. I had an interest in steampunk before Bunny came along, without sinking in too deep. With the help of some fellow steampunkers who happen to be SPG fans, I've gotten to have some costumed fun of my own.
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