So I joined a blues originals group over the summer. Its not my usual style of music but I wanted to try something different. Anyway to the interesting part... The group has been writing music for about the last 5 months and we just sat down and recorded the drums for an EP. I was not expecting this group to do anything serious until the spring because the drummer is from Brazil and she would have to go back to Brazil and get a new visa and then come back to the states. In fact the reason we went ahead and recorded the drum tracks was so that the rest of us could record our parts while she is out of the country. Last month the guitar player invited me to his birthday party and while I was there he told me that he and the drummer had started dating and he wanted to make sure that I was OK with that. I said it was fine as long as everything stayed professional on the music side of things. Fast forward to the recording session. While we were in between takes I was outside with the guitar player and he told me that he had some great new. He excitedly said that the drummer no longer had to go back to Brazil and get a new visa. At first I didn't think anything of this. The Drummer had recently taken a trip to NYC and the first thought that I had was that she was able to go to the Brazilian Embassy and work out her visa issues without having to go home. Then the other shoe dropped... The guitar player then said that he had even more great news and went on to invite me to his engagement party. That is when everything clicked in my head. I asked him if the reason the drummer didn't have to go back to Brazil was because he was now planning on getting married to her. He said yes and went on to explain that he had spoken with a lawyer and that it "Would be better if [Drummer] did not go back to Brazil until they were married even if it meant her over staying her original visa". He then said that "now we can go and start playing shows even sooner than we originally thought". I guess the only thing I can do is quote Chuck Berry. "C'est La Vie said the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell"