Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and wonder if the person who rented my car rental after me in North Dakota a few years ago appreciated the fact that I forgot to take my "Dresden Dolls" CD out of the CD player of the car.
I'll never know!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Mark Twain quote that has always stuck with me is this one:

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

The quote is from the beginning of his "The Adventures Huckleberry Finn" book.

I remember first hearing it when I was a freshman in college.
Our teacher asked us what we thought Mark Twain meant by that.
For the rest of the hour long(maybe it was longer) class everyone talked and argued about this simple quote.

I thought that what Mark Twain meant was:
Maybe you shouldn't waste an hour of your life arguing and examining a simple quote that tells you to NOT do that.
there we all were examining and arguing over this quote.

The whole time I kept thinking,
I bet if the ghost of Mark Twain could sit in on this and watch us doing this he would probably laugh his ass off.

It's because of this that I decided back then and still continue to think that Mark Twain is one of the funniest people who have ever lived.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


don't know who the 1st person to advise someone to just
Picture everyone is naked!

when they feel nervous about talking in front of a group of people
that person was most likely a pervert.
That person was also most likely a genius
people have been stealing their bad advice for years.

the Mayans were incorrect and the world doesn't end in 2 years,
I predict that being a "comedic yoga teacher" will become a much sought after career choice for people.
Mark my words!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Yoga? What has become of me?

Over the last month I have started doing yoga.
This obviously means that hell has frozen over.
I have started out with the very easy level dvd kind
have found that that has prepared me for the kind I have switched over to a couple of days ago: ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga yoga is a lot more difficult than the other kind(for me) and I am just doing the very basic beginner kind of it(also via a dvd). When my body gets used to this I plan to move on to actually taking a class.
The reason I am holding off on taking a class and taking all of this prep time is to avoid being the person in class who continually topples over and ends up accidentally punching other people in face.
No one wants to be that girl!

And yes, this is really me posting this.
My blog hasn't been hacked.
Comedy nerd moment!

So, 10 years at this time I was completing my last semester of college in Los Angeles(via Emerson College's L.A. program).
I would go to the Hollywood Improv every now and then because some of my friends performed there and I would also go to check out a lot of comedians I had heard of from tv. During that time frame I never got to actually perform at that club. It wouldn't be until five years later when returning to L.A. for a couple of months that I got to take the stage. It was for a Tonight Show(w/Jay Leno) audition. The line-up for that show was super stacked(with talent) and I remember being kind of surprised that more audience hadn't shown up for it and thinking,
Do people realize what a great live show they are missing?

It was fun though and it allowed me to reunite with some friends I hadn't seen in years. That's one of the great things about being a comedian, I get to make people laugh, but also it's an excuse to have mini-reunions with friends I haven't seen in forever.

Anyway, I think I had a point, what was it?
Oh yeah.
After taking the liberty of googling my own name I discovered that the Improv comedy club chain has including me in their "comedians" section. I thought that was cool of them to do that, especially since I've performed at only one of their clubs a whopping one time.

On an unrelated note, I've also discovered that google has a "related search" section and that a lot of my "related" searches are very UN-related to me.

These are the things that happen when you take the liberty of googling your own name on a Sunday morning!

This ends this comedy nerd moment blog post.