Friday, January 27, 2012

Trying to be artsy on a lazy Sunday

For the weekend of January 13-15, I performed at Leo's Komedy Korner in Windsor, Ontario. Despite the snow/bad weather delaying my arrival, I had a wonderful time! The staff at Leo's place is always so wonderful, and the crowds are incredible (they're so polite, and such great listeners). I didn't take any shots of my trip there (after all, how many pictures can you take of the border crossing?), but I did a take a lot of pictures of the lazy Sunday I had after my Saturday there.

It was Drew's birthday on Saturday and we celebrated on Sunday with coffee, movies and lots of vegan food.

I took some shots, because, hey, I've got an iphone and a program that makes my photos look artsy, so why not, right?

Cafe Ollie in Ypsilanti, Michigan. They have amazing vegan food. If you're in the 734 area code, you must visit.

We had the tofu scramble, which was excellent!

Then we headed to Royal Oak, Michigan, where we gorged ourselves more. This time, it was here:

And we saw Melancholia (also excellent, but for different reasons than the tofu scramble, obvi).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two dollar pants in Iowa

I started my first week of 2012 by performing Iowa. I shared the stage with the hilarious (not to mention, super nice) Mark Poolos. We started off performing at the Meskwaki Casino (where I was good and managed not to lose my entire paycheck on the black jack tables) and finished up our run at Joker's in Cedar Falls. We had a nice turn-out for the Joker's shows, and I even managed to score a pair of pants (that don't look like grandma pants or have an elastic waist band) for $2 at the thrift store in town (which, when you wear a 7 Long, is no easy feat).

On Sunday, I woke up at 5 am and hopped in the car so I could make it to my show in Midland, Michigan (P.S. Seriously, who is doing my routing? Oh yeah, um, me). There, I worked with my good buddy, Steve Sabo, and my new friend, Nathan Kime. Sadly, there weren't too many people in the crowd, but the people who were there brought the laughter! At one point, a drunk audience member even rushed the stage just so he could hug Sabo. It's times like this that I thank my lucky stars that I'm only a feature act. I don't get shown quite the amount of "love" as most headliners.

I was super tired on my drive home after my Sunday show, but it was eased by discovering one of my old Paula Abdul tapes. I listened to "I Need You" from the Forever Your Girl album on repeat the whole way home, and choreographed videos in my mind. That's what most normal people do at 11:00 pm on a Sunday, right? RIGHT?

Anyway, I didn't take any pictures of actual people, but I did get some stellar shots of buildings (because, hey, if you're like me, you read blogs just so you can see pictures that might as well have been lifted from google images).

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

My New Year's Eve started this way:

The Resolution 5K in Lansing (taken before we snorted kale, freebased B-12 and smoked the competition).

And ended this way:

On stage at Connxtions Comedy Club, double-fisting it before the ball dropped.

It was a wonderful day. To see more pictures, you can visit my Facebook album, located here. And by the way, while you're at it, I sure would appreciate if you gave my Facebook page a big ol' "like."

2011 was a year of great adventure! Some highlights:

-I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time.

-I performed in the following states for the first time:
-South Dakota

-I moved in with my main squeeze and my step-cat (note to self: must write new jokes that aren't about living at home with my mamacita).

-I started working (professionally) in animal rights again, this time for Animals and Society Institute.

-I ran my first 5K.

-I attended my first NASCAR race.

-I did some protesting and took a trip with the Animal Liberation Project.

-I saw the loves of my life in concert again.

-I did a couple of commercials, including this one:

-I walked the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.

Of course, I made resolutions/goals for next year, too. They are as follows:

-I will complete a 10K.
-I will give up soda completely.
-I will hold at least one mayorship on foursquare (hey, I had to make that was actually attainable).

Happy 2012, y'all!