Monday, April 10, 2017

Myrtle Beach, vegan calzones, and massage chairs

Last week, I got to perform at one of my favorite clubs: the Carolina Comedy Club. Not only is it in Myrtle Beach (hello, warm weather!), but the staff and local comics are simply awesome, and I've always had such a great time whenever I've gone down there.

Against my better judgment, I decided to do the 15+ hour drive there all in one day. Wow, did that ever hurt. Luckily, Wednesday's crowd was a lot of fun, so they made it worth it! Plus, I got to work with Adam Hunter, who I really enjoy.

That's him on stage:

Plus, my friend, Jim (who I met a couple years ago at the club) came to check out the show. I hadn't seen him in a while, so it was great to catch up.
Hello humidity (working a number on my hair)!
Despite having been to Myrtle Beach several times previously, I had never got to the actual beach. So, on Thursday, I set out to do just that! I took lots of pictures of the boardwalk, and even contemplated going on the ferris wheel. But, I figured that the Seattle ferris wheel gave me my fix of heights for a while, and ultimately decided against it.

I asked where the first was. They did not know.
I also discovered the awesomeness that is Mellow Mushroom. I had no idea they had vegan cheese! So, of course, I had to get a calzone the size of my arm.
I'm not telling whether I ate this all in one sitting.
After lunch, I met up with my buddy, Dennis Bellamy (a local comic who I met the first time I worked the club), and we hit up the mall.

More vegan treats were had.
Don't mind if I do.
We also went to Brookstone, where we sat in the massage chairs for entirely too long. Note to self: get rich in order to afford the $5,000 sticker price of these babies.

Over the weekend, I did more exploring. I checked out the Vereen Gardens, but I didn't stay too long, as I was convinced I was going to encounter snakes, whom I'm deathly afraid of. It was definitely pretty while I was there though.

I also went to the Horry County Museum, which tells the history of the Myrtle Beach area. It was quite interesting, and in one exhibit, I actually saw a tv/DVD player that I still have. That's right: Kate Brindle does not own a flat screen. Nor cable. And I have no idea how to use SnapChat. Call me old and out of touch (you wouldn't be the first).

The rest of the weekend was a lot of fun. More shows with more cool crowds, and more hangs with Dennis, Jamie, and the other folks at the club. Oh, and did I mention they make a drink with Swedish Fish in it? I may or may not have helped myself to quite a few of those.

On Sunday, I left bright and early, which called for some sad faces.

Until next time, Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the awesome time!