Monthly Archives: February 2009
Tonight I am performing with my friends Alan and Allegra (BRIDGE & TUNNEL) in the Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament held at Source (14th & T St. NW) and in association with the Washington Improv Theater. I am also joining the WIT house team Season Six and we will be performing regularly every Thursday night at the theater.
I did this tournament as a student last year and I’m returning to FIST as a teacher and performer. As a result of my involvement with this tournament I have made the most wonderful friends and acheived my goal of teaching improv to people who worship me. Thank you, WIT.
Today at work I got an award. I didn’t realize it was a big deal. The news of this was circulated companywide and I’ve been receiving nice congrats emails from people I don’t know all day. I’ve never worked in a place that gives out awards. I suppose corporations do this to boost morale and provide incentives to be more efficient and whatever. This is not the kind of attention I enjoy, so in response to said emails I replied back to the team that gave it to me (including the CFO and General Counsel) with the following “thank you” speech:
This day is dragging ass.
Tags: Cousin Geri
My friend, Cleveland, of whom I speak often here in the ole blog, has a mundane office job like the rest of us artsy fartsies. Bills gotta get paid, yo. When things are slow she has a lot of time to flex her creative muscles. I sometimes find myself on the receiving end of one of her creative bursts. Usually it’s in the form of a text asking what city our food centered travel channel show will feature in the first episode. Tell me you don’t love this idea: two funny, friendly faced girls eating deep dish pizza in Chicago, commenting on improv and enjoying brews with local Polacks. That’s just money in the bank my friends. We haven’t really thought of other cities…
Other times I get a present in the form of an email with an attached PDF. And it is in these moments that I thank JEBUS for technology. Cleveland and her co-worker have what can only be described as “drawing duels”. They each select a number of objects to draw and then compare each drawing to see who did a better job.