Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March Drivel

I haven't writen anything in a couple of days, so I wanted to assure you that it wasn't because I'm ignoring you. It's because I'm lazy.

A couple of random thoughts:

My writing level 5 show goes up next Friday and will run for something like 5 weeks. If you people have the chance, you should go check it out. There is some pretty funny stuff in there that is completely unrelated to me and what I wrote. Of course, I think the portion that I wrote isn't bad either. The info is under the Events section of the left-hand column.

Speaking of the writing level 5 show, I had to go get props for my scene before Monday, which entailed purchasing four brandy snifters and four fake moustaches (plus an extra moustache for me). I found it interesting that my apparent classiness skyrocketed in the eyes of the sales people when I showed up at the checkout carrying four brandy snifters. "Oh, is somebody having a brandy party this evening?" Like I'm having a meeting with some old Harvard friends of mine to smoke cigars, discuss economic globalization and/or to read the New Yorker and laugh snidely at the cartoons. No, I went ahead and told the cashier lady the truth and, naturally, when she found out that it was for a show her esteem plummeted. "Oh. Well, be sure to save the receipt."

Thanks for the advice.

There was, of course, no judgement from the cashier when I purchased five fake moustaches.

I bought an extra moustache for myself and was very excited until I realized that I already have a full beard, which includes a moustache. This doesn't prevent me from wearing the moustache - it just dampens the joy a little bit. I briefly considered shaving the beard off until I realized it would be for the sole purpose of wearing a novelty item on my face.

Sunday night I became sick again, this time with the cold. I pulled one of those sweaty half-dreaming/half-awake jobs in lieu of getting any rest. I had a constantly recurring dream involving Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the replacement of the vowel 'o' with 'eaux' (as in geaux instead of go). What does that mean, sexy baby face?

One of our most underrated bodily processes: swallowing without pain.

Lessons learned/reinforced following Tuesday night:

Yes, even the great Detroit Pistons can have an off night, narrowly avoiding a loss to lowly Seattle with a 100-97 final score.

I maintain that nothing good ever came out of Ohio with the exception of the Sandusky area - specifically the Cedar Point peninsula (America's Roller Coast!).

I also maintain that nothing good ever came out of Texas with the exception of... trying to think of something that came out of Texas...

That's it for now, kiddies. I've missed you too.

Smooches.

5 comments:

Mademoiselle Nessa said...

Thank you for brightening an otherwise somewhat gloomy day. I've been having some crazy dreams lately too, like one where I was hanging out in an underwater cave but kept coming up to the surface to eat cupcakes and cookies and then going back down again, and then a friend rushed in and yelled out "I KILLED A CEPHALOPOD!" at the top of his lungs. Weird.

Nat Topping said...

Wow, and I thought I was messed up.

GW said...

Have you considered shaving just the portion of your beard where the novelty moustache would fit and leaving the rest of it?

Nat Topping said...

Yes, that was under consideration. However, in the event that my fake moustache fell off and become lost or blew away in the wind, I would be left in the unenviable position of having no moustache at all but having the rest of the beard which, I believe we can all agree, would be a hideous sight.

Jesse M said...

Or totally hot.

And it's America's _rockin'_ roller coast. Please!