I have a 501 class show at UCB tonight at 6:30. You all should come, because it'll be fun. It features some people from Iron Ruckus, Snacktime, Hot Lather, The Skuntz, Shark Tank and other shows. Come on down, y'all!
3. Listening to "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money on the drive through Indiana
4. Getting to see actual farmland
5. Performing in different cities across the country
6. Jim's Cheestakes in Philly
7. National Lampoons Comedy Radio
8. Being so tired, anything anyone says becomes hilarious
9. A spanish restaurant in Chicago with beautiful waitresses (I'm blanking on the name right now)
10. Getting the chance to perform at IO in Chicago, where I also got to visit Second City and stare at pictures of my heroes on the walls of the lobby.
The main reason I decided to go on this trip was to deal with a personal problem, and to show myself that I could stand my own ground. I'm not toally sure if I succeded or not, but at least I got to travel and see some pretty cool things.
We finally made it! It took a long boring drive through a couple of states, but we're here. We got here last night, checked into the smallest hotel room ever, and went to check out IO and the famous Weiners Circle. IO was awesome, but Weiners circle was awkward. Today, I'm gonna be a tourist until our show at midnight tonight.
This weekend felt very long. I helped Matt move into his new apartment on Thursday, which made me dead tired on Friday. I don't know why my brain didn't register helping someone move equals lifting heavy objects. I'm the LAST person anyone would think to do that. It wasn't that bad, though. Chris and I got free pizza and popsicles out of it. It did make me realize that I need to take better care of myself. There is a gym in my building that I have never used. Perhaps it would be a good idea to visit once in a while.
Also, both my teams had such awesome shows this weekend. Something I really admire in an improviser is the ability to hang back in a show. To really listen to everything that is going on, and then chime in at the perfect moment. I've been trying to do that in shows recently. To just practice listening and supporting, and not worry about stuff like "Oh, I haven't been in a scene in like seven minutes". It feels really good to not have that pressure, and to really trust your teammates, and just enjoy your own show.