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Goddamn, my desk here is messy. It makes my life more difficult. I should clean it up. I'm sure I'm going to screw something up ROYALLY by forgetting to submit a permit or something, some day.

I have a performance review today. "Sometime after ten." It's after ten. I'm not looking forward to it, but I also really, really want to get it out of the way.

Not that I don't love my life, because I totally do: but why would you want to be me for a day? I don't even get laid! The only thing I do is smoke, and you can do that yourself!

I'm (along with several of you) going to see Dane Cook in a couple weeks. Man, seeing comedians -- and not hack comedians, but real live famous you-already-know-they're-funny comedians -- live is always SUCH a freaking good time. I've seen Carlin, Stephen Wright, and Lewis Black. Thass all. But they all freaking ruled. I should make an effort to see more dudes. It's depressing, isn't it, at how across-the-board untalented at stand-up women are?

I feel restless. I am attempting to have this feeling pass by GOING places. Last week fucking RULED, camping. This weekend I'm going to see my extended family, which will be great, because I haven't seen everyone all together for over a year, maybe two. And then I'm going up to Cape Cod with my family. They're getting a house for a week, but I'm just staying til Tuesday. Haha, I said Til Tuesday. We used to go every year when I was a kid, so it will be nice and familiar and relaxing and I'll get to chill with my bro. I can't wait.

I wish I were going all week, but I want to save my vacation days. For a few more long weekends. This is my new plan that I've invented! Instead of going on two one-week vacations, you can go on FIVE four-day weekends! That's what I did when I went down to New Orleans! It was plenty of time! I have another short trip or two tentatively planned for sometime before the end of the year, but that's still all rather iffy. Oh and I was invited to go skiing in Killington for a . . . I don't know. Week, maybe. Few days. I wasn't paying attention. But that sounds expensive.

Michelle and I (and a bunch of other girls) are going to Mexico in January, most likely. For a week. [There goes my new plan: I'm using up HALF of my vacation days in the first month of the year. Oh well.] Puerto Vallarta. And it will be wonderful because I'm the type of person who'll want to see stuff in Mexico, like the pyramidy things, and go on a horseback ride through the rainforest, and so is Michelle! Hooray.

My brother went to see They Might Be Giants at Central Park yesterday. The first time he ever saw them was at Central Park with me, a few years back. On the way to the show I bought a pair of platformy Vans for $10.50. I remarked to my brother that it would be weird that this was sort of being billed as a "family" show, because then Flansy wouldn't be allowed to swear. One of the first things he said when he got onstage (Flansy, not my brother) was that he was going to have to be real careful not to swear. IT'S LIKE HE'S MY BROTHER! They played the best goddamn version of "She's Actual Size" I've ever heard, and Flansburgh played a bass drum for "Whistling In The Dark", which I think I've only seen him do again one other time. They played "Maybe I Know", and they messed up like THREE songs. I've never seen them mess up THREE songs. One of which was "The Sun Is A Mass" -- Flansburgh tried to do the talky factoids, even though that's Linnell's part, and he forgot them so they had to start over and Linnell did them.

I have an urge to just say "John" and "John" and let you figure it out for yourself, like in The Adventures of Pete and Pete.

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calamityjon
Aug. 16th, 2002 08:13 am (UTC)
Man, when you said you were going to Mexico, I was all "YEW OTTER COME VISIT!" but then you say Puerto Vallarta, and that ain't precisely on the way ... ah well.

Not like you'd be vacationing in Nogales, right?
littlewashu
Aug. 16th, 2002 08:14 am (UTC)
HA HA HA HA I don't know what any of those words mean.
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snowman
Aug. 16th, 2002 09:02 am (UTC)
REALLY FREAKING GOOD female stand-up comedians:
Sarah Silverman. Mary-Lynne Rajskub ("rice-cub").

Margaret Cho is pretty funny. Um...overall, I agree with you, though. I wonder why that is. I've sometimes wondered if it's because women are still trying to "break in" to the world of male stand-up, so they feel the need to kind of be over-the-top vulgar, or really male-bashing, or something.
littlewashu
Aug. 16th, 2002 09:04 am (UTC)
I've heard very good things about Sarah Silverman. I also like Janeane Garafalo.

They fucking suck nuts on Whose Line, too. Whenever there's a chick on, I cringe. Women just aren't as funny as men. EXCEPT ME! LOL!!!!1
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and after this I go home! - prettykate - Aug. 16th, 2002 03:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: and after this I go home! - greatmonkeygod - Aug. 17th, 2002 01:49 am (UTC) - Expand
calamityjon
Aug. 16th, 2002 09:18 am (UTC)
Oh boy, Margaret Cho, oh ho, ho ho. Rarely does someone combine such impeccable timing with such immaculate timing all wrapped in such universal themes. So rarely, in fact, that Maragaret Cho sure ain't it. "OH NO HERE IS MY MOM CHEE CHEE CHINEEEEE I YAM FAT NOW OH NO SEX IS WEIRD CHEE CHEE CHINEE!"

Jesus, I hate Maragarat (There is a A RAT) Cho more than I hate all Montagues, Hell and thee. All her humor is that kind of humor you see the deaf comedian on Ripley's Believe It Or Not do, like "Hey, did you notice I'm deaf?!?! OH NO I COULDN'T HEAR THAT! So I'm deaf, right?" Man, we KNOW you're a Chinese woman, Margaret, you got any other material?

Serious.

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Really, though... - snowman - Aug. 16th, 2002 09:42 am (UTC) - Expand
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quba
Aug. 16th, 2002 11:31 am (UTC)
I was at that They Might Be Giants show. It was free, and on Father's day, right?

littlewashu
Aug. 16th, 2002 11:34 am (UTC)
Yes! Awesome! Did you see the music beforehand, by the cartoon composer guy? You just KNEW they were going to do the one that's sampled on "Bus to Beelzebub".
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quba
Aug. 16th, 2002 11:36 am (UTC)
Also, I love comedy like some people love music. Leaving a comedy show, even the open mics in New Yawk, I feel clean. Like all that laughter dislodged something.
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petit_chou
Aug. 16th, 2002 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm prolly gonna be slain for this, but I love Paula Poundstone. No one improvs with the audience like she does. I've seen almost entire shows of her doing stuff off of audience members and it's fucking hilarious.

And, for the record, I like me some Margaret Cho. When she screams "STICK IT IN" as her example of a pick up line, I die every time.

Perhaps I'm just not funny and can't judge these things well.
calamityjon
Aug. 16th, 2002 12:33 pm (UTC)
Naw, Poundstone's great. You ever hear her doing "Yo Momma" jokes with Garrison Keillor?
prettykate
Aug. 16th, 2002 01:30 pm (UTC)
I like both of them too!
greatmonkeygod
Aug. 16th, 2002 01:35 pm (UTC)
All I know is I really like that comic strip, "Cathy."

Man! "Ack!"
calamityjon
Aug. 16th, 2002 02:09 pm (UTC)
You ever see that one where she eats the cake? GENIUS!
hi, i'm Mickie and i like to watch - tawdryjones - Aug. 16th, 2002 02:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
ex_abescott501
Aug. 16th, 2002 09:47 pm (UTC)
SHIT. I WAS THERE TOO.
littlewashu
Aug. 17th, 2002 10:23 am (UTC)
All the way from Boston? AMAZING.
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