Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh dear

I made the mistake of sitting next to a Mormon missionary on the bus tonight. In my defense, he didn't look like a traditional Mormon missionary. He was African-American, though he was an attractive young guy in a suit, and they're always Mormon missionaries. Especially when they have nametags that reads, "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," but somehow I saw that too late.

He asked me if I'd had a long day. I said no. He asked me if I'd had a good day. I said yes. He asked why it was good. I said why not. He asked my name but instead I just looked at his nametag and asked if he was a Mormon missionary. He said yes.

He asked if I'd talked to other Mormon missionaries in the past. I said oh yes, on the subway, on the bus, on the street. He said, maybe God is trying to tell you something. He offered me a card with a link to a free DVD about his church, but I declined. I told him my friend Julie is a Mormon, so I already know some stuff about his church. (I didn't mention that Julie is an ex-Mormon. Damn I lied to a Mormon. Does that mean I'm going to heck? Maybe I should have taken his card after all.)

Anyways, I told him I was a stand-up comic, then I wrote down Bengt Washburn's name for him and told him to look him up.

Incidentally, why is it the Mormons send out such cute, young boys to convert you? They are clearly preying on the vulnerabilities of desperate middle-aged women like me. So unfair.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some pics from Seattle and Oregon

Here I am posing with one of the other guests at the Portland Hawthorn Hostel. I'm asking for fashion advice.
The Hostel was really cool but unfortunately they only had three beds open so I stayed at my friends Bob and Irina's place. Thanks guys.

Here Sammy and Tissa provide an answer to anyone who wants to know what love looks like.
This is actually at The Bagdad Theater where we played in Portland. There is a restaurant attached with lightbulbs that threaten to burn Tissa's arm as she eats.

Here we have our happy Hindu Tapan hanging out with comics Andy Peters and Billy Wayne Davis. What they're so happy about is that they succeeded in getting our sweet, innocent Christian drunk.

This of course is said Christian, quite drunk. John is a funny drunk.
When I look at pictures like this though, it really surprises me that I'M the one who listens to The Smiths.

Click here to see more, including some rather revealing (read- indecent) pics of Buddhist Sammy Obeid.
It worries me that he and John were taking cheese cake pictures at my cousin's house in Seattle while her lovely children were just one floor up (they kept us in the basement.)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Seattle and Portland were AWESOME

Amazing shows and an incredible response. We'll definitely be back soon. I'm still in Portland and quite exhausted so this is just a quick note but we got tons of pics and will post more soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama

Our shows this week just got a whole lot more fun. Come out, come out and celebrate Coexisting with extra enthusiasm as the voters of the USA proved that you DON'T have to be a white guy born into money to be president.
This is a wonderful week and I can't wait to get on stage and do our thing in this charged excited atmosphere.

WOOOHOOOOOOO! Seattle, Portland, here we come!