Sunday, October 12, 2008

My face hurt


Seriously. I laughed so hard during our evening with David Sedaris that my face hurt. The worst part is that I can't explain what was so damn funny-- unless you can hear him tell it or hear the entire humor crescendo of his essay, you just can't do it justice to repeat what had us rolling in tears during the reading. I tried to explain it to my brother-- but all I could get out was Costco, anal sex and shortcake-- I cracked myself up thinking about the story--my brother, on the other hand, thought I had lost it. I wish we could have fought the crowds and stuck around for the book signing afterwards, but neither Kim nor I were in a "deal with crowds" mood. We were tired---perhaps it was the big birthday meal for Kim at Pewter Rose before the concert, the drinks, or maybe it was when the two little gay guys mistakenly assumed we were a lesbian couple.. damn it! We BOTH had on lipstick! That's it. I gotta lose weight and Kim has to get new frames for her glasses. Something. Anything! {{ sigh }} Oh well, despite that, it actually was a great dinner and evening out to celebrate Kim's birthday!

The evening downtown just further reminded me that although I truly LOVE a nice dinner and a fun evening with the arts.... but I'm such a spazz when it comes to going downtown. I hate to drive. Directions give me some sort of palsy where I shake and curse at pedestrians. Oh and then, by the grace of God (and Garmin) I found a parking deck, but the cash only $15.00 parking fee threw me for a bit. Cash?? who uses cash any more? Cash is full of germs, cocaine and feces...don't you people watch 20/20??? I dug around in my wallet and found my "emergency" $20 and parked the car. Walking to the theater was odd-- we were the only people downtown NOT barhopping for a bachelorette party...Hmmpf! Thank God Kim's lesbian glasses are like lo jack and we found our way to the theater and back! It was then that I realized that thanks to grunge wear and blue tooth, you can't differentiate homeless psychotics from the twenty-something crowd that think dirty hair and layered ugly clothes are hip as they murmur incohesively into the earpiece hidden under the mop of shampoo-denied hair. Oh well. I guess I have to get out of Trinity every now and then, if nothing else, just to have something different to post about on my blog!

7 comments:

Paula... said...

I knew I liked that girl - she's a Libran too WOOHOO :) Glad you two got to celebrate with the show and a meal. I must admit that I've never heard of David Sedaris (we're little mushrooms here in Aus.).

Now have I ever told you about the time David and his mate were in central Australia for the Finke Desert Race? Well I'll tell you now anyway LOL. They detoured off to Ayers Rock (Uluru) on the way home as his mate had never been before. Of course the rock is most beautiful at sunset, so they decided to rock up early and cook their tea on the tailgate of the 4WD whilst they waited for the sun to start going down. As it got later in the afternoon, more and more people started ariving for the sunset spectacular. One couple parked next to David and his mate, but apologised many times for interupting their "romantic Uluru Sunset dinner date". OMG David is paranoid now whenever he's out with his mate!

LesleMora said...

Gawd you're cracking me! I'm glad yall got out and had a good time !

Robyn said...

I'm glad you guys got to go and had a great time.

Cheri Pryor said...

Great picture!! Sounds like you guys had a MUCH NEEDED weekend of laugh therapy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIM!! Please go get some different glasses so Cassandra doesn't have a complex. lol!!

kbuck said...

Too freaking funny!!! It sounds like a fantastic time!

Amy said...

Snort

Yankee said...

You look like a beautiful and happy couple!