(Some open mics have stuffed pandas that sit beside “the stage.” Stand up is a weird world you guys, it’s a really weird world.) But just for the record Merkle’s is one of my favorite open-mics.
Well anyway, today is going to be the last edition of Limited Too Tuesdays for awhile- a post in which I look back through my old diaries to see what middle school me was up to. It’s time to take a break from my diary, plus as I get older I just get angrier and nobody wants to see that.
Let’s go out on a high note with a post that was written over fourteen years ago (holy shit!) Seriously though, where does time go? I can actually remember this night and it doesn’t feel like it was fourteen years ago.
Monday February 7, 2000.
So as it would turn out, I started thinking about being a comedian back in the early 2000s. It would just take me thirteen more years before I finally got the guts to actually give it a try. Funny how life works like that. If there’s any one thing I regret about the choices I’ve made up until this point it’s that I didn’t start sooner. Didn’t start stand-up sooner, didn’t start improv, didn’t start seriously writing, why did I have to sit around for two years after college twiddling my thumbs just waiting for happy hour to roll around? But most importantly, why did it take me almost ten years before I learned how to correctly spell “maybe.”
I guess maybe timing is everything.
Oh, and I should clarify I got stitches out of my chin because I had a cyst removed, which only returned one year later. And then the next year I grew a tumor. I guess eating fertilizer as a kid wasn’t the best idea after all.