Comedian Erin Conroy: November 2008

Comedian Erin Conroy

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Neighborhood is Colorful

I was walking down the street in my neighborhood on Friday night, and I happened to overhear a snippet of conversation. Here it is, verbatim:

"Johnny, tell them about the 7 years you spent in jail and what your ass looked like afterwards."

Ha! Yikes.

So I'll have everyone know that the Crescent Rolls I took to the pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving on Saturday turned out just fine. So you can relax. And the Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic - we ate a lot and drank a lot and then played board games. Just like a traditional Thanksgiving sans the pesky family interaction. Win/win!

I am flying out to Florida tomorrow night to spend Thanksgiving with my Mom and four of her retired friends from her condo complex. I look forward to many conversations that start with the phrases, "Kids these days...", "I've never been so offended..." and "Did you watch 'Dancing with the Stars' the other night?". Because yeah - old folks love ballroom dancing. And stereotypes.

My Mom told me the other day not to say anything about the election, because a couple of her friends voted for McCain. I was a little taken aback - my manners are polished enough that I won't pick a fight with anyone at the Thanksgiving table over McCain and Palin. However - the second someone says something negative about William Howard Taft, all bets are off.

Anyone in the Washington DC area who wants a great night of entertainment and can't stomach a teen/vampire romance, come out to the DC Improv on Saturday December 13th and see Poonanza 6!!!! Sketch comedy, stand-up comedy and if we're lucky, Larry Poon will perform a song or two. There's a blurb about it here. And you can buy tickets at the DC Improv's site or by calling the club at (202) 296-7008. These shows always sell out, so I'm just warning you to buy sooner than the night of the show. Love you, bye!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yes We Did

So we have a new President, everyone! Woooooo! Change! Did you watch Obama's "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday night? Now, I'm not one of those people that believe he's the second coming of Lincoln or anything - but I think it would be difficult to listen to that man speak and not get excited about the future. Is that because we're coming off of 8 years of Bush speeches and interviews that were rife with mispronounciations and factual errors? Maybe. But he's also just a very engaging man. Now we wait and see how he does! No pressure, Barack.

My sister and I were talking about how much pressure there is on Obama to prove himself immediately upon entering office. We are expecting him to fix the economy, end the war, bring about a new era of racial harmony and buy a puppy cute enough to get the nation to really care about puppies again. That's a lot, and I feel for the guy.

Also important and in the news - that "Twilight" movie! F#&% that movie. How old are you?

I will be heading to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my Mom next week. Nice! But first some friends of mine are having a Thanksgiving of their own this weekend. Everyone is bringing something to add to the meal. I volunteered the crescent rolls. Because I can't possibly screw up crescent rolls, right? I'll also be bringing copious amounts of wine. Because you can't tell if you're eating screwed-up crescent rolls if you're drunk, right?

More soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ugh - Worst Blogger EVER

I know - I gotta blog. I've been busy, but with boring things like work.

More frequent blogs soon! I promise! I love you.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day Eve

Tomorrow, no matter who you're voting for, get out there and exercise your civic duty! And then sit back and accept the fact that no one in America will be getting any work done for the rest of the day. Unless you consider refreshing the homepage of every 3 minutes work. And I don't. Which I made very clear on my eHarmony personality profile.