Whoa, that last post was my 1500th entry in Bella Rossa! I had no idea. And I have hardly blogged at all in the last ten days. That has never happened. Okay, so I'm still super busy. What's going on? Well, apparently I'm becoming a filmmaker, for one thing. Lots of exciting news. Will catch up soon.
But first, a cheer for some of my comedy homies and valued friends:
Returning friends I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with last night at the Lodge. Comedy best friends. People who invite me over for a comedians' Thanksgiving. Comedian friends who are so wowed by my editing work that it makes me take myself seriously as a filmmaker.
My adored niece and creative partner in crime, soon to be my roommate. (Our home is going to become a hangout and focal point of Chicago comedy and creativity, wait 'till you see!)
My office friends (sorry, no links), and people like the very sweet Bridget Fitzgerald, who keep popping up to see me onstage, even when I'm head-to-toe red blotches and talking so fast I finish my jokes two minutes early.
My new friends, who are soon to figure heavily in my creative development and production (get lots of sleep, Nellie!).
My co-producer Dan, currently swimming in a river of creative, marital, and reproductive bliss with his beautiful wife Victoria.
And cheers for smokin' hot, crazy smart, very funny boys (okay, "boy") who have let me grab and fondle them in private moments and in public as well. Oh, you didn't go to ChUC last Tuesday? Then you don't know what I'm talking about. That's okay. He knows who he is.
And, apropos of absolutely nothing, here's a 40 second video of a slow-moving train gliding through a market in Bangkok, and then the shopkeepers flipping down awnings and pushing out cars of wares seconds after the train has passed. It's so beautiful it looks choreographed.