Monday, April 14, 2008

Shiny objects and loud noises

Here's a partial list of things that have distracted me from blogging the last two weeks:
  • March Madness spilling over into April
  • General Conference (awesome, I thought--even more so than usual)
  • Attending a taping of The Daily Show
  • Seeing La Boheme at the Met
  • Work (boo!)
  • Visiting an Evangelical church in Harlem (a great experience)
  • Institute
  • Reading! (Mainly reacquainting myself with "The Chronicles of Prydain" in preparation for one of Rosemary's literary salons)
  • Meeting my neighbors
  • Trying to wrap my head around what I heard one 50-something man in a suit say to another 50-something man in a suit while I walked behind them across the Columbia campus: "They just switched the baseball field over to an artificial surface. It's completely...completely...artificial. It has a grass-type look to it." One of the two is clearly a moron, but I don't know which one.
  • And, of course, preparing for my Apollo performance, which is this Wednesday! I can't believe it's here. I auditioned over four months ago, and it seemed like it would never actually happen. Once it's past, I'll hopefully become a more regular blogger again.

For most of the stuff on the above list, I was with one or more of the awesome people in my ward. I seriously love these people, and they like me too: about 60 of them are coming to watch me perform! I still can't believe it. I'm stunned, in a very good way. Now I'm nervous about my material, because I don't want any of my friends to have to pretend I was good if I wasn't (they're way too nice to tell me if I'm bad). So I hope I'm funny, for my sake and theirs.

Wish me luck!


Thoroughly Modern Millie said...

Good Luck! You are going to do great. I am so excited for you. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Tamara said...

We can't wait to see you tomorrow night...good luck.

Tabitha said...

Oh good luck! You are a funny guy-I'm sure you'll be amazing!

jeff said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everybody! I'm excited.

Holly said...

I just realized that you and I have exactly the same format for our blogs. I guess that isn't TOO weird because there are only like 6 different options now that I think about it. But still. Weird.

I thought you totally rocked last night!