Thursday, February 09, 2006

oh baby, just you shut your mouth

it's late, wednesday night.

after 2 long, long days, we certainly found our groove. today's shows went well - two three(ish) hour shows for about 350 people a piece. they were well received. we relaxed a little as we learned our "what not to do" sketches for employees were hitting hard with the team leaders. after a little less pressure we felt pleased, and as things were easier we got through it with flying colors.

these corporate shows are hilarious to me - oddly, these are some of the shows that one receives the most thanks and outright gratitude on, possibly because you are breaking up a monotonous day with (a version of) fun. people are really nice about that. sometimes after i wish they could see "real" shows - i always speculate how fun improv would be with crowds as eager as the world-weary conference-goer.

back from vegas now. flight was long, but nice; uneventful. we all got to sit in the same row. after days crammed with lots of work and lots of bits, we each passed out hardcore, one by one. monday i stayed up late talking with amanda, and last night cesar, joey, and i treated ourselves to a nice dinner out. we psyched ourselves up to see carrot top after learning he was in the adjoining hotel, and knew we wanted it no matter the cost, if only for gags we'd do at the prop-comic's expense afterward. we then found out he was dark on tuesdays and nearly cried, but then filled the evening with fun strolling about, learning about craps, and fun talks. at a few points on this trip, i had the sensation of giggles like you get at a slumber party, often at the most inappropriate times. but, that's the beauty of being slap-happy, i think.
the perks are many. make-believe is fun. so are wigs and uniforms.
also, what if i always looked like this? who am i? am i goth? am i a call girl? am i that shy pierced chick from reckless records? who knows.

oh, oh, oh, oh-ohhhhh,
little china girrrrrl!

6 Comments:

Blogger Zach said...

(a version of) fun.
Hilarious.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like you the way you are better, but I think I kind of like the wig.

Sort of hot.
Is that wrong?

3:42 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

both of these made me laugh.

zach thompson, return to improv!

i'm on alias,
td

3:51 PM  
Blogger christine said...

what did you mean by "tuesday he was dark?" I am not hip on the slang.

Trace stop writing as "anonymous" saying how hot taras wigs and boobs are I can tell it is you.

2:43 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

"Dark" in theatre means there's no show. You know, like, Broadway is dark on Mondays.

Also, he is from Polynesia.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous trace said...

uhh, that was not me.
but i do agree.
what?

9:25 AM  

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