May 23rd, 2002

psychic

Bonding with the father...

My dad wasn't a typical dad. My dad was the artsy fartsy type (now you know where I get it). We did our 'fun time bonding' at the theater, building sets and shit like that. We worked construction together, but that was never voluntary on my part, so it wasn't a bonding thing, it was more of a subtle form of torture.

Later in life, computers became something we could rally around, but my dad HATES to have to ask me questions cause he thinks that I think he's dumb, which he isn't. He's impatient, and I get frustrated with him when he is. He's honestly REALLY good with the computer when he's not being pissed off about it. But the computer hasn't really been a GOOD bonding experience because there's always that tension there.

Now I have a car. Dad and I never did the car thing. But since I got the Miata, I've spent more time talking to him on the phone and in emails so far this year than I think I did all last year. We talk about cool stuff we want to do with the car, and about how we did certain things... it's actually a lot of fun. So instead of being 8 and having my head under the car watching him change the oil, he's telling me how to do it through an email, and I'm emailing him back about how it went, or calling him on the phone cursing about how I can't figure it out... it's the macho bonding time that I never got to have with him growing up.

How bizarre.

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Performance Dates for June (Didn't think I'd be posting one of these again any time soon...)

Surprise! We've got shows coming up. While I'd love for you all to come to ANY of the ImprovBoston shows, we REALLY REALLY want to fill the house for the show on the 21st, so if you're only going to get to see one show, make it that one. :)

Shows at ImprovBoston.
1253 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(directions are available at www.improvboston.com)

All the Wednesdays of June, tickets are $5:

June 5th, 8 p.m.
June 12th, 8 p.m.
June 19th, 8 p.m.
June 26th, 8 p.m.

The 1st show at the Brimmer Theater
(Emerson College Studio Theater)

69 Brimmer Street
Boston, MA 02108

(One and a half blocks down Brimmer Street from the Bull & Finch Bar (the
cheers bar))

Tickets will be $10.
June 21st. 9 p.m.

Soon (like hopefully by Monday) there will be REAL information up at www.improvfoundry.com instead of the placeholder that's there now.

Unlike my old gig, the Foundry focuses on Short Form improv games (more like Whose Line) and there's no sketch comedy. We're still a bit rough around the edges, but hey, you have to start somewhere... :)

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