TONIGHT! Come Relive [my] High School Angst!


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If you are nostalgic for the 1980s when the hair was high (and so were you), or even if you’re not, come down to Lost Weekend video for Shit Creek at Lost Weekend Video in SF at 8pm!  I’ll be telling the heartbreaking story of my first love and really bad haircut.

I hope to see you there!

No Rest for the Wicked – December 2nd

Well, just as soon as I shook off all my nerves from the Moth (which was fun, by the way — thank you to everyone who came!), I have another storytelling event happening on Wednesday, December 2nd, at Shit Creek in The Mission! (Lost Weekend Video – 1034 Valencia St, SF)  I’m super excited to be part of this, with real, live, professional performers and comedians.  I’m no comedian, but I am going to tell a story about the most heinously hilariously decade, the 1980s.

So put on your best new wave apparel and come on down!  The fun starts at 8pm, so you can grab dinner and drinks (I sound better after a few drinks) first.  Facebook invite and information is here.

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Come to THE MOTH! November 24th


It’s happening — I’m telling a story at The Moth!

Actually, I already did.  Two weeks ago I went, and in an act of weird bravery and/or insanity, I threw my name in the hat and was picked to get up and tell a story.  I had nothing prepared — I did it on the fly, more to see if I could do it.  And I did!  I wasn’t very good (I came in 4th, I think), but I did get laughs, and I did get people coming up to me afterwards.  (My favorite were two girls who ran up to me to say, “We were the ones who were yelling about Dorothy Parker!  We love Dorothy Parker!”  Me too, and I loved those girls.)  It was really important to me to have done it because I didn’t have any friends there (except for one), and usually when I do readings I shill the audience with a bunch of friends to make to look and sound more popular than I really am.  (It works!)

However, I REALLY want everyone to come to The Moth on Tuesday!  Yes, to yell for me so people think I’m more popular than I really am, but it’s also a terrific time.  The other people’s stories are fantastic — and a lot are far more fantastic than mine.  (I’m not just saying that — really, they are.)  It promises to be a great night, and I am super honored and thrilled that I get to do this.  And I would love to see you there!

Tickets are here: TheMothSF

Facebook event here: Event (RSVP Yes!)