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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A weekend’s worth of adventure

This past weekend was FULL of adventure, and I am slacky at posting, so here it is Tuesday, and I am finally getting around to what could have been daily posts if I were better at this.

Friday – rather normal day at work. However, it started to get interesting on the way home. After getting off of BART at the 16th street station, while waiting for the Bus, a homeless guy took my umbrella (which I had bought in Japan in 2007 for 400 yen – a bit more than $3). He had a broken leg, so he couldn’t run away, so he talked to me, which was a bit surreal. First he threatened to kill me, but this didn’t impress me. Then he asked me who I voted for, and I told him Obama. He called me a liar, and told me he voted for McCain. I told him that was nice. Then he told me about kung fu, and, well I forget the details. Eventually, after about 10 minutes, the bus came. I told him I had to go, and he asked if I wanted the umbrella back, and I said he could have it if he wanted. I got on the bus and a woman, who was also waiting, asked me why I spent so long talking to him. I said that it was funny and it passed the time, and she agreed.

I got home and slacked for about an hour for heading back out to Cobb’s for The Sound of Young America Live. This was a taping of the podcast/PRI radio show done as part of SF Sketchfest. His guests included Jello Biafra and Tom Amiano, both of which who were very interesting, as well as a comedy performance by Sean Cullen and music by the Oakland hip hop group Zion I. It was good fun.

Saturday night I did another sketchfest related activity – A midnight showing of Wet Hot American Summer at the Clay, hosted by the creators and stars of the movie. The movie is somewhat funny, but it is made funnier by seeing it in a crowd of fans. And of course the people from the State and Janeane Garofalo were suitably amusing too. It was worth staying up late for, even if it means that due to my sleep stupidty, I only got about five and a half ours of sleep that night.

Sunday I ran errands, and then I went out to see another podcast taping. This time it was The Monsters of Podcasting with Jordan, Jesse Go! and You Look Nice Today. The Jordan, Jesse Go! show was incredibly funny, although I was disturbed to find out that Jesse Thorne thinks that Canada is a city. I enjoyed You Look Nice Today, even though I don’t quite understand them as well. All in all it was a good way to end the weekend.

posted by neil at 12:36 pm
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