A Visit to New York City for the Del Close Improv Marathon.

june 29th, 2016

Lunch with Eka in Little India American Apparel poster: Make America Gay Again | a passerby says, 'I love this' Del Close 2016 | Upright Citizens Brigade Blessed to find the rare and beautiful Bex In line at 11:30am for a 3:30pm show | UCB staff says 'Reminder guys: Drink water!' | me thinking 'At least the weather is PERFECT' awful UCB guy says 'Ok guys, cool cool cool' | everyone in line thinking 'Oh, THIS asshole again ...' | Improv Boston Harold night meanwhile in Chicago Vlad says 'Baby, are you at the communist Romania festival, waiting for bread?' | awful UCB guy says into a megaphone, 'Hey guys, can you hear me?' | me thinking 'Ohhhhh J*sus Cron they gave this asshole a megaphone?' Ft Greene, Brooklyn | i lived here six years ago RCP says 'On the bus back from the Catskills I thought: it's been such a crazy weekend -- good thing I'm seeing someone I know well! Isn't that wild? | RCP | Roommate, summer 2001 | haven't seen or talked to each other in ten years staying with RCP in Ft Greene, Brooklyn visiting Sascha at VICE Colonial Williamsburg (every USA town is colonial) dinner on the Lower East Side | newlyweds Mike and Mini cab ride from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn | Jon: 'Can you name all the Presidents in order?' me: 'Yep! Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John QUINCY Adams, Jackson, Tippecanoe' Maia: 'No ...' Jon: 'No, thats's right.' me: 'William Henry Harrison, Tyler, Fill-- no, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanen, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grant' Jon: 'Tough stretch ahead!' me: 'Hayes (that piece of shit), Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland the first time, Harrison, Cleveland the second time, McKinley' Jon: 'Oh shit, you're through!' me: 'TR, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, HST, DDE, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, HW Bush, Clinton, W Bush, Obama, Clinton.' Jon: 'Presumptuous at the end there.' me: 'Sure :)' Maia: 'That was awesome!' Jon: 'Yeah!' me: 'Thank you! In Chicago, none of my friends are impressed by that!' Jon + Maia: 'What monsters* are you hanging out with in Chicago?' *might not have used the word 'monsters'