Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I made a New Year's resolution. Okay...actually I made 3.

I know what you're saying. New Year's resolutions are silly. Everyone makes them, and nobody keeps them. Well I'm keeping mine because they are all things I'd probably do anyway. Here they are:

1. Return to stand-up comedy: I did stand-up for a brief time in 2007. I loved the form, but it stressed me out. I just didnt' feel ready. Now with another year of comedy under my belt, and dozens more performances, I think I'm ready to tackle the stage again. I've already been working on a new set. My goal is to do an open mic by the end of January.

2. Learn piano: I taught myself how to play piano while in college. I'm much better than your average beginner in many respects, but I'm technically not very good. My left hand can only play very simple music independently of my right. Also, my fingers tend to cramp up because I hold them wrong over the piano. I'm wanting to involve my musical abilities more in my comedy, so I think learning piano would be really beneficial. If anyone knows a good private lesson teacher, let me know.

3. Take a dance class: Ever since the video for Single Ladies aired, I have been obsessed. I don't know what it is. I'm not a Beyonce kind of gay typically. But this song combined with the amazing Bob Fosse-esque choreography just brings something completely primoridal out of me. I'm actually upset that I can't dance along to the video.

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