Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet & Greet, 11/29/2011

During today's Meet & Greet after the show (in which I portray a Jewish guy), a man came up to me and asked, "Are you really Jewish?"

"No, I'm not," I answered, to which he immediately responded,

"Ah, you're a real American!"

Huh? What?

What the flip, old people?

Monday, November 28, 2011


The nice thing about Facebook is being able to connect with people with whom you went to elementary, junior, and high school.

The not-so nice thing about Facebook is when those people start sending you weird, creepy, poorly-written private messages. And then, when you don't respond, the messages keep coming, each one getting more and more unsettling. You know, like these:

"Use it if you want?"

Whatever, creeper. I'm happily married. More than happily married.

So you can go wait by your phone for me to not call if you want. Or just fall in a hole. Whatevs.

*PS. The phrase "you were always my director for play time" refers (I think) to a class play I directed in Mrs. Bickley's 5th grade English class. I especially enjoy how she managed to give that sweet memory a gross, icky connotation.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Now All I Need Is A VCR

As their Black Friday sale continues, Amazon tried to be sneaky and unload THIS bargain on us this morning.

What? Only 10% of them have been claimed? That's crazy!

Of course, I don't now if I'm more amazed by the fact that they still make and sell VHS tapes or that Marty McFly is here from 1985 and getting a bargain on some "Standard Grade" Maxells.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I just saw this exchange on Facebook between two people who went to high school with me. Twenty-two years later and they're still playing the exact same roles.

Meet & Greet, 11/17/2011

During today's Meet & Greet, I got two awesome comments.

The first came from an old guy who exclaimed as he shook my hand, "Aw, you Jewboy!"

The second compliment came from an older gentleman who gave me a knowing wink, as if he were in on a big secret. "Not bad for an Italian!" he smiled.

Never in my life have I heard so many borderline (and not so borderline) racial slurs directed at me that had nothing to do with my actual ethnicity.

I think this is gonna be fun.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet & Greet, 11/16/2011

I am currently in a show out at a local theater and it's a cute little comedy about a girl living in NYC whose Southern Baptist parents drop in for a surprise Christmas vacation. What her parents don't know is that not only is she living with a guy (yours truly), but the guy she is with happens to be Jewish (gasp!). Of course, as the lies and the sneaking around pile up, more and more shenanigans ensue.

After the matinee performances, the cast assembles in the lobby to shake hands with the audience and thank them for coming. I've gotten some very, very nice comments from the people who came to see the show but what I would like to share here are the comments that I found straight-up confusing.

Like this one:

Today an old man ran up to me and said, "Aw, you Jew!"

I wasn't sure what that meant, but as soon as he said it I knew I would be sharing it with you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veteran Luncheon

From my hometown Indiana newspaper:

Hey...I'm not totally cynical. Sometimes, like when Dad makes the paper, I'm just proud.