Monday, October 22, 2007

Ladies & Gentlemen, Weird Al

My sister snapped this shot of Al and her friend (who I cut out of the picture) at the after party (see previous post). Believe it or not, she said it was nearly 2 and a half hours of delightful entertainment. She'd not only go see Al again, she highly recommends him to anyone with a sense of humor. She said he's got a cult following of rabid fans, and there was a petition being circulated to get Al in the R&R Hall of Fame.

I didn't take any pictures of Neil Flynn (The Janitor), even though my camera was inches away in my purse. He's totally good looking in real life. I knew he was tall, but seriously, he's at least 6 foot 5 if not 6 foot 6. He also has piercing blue eyes. He and his comrades in Beer Shark Mice were great. For anyone who has never been to improv before, they had someone from the audience shout out a location (sushi restaurant), and away they went. They riffed for close to an hour to mostly nonstop hilarity. There was a man sitting in front of me, probably at least 75 years old, who was practically wetting himself with laughter. Good times.

When we left the club, the Santa Ana winds had started blowing. Of course since then, they have been the genesis of total devastation. Early yesterday when the only city ablaze was Malibu, I was getting ashes here, about 50 miles south. Now that most of Southern California has exploded, there's no relief for anyone, anywhere. At this point, the closest fire is about 30 miles away, but the sky has been essentially obscured all day with soot and blowing ash. At my house, it's finally cooling off a little (that is to say, at 6:00 p.m., it's down to 86 at the beach), but having the windows open means you're choking on the smell of smoke. I can't imagine what the firefighters and residents on the scene of these fires are dealing with. Keep your fingers crossed that we get a break in the weather.

7 Comments:

At Monday, October 22, 2007 9:38:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Sounds like both you and sis had some good times! And ditto on the fires . . .

 
At Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:41:00 AM, Blogger GetFlix said...

The news clips are truly stunning!! They just announced Marines are being deployed in San Diego.

 
At Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:02:00 PM, Blogger Prunella Jones said...

I love Weird Al too. It's hard to believe he's 50 years old. He looks great and he's a whiz at yoga apparently.

Seems like California burns down every couple of years. How well do I remember the ashy orange skies. Stay safe, baby.

 
At Friday, October 26, 2007 10:52:00 AM, Blogger Mike V. said...

Weird Al has the most lovely, flowing, curly hair.. :)

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:39:00 AM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

I've enjoyed many a Weird Al parody song. I bet it would be great to see him live.

Thankfully the weather has changed for the better, and the fire situation is improving. My heart goes out to all those people who have lost everything.

 
At Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:24:00 PM, Blogger EditThis said...

Yeah, the fires totally sucked. It's much better now, and at least the temps have dropped.

 
At Tuesday, November 06, 2007 5:11:00 AM, Blogger Sara Stinberlake said...

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