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Where is the comedy?

Pete and I enjoyed a fabulous weekend in SF this past weekend.  We stayed for the weekend in celebration of our 6th anniversary.  I could not have asked for a better anniversary weekend celebration.

The only gripe I have is that we spent good money to see a comedy show at Cobb’s Comedy.  We saw Eddie Griffin and honestly, I laughed harder at dinner with my friends than at the show.

The show wasn’t very funny, instead it was a political rant session with lots of cuss words thrown in for effect.

I understand it’s election season and this is a heated competition.   But I really need to get my comedy fix… I am craving Laugh out Loud, FUNNY comedy.  Where can I find it?!?!

A few months ago, we went to see Janeane Garofalo at Cobb’s  – it was a similar situation, but even worse.  Garofalo angrily ranted and raved about politics and shared the demons in her mind that were really Too Much Information.  It was a quite unpleasant experience if you ask me.

If anyone can recommend a good Comedy show venue/comedian/comedienne, please let me know!!


Kicked off the trail by the police at 4:30am!

So here it is Day 2 of ridiculously early start to the day. 

(See yesterday’s post for further details)

Lucy and I took off yet again at 3:30am – still quite bright, still not quite a full moon, so maybe tonight? – and yet again enjoyed a pleasant walkie….

until about 4:30am.

We were headed home.  I noticed at one of the street intersections that a cop had pulled someone over – at 4:30am… c’mon, dude!  I knew they saw us because we had to cross the intersection to get back on the trail.  Sure enough, as we approached the next intersection, I saw the cop car pull up, and suddenly I was blinded by a strong flashlight pointed right in my face.  Lovely, just what I need at 4:30am, a confrontation with a policeman.

Copman: “you aren’t supposed to be on the trail during hours of darkness.”

Me: “Are you serious? I’m on the trail every morning in darkness and there are many other people with me.”

(meanwhile, Lucy is jumping up on cop man, totally excited that we have met a new “friend”)

Copman: “Thieves use the Iron Horse trail to escape, I’d hate for anything bad to happen to you.”

Me: “Thieves?!?!”  (SO READY to argue, “um this is Alamo, not Hayward”, but quickly remembering that it is 4:30am, it is still dark, I am tired and I need to get home),  “um, okay.  We’ll just walk on Danville Boulevard.”

Copman: “That is much safer.  I feel much better, thank you.”

Me: (muttering to myself) “yeah, until we get run over by a CAR.”

Damn, I’m a wimp.  In my younger years, I sooo would have argued with him.  Either that or laughed in his face. 

Clearly the police-people of Alamo/Danville have NOTHING better to do with their time.  Can you imagine the dinner conversation when this man comes home and his wife asks, “how was your day?”

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