First let me tell you I did a fantastic set at Duke's on Saturday night, if I do say so myself. A bunch of my Albany friends showed up--I think there were 16 of them--and the room at Duke's is a real good one, so we had all the ingredients of a perfect night. My sister Lori took a video and hopefully I'll have that up on YouTube soon. That's two YouTube promises (the other's for Thursday night's speech). Oh, how will you ever be able to sleep until then?
Now for the birthday girl... ta-da! Here she is in her new hat.
Did you notice the white eyelashes?
She's a precious baby and I'm not just saying that.
So it was a typical 1-year-old's birthday party, complete with carrot cake (I counted that as my vegetable for the day) and coffee ice cream (?) And some high-quality adult beverages.
Here's Courtney hamming it up. You can tell my Sonic Youth shirt is in heavy rotation these days.
How's this for a festive room? Courtney and one of her girlfriends made all the decorations. So creative.
Except for Christopher, the boys were in the other room or outside with and all the kids. That's my youngest sister, Stacie, sitting in the middle. She and her kids came up from Virginia.
So after Thursday night's super-important speech, my big travel day on Friday, a comedy set on Saturday, Hazel's birthday on Sunday... yesterday I got up and went to the office like a completely normal person. First day I haven't worked in my robe since January. It sure was great to see all my work buds.
Oh, and those pesky taxes... I filed for an extension so I'll worry about them in October. Psyche! I won't put them off that long--I'm getting money back. But I'm going to pay someone to do them right for me--I think I'll get a lot more back that way.
Did you say psyche! when you were a kid? It's a funny thing to say, huh? I have a couple of meetings scheduled for tomorrow; I'll have to see if I can somehow weave in a psyche! or two in a somewhat serious moment just to see everyone's reaction. "Sorry, I won't have that document done until August... Psyche!"
See, this is why my work friends miss me when I'm in Vegas.