Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Back from Idaho -- great trip!

Got back to Vegas tonight after a fun few days in Boise.  Every time I go there I think, man, this would be a great place to live.  Fantastic restaurants, not one but two comedy clubs, an educated population, a low crime rate, Ross Dress-for-Less stores all over the place, an independent movie theater that sells wine and microbrew beers, a funky downtown with lots of bars and outdoor seating, a thriving music scene, moderate weather, and new construction everywhere!

The only downside to Boise that I can see is it's a bit isolated; there's not much else up there. And it's not easy to get to Albany, which is major for me.  Oh, and it's not very diverse.  Saturday afternoon I was buried in my cellphone at the gate waiting to board my plane to Boise, when I happened to look up and saw two black guys sitting across from me.  I swear to God, I looked around to make sure I was at the right gate.

Saturday night I did a short set before my comedy coach, Michael Wheels Parise, took the stage at the Varsity Pub in Meridian.  He had never seen me perform before--just saw some videos--so I wanted to do well, and I did.  Whew!  I meet with him for a coaching session tomorrow afternoon--I'm so pumped to be working with him. A bunch of Mom's friends came, too, which was nice.

Mom and Stepdaddy are doing great, as you can tell by this photo.

Dining at Applebee's after the show

I wish I'd made a video of Mom's Jesus-Christ! rant Sunday morning about Dr. Phil's poor English, ending with "He's an asshole!" but I did take a picture of this word she was trying to pull off during our Sunday night Scrabble game.

Really, Mom? I bet even Dr. Phil would remember the "e."

Anyway, it's good to be home and holy crap, the husb really went to town cleaning the kitchen while I was gone.

And we're not even having a party!  Maybe we should...


lightning36 said...

You look jus like jo mama!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Ha! I've been hearing that for over 50 years--maybe more!

Taradharma said...

So glad you gig went well!

I've never been to Boise, but you make it sound very appealing. Except it's in Idaho - ba-boom!

That's a great looking kitchen -- I'd say you've got a pretty stellar husband, there, Linda!

Memphis MOJO said...

Just for grins, I did a Google search to see how bad the temperature in Boise in the winter is. It's not too bad and the rest of the year is great.

~Coach said...

Yes, you do look like her... Another downside to Boise: Boise State Broncos... :P

Mimi said...

You look so skinny in that first photo!
glad the gig went well; I literally laughed out loud at the boarding gage bit! Gosh, that is non-diverse, I mean even Dublin would be much more diverse!
Best of luck with the coaching session, can't wait to see how he thinks you can improve (that is what it's about, isn't it?)

chocolatecovereddaydreams.blogspot.com said...

Your mom is the cutest! I think she should join you on one of your comedy acts. I think she'd bring down the house.