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Friday Fun! (Sarah Silverman)

Hello my lovely readers!  Sorry there was no Friday Fun post last week.  I had the day off and was staying as far away from the computer as possible.  🙂

Last weekend I got to meet Sarah Silverman!  She was in town for her book tour for The Bedwetter.  She read a portion of the book featuring her father’s hilarious voice mails to her.  This was followed by a Q+A session that I’m pretty sure nobody in the audience was aware was going to happen.  It took us a bit to come up with semi-good questions.  Among the things I learned:

  • She doesn’t drink. (Say what?!)
  • Her feelings were hurt by the whole TED fiasco, and her presentation for it is still unavailable online.
  • She originally mocked twitter, but now loves it as a “message in a bottle” feature for her life.
  • The only topic she personally has boundaries for is making “fat women” the butt of jokes.  She said that “America as a society has this idea that fat women don’t deserve to be loved or happy, and I just think that’s really wrong, so I don’t go there, but other comedians have the right to do what they want to do.”  Classy lady.
  • She wants to adopt a mentally challenged kid, but she doesn’t want to feel guilty for dying and leaving a mentally challenged adult with no one to care for him/her, so she decided she should adopt a mentally challenged child with a terminal illness. Lolz.

After the reading was the book signing.  There were probably around 150 people in line.  She was sweet, but a lot more demure in person than I was expecting.  I suspect she’s got the classic case of a shy person who comes alive when performing.  She was nice to everyone, and I’m pleased to say I came away still glad to be a fan.

Also last weekend I dropped off my bike to be repaired and now it is all shiny and awesome!  I was shocked to ride it and discover the gears are supposed to be smooth, not difficult to cope with.  I’m hoping to start biking my commute soon.  I just need to practice the route on a non-work day to get the hang of it.

As for grad school, my final projects for the semester are done!  Now I just have to attend one more class session for each of my classes, and then I am home free with two months of vacation. Oh happy day!

What have you guys been up to in the last two weeks?  Anything exciting or awesome?

Happy weekends!

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  1. April 30, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I gave up on my old clunky bike with the dodgy gears and just bought a sparkly new one! I’m also hoping to be able to cycle to work, just need to figure out where to lock it up as its so new. My old one was so bad no one wanted to steal it anyway!

    • May 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

      I took my bike out for a spin the first time this weekend. Let’s just say, I’m going to have to build up slowly to the nearly 6 mile each way trip to work, lol.

  1. July 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

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