Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 141-147, 2017

Sunday

Had lunch at Sonic. Shopped a bit at Big Lots. Cooked meals for the week. Did laundry. Tried out the new leaf blower. Cooked meals and sides for the week. Watched another episode of Hannibal season 2. Tried watching the new Twin Peaks but couldn’t make it past the first 30 minutes.

Monday

Sha’Dam! practice. Nachos for dinner. Started reading Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.

Tuesday

No open mic. Salads for dinner.

Wednesday

Subway for dinner. Wasn’t on the Helium list tonight but got added at the last minute. It was another bad turn out though for the audience so I tried new material that didn’t do so well. The line up for the Helium contest also got announced and unfortunately I’m on a 10pm show on a Tuesday. Some nights they are having 2 shows – one at 7pm and one at 10pm. I don’t think that’s a smart idea, especially through the week and doubt I’ll be able to get anyone to attend.

Thursday

Went to Hey Guys open mic. 7 people in the audience. 17 comics. Tried new material and bombed again.

Friday

Hosted again at Hey Guys. This time it was for Gabriel Rutledge. Had a great show!

Saturday

Did some shopping, and some napping. Watched another episode of Hannibal season 2. Watched the movie Logan.

 

 

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 134-140, 2017

Sunday

More errands. Worked in the yard. Took another nap. Got fish and plants for the pond in the yard.

Monday

Today is the 131st anniversary of Emily Dickinson’s death.

Tonight I’m in the Funny Bone competition. Round 1.

John flew to Dallas for the next 4 days. Starting watching the TV series Hannibal.

Tuesday

Made it through to the next round in last night’s competition. They let the top 5 of the 10 through but 2 of us tied for 5th place (one was me) so they let 6 go through. I made it!

Vacation day from work today.

Worked in the yard. Cleaned up the patio. Bought plants for some flower pots…herbs and blood flower.

More Hannibal.

Wednesday

Day 2 of my 3 day vacation. Worked in the yard all day, potting plants.

Worked on some new jokes.

Open Mic at Helium…no crowd, all comics, so I tried out some new jokes I’d written.

More Hannibal.

Thursday

Last day of my 3 day vacation.

Finished Hannibal – Season 1. Started Season 2.

Did some more transplanting in the yard.

Sha’Dam! practice. Had lunch out with Adam.

Hey Guys open mic. Got to be the host.

Picked John up from the airport.

Friday

Huge thunderstorm at 5am this morning! Knocked a big tree limb from the neighbor’s tree into our yard. Back to work. Subway for dinner.

Saturday

Bought a leaf blower, and an electric chainsaw to take care of the tree limb. Grocery shopped at the new Aldi’s that just opened in our neighborhood this week. Went for ice cream at Baskin Robbin’s. Had a late comedy show in Belleville, IL at a gay club called Club Escapade. It was a pride fundraiser for their annual pride festival. Great show!

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 127-133, 2017

Sunday

Finally had some time to work in the yard! Weeded and transplanted. Had Chinese for dinner. Worked on a new song for Sha’Dam. Read. It was a nice laid back day. No laundry this weekend!

I also got asked to perform comedy at a drag show on the 20th. It’s a fundraising show for Southern Illinois Pride. Of course, I said yes.

Monday

Had Sha’Dam! practice. We are working on a new song.

The line up for the Funny Bone competition got announced. I’m up the first night which is next Monday.  Kind of intense but at least I can get it over with.

Tuesday

Skipped open mic since I haven’t been making the list lately anyway, and I’m guaranteed stage time next Monday for the competition. Plus, I’m hosting this Friday at Hey Guys so I’ve got guaranteed stage time this week anyway.

Wednesday

Working on some new longer bits to work into my set. Subway for dinner.

Thursday

Woke up to rain. Otherwise, it was a very uneventful day.

Friday

Got to host at Hey Guys. There were about 20 people in the audience so it was a small crowd but I was still happy to get to be emcee.

Saturday

Ran errands. Worked in the yard. Took a nap. Watched Doctor Strange.

 

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 119-126, 2017

Saturday

More rain today. Thunder too. It stopped long enough for us to get out and get grocery shopping done. Made Mexican-style turkey chili for dinner. Did laundry. John made a homemade chocolate cake. Watched Office Christmas Party.

Sunday

Made sausage egg biscuits for breakfast. Roasted a chicken in the oven. Tried making a version of my old favorite Paste House dish: Chicken Ignatio.  It was pretty close and quite yummy. Watched Jimmy Carr’s Netflix special.

Monday

Started training ANOTHER new hire at work. Sha’Dam! practice after work.

Tuesday

Slow day at work. Lots of flooding going on in the area this week. Wendy’s for dinner. Didn’t make the open mic list at Funny Bone. We started watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.

Wednesday

My one year anniversary doing comedy in St. Louis.  Had a showcase at Hey Guys.  Small crowd but it was a great show overall.

Thursday

Spent the evening watching more of 13 Reasons. Taco Bell for dinner.

Friday

More of 13 Reasons. Pizza for dinner.

Saturday

Finished 13 Reasons.

The Fortune Feimster show was amazing! What an honor to get to open for her on stage. Both shows were packed. The first show was almost sold out. And I got asked back to the club host next Friday.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 114-118, 2017

Monday

Busy day back at work. I had over 250 emails waiting for me. Subway for dinner then spent the evening reading.

Tuesday

Still catching up at work. Wendy’s for dinner. Saw a kid get hit by a car on the way home. Stopped. He was okay. Still very upsetting to see that happen.

Wednesday

Finally starting to feel like I’m getting caught up. Open Mic Night at Helium. Not the best mic, only 10 people in the crowd. 20 comics.

Thursday

Did open mic at Hey Guys. Not much better. Only 4 people in the crowd. 13 comics.

Friday

Slow day at work. Uneventful day.  It rained almost all week and more is expected this weekend.  After the rain all last week in TN too, I’m ready for some sunshine.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 106-113, 2017

 

Sunday the 16th

  1. It’s Easter. Also would have been my dad’s 76th birthday.
  2. Finished reading Comedy On The Edge. Going to read Alec Baldwin’s new memoir next.
  3. I’m off this week for vacation.

Monday-Sunday

Packed and got on the road early Monday morning headed to Tennessee.

Started writing in a journal on Tuesday, something I haven’t done in years.

Visited Dad’s grave on Wednesday. I noticed the cemetery had lots of dead grass so I bought 5 lbs. of grass seed and reseeded the grave yard.

My birthday was Thursday. Mom cooked spaghetti for me and had a DQ ice cream cake for me.

Finished the Baldwin memoir on Friday and started reading Mary Higgins Clark’s very first book called Where Are The Children?.

Went to the lake with the family on Saturday for dinner.

On Sunday we stopped back by the cemetery after lunch; my grass had started to come up thanks to it raining all week. It was also cold most of the week.  I was back home in St. Louis by 7pm.

 

 

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 100-104, 2017

 

Monday

Started watching a new series called Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix starring Drew Barrymore.

Tuesday

Skipped open mic since inventory is Wednesday and I have to go in early.

Wednesday

We had inventory this week at work which made for a long day on Wednesday which was the first day of counting. Finished watching Santa Clarita.

Thursday

Inventory was over by 10am.  Went to open mic at Hey Guys. There was a great crowd and I ended up having a great set. Got offered a feature spot for two shows on May 6th.

Friday

Left work early today. Slow day. I’m on vacation next week and am headed to Tennessee for a week with the family.

 

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 99, 2017

 

Sunday

  1. Read
  2. Finished laundry
  3. Went shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for another salt lamp for our bedroom. Tuesday morning was out of them.
  4. First stop of the year at a Farmers Market for veggies and things.
  5. Chicken Tenders and a side salad for lunch.
  6. Worked in the yard – cleaned out the pond and did some weedeating.
  7. Chicken for dinner also.
  8. Watched the new Star Wars movie.