My big ass in a twin bed

I had a show on Friday nite in Red Lion, PA, which is just the next town over from York. Don’t you just LOVE how all their street signs have a red lion on them? I do. ;) Turned out to be a really, really fun show. Small crowd due to the holiday weekend but they all came to laugh and we had a BALL! I hung out with the owner and his family, the other comics and some of the audience members for a couple hours after the show just drinking and chatting it up on the patio of the venue. Good times!

They put us up in a local bed and breakfast which is always fine with me. I like B&B’s and I’m not usually picky about lodging as long as it’s clean. But when I walked into the room I was to stay in it had two twin beds in it. GEEZ LOUISE!!! I haven’t slept in a twin bed since I was the age and size you are when you’re supposed to stop sleeping in twin beds. It was the worst nite of sleep I’ve had in years. I kept waking up just as I was about to roll off the bed. My back was in tears by the morning. And what made it even worse is that when I spoke with the other guests, I realized it was the only room that had twin beds and DIDN’T have a private half bathroom.

Why did I get shafted?

When they checked me in, they should have been able to take one look at me and tell that a twin bed probably wouldn’t suit me. I wasn’t the only single person staying there, and I checked in before the other single guest. But here’s the kicker…

If you look at the screenshot above, I was staying in the Spring Room. You can see a picture of the tiny ass bed I had to sleep in. BUT in the description it says that the room contains 2 twin beds OR 1 king size bed. I’m sayin’: What’s a girl gotta do to get the “or?” Exhale. I’m definitely not a diva; I just prefer the bed I’m sleeping in to be larger than I am. Now perhaps that’s more a statement about how large I am, than how large the bed wasn’t… But if you say that to me, we can’t be friends anymore. You get that, right?

Baseball and Bipolar Millionaires

On Thursday nite, I had a show in Williamsport, PA. The name of the town rung a bell but I couldn’t remember why until I called my dad to let him know where I was and he reminded me that Williamsport was the birthplace of Little League Baseball and the place where the Little League World Series is played each year. Oh yeah… Well, from the moment I got into town, it was ALL Little League. EVERYWHERE.

A quick Google search on Williamsport also led me to a Wikipedia page where I learned that Williamsport once had more millionaires per-capita than anywhere else in the world. The whole world. In fact, the mascot for the Williamsport Area High School is “The Millionaires.” This is their logo.

A top hat, gloves and a cane.

Once I found that photo I felt compelled to find out the mascots of the schools they compete against. The Dawgs, The Crusaders, The Mountaineers… And these poor kids have to shout “Go Millionaires!” at their games. In the words (and drawl) of the great philosopher Charles Barkey, “That is TUR-RI-BULL!”

The show went pretty well, and after I was done, I met one of the audience members — a guy named James Nutt — who has written a book called… wait for it… “Confessions of a Bipolar Firefighter.” No really. He’s bipolar and schizophrenic and his last name is ‘Nutt.’ I’m not making that up, folks. Check out his short (10 seconds) video here.

As advertised, right? ;) I told him he should subtitle the book “Let it Burn, No Put it Out!!!” He was a cool dude and he was there with his 3 sons and one of his son’s girlfriend. We chatted for quite a while Fun times.

Now as you know, I’m a sucker for a good museum. That’s why, despite the fact that I’m not a big baseball fan, I had to stop by the Little League Museum on my way out of Williamsport.

I threw out a pitch and took a few swings at the indoor diamond. How do I look?!?? Haha… don’t answer that. Then I went out back to check out the stadium where they hold the World Series each summer. Continue reading →

Erie is Irie with Erin


Having fun so far in Erie, PA!

I’m here working at Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club, and already this has been one of my favorite weeks of the year. We started off with a packed Thursday show. And THEN I had the pleasure of attending the “Erie Idol” finals where 20 Erie residents battled it out for karaoke supremacy and a big cash prize. Then after a 6am spot this morning on the local news to promote the shows, I did morning radio with Mojo, Nat & AC over at Rocket 101 and had a blast!

We literally talked about butt cracks for 4 breaks. I was thoroughly impressed.

I saw a man walking down the middle of the main street here wearing a gas mask. And I also lucked up and came into town during the weekend of the Erie Micro Brew Festival. One of the gentleman I met this morning at TV who was promoting it, gave me a free ticket to tomorrow’s 1pm event! Soooo… basically what I’m saying is if you happen to be in or around Erie, tomorrow’s shows are gonna be fantastic.

I taped a little bit of Erie Idol and I plan to take my camera to the Brew Festival. So stay tuned for a Me In Your City blog.

Thanks, Erie. I heart you already.

Me In Your City: Juniata College/Huntingdon, PA

Ok, so I’ve been getting a little excited lately with the video blogging, I know. But they’re fun (for me at least ;) Check out what happened after I got to where I was going in the blog below. The students at Juniata had fun freaking me out. And I starred in my own mini-version of The Blair Witch Project (emphasis on the ‘mini’)

Hope you like.