Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A San Francisco Treat

Hey everybody, I'm blogging from San Francisco! I'm here with Lillie from Laugh Out Loud for a corporate gig. We taught a workshop on teambuilding and communication and such for a big biotech company out here. It went really well, even though I jacked up a couple exercise intros. I covered well enough that no one was the wiser. Hopefully they liked it enough to bring us back for more workshops and/or comedy shows.

Last night after getting settled in at the hotel, Lillie and I got dinner at a place called House of Nanking in the financial district/Chinatown section of downtown San Fran. It was tremendous. It was small and cramped, with no bells and whistles, just amazing authentic Chinese food. We split some potstickers, then had this incredible sesame chicken that was served with sliced sweet potato (awesome!) and grilled calamari with spinach, onion, and other stuff in this really great sauce. It reminded me of how we don't really have good Chinese food in Chicago. Which is odd since there are so many great ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants, just none that are Chinese in our area.

Tonight we're heading out with some old friends of Lillie's before flying back home tomorrow. It's apparently snowing like crazy in Chicago. Let's all hope we get home with minimal delay, shall we? Thanks.

- Corey

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

You Don't Say

This is what greeted me this morning on the home page of Yahoo. I love the juxtaposition of these two "news" stories:

In case it's too blurry for you to read (weak camera phone...the iPhone countdown is on), the current article I have selected is "Geniuses like Einstein may be gone forever". The "article" just below it is "Watch cat play funny game of whack-a-mouse".

- Corey

Saturday, December 06, 2008

20 Seconds

Played a couple shows at Laugh Out Loud Theater last night. Afterwards, the house manager Tim and stage manager Pat talked Briette, Mo and I into going on a late-night adventure. Tim knew of an all night fish place south of the Loop in the city. Why at midnight we decided we needed to drive 35 minutes for fried fish, I don't know, but we did. We had a great time, tons of jokes made, stories shared, etc. One of my favorite parts: when I went to the men's room I saw this sign inside:

In case you can't see it, it reads: "Employees must wash hands for at least 20 seconds before returning to work. Thank you."

Something about that is hilarious to me. I have images of the way it probably used to be, when workers would only do a quick rinse, and a manager would stand outside with a stopwatch. You know, until they got used to it.

- Corey