But for those who still wonder, it's mostly been full of improv comedy. Like, a ton of it. Email me and I'll tell you more. There's more important stuff to get to...
I just turned 28, y'all/dudes/Muppets/ladies!
My birthday was Sunday. Unlike last year, I wasn't snowed inside. In fact, I wasn't even in Pennsylvania. I was in Chicago, watching and doing improv all weekend with my girlfriend (and also watching The Fighter*)
* That continued my man-crush on Mark Walhberg, but it's also just a fantastic movie. It made me want to become a boxer until I realized I couldn't take getting punched in the face, which seems to be a requirement.
I've learned a lot in the past year since I wrote my "Things I Know At Age 27" post. Let's find out things I now know at age 28.
* I will never be 27 again. Sure, that seems like a no-brainer, but when you're, say, 9, you don't realize you don't get to be 8 again.
* It's easier to get older as a guy.
* The Wonder Years hasn't stood the test of time as much as I wanted it to, but Boy Meets World has. I can accept that.
* All anyone can ask for is a steady job in a field they like, with people to share life with around that. Also, Shamrock milkshakes from McDonalds.
* I am extremely fortunate that I get to do a job I am good at and enjoy.
* I'm even more fortunate to have some talent that allows me to get paid to make people laugh. I find this ridiculous, but will not be telling that to the people signing the checks.
* It took me this many years to figure out what I really want to do with my life versus what I've always done with my life. As it turns out, you can't really know that at 21 or 22.
* Underwear is kinda silly if you think about it.
* Pay phones sure disappeared, right?
* As it turns out, most religions are rooted in plagiarism.
* People get too anxious over airport security. It's not complicated.
* But I still do not like metal detectors.
* The Oscars aren't really about who was the best as much as who has the best publicity push at the right time.
* 9/11 is still really weird and disturbing to think about with any degree of seriousness. A plane? Into a building?
* I think about things like property taxes, interest rates and depreciation way more now.
* I think about colors in nature, the way machines work and imaginary things way less now.
* I still get to play make-believe with improv comedy, though, and that's going to keep me young.
* My life goals are much more clear, and, better yet, much more attainable.
* Katy Perry will one day be looked back upon the same way we look at, say, Joan Jett in terms of cultural influence. Not sure what I think of that.
* I haven't wavered in my love of hip hop, years after it would be considered OK for a small-town white guy to like it. Favorites now include Drake, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne and Eminem. But now it's because of the lyrical word play.... OK, that and it's fun to pump the bass.
* But I have not, and likely never will, be able to make it rain.
* I still love Radiohead.
* I still weigh about the same as I did at age 18, and in fact can fit in the same jeans. I also know those days can't possibly last forever.