Monday, February 7, 2011

To discuss things I know at the age of 28

I can only assume you've all been wondering what I've been up to these past weeks since I last wrote. No? Not at all? Good, that means your life has been awesome.

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.


Jenners said...

Wait ... did I read that right? You are now getting paid to do improv? You aren't in the Groundlings or Second City now are you? If so, I'll congratulate you but secretly have to hate you!! Glad you're life is going swimmingly and awesomely.

Amy xxoo said...

Happy belated birthday! Also, i appreciate the improv and roadtripping and living life and all that - but seriously, can we see you around here a little more often? I need you to even out my blogroll which is otherwise filled with Mummy bloggers and single ladies....

asplenia said...

Happy birthday!!

kisatrtle said...

Happy belated birthday. Way to take the improv thing and run with it. He's hoping you learn even more enlighting things over the next 365 days. P.S. I'd love to see a full post on the most religions are plagirism.

BeckEye said...


Anonymous said...

Sounds like life has been good for you lately! Glad to hear it! I always love reading your insights... seems like 27 was a year of enlightenment :)

P said...

Many happy belated returns, dude! Hope 28 is an awesome year for you. :)

PS I second Amy's comment about popping back to your blog a bit more often. I don't have enough wild ars in my life these days...

Sam_I_am said...

Oh my gosh. It seems like you just wrote the 27 years post. Where did the year go?

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