Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring State of Mind

My right ovary feels weird.

Now there's a sentence you will never hear a man saying, even if you substitute "ball" for "ovary."

Still, it is not preventing me from enjoying the balmy, HIGHLY unseasonably warm weather we've had the last few days. I am jonesing for spring the way Andrew Zimmern joneses for a still-beating animal heart to consume on television.

Since I'm all in a spring state of mind and feeling a bit better, I am looking forward to actually leaving the house once in awhile to participate in entertaining events. Unfortunately, the two most-wanted activities on my List O'Fun have been thwarted: A Prairie Home Companion at the Fox Cities PAC, and Flight of the Conchords in Milwaukee.

SOLD OUT!

Urgh. I feel like a Jeopardy contestant with a lazy thumb. (Damn you speedy ticket buyers!!) I did find a few sites where I could buy tickets for the Flight show at massively inflated prices, but didn't those a-holes get the memo that the economy is in the shitter? So, instead we're going to Whad'ya Know ("Not much! You?") with Michael Feldman on March 28. Five bucks a ticket. I'll try to get on the show, so listen in!!

I also get to spend this weekend with my nephew, who is more fun than a barrel of gravy-scented wombats. He will probably kick me in the shins if I still can't play horsey-ride-on-the-knee with him by then, so fingers crossed I escape his adorable, disappointed wrath.

Heal little ovary, heal! Stay AWAY from the light!

While my lady bits are healing, I will continue to meet with awesome book clubs like the one below. (I am the sickly-looking one in the middle.)



10 comments:

  1. Hope you are feeling better. It's weird when body parts are removed. I sort of wanted to keep all of mine...but it wasn't to be.

    Funny, I am a director of a Performing Arts Center and today, really, today contacted the presenting company to see about getting Garrison out to Vegas to our College. I am sure he is way out of our price range, but I will hope!

    Take care....and rest.

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  2. SO SO GLAD to hear that you are starting to feel better! Hope you continue to improve rapidly. And yeah, the spring weather is fantastic!

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  3. 1. I FINALLY got your book and can't wait to start reading.
    2. I've been there on the ef'd up ovary issue. For me, it took some serious time, like a month, at least, to kind of start feeling normal. Hope your back to normal soon!

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  4. Thanks for picking up the book, BT! Let me know how you like it.

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  5. So did I ever tell you about the time I went to Whaddaya Know? Probably not, as it was lovely, but in like 1999 and not overly exciting. I was dismayed by the size of the audience, I REALLY wanted to do the quiz too, but alas, it was not to be. Have fun! We got Joel McHale tickets for April, can't wait!

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  6. I heard PHC sold out wicked fast, so don't blame your thumb. Hope to hear you with Michael, though!

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  7. Prairie Home Companion tickets always sell out in a matter of minutes. They're like the Cabbage Patch dolls of public radio. I've never figured out what Michael Feldmann has against Garrison Keillor, but now that I "know" that Whaddaya Know tix are only $5, and PHC tickets sell out in minutes, I guess I've figured it out...and how much do I like Whaddaya Know? (in comparison to PHC?)--not much, you?

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  8. You look great for being "the sickly one in the middle"! Hope you are on the mend soon.
    We saw "Whaddya Know" a few years ago (and when I say "a few", I guess I mean 8) in Iowa City. I liked it- it was a fairly big crowd. I think I'd rather see "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and I know I'd much rather see PHC.

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  9. Oh, I heart Conchords. I also heart Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me. I think if I lived where you live, I'd make the trip to Chicago to see them. LOVE.

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  10. Sorry Jess... I'm going to have to challenge you on that statement. I actually have said, "My right ball feels weird."

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