Tuesday, June 29, 2004

TODAY I'LL MEET THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY...

When life brings you what you want without your having to ask for it, that's what I like to call "pigeon-shit" karma.

My editor at the Jewish Week asked me to cover tonight's finals of the "Funniest Amateur Jewish Standup Comic in New York" competition, which I was planning to attend anyway. My piece is about 400 words, which isn't long at all, but it's getting front-of-the-book prominence, and is going to contain highlights of the show, as well as a brief interview with the winner. As much as I'd love to see a woman win, because women don't get enough props in stand-up, I'd also love to see a man win. Specifically, my man.

If there's any romantic justice in the world, my bashert (my meant-to-be, or as Friend Phoebe would have said, my "lobster") will be there tonight, too. And he's gonna win the competition, and an interview with me. During the interview, he'll be all aglow, energized by the thrill of victory and the presence of a beautiful, hilarious woman. (Just to clarify, that's me.) I'll ask him for his number, in case I have any questions that I need to follow up on, and he'll ask me for mine, just because. Under the dimmed lights at the comedy club, romance will bloom, a love sprung from laughter and nurtured by a steady humor.

Plus, when I submit the article, another paycheck. That's a "win-win" scenario. I'd say that was worth taking a piece of poop in the arm.

8 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, June 29, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Wow! I hope all goes according to plan - keep us posted.

 
At 5:42 PM, June 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Could this be fate? He will be there: http://www.rickblaine.com/index/P275/ (I can't link without the cute little idiot link button -- so cut/paste!

 
At 11:18 AM, June 30, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Doesn't Rick B have a girlfriend?

 
At 11:34 AM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Rick B is actually married, but his co-blogger and comedian 'Ugarte' is still single, I believe...

 
At 1:27 PM, June 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I hope another pigeon poops on you?! No.. wait that can't be right... I'll say a little prayer that you meet your mensch! Yes, that's better.

-Stimulant
http://stimulant.blogdrive.com

 
At 1:49 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger petitchou said...

Have you ever seen "The Butcher's Wife" with Demi Moore? She refers to destined couples as "split-aparts", referring to Plato's theory that we were all previously connected at the belly button. Makes me sigh every damn time.

 
At 4:09 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Sounds like Plato's theory was built on a rabbinic midrash.

Yes, a single guy won last night, but he was 25: too young for me. I'll be submitting my story early next week, so look for it online next Thursday or so...

 
At 10:36 AM, July 04, 2004, Blogger Charles Star said...

I guess "journalistic integrity" prevented you from telling me you knew Dawn? I'll keep checking JW for a link to the article on the contest (even though I am sure that my mother will let me know as soon as it comes out).

 

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

TODAY I'LL MEET THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY...

When life brings you what you want without your having to ask for it, that's what I like to call "pigeon-shit" karma.

My editor at the Jewish Week asked me to cover tonight's finals of the "Funniest Amateur Jewish Standup Comic in New York" competition, which I was planning to attend anyway. My piece is about 400 words, which isn't long at all, but it's getting front-of-the-book prominence, and is going to contain highlights of the show, as well as a brief interview with the winner. As much as I'd love to see a woman win, because women don't get enough props in stand-up, I'd also love to see a man win. Specifically, my man.

If there's any romantic justice in the world, my bashert (my meant-to-be, or as Friend Phoebe would have said, my "lobster") will be there tonight, too. And he's gonna win the competition, and an interview with me. During the interview, he'll be all aglow, energized by the thrill of victory and the presence of a beautiful, hilarious woman. (Just to clarify, that's me.) I'll ask him for his number, in case I have any questions that I need to follow up on, and he'll ask me for mine, just because. Under the dimmed lights at the comedy club, romance will bloom, a love sprung from laughter and nurtured by a steady humor.

Plus, when I submit the article, another paycheck. That's a "win-win" scenario. I'd say that was worth taking a piece of poop in the arm.

8 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, June 29, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Wow! I hope all goes according to plan - keep us posted.

 
At 5:42 PM, June 29, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Could this be fate? He will be there: http://www.rickblaine.com/index/P275/ (I can't link without the cute little idiot link button -- so cut/paste!

 
At 11:18 AM, June 30, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Doesn't Rick B have a girlfriend?

 
At 11:34 AM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Rick B is actually married, but his co-blogger and comedian 'Ugarte' is still single, I believe...

 
At 1:27 PM, June 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I hope another pigeon poops on you?! No.. wait that can't be right... I'll say a little prayer that you meet your mensch! Yes, that's better.

-Stimulant
http://stimulant.blogdrive.com

 
At 1:49 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger petitchou said...

Have you ever seen "The Butcher's Wife" with Demi Moore? She refers to destined couples as "split-aparts", referring to Plato's theory that we were all previously connected at the belly button. Makes me sigh every damn time.

 
At 4:09 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Sounds like Plato's theory was built on a rabbinic midrash.

Yes, a single guy won last night, but he was 25: too young for me. I'll be submitting my story early next week, so look for it online next Thursday or so...

 
At 10:36 AM, July 04, 2004, Blogger Charles Star said...

I guess "journalistic integrity" prevented you from telling me you knew Dawn? I'll keep checking JW for a link to the article on the contest (even though I am sure that my mother will let me know as soon as it comes out).

 

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