Thursday Night Live

27 Responses

  1. Jazz says:

    Wow, interesting day….

    Al Franken!! Do you have any idea how much I love Stuart Smalley??? Any? At all???

  2. bloggablogga says:

    I really do like Al Franken! But I really can’t fathom going out in -12 degrees. brrrr.

  3. furiousBall says:

    “Al Franken brings it.”

    That’s what someone told me in a drunken haze in college once, right before he ate a spider.

  4. Maddy says:

    Is in any wonder we’re worn out!

  5. liv says:

    that was a hell of a day.

    i think you need a tiny mini-fridge in your office with an emergency stash of caffeine. and maybe a flask of something.

    al franken? just wow.

  6. kimber the wolfgrrrl says:

    How is it that you can turn a missed encounter with Al Franken and a day in college administration into pure poetry?

  7. Diana says:

    So, like, as we know you and all, that makes us all one degree of separation from Al Franken, yes?

    Closest to a celeb I’ve ever gotten, unless you count the time I saw a very irritable, very orange Tom Jones storming through the LA airport with a worried assistant in his wake, which I don’t.

    I heart Al Franken.

  8. Claudia says:

    NO! You missed shaking hands with AL???! WHAT????????????!

    And as for Serge, yeah, I need me one of those too, is the scepter extra? And maybe you should go easy on the three ply, eh? 😉

  9. SQT says:

    Now I want to name my toilet.

    Oddly, when I lived in L.A. I used to run into Eddie Murphy. The weirdest part is that after I moved to Northern Ca, he moved to the same town I live in and I ran into him here! I think I’m being stalked.

  10. Tai says:

    Oop, Kimber stole what I was thinking…how exactly do you do it!

  11. susan says:

    I’m with Kimber and Tai…sheer magic!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Darned if it isn’t my fault that you missed a handshake with Al Franken.

    By the way, my secret word today is dbyspcuj.


  13. flutter says:


    I am so confused.

    But I DO like you

  14. Calamity Jane says:

    Ah, The Land of the Free, where freedom of expression entitles you go around with a satellite dish on your head. Now why couldn’t he have been running for Governor instead just so you could use the word “gubernatorial”? It seems so fitting for him.

  15. August says:

    How my life pales in comparison. You’re too much.

    At least you didn’t shoulder Franken’s eyeglasses as I did to Woody Allen.


  16. Franki says:

    Was he really short…like diminutive? Cuz that’s how I’ve always fantasized him.

    Don’t you judge me.

  17. rak says:

    you kinda teach writing to us, too! and we can totally read! you are pure inspiration.

  18. Pendullum says:

    I need a nap…

  19. chelle says:

    Wow!!! Co-chair of the department!!! COngrats!

  20. Glamourpuss says:

    When I get a new toilet, I shall call it Brigitte, in tribute to Serge.


  21. Jamie says:

    -12? Really? Blech.

  22. Moi says:

    I don’t know that I would have stopped for Al Franken in -12 weather … unless he was on fire. Cuz at least then he would warm you up.

  23. citizen of the world says:

    What an interesting near-miss. But my God, in that kind of weater, I’d have been sprinting. And crying a little.

  24. Kristin says:

    & here I thought this post was going the way of Larry Craig a-toe-tappin’ in the public restroom… you know, dancing in bathrooms, loitering on ramps… made sense in the moment.

  25. Dory says:

    *standing ovation*

    I don’t need to remind you of this, but you are quite good at this writing malarky!

  26. pistols at dawn says:

    You’re totally famous. And a poetess. Therefore, you must be Emily Dickinson.

  27. Mother of Invention says:

    Maybe you could Host a House Party and invite him?!!!

    Congrats on your new job…and your new toilet!
    I can’t even fathom doing all you do. I used to think marking Gr. 7 book reports, journals, and reading responses was time consuming!
    And you still make time for all of us! I am amazed and honoured.

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