Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Listening and Viewing Pleasures


Last night I was treated to an exciting adventure by my lovely Hubby. For my birthday this year he gifted me two tickets to see and hear David Sedaris live in Dallas.

This is a huge deal for me because David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors.  The word funny just doesn't do him justice. There is a level of wit and depth on a disturbed level that I really enjoy. He communicates his dysfunctional, politically incorrect roots by describing memories and stories in such a way that I feel like I'm a fly on the wall as he narrates the scene.

I was curious as to how entertained Hubby would be considering he had never read the material himself, but he was doubled-over laughing just as much as I was for the entire presentation.

And, to top it off, Hubby was willing to wait in line with me so that I could meet Mr. Sedaris and have my copy of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk autographed by him. How cool was that?  I was impressed with how conversational he was with us, too. Hubby told him a joke, and he seemed to be genuinely entertained. Although I feel I must also point out that he was equally entertained by everyone who approached him. It may have just been fodder for future writing material. He's very good at making fun of everyone around him.

Not familiar with David Sedaris? Go here to have a listen courtesy of NPR.