Last night (8/17), I went to
Sit ‘n Spin at the Hudson Theater in
I found out about Sit ‘n
Spin from Freshyarn.com – a site dense with funny and well written personal
essays. The site’s creator, Hillary
Carlip, wrote “Queen of the Oddballs,” her humorous and interesting tales
of growing up in
Sit ‘n Spin takes place every other Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Hudson Theater – 6539 Santa Monica Bl. Hollywood. It’s free, but call for reservations 323-960-5519. Parking is $5.00 across the street.
But don’t be an idiot like me and think that you are being thoughtful by turning off your cell phone before the show, when actually you are turning ON your cell phone so that it then begins playing the silly ring tone you didn’t pick out yourself, very loudly during a quiet moment when a performer is on stage trying to concentrate on their work and not on the thoughtless idiot out in the audience…even if she really is thoughtful and THOUGHT she did turn off her phone. And, yes, man with the glasses and khaki pants sitting the next seat over, I knew I was an idiot you didn’t need to burn me with that “You’re an obnoxious idiot” stare. Anyway, don’t be me.
Speaking of me and what an idiot I am…
Since I was alone, I took an end seat which left a space between me and the man with the “you’re an obnoxious idiot” stare in the glasses – until a nice man came and sat in the empty seat. The nice man started telling me how he tried to get his friend in by handing him a flyer (apparently all seats were taken)…which led into each of us telling our tales of sneaking into places, only his were far more interesting – not that that stopped me from thinking mine were too.
With only minutes to go
before the show began, the man (who’s a journalist) was telling me about
his sneak-ins (due to too few press passes) at the Sundance film festival, the Cannes
Film Festival and a fundraiser for President Clinton, where Barbara Streisand
was singing. The journalist snuck by the
secret service and ended up sitting one row and a few seats over from
(Fade to black)
I’m an idiot.