Ever have those times in your life and wonder why someone didn't stop you and say DUH! Well, this is a blog with a lot of those moments, a few funny stories and a lot of laughs about the daily grind of just being me.
I can’t say I’m funny in a stand-up comedian kind of way.I’m funny more in the “What the hell keeps happening to me!?!” kind of way.Let’s just say that funny just kind of finds me and then I am able to re-tell the tale.I tend to always have a funny story to share over the office Keurig.(Ok, we are a modern office and don’t have a water cooler, so no need to use the water cooler reference)And at happy hour I am sure to come up with some sort of loony tale of something that happened during my day that will have my friends giggling in their Pinot Grigio.I am never short on stories for small talk and can usually hold my own in a conversation.
Until one weekend at work…I happened to be working an event where Seth Rogen was spending three days with us.Since I am always a professional I just went about my business, doing my job and being appropriately social.Meanwhile inside I was dying to get a few minutes with Seth. I mean- that guy is FUNNY (with a capital F).I am not a script writer and I didn’t have anything to pitch him, but I still wanted to at least have more of a conversation with him than small talk about our chicken kabobs.
The last party of the weekend was winding down and I was bone tired (Not sure what that really means, but if it means so tired your bones actually hurt – well I was).I was slowly making my way to the hotel elevator when who do I see waiting for an elevator but Seth and his wife?Since there was a long wait for the elevator I grabbed a few waters from the Hotel Concierge and shared with the Rogens. We chatted about college life (the fact that Seth didn’t go to college) and how movies reflect colleges.This was my moment!I went to college, I had funny things happen.I quickly racked my brain.I shared my funniest memory of college that I swear should be in a movie.
Set the scene: A Southern Sorority House, quiet spring morning, just before the first class would start about 7:15 a.m.Everyone in the house is sound asleep, except the one sister who is studiously dedicated to her business major.Her petite frame is loaded down with books.She carries a banana and a cup of coffee in her hand.
Action:The girl opens the big wooden door of the house, hands full and not really looking at where she is going.She steps directly into an open Port-O-Potty and screams!Suddenly the entire house of girls is up and wondering what the sound (and the smell) is coming from the foyer.Chaos ensued.
Yep, friends, this is a true story.Some of the members of our neighboring Fraternity decided it would be a funny prank to put a Port-O-Potty on our front door step with its door open so that whoever left our house would walk directly into the smelly hut.
So, anyway I was able to relay my little scene for Seth on our elevator ride to our hotel rooms.As he was getting off the elevator he looked at me and said “Wow, you are funny, and that is some funnySh*t.”
I definitely appreciated the compliment. (And if you ever see a scene like that in a movie, you can thank me for the inspirational story)