Monday, August 29, 2011

My Encounter with Jeffrey Tambor

I love Jeffrey Tambor so much.

He is one of my favorite actors of all times.

I watched the Larry Sanders show almost every night for two years.

When my brother visited me on the cruise ship I started watching the show again with him because he had never seen it before.

Jeffrey Tambor's character Hank Kingsley quickly became his favorite and all week long we were doing Hank bits.

So I found it positively providential that as I was checking into the airport to fly home from Hawaii I actually saw Jeffrey Tambor in front of me.

My heart began to race.

I knew I had to say something...I didn't want to be an obnoxious fan but it was all too perfect!

I had to tell him that Hank Kingsley was my favorite television character of all time.

I waited till after he got his tickets fixed and then I raced up to him and his wife.

Me: "Mr. Tambor?"

Man: "No...."

Me: "Your not Mr. Tambor?"

Man: "No..."

Me: "Oh..I'm sorry."

I was so confused.

Jeff was like "What did he say?"

"That's he's not Jeffrey Tambor" I replied.

We thought about it for a long time...thinking how maybe Jeffrey Tambor just pulled a fast one on me.

But then I googled Jeffrey Tambor 2011 and he does look much older than the man in the airport.

This is all extra hilarious because the night before we had just re-watched the episode of Larry Sanders where Hank has a big fan and he ends up looking exactly like Hank.

I guess there must be thousand of Jeffrey Tambor early 90's look a likes out there.

I was bummed it wasn't the real one.

Little things I'll miss about Hawaii

The restroom signs.
All the Japanese characters in menus.

The mystical Menehune people.
Spam for breakfast.

Friday, August 26, 2011

My Last Hawaiian Shaved Ice

I've spent the last three summer in Hawaii and probably only got shaved ice 3 times.

I was just never in the mood or was too full from lunch.

But I treated myself to one my last week in Kona and it really hit the spot.

My syrups where: mango, passion fruit and pink lemonade

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pizza: Delivery at Sea

Our last week on the ship they implemented Pizza at Sea: for $5 you get a large homemade pizza and it's delivered to you by a real pizza man wearing a Pizza at Sea uniform.

I always fall for new marketing techniques and wanted to get one right away.

Jeff didn't let me get it until the last night.

It actually was pretty good and it had tons of pepperonis on it.

I'm glad they weren't around for my whole contract otherwise I think Jeff and I would have gotten it at least 3 times a week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weighted Silverware

A few weeks ago backstage my cast mate Rich and I came up with an idea: weighted silverware so that you can get a workout while you eat.

Well Rich sent me an email the other day...apparently someone beat us to the punch.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Greeting Card, Giant Leaf, The Coolest T-Shirt of All Time

My friend Becca sent me this awesome card in the mail.

I love it so so much.

Look how huge this leaf is!!!

My friend David was wearing the coolest t-shirt I've ever seen in my life last Saturday.

I loved it so much I was hoping I could buy it from him.

It's one of those pictures in a picture.

It goes to like the fifth degree.

I asked David where he got it...Japan...of course!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I want a dog that looks like an Ewok!

Does anyone know what type of dog this is?

I want it now!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rave Run

I'll miss running outside in Maui with Jeff.

It was the hardest workout I'd ever done in my life.

8 miles under the blistering Hawaiian sun.

The first time we did it I was a mess: crying, yelling at Jeff...I even kicked a plant.

I can run 13 miles on a treadmill but running outside is a completely different story and I was so upset with how bad I did that first run outside.

But Jeff and I stuck to it and during our last run I did just fine and said I was going to miss it.

I treated myself to an Icee afterwards to try and cool off.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Funny Groupon Picture

For some reason this Groupon for an improv show in Baltimore used a picture of Jeff in their advertisement.

My friend Adal came across it and sent Jeff and I am email that said "Jeff you finally made it!"

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuna Salad Roll, Poke Bowl, Coffee Bean Card, Beaker Ornament

When I was in Japan I ate these tuna salad rolls all the time.

They had them everywhere in Hawaii and I will miss them.

Step 1: Open the roll

Step 2: Roll the rice with the tuna salad onto the seaweed and roll it up.

Step 3: Enjoy

I will also miss the poke bowls in Hawaii as well.

I finally got to get my free drink at The Coffee Bean.

I filled up my stamp card...such a proud moment.

I saw this awesome Beaker Christmas ornament at Hallmark.

He's my favorite muppet.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Strokes

You guys I finally discovered the band The Strokes.

It only took me 10 years.

I'm never really up to date on the latest music but I happened to be watching SNL a few months ago and watched this group perform their latest single Under Cover of Darkness.

It's so catchy!

Saturday I remembered to look them up on iTunes and I ended up buying their new CD Angles (which I misread as Angels until Jeff corrected me).

The entire thing is fantastic and so great to run to because its all upbeat.

Listen I have no idea what the lyrics are to their songs but I don't care.

When I sing along I just mumble.

But for some reason these guys really get me going and make my runs so enjoyable.

And I mean how cool are these guys?

Their lead singer Julian Casablancas is like way too cool for school.

First of all his last name is Casablancas, I mean come on now, what a cool last name.

I am so obsessed with them I told Jeff I want to go to one of their concerts.

I never want to go to concerts.

For whatever reason their latest single reminds me of a ski trip I went on in 11th grade.

The coolest guy in the school went and I had a major crush on him.

We sat together on the bus ride there and back.

I used all my good material on him.

Like I saved specific jokes and stories just for him.

I had him in stitches!

He lent me his sweater, took pictures with me on the slopes with one arm around me and gave me his ear warmer head band.

And yet even after he showered me with all this attention he ended up kissing every other girl that weekend except me.

I remember sitting next to him on the bus ride home thinking "Why am I still wasting all my good material on you!"

I mean I even told him all my ramen noodle jokes!

Those are priceless!

I have no idea why but every time I hear this song I so vividly remember that ski trip.

You should totally download their new album.

Who knows what memories it will conjure up in you.