It has always been Wusibsib for me to try to figure out guys and even more so now. I was thinking of that when Sheryl Underwood was talking about why women lose their guys. She said to blame it on ourselves because they have only one reason for leaving us hanging on. That is another story for another time.I have never been to a stand up comedy events before and this was a first ( well not counting the Shadow box event.. but that was more like a cluster of mini performances).
So Sheryl Underwood, she is an interesting performer although at some point I wanted to sleep or walk out because she kept talking about newer yehone stuff and it kind of made me uncomfortable. I have passed by FUNNY BONE plenty of times but never even considered attending their stand up comedy shows. The five of us ended up there in a very strange turn of events.
The three of us first met up with Wegesha ( cannot use his real name here.. so I had to use ye bier simun) at a Starbucks on High street. we sat down for a coffee and started playing this game of not mixing any english in any of our conversations for 15 minutes and those who lose will end up picking the tab for our dinner that night. I remembered you Papy because you always corrected me when I mix Amharic and English. Wegesha shamed me when I said Ye Dem Tibo instead of Ye Dem Sir (wow, really betty? was what I was left to say to my self.) We all lost, Except Wegesha of course who untill the last two minutes wasn’t making mistakes.
Then we met up with Lege ( I wish he had ye bier sim or yebet sim any way he is Wegesha’s friend) and ate dinner at LUNA ( kudos to the cook about the shiro), then off to the jazz club down town. We get there and it is closed, then off to Burgundy wine place. We realized this was a mistake because high street as always was crowded with people. so the last option was off to Easton. We get to Easton and decided on the Funny Bone.People were hovering around the area, we asked if we could get tickets and they told us the event was sold out and that we can be on the waiting list and see if people donot show up. We were told to come back at 11.00Pm, So we went to Cup Ojo’s ( the bar side) and for the first time I had a club soda ( zim belu huletachihum, I know it is mineral water but can’t a girl get excited Club soda?) so any way we finally came back and after standing for a few minutes, we were told they have seats available to us and we got in.
So Sheryl Underwood, she is funny. I always had a hard time understanding stand up comedies, I laugh at Chris Rock’s comedies just because he actually makes funny noises and faces. But Sheryl was actually easy to understand. I think for most of us foreigners, we need to have grown up here to understand most of the jokes, but when the subject is mostly the human sexuality, we all know and understand it; well some understand it better than the rest of us, I will not be naming any one here. I liked most of her jokes, but some of it betam tenzaza and I was looking for a way out. It would have been nice had Wegesha mentioned about a condition called Cepahalgia Orgasmica to her, she would have found a way to twist something up with that.
Ok, may be her jokes were good but my mind was stuck on a phone call I got that afternoon and I was actually using my abdominal muscles to breath. And if I could, I would have flown to Rome and whisper in his ears what my thoughts are, but I am no billionaire or Angel. So I resorted to inducing Respiratory Alkalosis, which I am glad I never got to accomplish. They say stress is bad for you, but decisions that you are not even sure about to begin with are hard and I was stressing my self. I have prayed now and all is better and within the coming weeks it will get even more better.
The week in Maryland was awesome, my girlfriends from highschool were amazing company. It has been a while since I enjoyed days and nights. And his highness’s presence made it magical untill we both flew to our respective destinations. I never got to see much of the city, but hopefully I get to do that sometime in August ende igziabher fekad.