Thursday, December 10, 2015

Studio C Requests & Giveaway






I took over Studio C's Instagram on 12/101/15. Everyone who requested that I do something is listed below and I have done my best to make your dreams come true! So enjoy!

(I grouped together requests that were the same.)
This is what he looks like when I wash him. He's just a cute, scraggly rat. :]

I love potstickers. MORE THAN LIFE. I seriously hope I die from a potsticker overdose because I never want to stop eating them. #GonnaEatThemInHeaven
Her name's Jennifer and she likes to act too. So keep your eyes peeled, you'll probably see her on the big screen one day.

I am not a great singer, so I looked up this video for you. Now I'm considering watching this everyday. You know, to impress Jennifer.

Eat potstickers + Be tall = Adam
(It's science)
  • kortneyygrayyI want him to be on Instagram for an hour answering questions!!! 
Your wish is my command! I will answer questions on Instagram TONIGHT (12/10/15)
I like chips.  And I promise my lunch was healthier than my breakfast. (See below)
Just go to this link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Black-Baratunde-Thurston/dp/0062003224
I wasn't sure if you wanted me to eat pancakes or Mycroft to eat pancakes. But I don't like pancakes. You can pretend the chip I'm eating above is a pancake though. :]
I am not a good role model. This is what I ate for breakfast:

I downloaded Dubsmash just for you. I probably won't upload a video today, but any future videos are all thanks to you!
I can't eat Taco Bell. It is full of hot sauce and regret. But here's a picture!
Uh... I think it looks like this. 
I'm allergic! But they are cute.

I got to dress up as Santa for our Early Christmas sketch. My favorite part is how short the pants were.
Can potstickers also be my favorite dessert? 'Cause that's how much I love them. :]
Does the video of James' impression count?
  • aidanb500When is the new Scott Sterling cud coming out, anyone know?
In the Spring. I'm not sure when though.

  • kyleesnowI definitely don't want to see the life of the evil black crayon
Then... don't look at the picture above. :/
I know this is far from what you wanted, but here's one of my favorite songs in Chinese. It's full of tongue twisters!

I'm not going to get around to this today, but I will put it on my To Do List.
This is also going on my To Do List!
I told Matt to look surprised and this is the look he gave me.

  • the_rider_ePics and videos of you guys filming. Plus all the cast members trying to scare Jared.
I took a video. If you haven't seen it (or I haven't posted it) yet, then check Instagram!

I'm not a big cupcake person. :/ So just look at the picture of me eating a chip (above) and pretend it's a cupcake! 
I think Martin has retired and is living the good life on the beach in the Bahamas.
These things kind of scare me. But here you go!
I would love to do this! Especially with Natalie as Cool Mom. I'll see what I can do.
Ok - here's the story. We were 15ish (we're twins) and she asked me to hold her foot. I thought that was weird, but she insisted. So I held her heel up and before I could figure out what she was trying to do, I thought it would be funny to walk away. So I start walking away, with her foot in my hand. She fell. Her foot broke. I instantly became a terrible person. And that's that!
OK! Comment below and you could win one of my Studio C scriptbooks! (Include your Instagram handle in your comment.)


Thanks for all your requests and questions guys!  And thanks for going on the journey that is #AdamTakesOver on Instagram. :]

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dear Ken Jennings,



(Hey Ken! Did you know that if you Google Image "Hey Ken", this image pops up?)

I am writing this because:

  1. I write and perform for Studio C,
  2. I think you're cool,
  3. I wanted to do a sketch with you,
  4. I wrote a sketch for you,
  5. Production issues kept it from happening, and finally,
  6. I didn't want this piece of my soul to rot in the dark recesses of my laptop.
SO THIS IS MY GIFT TO YOU! (And everyone else who might be reading this.)

I present the (hopefully) funny script for Ken Jennings on Wheel of Fortune.




INT. WHEEL OF FORTUNE STUDIO - DAY

Open with some sort of graphic that reads, “Highlights of Ken Jennings on Wheel of Fortune” or something akin to it.

Cut to Pat (JASON) introducing Ken. Pat looks more and more frazzled as the night progresses.

PAT
You all might recognize our third contestant, Ken Jennings. He won 74 consecutive games of Jeopardy! And wound up taking home more than 3 million dollars. You must be really good at game shows.

KEN
I guess so.

PAT
Well, we’re excited to have you. Let’s get started.

Cut to $2,000 toss up segment and graphic.

PAT (CONT’D)
The category is: living thing.

Letters start to appear until we see. “KODI_K _ _AR”.

Ken buzzes.

KEN
Kodiak camera.

PAT
Um, not quite.

Adam buzzes.

ADAM
Kodiak bear.

PAT
There it is.

KEN
You know, if those letters were different, I would have been right.

Beat as Pat is dumbfounded.

PAT
This is gonna be a fun night.

Cut to a puzzle. Category: Thing.

KEN
L.

Vanna (NATALIE) taps the letter, finishing the puzzle. It reads “Achilles Heel”

KEN (CONT’D)
A-chills hill.

PAT
No.

Cut to a half shot of a mostly solved puzzle and the contestants. 

KEN
Q.

PAT
Sorry, no Qs.

Cut to Ken’s turn.

KEN
X.

PAT
You are picking the worst letters.

Cut to Ken’s turn.

KEN
Q.

PAT
You already said that one.

Cut to another puzzle.

PAT (CONT’D)
Ken - back to you.

KEN
I’d like to buy a vowel. “T”.

PAT
That’s not a vowel.

Cut to Ken’s turn.

KEN
Aaaa... seven.

PAT
The number seven?

KEN
Yes. No... Nine.

PAT
Those are numbers. You need to say a letter.

KEN
Omega.

PAT
That’s a Greek letter.

Cut to an empty puzzle with four blank spaces.

KEN
I’d like to solve the puzzle.

PAT
There aren’t any letters on the board, Ken.

KEN
I think I got it.

PAT
I highly doubt that.

KEN
“Chicken Tenders”

Beat.

PAT
The category is “place”.

Cut to another puzzle. Category: Character. 
All letters appear but two, like so: “THE AMAZI_G SPIDERMA_”

KEN
I’d like to solve the puzzle.

PAT
For the first time, I believe you are capable of doing so.

KEN
The Amazing Spidermax.

PAT
Good glory.

KEN
Excuse me. What is The Amazing Spidermax?

PAT
This isn’t Jeopardy.

Cut to Ken.

Cut to Pat.

Cut to Ken.

KEN
I’ll take Spidermax for 300, Alex.

Cut to final puzzle.

PAT
Well, here’s your envelope. I can’t believe you could be a million dollar winner.

Ken holds up the MILLION DOLLAR WEDGE.

PAT (CONT’D)
I can’t even believe you’re tonight’s finalist. This is either a miracle or witchcraft.

KEN
Let’s do it.

Ken spins the wheel. Once it stops, Pat takes the envelope.

PAT
Ok. The category is: Phrase. RSTLNE will give you some letters.

Vanna taps the letters. “_/_ _ _ _/N_/_ _ E _”.

PAT (CONT’D)
So, from you, we need three more consonants and one more vowel.

KEN
Okay. I’ll say... RSTLNE.

Beat. Pat slowly turns his head towards Ken. Pat sighs.

PAT
Okay. Vanna did we miss any? No? Didn’t think so. You have ten seconds to guess and then I don’t have to talk to you anymore.

Timer starts.

KEN
I have no idea.

He wins. The letters appear. Pat is horrified.

PAT
Unbelievable! You won by accident?! Who chose that as the final puzzle? Huh? You’re fired.

He opens the envelope and reveals that it’s the million dollars.

PAT (CONT’D)
Oh holy Zeus! The million dollars?! You made more tonight than I have in the past ten years!

KEN
Do I get to come back tomorrow?

PAT
No!

Pat storms off.

Cut to Ken standing with Vanna and Pat during the credits.

VANNA
Congratulations on winning, Ken.

KEN
Thanks, Vanna.

PAT
Just say goodbye.

KEN
Bye everyone! Thanks for watching The Price is Right. Have a good night.

End.

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Anyway, I hope your supergenius, trivia-enriched eyes both saw and enjoyed this, Ken. 

If not, I hope someone named Ken enjoyed it.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

19. Go on a Cruise

(Geneticists are just five years away of making this an actual thing. I swear it!)

I forgot I had a blog.

And then I unforgot.

So I went on a cruise a couple months ago and never posted about it, which is a shame because it was one of the items on my 30 Before 30 list. So time to fix that!

Once upon a December 1, 2014,  I went to California and got on a giant ship named "Inspiration", probably. I can't remember because it's been a few months since the trip and the name of the ship really isn't important. The bigness, however, is important and the ship was big and that was cool because I paid money to be on something big. Not a lot of money, relatively speaking, because it was a Carnival Cruise filled with old people. But that's okay.

This was my room. It wasn't big, but I didn't spend a whole lot of time in it anyway. (Except for Thursday, when I spent almost all day in my bed because I had a headache and a copy of The Half-Blood Prince. Side note: Book 6 is now my favorite.) I also got to share my room with the beloved Dave Vance, room mate/life coach extraordinaire. That was a special treat because Dave moved to Texas in October (I assume because of blackmail), so it had been a while since I got to loom over him in his sleep. 

Magic towel animals kept appearing on my bed while I was away. Witchcraft? Maybe. 

I think I just took this picture thinking it would be more interesting than it actually is. And now the more I look at it, the more I want to invest some time learning how to fold towels into pleasant shapes. Maybe one day I will dry off using a towel-Taj Mahal... Towelj Mahal. ... ... Great. In the course of this paragraph, I've confined myself to be a master towel folder. Moving on.

Most places, including cruise ships and Catalina Island, are infested with people. Here is a picture of some of them.

We stopped on Catalina Island. It was rainy, but pleasant, because I'm one of those people who loves rain and overcast weather and a general gloomy atmosphere. It calms me. And while Catalina is  a pretty place, there isn't a whole lot to do. I didn't even eat on the island. I assume the food was good, but it was expensive - especially compared to the free food on the ship. Instead, we hiked up to a bell tower that chimed every 15 minutes or so. There aren't many things worth the exercise you put into them, but hiking up to the tower was. See?

After Catalina, we made one other stop: Ensenada. I had been to Mexico once before. In 2005, my family went to Cancun. It was great - but a very different Mexico. And while I love to travel, especially internationally, I find that dirt is the same everywhere, but the people are different. So, in Ensenada, I had one goal: talk to someone in Spanish.

I succeeded, solely due to the fact that I bought a sweater. It was one of those poncho-sweater Mexican dealios that I don't know the actual name of. But I had wanted one for a really long time and they were everywhere in Ensenada. I found a shop that sold them for $10 (which was not uncommon). An old man, showed me the selection. I tried a few on. I bought a green one, because it's my favorite color. And at some magical point in the conversation, we switched from English to Spanish. I loooooved it. I find it hard initiating conversation in Spanish or Chinese when the other person speaks English. Most often, they want to speak English. And then we do a weird little dance, because I want to not speak English and we both want to talk, but we don't know which language to use. Ugh. I always feel awkward. I'd rather just talk to someone who doesn't speak English.

Anyway - my encounter with this man was brief, but I was very pleased to have used my Spanish. I don't get to do that a lot and I'm getting rusty.

I assumed that would be the highlight of that particular excursion, but it was not. This was:
That's right. I got to hold a lion. While we were walking down the street, someone said there was a lion cub in the shop and you could hold it. I instantly turned around, dug $25 out of my pocket and swooped up that lion cub as quickly as I could (while also bringing Whitney along with me). It was cute and soft and young and sleepy and I couldn't figure out how I was going to steal it and get it past customs. I had wanted to hold a baby tiger, lion, leopard, big-cat-whatever for as long as I could remember and I finally did. Plus, the money I paid to hold the cub was donated to help preserve them. Probably. I don't actually care.

And those were pretty much the highlights of the cruise. Hanging out on a giant ship with a lot of your friends is as great as you would expect. The food wasn't great, but I ate a lot of eat - especially their Mongolian BBQ (a staple in heaven, for sure - not the cruise variety though. Actual Mongolian BBQ.) I even got to try rabbit and frog legs for the first time. Both were good.

And that was my cruise.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! 

The cruise was only part of my super magical week that kicked off December '14.
We also went to Disneyland (always fun) and then Matt picked us up a new room mate on the way home. His name is Mycroft and he's the best. 

He may not be my dog, but he's totally mine and I claim him and no one can refute me!!!!!




Monday, October 6, 2014

1. Bottle Feed Baby Bears

Saw this pic online - needed to document it's truthfulness.

I did it!

I went to Bear World and made 1/30 of my dreams come true! Seeeeee?
It's sooooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
So let's talk Bear World.

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I knew 4 things about it before I went.
1. Bears
2. Idaho
3. It costs money
4. I was going to do it even if my arms fell off on the car ride there.

So, yes, there is an admission fee. It's not a Disneyland-esque range of wallet robbing though. Just $16. And that gets you into the park. You can drive through two parts: bear part and non-bear part.

First, non-bear part. Which, by the way, is the part where you can have your car windows rolled down. It makes taking pictures easier, I guess. Or, in my case, it let's you take a time lapse video of it. 

video
If you watch it closely, or 100 times, you will see mountain goats, deer, bison, elk, white elk, and my sister's hand. Pretty great.

As your non-bear journey ends, the bear journey begins. Windows up - for unfun reasons like safety.
This picture was taken from the car - like all the pictures of the adult bears, but I'm only posting this one.
Bear part is pretty cool. There are 58 of them at Bear World, so there are plenty of them hanging around. They were pretty sleepy when we drove through at 1:00. Fortunately, they get a little more active later in the day. Also good to know: you can feed the adult bears by paying more money, getting in a very tall truck, and throwing bread at them. Turns out - bears are the pigeons of the mammal world. Also also good to know: give the yearlings most of your bread. They're very excited about it, while the fully grown bears are not. Also also also good to know, try to drive through the areas after the tall white truck with the bread throwers, it will lure the bears out of their dens and give you a better experience.

Here's a short clip. Too bad you'll never know the end of my sister's sentence in it though.

video

But the best part of it all: the babies. Just as I anticipated.

If you look at this picture closely, you can see my sister's hand again. It's attached to the girl in the back taking pictures. More importantly, this bear's name is Mack and one day we will star in a sitcom together.

Things I learned about bears:
1. They purr when they eat (sometimes). They sound like motorboats.
2. These bears are 8 months old and weigh between 70 and 100lbs.
3. When you go feed bear cubs, you actually get to feed 5 - 6 of them. 
4. They're pretty affectionate. They liked to put their mouths on the trainers after they eat and slobber all over. It looks like they were gnawing on the arm (kind of alarming), but they don't use their teeth. I don't know what it was exactly - teeth brushing with an arm? Sure - we'll go with that.

BUT GUESS WHAT! Once you've done all the cool things, there's still more to do. Like go to the petting area - where there are chickens and at least one sleepy deer.

You can also buy bear-shaped fries!
Cameo appearance by: My sister's hand.
And if you're in the mood for more bears and less money, go to the gift shop.
My brother and sister-in-law bought a bear family statue. 

Overall, I give bear world 8/10 bears. I asked one of the employees to tranquilize a bear and let me a hug it for an hour. He said no, so the trip could have been better.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jump-start to Writing

Woah.

I haven't been blogging. Oh well! Here's something. And for the record, I do have plans for a few more 30 Before 30 thaaangs in the next couple weeks. So posts will be happening.

As for today, I thought I might post a list of jokes I compiled as part of an "assignment" from Gene Perret's The New Comedy Writing. He suggests making a list of 50 jokes that can inspire you. This is my list, as extracted from 5 different sources.

(As a side note - occasionally I get asked how to write comedy or become a great writer or something along those lines. This seems like a good place to give advice: make a list like this. Find lots of jokes that really work for you and use them as a jump-start to your writing. I do. In fact, that's why I love Twitter - it's a great place to switch my brain into comedy mode.)

Conan O’brien's Twitter. 
I'm not a huge Conan fan, but his Twitter feed is pretty good.

1. I assume ‘Escape Plan’ is about Stallone and Schwarzenegger trying to escape their speech coaches.
2. Two things: Comedy is about being relateable and also, I’m tired of the interns not saluting me
3. Pretty sure karate was invented by a guy and a bee.
4. Just tried to make a Benedict Cumberbatch anagram and I now have a hernia.
5. I’m in the best shape of my life. Just benched twice my birth weight.
6. I picked M.I.T. in my NCAA pool. Their robots are unstoppable.
7. In honor of President’s Day, I won’t be getting along with Congress
8. Still can't get a publisher for my new novel, "Unpublishable"
9. In order to justify eating veal, I just pretend the calf was funnier than me.
10. When someone calls me pretentious, the white gloves come off.

Mike Scully's Twitter
I became aware of Mike Scully when I had the chance to meet him a couple summers ago. He's very witty, very cool, and happened to write my favorite episode of one of my favorite shows: The Comeback Kid from Parks & Recreation.

11.Writing a multi-cam show about four friends named Cam.
12."TORNADO CHASERS KILLED BY TORNADO" "Why? Whyyy??? Oh, the sensibleness of it all!!!"
13. I know you're not supposed to have a favorite child, so I don't love any of mine.
14. "What happened to you, man? You used to be cool." - me to mirror every morning
15. In some parts of the country, substitute teachers are called hoagiestute teachers.
16.I've done my best to teach my kids about racism, but they're still against it.
17. "I'll get you, you little liars! You can't stay pretty forever!" - what I imagine the last line of every ep of "Pretty Little Liars" is.
18. Daniel Day Lewis prepared for every role. For My Left Foot, he only used his left foot. For Last of Mohicans, he killed all other Mohicans.
19. The most common Chinese New Year's resolution is to improve at gymnastics.
20. Check out my Best And Worst Of Best And Worst Lists Of 2012! It's the best! Also the worst.

(Note: The next three sources are shows, so some of the jokes might be confusing out of context.)

Futurama
I will always have a special place in my heart for Futurama. It was sorta my introduction to comedy. I got into it in high school and I believe it's played a big part in shaping my sense of humor.


21. Why? Why?! WHY didn't I break his legs?!
22. Everyone's always in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, oooooh, suddenly you've gone too far!
23. If this is anything like killing that pigeon on my balcony, we've got our work cut out for us.
24. I'm so embarrassed I wish everyone else was dead.
25. Teenagers all smoke and they seem pretty on the ball.
26. I'll never forget you, Fry - MEMORY DELETED.
27. It's like a party in my mouth and everyone is throwing up.
28. Who needs courage when you can have... a gun?
29. My caddy-shofer tells me that a bank is a place where people put money that isn't properly invested.
30. The jury is advised to disregard it's own testimony.

30 Rock
It had its ups and downs, but 30 Rock is easily the most joke dense show I have ever seen.

31. I don't drink hot liquids of any kind - that's the devil's temperature.
32. There are only two things I love in this world: everybody and television.
33. Africa's got everything: Gum gum drops, juju trees, and horse-icorns - which is a unicorn with a horse's head.
34. Do you have a travel pillow? I blew mine up and now it smells like my mouth.
35. Fifty is the new forty for men. Fifty is still sixty for women.
36. Pears? Why?!
37. There ain't no party like a Liz Lemon party 'cause a Liz Lemon party is mandatory.
38. I'm sure she's down there, chain-smoking, sitting on the curb, waiting for me to come out. Just like the day I was born.
39. I love my mother, Lemon, obviously because of Stockholm Syndrome.
40. What did I get?! A million dollars, a yellow Bentley, and NOTHING!

Parks & Recreation
I can not praise this show enough. It's smart, funny, and just makes you feel uplifted. This is my favorite thing on television right now and is in my top three shows ever (with Lost and Futurama).

41.There's only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk.
42. When people get a little too chummy with me I like to call them by the wrong name to let them know I don’t really care about them.
43. Any dog under fifty pounds is a cat and cats are useless.
44. History began July 4th, 1776. Anything before that was a mistake.
45. It's not mean if he doesn't know about it. It's like talking about people behind their backs. Everybody wins.
46. The raccoon problem is under control. They have their part of town and we have ours.
47. Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.
48. "Leslie, could one say that a book is nothing more than a painting of words which are the notes on the tapestry of the greatest film ever sculpted?" "One could say that, but should one?"
49. Everybody pants now! Pants, pants, pants, pants, pants!
50. You're too beautiful to be funny. It's not your fault, but you've never had to compensate for anything.



Hey, I just noticed there are two owls in this post. Coincidence or destiny?

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Failure to Share


     I didn't do anything on my 30 before 30 list this week. I did, however, graduate from college, finish working at my wonderful internship, and turn 26. So - it's been a productive week nonetheless. I've started enjoying this new thing called "sleep". I don't know why I haven't been doing that for the past few years, but it is glorious!

     Anyway, today's post will be short. I wanted to share a sketch I wrote last year for Studio C that never made it into the show. I like it a lot, but we didn't use it for at least one big reason: it's not really a sketch. It's more of a play - a very, very short, one act/one scene, short short play.  

     As much as I like it, I doubt it will ever see the light of day. And that's okay. It makes for decent blog content (hopefully). In a strange way, I never really thought of this piece as a failure. Yes - I wrote it for a show that didn't want it. But who cares? I don't. In my mind, this piece turned into a labor of love. 

   Here it is:

INT. DINER - DAY

Enter Adam. He sits at the counter. Whitney is a waitress. The conversation is very snappy. Whitney moves around the diner, working.
WHIT
You’re back.

ADAM
They said it couldn’t be done, but here I am.
WHIT
They?

ADAM
Who?
WHIT
Who said it couldn’t be done?

ADAM
Ah. Yes. The cosmic forces that say things. Ghosts probably.

WHIT
Ghosts said you couldn’t come back to the diner?

ADAM
They’re just jealous of how many burgers I eat.

WHIT
I’m sure your arteries could convince them of how big of a mistake that is.

ADAM
But they won’t be saying much with their mouths so full of fat and all.

WHIT
Your arteries have mouths?

ADAM
Sure. I’m no scientist.

WHIT

The usual then?
ADAM
One artery clogging burger for me, but don’t tell the ghosts.
WHIT
Coming up.

Whit scribbles a note and passes it to the cook.
ADAM
Speaking of pale entities who tell you what to do, how’s your mother?

WHIT
Far away. And you sure know a lot about my personal life for a customer.

ADAM
I’d like to think our relationship transcends the customer-server level.

WHIT
This is you trying to get a free coke, right?

ADAM
Spot on. As a waitress, you must have some sort of sixth sense that tells you what I’m craving.

WHIT
Seventh sense, actually. I see dead people.

ADAM
The ghosts?

WHIT
Different people. They don’t like you either.

ADAM
Sometimes I think I’m too handsome.

WHIT
You couldn’t hear it, but they all started booing.

Stephen raises his hand to flag Whit.
WHIT (CONT’D)
I gotta go help someone.

ADAM
So this is a bad time to try and ask you out again?

Whitney approaches Stephen’s booth.
WHIT
I cannot go out with you.

STEPHEN
Me?

WHIT
What? No.

ADAM
So you’ll go out with this guy, but not me.

WHIT
I’m not going out with anyone.

ADAM
So you ARE available.

WHIT
How can I help you?

STEPHEN
(hesitant) Would you want to go out?

WHIT
No, thank you. Can I get you some ketchup or something?

STEPHEN
Yes, please.

ADAM
There’s that seventh sense kicking in again.

WHIT
You’re cute, but I don’t know anything about you.

ADAM
What do you want to know? I’m an open book - an open textbook: insightful but boring.

WHIT
Do we have to do this now? I’m working.

ADAM
I’d like to do it over dinner, but you want to get to know me before you get to know me.

WHIT
Excuse me for not dating strangers. For all I know, you could be a serial killer.

ADAM
You’ve been talking to too many dead people.

WHIT
(frustrated) Michael.

ADAM
My name’s Roger.

WHIT
What?

ADAM
Just kidding. It is Michael. See? You do know something about me.

WHIT
Sometimes I want to wring your neck until all your sarcasm falls out.

ADAM
Sounds deadly.

WHIT
Let’s find out.

ADAM
Now who sounds like the serial killer?

The cook puts up Adam’s order and rings the bell.
WHIT
Here’s your burger. With any luck, this’ll be the one that kills you. Maybe then you’ll stop bothering me.

ADAM
I’ll just come back and haunt you. Then I’ll never stop asking you out.

WHIT
Fine!

ADAM
What?

WHIT
I’ll go out with you.

Beat.
ADAM
Those ghosts are going to be really jealous.

Give me the GOOSHburger, no pickles.


    And that's it! "Goosh", by the way, is a made up word of unknown origins. We all started using it in Divine Comedy to end a sketch. Now it's tradition. Also - after presenting this to the writers room, someone gave me a rather fine compliment saying that it felt like Aaron Sorkin's writing. As someone who looks up to Aaron a lot, I was very flattered. So flattered, in fact, that I did not mention that I was trying to emulate another writer: Amy Sherman-Paladino. I may have binged on Gilmore Girl youtube clips before writing this. That'll be our little secret.

Monday, August 11, 2014

20. Swim in hot springs

(I love this picture more than life itself.)

My blog has somehow turning into a Monday thing.

I feel like this is good, because Monday is the 6th best day of the week and maybe blogging will make it slightly less Monday-ish. Hmmm.

Anyway,

I CROSSED SOMETHING OFF MY 30 BEFORE 30 LIST!*

I swam in hot springs. SEE?

It was a fairly magical experience. My fam had some friends in town and we wound up partying in the mountains over the weekend. Part of the trip included going to "The Crater" in Midway. At first, I was like, that's not a crater. And it's not, except in the sense that it's "a cavity or hole in any surface" - according to Google. I think that's a terrible definition. Any surface? Really?! Pffsssh.

But the "crater" is more like a big bowl with a hole in the top. Think of it as a giant fishbowl made of stone that has people instead of fish. You can climb on top of it and look down. Or you could just look at this picture.

Looking up from inside, it looks like this.

The "crater" is 65' deep. The water is very clear and very warm. You can swim, snorkel, or scuba dive. Lindsey, mi boss, scuba dove (dived?) in the "crater" a while back. She said there's no fish; it's boring.

The water was great! The coolest part, and this is going to sound super boring, is that when you stick your feet down, it's still warm. (I told you it would sound boring.) But for reals! I love swimming in Lake Powell because the water is so warm. But when you stick your feet down, it gets really cold. Not so with the hot spring. I would say it's a mild sensation and one that I find disproportionately cool. Also - there was somewhat of a current. It was surprising but I guess the water springs up from the center, meaning that no matter where you are in the "crater", the water is pushing you outward towards the walls. And one of the rules is that you can't touch the walls. The result? Exercise. Booooo. :/

And that's pretty much it. I'm glad I've now done something on my list (other than the blog). But I will say one more thing, because I believe experiences are just as much about the people you're with as they are about what you're doing.

So, thanks to my Mom, Ashley, Pam, Woody, Jared, and Hannah for going to the "crater" with me - especially Hannah because she took pictures and she couldn't actually swim due to being preggo. :]

(This is the sitting area where you don't have to exercise or wear a life jacket that doesn't fit. Not that you would know by the picture.)


See you next Monday?




*I like to celebrate with caps lock.