Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Things That Happened On The Fourth Of July

I celebrated The Fourth Of July by eating Chinese food and watching my friends use their cigarettes to light illegal fireworks out of beer bottles on the sidewalk. At one point, I was convinced that somebody was going to accidentally burn down the Mexican restaurant across the street, but fortunately all of the fire stayed in the sky.

It was a warm night - the first night in a long time where it made sense to sit outside in a tank top and shorts. The moon was a large crescent hanging in the background as fireworks exploded everywhere. It all felt very picturesque.

Though truthfully, I've never quite gotten over the irony of celebrating freedom by blowing stuff up. But it's the American way, I guess.

Somewhere in all the festivities, I checked my email on my phone and discovered that I'm going to be an extra on the second season of "Portlandia." It was already a really good night, but that email made it even better. I can't tell you how excited I am at the opportunity to hang out on that set.

I told the friends I was with and they were all stoked. They promised me that they would watch every episode of the new "Portlandia" season so they could see me, which is really sweet because most of them are hippies that refuse to watch television. I even had to text my mom at midnight to tell her the news.

Anyway, it all turned out to be a good night.

And it ended with The Fonz sneaking onto the roof of the building next door and peeing off the edge.

The Fonz: (yelling from the roof) I'm going to pee!
Me: (yelling from the ground) I'm going to write about this in my blog!

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: My life is a sitcom.


  1. Congrats on the Portlandia gig! But I will say the end of this post is my favourite part..."I'm going to write about this in my blog"

  2. That's so cool that you're going to be on the show, I'll have to keep an eye out for you! :)

  3. I love Portlandia. That's so exciting that you get to be on it! Maybe they'll discover that your life is a sitcom while they're filming and actually make it one.

  4. Congrats on the spot in Portlandia. I've never seen it, but I'm sure your participation is going to make the show so much better than it was already.

    The Fonz's behaviour reminds me of something one of the guys would do when I was in college.

  5. Yes, it sounds like your life is rather like a sitcom! Congrats on the part in the show! :)

  6. I don't think Portlandia is shown over here. Perhaps it's too culturally specific? Damn shame, I would totally brag to everyone that I knew you.

    I saw the man who sells newspapers outside my work on TV yesterday. I couldn't look at him this morning, I was too star-struck.

    Pathetic, aren't I?


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