After Gaff Update

Where the magic that is Jim Gaffigan happened.

Oh. My. God.

I have not laughed so hard IN MY LIFE. Jim Gaffigan’s new tour is hilarious and you MUST go to it. And if you can splurge, get the VIP tickets directly from Jim so you can meet him after the show. He is such a nice and gracious man and I owe him a thousand apologies for the two idiots (me and my besty) who turned into blithering, teenage, ditzes the second he stepped out of his dressing room. I even did a little hop and cried out and clapped my hands together in excitement.

So much for playing it cool and encompassing a general mindset of “celebrities are just regular people, no need to get worked up over them.” Thankfully after I saw him and did my little hop, I managed to reign in an innate urge to rush him and jump up and down while hugging him. Thankfully I pulled my foot back… the one I had poised on the next step ready to rush him. One last fleeting bit of rational thought screamed “DON’T SCARE HIM!” and somehow I managed to NOT run up and grab onto him and sob from the excitement. The rest is a blur of blubbering and gushing and uttering nothing remotely intelligible.

NOW I understand, and have a bit of sympathy towards, the crazy teenage girls who get so worked up over a cute piece of teenage boy that they cry and faint. I wasn’t quite that far gone but it was definitely the next stage.

Since this trip was so much fun my besty and I decided we needed to make it to his next show in our vicinity, probably 2 years down the road… as long as we haven’t frightened him away. We’ve decreed we will be practicing for the next time we meet him and will sound intelligible and be sure to tell him how funny we think he is and how much we loved his show. Yes, even those simple phrases eluded us. Bless Jim, he tried to make conversation with us but we were just so starstruck we couldn’t respond intelligibly.

I wonder how Jim would feel knowing both me and my friend had dreams about him that night. Fabulous, hilarious dreams. Ahhh, Jim. I promise to be charming and utter whole sentences next time. And yes, there WILL be a next time. Hopefully that prospect isn’t horrifying. We’ll bring gifts if that helps…

On the drive home my friend and I were reminiscing and laughing about his show… and at our idiocy. We debated if we would tell the truth about our encounter with him or make up something intelligent. Because we apparently have no shame, we went with the truth. Afterall, you really can’t make stuff like that up. And it’s too funny to not share.

So I had a fabulous mini vacay and came home and promptly got sick. Sinus junk struck and I spent the rest of the week in bed. So that honestly threw off the rest of the week. Who gives a rip about good food and fitness when they’re leaking out of every hole in their head? So trying to get back on track now. I’m still run down from the illness but I think I’ve reached that point where I need to get up, shake the cobwebs off, and press on… there comes a point where that IS the best medicine. So back to the no sugar and mostly primal eating.

By the way… decided I suck at plunging into things so am revising my Nerd Fitness challenge to not eating sugar and exercising/moving 3 times a week. That seems a little more manageable. After I get the sugar thing back in line (did awesome for about 8 days and then got sick and was like “EFF IT”) then I’ll focus on limiting the other stuff, like grains and pizza. While getting the no sugar thing in line I’ll also be reaching for more nutritious fare and keep my paws off starchier stuff like potatoes or, you know, pizza… won’t sweat it if I have a serving a day though. I’m finding I succeed better doing the baby steps approach. So instead of trying to go all in, and demanding perfection I’m going to baby step it and just try to do a little bit better every day. Way less overwhelming for me.

Alright, enough blathering from me. Oh wait… if you like Jim Gaffigan, he’s going to be releasing his new show Mr. Universe on his website on April 11th. It will be available for download for, get this, $5 dollars. That is so freaking cheap! So I’m going to be there downloading it and you should too, especially since he’s going to donate $1 for each purchase to The Bob Woodruff Foundation to aid injured veterans and their families. What is not to love about that? SERIOUSLY AWESOME DUDE!


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