Everyday Overheard

Wig Up the Tree

V: “There is a wig in that tree!”
Me: “Where’s the wig?”
V: “Right there!” (Points with her middle finger at the tree)
Me: “You mean the nest?”
V: “Yeah!” (as though saying, “Of course, what else would I be talking about?”)

18 March 2023


Julia: “This is cool, I found an account of a woman who studies narcissism on Instagram”
Me: “Literally all accounts on Instagram study Narcissism.”

This Evening

Update: For folks who want to go down my wife’s rabbit hole:

You’re welcome?

Improv Quotes

Cute at 45

Del told me a great thing when I first started out at Second City, he was art director. I used to get by winking at the audience in my behavior and making smart jokes. And Del pulled me aside one day, after a show, and said “Some day you are going to look into a mirror and say ‘I’m so cute and I’m only 45 years old.'” And it sort of sobered me up and taught me there was more than just scoring with the audience, it wasn’t about just getting a laugh. Del taught us the dictive [sic] that if you concentrate on making everyone else around you look good, it makes everybody look good. …which works in life as well as it does on the stage.

Harold Ramis at Del Close’s Death Party