Friday, July 25, 2014

Countdown to CHA, Day 5.....Distractions

(To follow the entire saga, view my blog archives...this is my Quest to get into the Craft and Hobby association trade show in Atlanta......and I'm going!)

I'm having one of those days.  You know, the day that never ends?  It started with a cup of french press coffee brewed at home.  By the 10 o'clock hour, I was begging my co-worker for a cup from her Keurig.  I rarely beg. 
I'm usually able to check my personal e-mail a couple times throughout the day but today was so busy, I didn't check it until 7:30 pm.  Wouldn't you know, there was an expected e-mail from CHA that needed addressing.  Trying to do anything at 7:30 in the evening, with a 12 year old male wannabe comic, is nigh to impossible. 
The boy is currently going through his Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey/Chris Farley routine.  I told him he needed some new material and he quickly pulled off a spot on impression straight out of Ace Ventura Pet Detective that would have done Jim Carrey proud.  He's obsessed with comic impressionists, Jim Meskimen and Frank Caliendo, watching their You tube videos and copying their sketches.  This boy, who once wanted to be a chemist, then a wrestler or NBA basketball player is now instead honing his comic skills.  Seriously?  He's working on DeNiro, Pacino, and just gave me a dose of Gilbert Godfreid.  Unbelievable.  Recently, he made me put one of his impressions on You tube.  I had to do the wording EXACTLY like he said.  Title?  "Kid does Adam Sandler".  The description?  "This kid is amazing!"  I am not kidding.
So, not much happening today on the quest.  I did peek at some tweets and download a required app at the request of CHA a.k.a Jason (hi Jason!) that I'll be utilizing at the show.  And I looked around at said app to get comfy with it.  Meanwhile, Last Comic Standing is on tv and the boy is mesmerized. 
Oh and that Ace Ventura impression I mentioned?  He fixed his hair to match.  I'm thinking another video will soon be in the making.