Long Time No Laugh

Better Than You

“SOMETIMES WAKING UP MEANS THE BEST PART OF YOUR DAY IS ALREADY OVER…”

Hello everybody…or everybody left…or nobody at all…

I’m sorry it has been so long since I’ve put new, fresh stories, material, and jokes up on the site. It’s been a crazy time here, and much of my time has been eaten up like a box of donuts at a Weight Watchers convention.  Here’s a quick update and some stuff to stay tuned for:

Since my last Life Lesson in October, I’ve started a new full time job, and 2 part time ones.  I know many of you were convinced that I’d just quit and moved to Africa, but that would be unoriginal, and I’m not about to be a copycat comic.  Now I work as a designer for a high-end tile company, assisting people with home renovation projects.  As glamorous as this sounds, you wouldn’t BELIEVE the amount of new material I’ve gathered over the past 10 months. You are in for a wild ride.

The part time jobs are both in music. I started last year around this time as a worship director for a new church in Dearborn.  This may not seem like much, but it’s really really difficult work. Not the music part, but the fact that now I’ve got a leadership position in which people actually believe me to be, and treat me like, a responsible adult.  This is a new adventure for me, and really very exciting; especially as my pastor is a huge fan of puns. I also began this year to teach guitar and drum lessons to kids in the community, and have taken on 5 new students at different levels.  Sooner or later, I’m going to have to learn to actually play these things…

If that doesn’t seem like enough, I quit playing at the club, and joined a new/old band, Redemption Road. I am now writing and performing original music with a couple of the best friends I’ve ever had, and really enjoying music again for the first time in a while. The down side: both of the guys I play with produce more gas than a BP oil spill, and I think my nasal passages have sustained permanent damage.  Up-side: I’ve developed several new drummer jokes that I am perfecting every rehearsal.

So, all in all, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I haven’t been typing in here because my life is so much better than all of yours, and I just can’t be expected to dedicate yet more time to your entertainment…or maybe what I’m really saying is I’ve been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest, and I’ve missed telling high-brow poop jokes on the internet.

Either way, I’ve got plenty more coming, so stay tuned.

-Shreck