Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello, Jerry.

I got to enjoy a belated birthday gift last weekend.  Even better, it involved an evening out of the house.  And I didn't have to cook dinner either!  A trifecta!

Kevin and I went to see Jerry Seinfeld when he was in Columbus for a double-header performance Friday night.

It. Was. Awesome!

I've made Seinfeld references on my blog before.  I've professed my love for the show that anchored NBC's "Must See TV" for many years.  And I even included the New York Black and White Cookie in my Cookie Journey last year.

When I found out that Jerry Seinfeld was coming to Columbus to perform at the Ohio Theater, I knew I wanted to go.  The tickets went on sale a few weeks before my March birthday so I told Kevin, who'd been asking what I wanted, that I knew just what I had to have.  He not only bought the tickets, but he sprung for the not-so-cheap seats! 

I thought for sure there would be references, if only a few, to the show he once did.

A mention about his friendship with the very quirky Larry David?

Details about being a celebrity?
Not really.

A plug for an upcoming project?
Not a chance.

What did we get?

We got classic Jerry Seinfeld-style humor.  Observations on everyday life.  His life, ironically, very much like ours.  Feeling panicky over a dwindling cell phone battery.  Being unable to function in this world without bottled water.  Or as he called it...HYDRATION! 

He did a bit on Pop Tarts and for the life of me, I can't even remember what it was that he said, but I do remember laughing very hard.  I found it especially ironic he'd talk about Pop Tarts knowing his wife has published at least two cookbooks with a very heavy lean towards healthy family cooking.  I'm sure his kitchen cupboards never have Pop Tarts in them.

All in all, I laughed so hard that my face hurt.  At one point, I was almost wishing the show would end because I just couldn't stand it any longer.  Is it possible for someone or something to be too funny?!

They say laughter is the best medicine.  I got a huge dose, and then some, Friday night.

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