So no word from David Sedaris or his agent yet. Sad. Perhaps I should have contacted them with a little more time remaining before the show. I still believe in the power of bartering, however, as a way of getting things you want without cash. I will be looking for a few more ways to do this in the future.
But, alas, all is not yet lost. I have also posted an ad on craig's list stating my desire for one free ticket to any ticketholder whose plans may have changed. It's wortha shot! I hesitate to put my desire out to my local freecycle because I always find it strange when people ask for non-neccessities on freecycle (like today when someone requested a "newer laptop") and also don't want to give out the impression I am looking for a date (yikes!).
A couple of months ago my girlfriends and I were about to buy tickets to a comedy show when a man unexpectedly gave us his extras in front of the box office. It turns out his company had bought too many. We were excited and proceeded to spend the $20 we saved on 4 cups of $5 beers. The comedy was bad and I fell asleep (okay passed out). Perhaps I can try standing outside the theatre again though it would be a little strange by myself. I believe my concert-going friends call his phenomenon being "miracled."
And in case you are curious what's so damn funny about David Sedaris that I want to see him in public read from his work that I could easily read myself, check out these (free!) clips from NPR.
And for you people too lazy/concerned for your job to stream media, here's a quote:
After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art.
Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
:-) It's not for everyone, I admit, but he cracks me up. Happy Friday!