Me w/ Yia Yia and Aunt Arety #tbt @TheMoth #radiohour http://bit.ly/1roxG5k

Me w/ Yia Yia and Aunt Arety #tbt @TheMoth #radiohour http://bit.ly/1roxG5k

EXCITING NEWS: This week I’m going to be on National Public Radio’s The Moth Radio Hour [check your local listings] with a story about my Greek grandmother & great aunt called ‘Another Saturday Night at The Clam King’. Moth founder George Dawes Green hosts the show, there’s also a story from the great Steve Zimmer & stories from The Moth High School StorySLAM.

EXCITING NEWS: This week I’m going to be on National Public Radio’s The Moth Radio Hour [check your local listings] with a story about my Greek grandmother & great aunt called ‘Another Saturday Night at The Clam King’. Moth founder George Dawes Green hosts the show, there’s also a story from the great Steve Zimmer & stories from The Moth High School StorySLAM.

Congrats to my Level 1 and Level 2 #Storytelling Classes @magnettheater Great shows this past Saturday!

Congrats to my Level 1 and Level 2 #Storytelling Classes @magnettheater Great shows this past Saturday!

sundayswithmarie:

Last night, I got home pretty late.  I quietly dropped off the flowers I bought for my landlady Marie and her sister Theresa in in front of their apartment doors and then went to bed.

This morning, I went to grab a coffee around the corner and take a long Easter walk. A few hours later when I got back both Marie and Theresa were in the hallway to greet me, it was as if they were waiting for me to return. It’s amazing how a couple dollars worth of flowers could make these two elderly women so happy.  Theresa started talking quickly in Italian and Mare was trying mediate/translate.

“Theresa and I want to thank you, you’re a good boy. We love you!”  

Then Marie ran into her apartment as Theresa continued speaking to me in Italian as she affectionately patted my face.  Marie ran back out to us in the hallway with a dish of meatballs and gravy and a chocolate bunny.  “Adam, what’s Easter without meatballs and bunnies? Right?”

“Right!” I said, “Thanks Marie! Looks delicious!”

I took my goodies and wished them, “Happy Easter.”  I headed upstairs to my apartment and looked down and they were still standing there watching me, with glowing smiles on their faces.  

HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!

sundayswithmarie:

I was talking to my two friends (Steve and Peggy) today in Hoboken, on my way to buy something for my landlady Marie and her sister Theresa for Easter.  
"I don’t wanna do chocolates. I want to do something different. What do you get for ladies over 80 years old? Maybe candles?" I asked them.
"Nah," Steve said, "I don’t think getting them candles would be a good idea."
"You should buy them plants, you can get them for like $12 each over at the specialty plant shop." Peggy said.
"Whoa! I mean, my budget is $10 for both." I told her.
Peggy shook her head, “For all the meatballs you get… I think they’re worth more than $10.”  
Yeah, she was right, sometimes I’m kind of a cheapskate. I needed to up my budget for them.
I saw these flowers at the A & P, and they were $8 each (originally $13). They’re healthy looking.  I got them resting in the sun now, and plan on putting them at Marie and Theresa’s doorstops late tonight.
Thanks for the advice Peggy and Steve!

BIG EASTER SHOPPING!

sundayswithmarie:

I was talking to my two friends (Steve and Peggy) today in Hoboken, on my way to buy something for my landlady Marie and her sister Theresa for Easter.  

"I don’t wanna do chocolates. I want to do something different. What do you get for ladies over 80 years old? Maybe candles?" I asked them.

"Nah," Steve said, "I don’t think getting them candles would be a good idea."

"You should buy them plants, you can get them for like $12 each over at the specialty plant shop." Peggy said.

"Whoa! I mean, my budget is $10 for both." I told her.

Peggy shook her head, “For all the meatballs you get… I think they’re worth more than $10.”  

Yeah, she was right, sometimes I’m kind of a cheapskate. I needed to up my budget for them.

I saw these flowers at the A & P, and they were $8 each (originally $13). They’re healthy looking.  I got them resting in the sun now, and plan on putting them at Marie and Theresa’s doorstops late tonight.

Thanks for the advice Peggy and Steve!

BIG EASTER SHOPPING!

This lady saw the sign, walked right by it, then mumbled, “I do what I want!” #respect #rebel #hoboken #goodfriday #badgirl

This lady saw the sign, walked right by it, then mumbled, “I do what I want!” #respect #rebel #hoboken #goodfriday #badgirl

Doing my first interview, conducted by my brother Matt.

Doing my first interview, conducted by my brother Matt.

Tonight, 10:30pm, Comedy Central! I’ll be in a sketch on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

Tonight, 10:30pm, Comedy Central! I’ll be in a sketch on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

EXCITING NEWS: Tomorrow night (Tues 4/15 at 10:30pm) I’ll be in the “Hello M’Lady” sketch on Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central! I had a lot of fun doing it, and got to work with some really awesome people!

EXCITING NEWS: Tomorrow night (Tues 4/15 at 10:30pm) I’ll be in the “Hello M’Lady” sketch on Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central! I had a lot of fun doing it, and got to work with some really awesome people!

Doctor Marie!
sundayswithmarie:

Yesterday (Saturday) the Spring weather was great, but my seasonal allergies really got the best of me. By early afternoon, my nose was running and I couldn’t stop sneezing. It was really wearing me down.
Around 7pm, I brought my trash downstairs. My 80-year-old, Italian landlady Marie stopped me on the stairs, “Is that you up there sneezing like that?”
“Yes, Marie. It’s my allergies.”
“Adam, you can’t keep sneezing like that.” she said in a stern voice, “You’ll lose your mind.” 
“Okay, Marie… I’ll… try not to sneeze.” I told her.
“Just put your head into a pillow when you think it’s a sneeze.” she said, as she acted out how to sneeze into a pillow.
“Head into a pillow, okay, just like that. Thanks Marie.” I said.
I went to bed at 8pm (Big Saturday Night!) and didn’t sleep well.
This morning, I decided not to take my usual Sunday walk and just lay low a little while. 
Around noontime, Marie called my cellphone. “Come downstairs, I got some nice things for you to battle these allergies.”
I went downstair and Marie gave me a special meal of chicken parm, gravy and noodles as well as a bag of old school cough drops that I’ve never seen or heard of before. 
“These are very special,” Marie claimed pointing at the cough drops, “they reduce sneezing by 100%, trust me!”
“I trust you, Doctor Marie.” I said to her delight.

Doctor Marie!

sundayswithmarie:

Yesterday (Saturday) the Spring weather was great, but my seasonal allergies really got the best of me. By early afternoon, my nose was running and I couldn’t stop sneezing. It was really wearing me down.

Around 7pm, I brought my trash downstairs. My 80-year-old, Italian landlady Marie stopped me on the stairs, “Is that you up there sneezing like that?”

“Yes, Marie. It’s my allergies.”

“Adam, you can’t keep sneezing like that.” she said in a stern voice, “You’ll lose your mind.” 

“Okay, Marie… I’ll… try not to sneeze.” I told her.

“Just put your head into a pillow when you think it’s a sneeze.” she said, as she acted out how to sneeze into a pillow.

“Head into a pillow, okay, just like that. Thanks Marie.” I said.

I went to bed at 8pm (Big Saturday Night!) and didn’t sleep well.

This morning, I decided not to take my usual Sunday walk and just lay low a little while. 

Around noontime, Marie called my cellphone. “Come downstairs, I got some nice things for you to battle these allergies.”

I went downstair and Marie gave me a special meal of chicken parm, gravy and noodles as well as a bag of old school cough drops that I’ve never seen or heard of before. 

“These are very special,” Marie claimed pointing at the cough drops, “they reduce sneezing by 100%, trust me!”

“I trust you, Doctor Marie.” I said to her delight.