Finally, g27 is running on a reliable server!
I’ve gone through several webhosts in the past, and my last one was Midphase – the hosting was ok, but my site would go down for a few hours at least once a month (that I noticed), and more and more their mail servers were being flagged as spam so I couldn’t even email some of my friends. Lame.
And now, onto the news.
First, and perhaps most importantly, I have a new standup video for you! I had another killer show at the Comedy Store Belly Room, but the video was no good, but I was immediately invited back to perform on the Main Stage a few weeks later. Thanks to Geoff, The results are as follows, my complete set, uncut and unedited:
It feels incredible to finally post new material for everyone to see. All of my friends have been asking for months about when I’m finally gonna post a new one, and it took way longer than I would’ve liked, but I’m glad to finally have it out there regardless. I’m not completely happy with any one single joke in there, but the set as a whole was good enough to share.
I’ve been hanging with Geoff and Jon a lot more these days. Sometimes Geoff’s brother Zandy comes out with us, but not as much as he’d like to. It feels great to be developing some close friends out here on the Left Coast. In high school I had Ed and Colin, in college I had Alden, Paul, and Jake, after college I had Erik, and now that I’ve settled, I’ve found Geoff and Jon. I still talk to my non-local friends, but it’s far more difficult to maintain a real relationship with them when they’re 1000+ miles away. Paul has been romanticing the idea of moving out west for a while, and it’s only a matter of time until Erik gets the hell out of Colorado and joins me in SoCal to destroy some standup stages together.
“What about Dan, Kevin, and Shine? Your roommates! Aren’t you close with them? That Christmas card last year was epic! Here’s a bunch of cash in a duffel bag!”
Ok ok relax. I have one last piece of news for you.
I get better at my Make It Work job every day. Going into strangers’ homes and befriending them while solving all of their 1001 computer problems is only getting more and more comfortable the more I do it. I’m really beginning to develop relationships with my regular clients that go past client-employee.
Desiree at the Make It Work office gets a call from a new client saying they would like someone to come out and redo their wireless network. It’s in Beverly Hills and they said I can come over, scope out what they need, and then order whatever it is, money isn’t a big issue. I get to their house, they’re really cool, silly people, and we end up ordering them all new wireless routers, repeaters, and a new iMac. I come back about a week later to set everything up. Tom (the man of the house) got his new iMac in the mail, and I set it up. In the meantime, Leslie (his wife) dropped her laptop and bought a MacBook Air, so I set that up too. Tom wanted a new laptop too so he bought a MacBook Pro. I’m there for 11 hours one day, 8 hours the next, and I leave at 11pm on the second day and come back at 8am the third day.
“Peet, you’re here so much you might as well move into the guest house behind the pool! Ha ha ha”
So. I. Did.
I am now living in my own little house in Beverly Hills, 90210. My rent is the same as it was in my 4 bedroom Santa Monica townhouse, it’s about the same size, but now I’m down 3 roommates. I adore Tom and Leslie; they’re both really fun and silly and hip and sharp as hell. I’m not on call for computer stuff 24/7 like you’d imagine – I think I’ve helped them out 2-3 times in the last month of living here. She‘s a screenwriter and he’s a writer/producer/director. I’ll post pictures of my new place as soon as I’ve unpacked all the way and decorated a bit more.
Not bad, huh?