Today didn't go exactly as planned. My plan was to arrive in Stillwater by 5pm, enjoy dinner and arrive at the venue for my stand-up gig by 6pm. I became too busy at work to get away when I needed in order to make that plan work. Instead, I was rolling into Stillwater a little after 6pm, grabbed my go to meal in a pinch of almonds, banana and cheese--and still, my calories were too low.
I clearly didn't plan well. I decided to order something after my second set, only to find the kitchen at this hotel venue closed. It was frustrating. I decided to make the best of a less than ideal situation and wait to get some food until after the late show. That's what I did. It wasn't ideal to eat this late. I don't like to eat this late, but it was within my budget and I was hungry, so I let it be.
My stand-up wasn't too shabby tonight, considering these were my third and fourth sets of the last dozen years. It's really like riding a bike. And considering 75% of my material was brand new untested in front of an audience stuff, it was awesome.
I found myself doing the same things I once did in the middle of my "stand-up days," as I like to refer to them. I was immediately critiquing myself--and every bit. How can I refine, edit and get to the punch quicker? I finally reminded myself why I'm doing these sets and future sets. I'm not in pursuit of anything other than the pure joy found in doing the material in front of a live audience.
I did not want to get off stage after ten minutes. I wanted more time to work stuff out! I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's shows. This is a good experience ahead of a corporate stand-up booking on December 12th where I'm doing forty minutes.
I think I have a tendency to get over-confident. I pride myself on being able to adjust on the fly fairly easily--but today's experience proved I must make sure I'm a little better prepared.
I have a location broadcast from 11am-1pm tomorrow. It will be a much easier schedule. My early dinner plans shouldn't have an issue tomorrow at 5pm.
I'll let the tweets take it the rest of the way....
My Tweets Today:
Two tablespoons half & half in my dark roast. Good Friday morning! X 2 cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/gWZAzubhjC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/Y9Ccw239XM— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
Steak & Cheese omelet w/2 whole eggs-2 egg whites, 28g marble-jack cheese, 6.4oz sirloin & 178g apple. 665 cal. pic.twitter.com/8mnb8QxbeH— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
TONIGHT IN STILLWATER #OKLAHOMA with @frankroche1 & @seanaanderson https://t.co/lpiKT7dxfq via @FanBridge #standupcomedy— Rob Neville (@beersnobrob) November 6, 2015
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/1CI0m6DFdn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
4oz whole grain linguine with 339g sf organic tomato basil sauce. 465 cal. pic.twitter.com/tdO9N7ZGTW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
Afternoon coffee. W/3 tablespoons half and half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/p8nMbc3Pxu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 6, 2015
Whole natural almonds (43g), cheese stick & approx. 4.5oz banana. 402 cal. pic.twitter.com/FfQfEe6feZ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 7, 2015
Chicken (approx.4oz chicken) tacos w/lettuce-onion-approx.14g cheese, approx. 1oz chips & 5tblspns guac. 580 cal. pic.twitter.com/fdnbkpN2h0— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 7, 2015
Coffee for drive home w-approx. 1/5 cup 1% milk. 20 cal. pic.twitter.com/4Kf9t521GV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) November 7, 2015
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