Monday, September 26, 2011

First Day Of Tour


So, I woke up this morning with chapped lips because I turned the heater on last night to do some last minute hang drying of clothes for tour. Then I tried carrying one of my suitcases down the stairs to help ease the load on my husband (who is amazing and carries all my gear and crap up and down the stairs whenever I travel, which sometimes is once a month), and I pulled my neck. Then I got to the airport and realized I forgot my ukelele at home. Then I barely made my plane because the security line was so long. And finally, I had to check my carry-on suitcase at the gate because I was flying AirTran, and for those of you who aren't familiar with AirTran, well... I don't like them. Because this carry-on suitcase had all my fragile gear in it, I needed to take all that stuff out so it wouldn't brake. The AirTran assistant handed me a plastic bag to put my pedals in. I discovered that the plastic bag was 5 feet long. The bag was, literally, almost as tall as me. So I had a really good time carrying that around with me during my layover in Wisconsin.

All in all... it was not the smoothest of beginnings for the tour. But in the end, all our luggage arrived safe and sound, and my neck still stucks, but my uke should arrive by tomorrow.

I'm so excited to see familiar faces and meet new people at my shows! You can see a list of my tour stops here:

I am a firm believer in the old theatrical superstition, "A bad dress means a good opening night". I'm gonna go with that. Here we come Iota Club!!!

p. ahn

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I love... #1

Has it been that long since my last post??

Sorry I have been m.i.a. for a while. Since getting back from Asia I decided to not fight my jet lag and see what happens. I got plenty of sleep! But very little work done. Took a trip to Toronto for the Film Festival which was a whirlwind of movies and fun. And now I am gearing up for my U.S. tour!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you something I was recently introduced to by my foodie friend Monique -- Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Bar with Caramel and Sea Salt!!! (drawing above) Have you seen or tasted this thing yet??

When she brought it over for dessert one night, at first glance I was unimpressed. Ok... how is a single chocolate bar going to be dessert for 6? But then when she opened it up, and each person around me savored a tiny morsel, the sounds of complete orgasmic food pleasure -- the 'Oh my God!'-ing, and 'MMM'-ing, and 'Holy Sh*t'-ing, still had not convinced me.

Until I tried it myself.

I didn't understand. And I am ashamed to have been so quick to judge this beautiful chocolate bar of delight! It's filled with oozing caramel, OK? It literally explodes in your mouth. And the sea salt? Ok... so just trust me. Go try it! (Unless you're one of those people who hates chocolate. In that case, don't try it. You'll hate how awesome it is). It's so satisfying, 2 bites are all you need.

I'll be packing a few of these to take with me on the road.

Do you have yummy delights that you love and want to share with me for my tour? :D

p. ahn