An Evening with David Sedaris

On Friday evening, I had the pleasure of going to the St. Mary’s College Twain Lecture Series, An Evening with David Sedaris. I went with a few friends, including Sharol, DJ, Maria, and Sean.

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Sedaris Selfie with Sharol!

About twelve years ago, a high school teacher of mine (thank you, Mr. Price!) suggested that I read the book Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. It instantly became one of my favorites! With autobiographical tales full of self-deprecating humor, who couldn’t relate and wouldn’t love it? I immediately purchased my next Sedaris book, Holidays on Ice. If you have not had a chance to read a David Sedaris book, I would highly suggest it.

David Sedaris’ writing has always sat nicely with me. If you’re feeling great in life, he can always pile on more humor and smiles. If you are having a rough time or feel down, his life adventures seem incredibly relate-able, always showing that even the mundane can be amusing and exciting, and the incredibly weird tales that might leave one feeling ashamed, are in fact, normal.

While photography was not allowed, I can assure you that David looked smoking hot. He’s bringing culottes back (were they ever in?). Them other boys don’t know how to act.

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David talked about his culottes, his love of shopping for weird clothing with his siblings, and gay marriage. He also has been keeping a diary since his early twenties, so he shared a few entries with the audience.

At the end of the night, we had the option of standing in line to meet David and get a book signed. A wonderful co-worker wound up taking my book for the signature, but standing in line that late (9 pm–shout out to be being a grandma!) seemed a little daunting.

Seeing as how Mark Twain is the inspiration for the lecture series, I’ll leave you with a Twain quote on which to reflect:

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

For me, it seemed to fit in perfectly with the Sedaris talk and my life goals: live your life, be yourself, everyone is a little weird, and that’s okay. ❤


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We’re all a little crazy.

Most of you reading this already know about me and my life; for those who don’t, here are some basic facts about me. My name is Amy. I’m 29 years old. Here’s my most recent selfie. It only took about 15 or 20 tries.

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I work for a local University. I have a wonderful, large family:

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I have a supportive network of friends:

I love cats, board games, crafts, being outside, and the occasional glass of moscato. My sister would describe me as a sarcastic, typical younger sister, and a little weird. But the most important thing to know about me is, I’m flawed. Shocked? Me too. And not just flawed as in I have the occasional bad hair day (although that clearly happens, especially with curly hair).

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I’m Old Greg!

I mean flawed as in I experience emotions, both good and bad. I struggle with anxiety and depression. I’m a perfectionist, I’m often exhausted (shout out to pernicious anemia!), I let down those closest to me, I can be sensitive, and yes, I occasionally often have bad hair days. In fact, we are all flawed, have things with which we are ashamed of, or experience deep insecurities.

I am on a journey to remember that it is completely okay to not have it all down. I am on a journey to remember that while I may not always be the best, I am trying my best, and in the end, that’s all that counts. Feel free to follow me on this journey and to keep in mind that you aren’t alone. Opening up about struggles, while not always easy to do, will wind up making life much easier and more fulfilling ❤