Friday, November 25, 2011
You never know who will show up
When you become part of a meme, the only thing better would be to turn up as the subject of a Downfall video.
Jon Sands did a great feature Wednesday night at Writers' Block. You already knew that was going to happen.
At dinner that night, my wife an I were talking about Scott bringing up Jon to do about five encores last year, nearly killing him. She came up with the idea of Jon reading other people's poems all night. I brought this up to Scott, and he liked the idea so much he handed me a note to have one of my poems ready for Jon to read. The decision I had to make! First off, I needed a clean copy, one that was not edited or annotated since my handwriting is atrocious. Second I wanted to give him a good poem, not a raunchy piece of fluff, like the poem I read earlier in the evening. So I chose David's Rock, and Jon was a great sport.
He also did one of Hanif's poems, which was really long. So long I thought the battery in Hanif's phone would die.
Another sick night at Writers' Block.