Saturday, September 7, 2013

Laugh Out Loud

This is the 6th fall that Puff and I have spent together. That's a lot of hours logged in the convertible looking at trees, hikes taken to enjoy the gorgeous weather, and more festivals than I can count. One event that Puff and I routinely try to attend is the Laugh Your Asheville Off festival in North Carolina. This would be the 4th time we had made that trip. Last year, with a new baby at home, it was one of the few times I actually let the MIL come to babysit so Puff and I could go! (Read about that trip HERE.)
When we caught wind that Puff was laid off, we were hesitant to buy tickets. Our nanny is super expensive, and we just weren't sure we could handle that kind of "fun money." We went ahead and bought them anyway when our awesome friend, Rissa, decided she would step up to the plate and watch Bimmer for a few hours. Seriously... this is one of our most favorite activities to do together and we would have been pretty devastated had we not been able to go. (As ridiculous as that sounds!!!) Puff started his new job the week before the show, and with his training in Michigan, he asked to make sure his plane got him back on time so he could rush home, change, grab me, and hit the road to Asheville!
We made just in time to grab seats, since the place is always sold out. Thankfully, there were no crazy hippie ladies next to me this year to put their bare feet on my seat. I was definitely more impressed with this year's show than last year. In fact, it was one of my faves. There were a bunch of really funny comedians, including my fave, Paul Hooper. He wasn't the headliner, but was far funnier. He was the only comedian who literally had the audience laughing non-stop from start to finish. His bit about wanting to get a duck when he retires had me in stitches. I also loved an Iranian guy who went on a rant about being anti-Chick-fil-A, which always tugs at my heartstrings. A bit he did about the KKK opening a chicken soup restaurant (only white meat, lots of crackers) almost had me in tears!
All told, I'm so thankful that Rissa & her boyfriend came over to play with Bimmer (she even posted a video of her man pushing Bimmer around the house in her car... so sweet) so that Puff and I could enjoy this amazing date night. I'm already getting excited about another trip. Especially when bathroom art in Asheville is this fun....
Who wouldn't want to hang out there?

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