I lied to myself thinking I would have time to whip up a reflective and meaningful blog this week on “Lies we tell ourselves.” Well, between working 60 hours, homework and maintaining a house, my little self-lie just had a “come-to-Jesus” moment while I was staring down a College Algebra problem from hell. Because, let’s be honest, if it wasn’t for the hard-boiled eggs I made some time last week (that I’m telling myself are still safely consumable because I don’t really remember when I made them), and clean two-piece swimming suit bottoms, I’d have starved to death over the past few days and been found in dirty underwear. (It’s not really THAT bad, but it’s close). Instead, Harz is taking my blog challenge for me this week. If that isn’t an example of one improvisor covering another’s back, I don’t know what is. Long live Harz Sondericker!
I’ve got your back Megan. That’s what we do for each other and what Stinger does for Stinger. Let’s talk about Stinger, or more importantly, the people that make International Stinger Stinger. Let’s talk about what the people of Stinger mean to me. First of all we have a great coach in Jay Gish. Now I know all improv teams have the best coach but we really do. Jeremy is the newest member who jumped in. I’ve played with him for a few years at Laugh Out Loud and he has been such a blast to be on stage with. He plays so fast and smart I love just trying to keep up with him. Todd and I are both improvisers and model railroad guys. We speak are own language, “TRAINS”. Kathy is the OG of are group. Kathy can make you laugh just by walking into the room. She has the ability to make an entire room laugh without saying a word. When you’re on stage with Jason it is such a treat. He has a great style of play and his love for improv and this group has inspired me to do better. Zach is one of the best improvisers in the city. You don’t believe me come watch him. If I could only share the stage with one person for the rest of my life it would be Megan. She is one of my best friends in the world. The things she has done for me on and off stage are immeasurable. So writing a blog, loaning her a shirt off my back or giving her a kidney is a small task to do.
That’s what Stinger means to me.