I’ve been listening to the Nerdist podcast for a while, and it’s pretty funny. Chris Hardwick is the host, and he’s also a stand-up comedian. Since I had been listening to his podcast a lot and a lot of the episodes involve him talking about stand-up, when I found out he was doing a show in New York I bought a ticket.
I have been reading http://smbc-comics.com for a long time – at least since 2007. When I found out Zach Weiner was putting out a book, I thought it was cool, but I wasn’t interested. I can have already read every SMBC comic, and I can read any of them again for free. Plus I sold all my books, and I am trying to keep it digital, so I don’t accumulate junk. Then I found out he was having a party in Brooklyn to launch the book, and he would be doing a Q&A/signing. Now he had me.
On Sunday, May 1st, someone tweeted a link to Tim Minchin’s song Confessions, and I watched it.
The criteria for Do Awesome Things are that I at least one thing a month, and that I do it alone. This doesn’t really count, but since it took almost the entire month, and it was pretty awesome, I am counting it anyway.