It’s Like I’m Blogging Right In Your Face!

March 18, 2014


I was in a show recently of performers from the region telling stories from their lives. I did one some time back, and wrote about that show here, and the organizer was nice enough to have me back for round two; this time was equally dramatic on stage, less dramatic off stage, so that was good.  It’s a story I’ve actually written about on here, about the time my wife and I confronted a burglar – and now I’ve gotten one step closer to my lifelong dream of being able to have just one interesting experience, blog about it, then perform the blog, then blog about the experience of performing, the perform an account of the blog post, etc, etc, etc…

Anyway the performance is below.  I hope you’ll check it out, and I hope you enjoy it.

There are others from the evening, all of which I highly recommend checking out, here at,

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Recently voted "The Best Humor Blog in America That I, Personally, Write," The Byronic Man is sometimes fiction, sometimes autobiography. And sometimes cultural criticism. Oh, and occasionally reviews. Okay, it's all those different things, but always humorous. Except on the occasions that it's not. Ah, geez. Look, it's a lot of things, okay? You might like it, is the point.

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29 Comments on “It’s Like I’m Blogging Right In Your Face!”

  1. BrainRants Says:

    So you’re all famous!


  2. grannyK Says:

    How fun! You did a wonderful job of storytelling.


  3. becomingcliche Says:

    How fun to actually get to HEAR your audience laugh over your tale rather than just imagining it!


  4. cindyricksgers Says:

    Great job! Wonderful story! This made my day!


  5. Go Jules Go Says:

    Not to worry! I found your cell phone under a towel!

    I can’t tell you how cool it was to finally hear (and see) the whole story! The part about the dog was especially killer. Fantastic job, you!!


  6. She's a Maineiac Says:

    well done. I think you should do all your future blog posts this way. I know you’ve done stand-up many times before but you have some serious guts. I could never get in front of a crowd without dying first.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Well, better to die first, than while on stage.

      And one of the things that was hardest, actually, was to not just do joke-joke-joke, and let it be a story. Humor is a safeguard and a way to know if people are liking it, and it’s much more “naked” in the quiet stretches.


  7. oozebucket Says:

    this is BRILLIANT!


  8. daisy Says:

    I remember this post well — it was great! One of those that I called my husband over to check out. What a treat to see you performing it; so interesting to take blogging to a whole new level. Glad you got to live a dream! Congratulations! :)


  9. Elyse Says:

    It was very manly of you to post that, B-man. Very.


  10. 1pointperspective Says:

    It’s kind of interesting. I try to get my friends to read my blog, but some of them are just not readers. I guess I understand the ease of watching a video over reading, but I’m not sure it’s as easy as it seems. My grand kids just left and I calculated that it took me about 47 minutes to watch your video, and I probably missed 1/3 of it. Cool to see and an interesting story, nonetheless.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I agree – videos are interesting, but at least with print there’s the luxury of leaving and returning. Maybe that’s why these 6-second videos are so popular know: people with kids around.


  11. k8edid Says:

    You had me at “teacher voice”. I absolutely love this – so well told and your pacing is impeccable.


  12. Jackie Cangro Says:

    This was great – funny and poignant. I’d never read your post about this so I was experiencing the story for the first time. Interesting the way people react depending on which one of you is telling the story.


  13. silkpurseproductions Says:

    Great story! I’m glad everything worked out well enough to be able to see the humour in it. I walked in on burglars in my house once. I backed out, locked the door and drove 1.5 blocks to the police station and asked someone to come home with me. My story is not even close to as good as yours.


  14. susielindau Says:

    I remember! You had to water the tomatoes. You did a great job. I mean at stand-up, not watering the tomatoes which I’m sure you are very good at as well. Life imitating art imitating life. Wait. Is stand-up or blogging art???
    Your wife is a lot like me. Impulsive. It gets us into all kinds of crazy situations and gives us stories to tell!


  15. pegoleg Says:

    Hey, you’re pretty good at that talking and standing up and being funny shiz. Congratulations! And you’re just a step away from closing the blog/performance loop completely so life will be like that never-ending day in Groundhog Day.


  16. Dana Says:

    Awesome! I don’t recall reading the original story, so it’s cool to see the whole thing re-enacted on “the big screen”. Great delivery!


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