I was fortunate enough this weekend to get a gig at Oberlin College in Ohio.
It was a really fun gig, the crowd that showed at the Cat in the Cream* were a good group of students, probably about 40 or 50 of them.
During one of our many random stops on our journey, fellow comedians Dave Minsky, Ben Kissel, and Jack Carter and I ended up in a general store to buy yet more supplies to get us through.
We walked out of the cold into a warm, happy place.
There was candy, and wine, home made baked goods, and refrigerators full of beer lined the back walls.
There were medicines, and a deli, a bunch of yummy teas, and a freezer dedicated to Ben&Jerry and their foreign pal, Haagen-Dazs.
It was pretty much the best place on earth. We all took laps around the place and marveled. (Except for Dave, who had been there before, understood it's wonders and held back watching our stupefied roaming.) Another stroll down the wine aisle revealed that it wasn't just wine in those bottles -
Oh yes my friends, there was liquor.
What does one call such a great sanctuary to all things delicious?
Gibson's Food Mart and Bakery
As I marveled at the fact that I could get everything I've ever wanted in one place, Ben turns to me and says in a low voice, "If there was a zombie attack, we should totally camp out here. The windows are totally easy to cover up and we'd have supplies for months."
I definitely would not go to the one bar in town, La Feve. Though, it would be on my short list of choices.
It's the only bar in town.
Remember how back in the Ol' West there was a saying a "One Horse Town"?
Probably not, it was over a hundred years ago.
Well, Oberlin, Ohio is a one bar town.
...with a college.
So, when the bars close down - you go to the house party.
There were a lot fun, crazy, hippie kids. Some of which even welcomed (i.e. didn't throw us out) us to their house party. It was themed "The Rubik's Cube Party". I'm still not sure what it meant - but I actually looked like I meant to be there in my little red coat.
People were dressed in different solid colors....I guess that's what made it a Rubik's Cube Party? I am still unsure.
Now, you may wonder - Sue, what were you like at the college party?
Well, the same way I was when I was in college and at a college party.
Standing in the corner -
Eavesdropping for good gossip -
Being overly critical of the music selections -
Often looking for more beers to pillage.
I'm glad to be back in New York, in my apartment,
and not in college any more
... I would still like to live in Gibson's though.
*Cat in the Cream is a student run coffee shop/venue that I may or may not have kept referring to as the "Pussy in the Jizz".