Thanks to a generous Weebly connection (what else is new?), I was able to attend the world premiere of HBO's new series, Silicon Valley, last night down in Redwood City. We were treated to the first 2 episodes with the cast and crew, including Gabe from The Office (a personal favorite)! Zach (Gabe) was totally sweet for all of the 2 minutes I mustered up the courage to bother him at the after party (including telling me my necklace was beautiful, woot!), and was a good sport for posing in this fabulously awkward photo. Brandon was the source of my "in" to this meeting, since Zach went to the same high school in PA and I totally took advantage of that conversation starter, after I waved to him from across the room as if we were old friends. Oh man, his sweet face of confusion watching me walk over...
The lead character, played by Thomas Middleditch and the man sitting to my right, looks terrified to be next to me, and Zach looks like he could fall asleep on the spot/smelled something mildly stinky/is annoyed by me. Soooo...I'd say they are perfect to portray the kinds of tech guys I've worked with for the past 7 years (said with nothin but love!).
So how was the show, you ask? You guys -- it was SO funny. Like...I actually snort laughed at one point. I'm sure much of the humor landed with me so well because my entire career has been spent within a start-up (I definitely need to pitch some of my stories to the writers room somehow), but even if you don't live out west in the beautiful Bay Area, I think this show will tickle your funny bone.
Give it a try! And a get a peek into some of the most hilarious, interesting, entertaining, and even inspiring aspects of my corner of the world...