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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee


I’ll admit it right off the bat: I’m not a Seinfeld fan. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t have a television through most of the 90s, but mostly I think it’s because I could not stand the George Costanza character. So when I heard Seinfeld was starring in a web-series where the premise was inviting comedians to coffee and picking them up in vintage cars to drive to the coffee shop, I’ll admit I was a little “Meh” about it.


But then he interviewed Tina Fey. It’s probably no surprise that I’m a huge Tina Fey fan. I watched the episode and found it delightful. Most of all, I found Seinfeld to be a gracious host. He chooses a vehicle based on his guest, spends some quality time with them and asks interesting questions and actually lets them tell their stories. So many hosts interview celebs and either don’t let them finish their stories or interrupt to turn the story back to themselves.


I think my favorite part about the show is how funny Seinfeld finds his guests. He literally cracks up the entire show.  You can see by some of these episode stills just how funny he thinks his comedian colleagues are. I love how much fun they are having. Typically, they  have coffee at a local joint in the NY/NJ area (Bendix Diner from the Barry Marder episode is right down the street from my apartment) or in the LA area. They definitely aren’t visiting Starbucks, in fact, I’ve added a few must-try places to my NYC list based on this show.


Each episode is between 17 and 22 minutes – the same length of time as a network sitcom. You can find them on the Crackle channel on AppleTV and the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee website.



My favorite episodes (besides the Tina Fey one) are the Ricky Gervais episode (I love how frightened he is of Seinfeld’s driving), Gad Elmaleh (a French comedian who voiced the Jerry’s Bee character in the French version of Bee Movie), and the Carl Reiner/Mel Brooks episode (classic old Hollywood stories).

Even if you’re not a cars, coffee, or comedy fan, give an episode a try. I’ll bet you’ll find it as charming as I did.

Fresh & Easy Video Contest

It’s been a hectic April and May, but June and July look to be a little quieter, I think. It’s heating up in Phoenix which means a lot more inside time. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on this little blog and tell some fun stories from the past few months as well as announce some surprises I’ve been working on.

One of the fun things my guy and I did a few weeks ago was enter a contest that our favorite grocery store is hosting. It’s a meal idea video contest, so we whipped up this four minute video and entered it. You can watch it below:

We found out last week that we’re one of 10 finalists! I’m so excited! First prize is a $1000 Fresh & Easy gift card, which would be amazing to win. If you’re interested in voting for us, you can do that here.

I’ll keep you posted on the outcome!


Altitude Design Summit + Sundance Film Festival

I’m headed to Salt Lake City tomorrow to attend the Altitude Design Summit. I am super excited to meet so many amazing designers, photographers, and bloggers. I’ve got a packed schedule and lots planned. Tomorrow, I’ll arrive in the morning and then pick up my pal Karyn before heading off to Frida Bistro and a tour of the best thrift shops in SLC. Wednesday, we’ll do some site-seeing and then head to the kick-off dinner for Alt at the Tin Angel. Thursday and Friday are packed with seminars and sessions with amazing speakers. There are parties each night at the Grand America where Alt is taking place. Saturday is a jam-packed day with hands-on classes. I’m taking bookbinding, printmaking, and tabletop food photography. Psyched! Then Sunday, we have tickets to a remake of Wuthering Heights at the Sundance Film Festival, which happens to be on my 40×40 list. Hooray!

I’m bringing the laptop so I’ll try to blog from the event. I mean it *is* a blogging conference after all. Stay tuned for updates!

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