Happy Birthday San-man

-Sandy.JPG

I met Sandy my first day of Second City Class and, having formed numerous sketch troupes, my number one goal was to get a sketch troupe together. Sandy was the only person in the class that made it known that he was a writer, which put him at the top of my list of people to ask. A couple of classes in Sandy gave me a ride home, and I couldn’t help but note a Star Wars TIE-Fighter hanging from his rearview window. Bonus points, I’m definitely asking this guy. The first twenty or thirty Schadenfreude meetings took place at Sandy’s apartment, throwing distance from Han Solo and Darth Vader standees and a Darth Vader mask which later became the basis of a sketch featuring Darth Vader as an Office Temp (ironically around the time the Chad Vader guys from Milwaukee got a similar idea while living in Chicago). If you really want to know my personal relationship with Sandy, it’s best explained by this post. Interesting post-script to that story, as if to test my movie-quoting mettle and our relationship, Sandy recently texted me only two words: “What? How?”, to which I texted back the next line, “Destroyed, by the Empire.” Yes, this is how I communicate with a very very good friend. Happy Birthday Sandy, let’s do ten more years, shall we?

-Sandy.JPG

I met Sandy my first day of Second City Class and, having formed numerous sketch troupes, my number one goal was to get a sketch troupe together. Sandy was the only person in the class that made it known that he was a writer, which put him at the top of my list of people to ask. A couple of classes in Sandy gave me a ride home, and I couldn’t help but note a Star Wars TIE-Fighter hanging from his rearview window. Bonus points, I’m definitely asking this guy. The first twenty or thirty Schadenfreude meetings took place at Sandy’s apartment, throwing distance from Han Solo and Darth Vader standees and a Darth Vader mask which later became the basis of a sketch featuring Darth Vader as an Office Temp (ironically around the time the Chad Vader guys from Milwaukee got a similar idea while living in Chicago). If you really want to know my personal relationship with Sandy, it’s best explained by this post. Interesting post-script to that story, as if to test my movie-quoting mettle and our relationship, Sandy recently texted me only two words: “What? How?”, to which I texted back the next line, “Destroyed, by the Empire.” Yes, this is how I communicate with a very very good friend. Happy Birthday Sandy, let’s do ten more years, shall we?

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