I love public radio, and especially This American Life … and one of the best things about the show is when David Sedaris has a segment.

A few years ago, Kim and I went to see a local production of The Santaland Diaries at the Rose Wagner Center; and there have been countless essays on the radio which had us rolling on the floor; almost literally in my case, when I really start laughing.

When KUER had their spring pledge drive one of the gifts up for offer, in return for a sizeable donation, was tickets to see David Sedaris at Abravanel Hall. Since I am already in the midst of a sizeable pledge from this past fall’s pledge drive, I opted out of a pledge in the spring drive … instead opting to wait until tickets went on sale … today.

I programmed my phone to give me an alert at 9:55; giving me 5 minutes to get to ArtTix to get tickets when the went on sale at 10:00 …

The prime seats in the Orchestra section were gone … only seats left were towards the back, on the sides … but I did get front row balcony seats.

I can’t wait … only 5 months and 11 days until the show!

Now, to find a date.