Childrens’ Underwear on my Head in the NYC subway.

When I turned 27, I decided that every day of my 27th year, I would perform somewhere. I decided I could do this anywhere for any duration, so long as I had an audience of at least one. ...more

Birthday Clown Panic Attack.

I’ve performed in all sorts of unlikely situations over the years, but I don’t think anything has induced sheer terror in me more than being a birthday clown. Rarely did I head to a birthday party without a tearful panic attack beforehand. My favorite bad clown story: ...more

New Years’ Nasties.

If you haven’t gathered, I’m not much of a Happy Holidays type. My favorite bad New Year’s story, 2004:  I’d just moved to New York.  I was invited to a party after performing at an open mike. I had one friend there to hang out with, Fred, a 47 year old gay man.  He’s dead now. Anyhow, somebody at an open mike invited me to a party after I performed.  He said it was a costume party and to dress as my alter ego. ...more

Missing NYC at Christmastime

I used to live in New York City. My children were born there, and we moved to the West Coast when they were 3 and a half, and 16 months old. They don't remember it much, except for our annual summer visit and occasional mid-year jaunts. But I sure see it on TV all the time ,what with the national nightly news being broadcast from there (on the major non-cable networks), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. I do not, I repeat ...more

They do a pretty decent facsimile of glitz here in my Goretex town, but I really loved going ...more

A Great Show- Women On the Edge- I am very proud of it!

This is a fantastic show, I am very proud of. I invite you all out to come and laugh and celebrate the fact that women's voices are getting louder and louder! We shall change the world!   WOMEN ON THE EDGE AT THE ZIPPER FACTORY 336 W. 37th Street New York, NY ONE NIGHT ONLY NOV 8, 2008 8pm ...more

I saw Adira before, at Ann Carr's show. I remember that she was funny. 

I live in San ...more

Audrey Launches "Cracks In Sidewalks"

Today was the official launch of my new blog "Cracks In Sidewalks."  I'm very excited to share this with you. ...more

1000 Words

I want to start a series of posts on photos that I've taken and a little story behind them. How cliche of me to title the series "1000 Words", especially since I won't be tracking the word count or even coming close to that amount. Always unpredictable. ...more

Looking For Fun? Try A Scavenger Hunt

Last year my cousin Gaby J. gave me tickets to a murder mystery scavenger hunt as a Christmas present.  The hunt, "Murder at the Met" was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and it was run by a company called Watson Adventures. Well, a few weeks later, Kay, Gaby and I joined up to form the Sherlock Dames and compete with other teams to solve the mystery of a murdered Met curator ...more

The Tourist Trap

It happens every time someone comes to town. I know it's coming--I even verbally warned myself and my current round of company, though to no avail. We fell, and we fell hard into the NYC tourist trap. Sight-seeing fatigue. Everyone says the same thing when they arrive: we don't need to "do" very much. We came to see you. We'll be happy seeing your neighborhood, experiencing your way of life. Really. One or two New York-ie things will be just fine. ...more

attention please

SPACE as you can imagine is really becoming an issue in our little, one bedroom shoebox. Pre baby it was challenging to find ways to make room for all our stuff, but now it's almost unmanageable. Do you know we actually had to throw out our love seat to make room for the baby's PLAY YARD. Mind you it was cheaply made and on its last leg anyway, but if we ever have guests (which we rarely do anyway), there is now only one place for them to sit...on the sofa. ...more