MEET AMERICA: Launch

ImageStarting in April, I will be launching my “MEET AMERICA” campaign!

The Goal:

I will “meet” through social media, phone or email, a person from every state in America.  Starting in alphabetical order, of course!

After my last post, Proud to be an American… with flaws, I realized, what better way to get to know the states than by getting to know its citizens?!?

When:

April 1st begins the first chapter (drum roll) ALABAMA!

Who:

You! I will primarily be using INSTAGRAM to find our wonderful Americans, but you count, too! If you’re from a state in the US that is not in New England (where I am) comment on this post or go to the ‘Contact Alessandra’ tab above.

What:

Nothing fancy! I’m a pretty personable gal!  We’ll chat and have a grand ol’ time, after which, I’ll write an article to be posted upon your approval.  So let’s MEET AMERICA!

Currently looking for these states first:

Alabama 

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas 

California 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

Florida 

Georgia 

 

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Day 10: A Tribute to Genius Comedy Writing

WAYNE’S WORLD

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (IMDB.com)

TA-DAAHHH!!!! Number one has arrived! It was truly a hard choice to make, but Wayne’s World is a classic in my book. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are a delight in this SNL-inspired flick filled with grunge, dorkiness, good music and men who are imbeciles; my favorite.

Why Wayne’s World? Well, besides all obvious reasons, Wayne’s World and I have a history. One summer, when I was about 8 years old, my sister, my brother and I watched Wayne’s World EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I kid you not. But one day in early August, we switched out W.W. for The Flintstone’s starring John Goodman. Big mistake…

The house got broken into…


While we were still home.

Thanks to my sister’s loud mouth and startling scream, the guy booked it and peeled out of the driveway. I stood there in my giant Mickey Mouse t-shirt watching the cops examine the premises. The tire marks clearly displayed that the felon headed west, but I overheard an officer predict east. Massachusetts’ finest, ladies and gentlemen.

Today’s lessons: 1. NEVER WATCH THE FLINTSTONE’S 2. WAYNE’S WORLD SAVES LIVES!

Needless to say, we watched W.W. for the remainder of the summer. With that, I give you the scene in which I call, “Product Placement”. It’s writing is superb.

Booooo!!!! My countdown has officially come to an end. Let us look back on it with nostalgia >insert dreamy sigh and uplifting music<:

10. Everybody Loves Raymond
9. What About Bob
8. The Office
7. Uncle Buck
6. Seinfeld
5. Friends
4. Anchorman
3. The Chappelle Show
2. Dumb and Dumber
1. Wayne’s World

What shall my next blog be!?!?! You’ll have to wait and see. —Ew, I just rhymed.

I hope my countdown has opened your eyes, not only to great movies, but to the art of comedic writing. And thank you, readers, for helping Alessandra Speaks break the 5,000 view mark. I leave you with….Bohemian Rhapsody…