Nikki's 30th Birthday Gift
Organized by: Nikki Erskine
EVENT DATE Sep 06, 2015
I see you over there. Yeah, we went to high school together, or college, or met at a party. Maybe we're old coworkers. And you know I'm super psyched for your engagement, your wedding, your babies, your advanced degrees, your awards and your political offices. But let's be honest - none of that's in the cards for me any time soon. I know you've been hoping it would, you've been dying to give me a gift for accomplishing something already.
Have I got GREAT news for you!
I'm getting old, and 30 is considered something of a landmark. A time when an adult finally starts getting her shit together. The point when it stops being cute when she asks for birthday presents. So I'm taking advantage of this occasion, these last few days of my irresponsible 20s, to ask you all for a gift. Not a trinket, or something that'll just end up in my closet to be unearthed by archaeologists thousands of years from now, but an experience.
Since moving to NYC I've wanted to take improv classes, but all the free classes I find on Craigslist seem to be down dark alleys or require consent forms and nudity. While that may work for some people, I'd rather get a quality useless education from somewhere like Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB: http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/). I've always had fun making people laugh, and improv classes can only help me make our usual banter even more enjoyable.
Each 8 week course costs $400, which is more than I'd ever ask of one person, but I'm hoping that if enough of the amazing people I'm lucky enough to call my friends and family throw in a few dollars I'll be able to enroll in classes this fall! Have I mentioned how amazing you are, and how nice you look today?