Carla Ulbrich: Professional Smart Aleck



It's Always New Year's Somewhere


It's been a week. How are those resolutions going? Going well, I hope. But if not..
Here's a thought: Do over!
Chinese New Year is February 10.
New year in many South Asian calendars falls April 13-15.
Jewish New Year is in the fall. So... to paraphrase what my Grandfather would say when he wanted a beer ("It's 5 o'clock somewhere!" ... actually now that I think of it, he said "it's noon somewhere"- but I digress...), my friends, "It's always New Year's somewhere!"
You can always start over.

(In case you're wondering, my resolution is to watch fewer crime shows and more cheesy movies. So far, pretty good. Thank you, Hallmark channel).

Another approach? You could just stop making resolutions and instead create a "good things jar." Here's a nice idea that's been circulating around a lot this week:Take a clean, empty mason jar (or spaghetti sauce jar). Every day you write on a slip of paper something good that happened that day- something that made you smile or laugh, or that you are proud of. Put the slip of paper in the jar. At the end of the year, you get to enjoy those wonderful things all over again.


New! Karaoke version of the F word song


By request, I have recorded and made available a karaoke version of the F word song ("If I Had the Copyright.")

It's just the guitar. the bleeps (or lack of bleeps) and all the other words are up to you. Maybe eventually I'll do a whole "carla-oke" album, but for now, you can get an mp3 copy of this one song right here for $1.09.


recap of First Night in Morristown


The great thing about First Night Morris is, there are so many great acts.

The troubling thing about First Night Morris is — there are so many great acts.

So when the Sheridan-Hausman MG team heads out to celebrate the new year in Morristown, it requires careful planning and a family vote on which acts to follow. This year, the common theme was comedy for most of the night.


What Is Laughter?


I'm featured in the new book, "What is Laughter?"- a nice compilation of many people's thoughts on that simple but profound question. Compiled by Lexie Brockway Potamkin


Joe tricks me into being the Klingon


New Video (live): After 10 years of playing the Klingon in my "Duet with a Klingon," Joe tricks *me* into being the Klingon in concert.