I feel the need to post here a sincere apology regarding my last entry. It wasn't supposed to be funny, cruel, or make anybody feel bad.. even Jessica. In retrospect, it was a very poor decision to blog about this. It wasn't my intention to write a controversial piece, or even a comedy piece for that matter. All I wanted to do was blog about an interesting experience I had, not bad or good. In fact, the time I spent with Jessica was quite pleasant for the most part. After the show, I sent her the following message on myspace:
Hi Jessica,And it was sincere. I really did have a lot of fun, and I hope she did too. It was not my intention to go out of my way to make Jessica feel bad in my blog. She did have many redeeming qualities. I just wanted to make an interesting blog entry to read, and this is how it came out. And for that, I apologize to Jessica for making her look bad in this public forum. It was, as Aziz pointed out, a "dick move" on my part.
It was nice meeting you. It was a lot of fun doing the show. I hope you had a blast. Keep well.
When I posted a link to my blog on Aziz's website, I must've forgotten how famous and popular he's become, and I never expected anybody else to really read it, other than friends of mine. Then The Apiary, a truly fantastic blog about the NYC comedy scene, didn't help much by linking to the entry calling it a tale about a "Date From Hell." While it was somewhat cool to get a mention in The Apiary, this was not how I wanted it. Another comment on the entry was from an anonymous reader that wrote:
At 8/07/2005 3:35 PM, Anonymous said...That hit home hard, because it was obviously somebody who formed strong feelings afterwards, and didn't want to reveal themselves. I sort of take some pride in being a nice guy, and this post was truly out of character for me.
Zach, why would you go out of your way to try and make this girl feel dumb in your blog? All it does is replace your nice guy image with that of a prick.
And so, I'd like to apologize to Jessica, for writing what must've made her feel truly terrible, and to Aziz (who seems like a true nice guy for the small amount I know him) tarnishing the integrity of his fantastic show, whatever the small amount that this blogger did.
Take care. More entries soon.