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Summer Snippets Part 1

By Elliot Steingart

July 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

The Crew

The summer of 2013 is a collection of meaningful memories, memories of traveling to Pittsburgh, and the Black Hills of South Dakota for friends' weddings, and such.

Pittsburgh is home,... read on

  • Surrounded by Kids

    By Elliot Steingart

    June 25, 2013 | 9:36 am

    I was surrounded by kids for an entire day. In a span of eight hours, I was kicked in the groin and nearly run over by a Fisher Price bicycle. All proof that the first day of summer is the longest day of the year.

    These kids were more combative than a street gang out of... read on

  • One Year Anniversary

    By Elliot Steingart

    April 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Written by my girlfriend, Liv Amend


    Elliot and I decided to embark on a romantic getaway for our one year anniversary.   I was actually embarrassed when I told people.  Friends and family were curious “Why are you going to Long Beach?” 

    I didn’t want to say it was because the... read on

  • Handy Man

    By Elliot Steingart

    April 12, 2013 | 11:23 am

    I made a new friend. His name is Jose Luis. I knew he was my friend as soon as he said "Hello, my friend."

    Jose Luis helped me move my bed, kitchen table and love seat into my new apartment down the hall from where I used to live. He also mounted my TV. My girlfriend led the... read on

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  • Dad Behavior

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 25, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    With each passing day my hair gets grayer and my jokes, cornier. I accept this transformation as an inevitable fact of life. I'm slowly turning into my father. Spending time with my dad is a study in who I will become.

    I waited for my dad to come out of the bathroom at a local... read on

  • Dead Lady’s Apartment

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 8, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    I am moving down the hall into the apartment of a 91 year old woman who recently passed away. I am sad she died, but it was for a good cause. 

    My landlord told me she lived in the unit for 30 years.

    "She had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital,” my landlord told me.

    ... read on
  • Garcetti

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 1, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    I am obsessed with names.  Since 8th grade I have kept a Great Name List;  a partial list is here: http://greatnamelist.wordpress.com/

    Most of the names on the list are hockey stars like Alex Pietrengelo, Marty St. Louis, Corey Conacher, the Canisius College, Golden Griffin. I... read on

  • Mind Clear

    By Elliot Steingart

    February 22, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    Due to stress, I can’t fall asleep. I don’t want to use Ambien, Melatonin, or alcohol to put me out. I’m counting on a mantra.

    Repeating a mantra is a helpful way to gain inner peace. I use a mantra when running up a challenging hill in the neighborhood. Battling exhaustion I... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Elliot Steingart is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer who hosts a monthly comedy show, “Melgard Mondays” at Melgard Public House. Steingart has written jokes for...

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