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01/15/2013

A Second Glance at Second Chances

I don’t know about anyone else who was in the packed house at World Cafe Live last night, but I felt that our Slammers were on fire with some serious proverbial wisdom. The theme was “Second Chances.” I’ve taken the opportunity to highlight a few I came away with for you all here.

Proverb #5: Gas attendants make long-term friends. -Inspired by Storyteller, Grant
Proverb # 4: Don’t be shy. Give skinny dipping with a stranger a chance. -Inspired by Storyteller, Karen
Proverb # 3: If a family member sets you up on a blind date with a Biggy Smalls look-alike wearing socks and flip flops, take him out for hotdogs at Home Depot. He’ll dig that. -Inspired by Storyteller, Keenya
Proverb # 2: The next time you have a lay over, make it a sleep over…with a stranger and fellow traveler. -Inspired by Storyteller, Kathryn

But it was our Winning and Audience Favorite Storyteller, Nimisha
who shared what was perhaps the most poignant proverb of all.


Proverb # 1: Hate symbol? Act of love? It’s a fine line. -Inspired by Winning Storyteller, Nimisha.

Afterall, nothing says “Welcome to the family” like a hand-made massager from a mother of the bride to a groom. But will Nimisha’s mother’s symbolic gift relieve or create family tensions? Watch her winning story below and find out. See what our friends at Philebrity had to say about Nimisha’s story here.


Nimisha, Winning and Audience Favorite Storyteller | Theme: “Second Chances”


Congratulations Nimisha! Special thanks to all of our storytellers and everyone who came out.

Click here to tune into the entire play list of last night’s stories.


Join us next time Tuesday, January 22nd at L’Etage. The theme is “Free.” Doors at 7:30PM, Slam starts at 8:30PM. Click here to find out how you can reserve VIP seats.

Don’t miss the wildly popular “Ex-Files” StorySlam returning this year with TWO performances on Thursday, February 14. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

-Becca Jennings

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