So this week has been challenging for me, not gonna lie. And I feel silly writing this and being vulnerable, but what the heck….This whole Penn State thing has greatly saddened me. I don’t understand why this wasn’t handled “better” whatever that means, and why it has taken so long to come out? I am sure I don’t know all the facts.
I did hear about a horrific interview with the “perpetrator” who said things in a former interview like:
We hope to “reach out” to the kids. We try to touch their lives.
wow!. Talk about a subliminal message! If it wasn’t so raw I am sure there’s a joke or two there. But I have not found my sense of humor about this yet.
I am truly grateful for the healing that laughter brings me and in all areas of my life. I was staying with a friend in Memphis, and her car broke down and one of her good friends was on his death bed, all within 30 minutes after she picked me up from the airport! Talk about drama! And cutting into my workouts.(kidding!)
Never the less, we kept our sense of humor and perspective while we waited for almost 2 hours for the tow truck. 2 hours! I was like: where did you come from….Peru!!!! My time on campus was a blast, (see former posts please) and then re-entry into my NY/NJ life was….well challenging!
I decided to let a “raw food chef” (I know that sounds like a paradox, I know!) stay in part of my house in exchange for some meal preparation and education. Well, clearly I was not specific enough about MY definition of a meal! Great lesson and I am sure there’s a joke or two as well!
Being home, alone, can be challenging for me sometimes. I don’t like to admit it, but maybe by doing so I am helping someone else. I am great at running around, being “up” for people, and staying super busy. I still have a hard time switching gears and learning to be single and home alone. This weekend, I have missed every ex-boyfriend I ever had for some reason.
Maybe it’s the gorgeous red, orange, and salmon colored leaves of the Fall tress. Maybe it’s because it’s snuggle weather.
Maybe it’s because it was not MY purple thong in the-this-is-really-the-end-clothes-exchange-bag! ( even though that was 3 months ago!)
I guess I never thought I’d be worrying about purple thongs that did not belong to me at my age. I guess I had a fantasy that I would graduate from certain conversations in my life. I guess I was wrong…again….
Anyway, my point was, (and I really do have one, I promise!) that I am so very grateful I had a gig tonight with Tom Ragu, Doug, Helene, and Lori. I love these comics and the audience was amazing. We all took creative risks and stretched and it just felt awesome! I asked the Animal Rescue people who the benefit was for if they could rescue a cougar(Me!) too. There is nothing like having a tough day or week or month
and then being able to channel my angst and anger into my writing and persona and help make others laugh.
Nothing like it.
If you are thinking about trying stand up, Do it! Go check out: www.HowToBecomeAComedianNow.com.
I love helping new comics or people just wanting to experiment. It’s scarey and fun and challenging and another damn growth opportunity! But isn’t that why we are all here?
Thanks for reading and for listening to me. I am working on a new one woman show so stay tuned. And if you see a guy with a purple thong driving around Conneticut, tell him he he really missed out….