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Monday, August 22, 2011

The young men in my life, random thoughts, and my show

Summer has flown by. I seriously cannot believe that school has already started.

The last couple of weeks have been pretty good--Myriam and I were housesitting in Old Town Tustin. It was very relaxing. We  finally got to meet our new nephew Moshe--he's a wonderful little man and we (Myrian and I) love him to pieces. Since Yazzy is looking for work out here, I have a feeling we will be spending a lot of time with Mr. Moshe. He is pictured above.

We also recently got to spend some time with little Olen Jones. We played on the slide. Olen and his mama Thais live in Georgia so we only get to see them about once a year. Here's Olen:

I received an amazing card from my cousin Blaine--it was a card of encouragement with a little pep talk. I'm not sure how he knew that I needed some encouragement, but he did, it was awesome. Blaine's the best. Love you cuz!!!

I just want to say happy "birthday" to someone who is celebrating 5 years of sobriety. Well done. I know it hasn't been easy. Just keep going one day at a time and stay true to yourself. You know who you are my friend. See, I didn't forget. Deep down, you knew I wouldn't.

I haven't blogged in awhile. There is really no reason. Sometimes motivation is a hard thing for me. I've struggled with depression for over 25 years and at times, it can be almost crippling. This surprises a lot of people--ya know, cuz I always seem so upbeat AND the fact that I am a comedian. Depression is real and it f***in sucks. It's really hard to explain because, most people don't understand what it is. It's not sadness--when you are sad--you usually know why. When you are depressed--you feel numb--and you have no idea why. Everything in your life can be going great--yet you feel numb and hopeless and everything just stops. That's depression. Well, now y'all know.

On another note, my show is in 2 days. I am really really excited. I'm also quite nervous. My comedy is all about making myself vulnerable. The definition of vulnerable is "susceptible to attack." I guess we will see what happens. It's going to be really fun. I am really proud of myself for doing this. Hope it opens some doors.  DVD's are $10. So, if you cannot make it to the show--buy one. The topics that I will be discussing include: food, turning 40, family, gender and sexuality, being a nerd, depression/mental illness, and much more. Doesn't it sound like a riot? It is.

Life is too short to hold onto anger. Just let it go people. I have and for that I am grateful.

The step-mother of my dear friend Catherine passed away this week from brain cancer. Katy was an awesome woman who lived her life to the fullest. She was a huge fan of NASCAR and Hello Kitty. I loved her energy and feistiness. Godspeed Katy. The world will miss you.

There are too many flavor choices when it comes to slurpees. 3 is plenty, 9 is ridiculous. And what in the hell is cherry cobbler? How is that a flavor?

I hate that I am just as forgettable as I am lovable.

I finally finished the book Roots. I seriously think it is one of the longest books ever. It took me longer to read Roots than it did to read The Bible.

I am so very happy for The West Memphis Three. If you have no idea what I am talking about, google them.

My friend Jamie just ran her very first 5k. She rocks. WTG JW!!

I have found that it is hard to have a bad day if you start it out with blueberry waffles.

My life is pretty awesome. I have the best partner in the world.

Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry seriously scare the hell out of me. I'm not sure what else to say. What will happen if one of them actually becomes President? Is it possible?

That's all I have for today. What do you all want me to write about? I'd love some ideas........

Hope to see you all at my show. For those of you who cannot come, I'm sure you'll be there in spirit. That means a lot. Comments are awesome. Thanks for reading.