Underground. That’s what happened. I went underground. Maybe it’s the super-public way I dealt with cancer. Or maybe it’s just standard PTSD after going through such an ordeal, but I plummeted straight down into eighth-grade-level depression. That combined with near constant anxiety attacks shut me down. I’m coming around, after going to the doctor and all that. I take comfort from my cancer friends who are reporting the same thing. Looking forward to getting my full personality back. In the meantime, even THINKING about my show, “Waiting for the Brazilian,” going on the road makes me so excited. The thought that Beto and I could make more cancer survivors and families happy makes me feel like every bomb, every late open mic night, every TIME OUT show, was worth it.

THREE POSITIVES:

1- Check out what Barbara Christenson, who represents women speakers at the Speak Well Being Group, wrote on her blog about the show. Awesome!

http://www.speakwellbeing.com/for-your-well-being-brazilian-isnt-what-you-expect-its-hotter/

2- When I went to get gas today, I discovered that somehow my gas cap was missing. I remembered who pumped my gas (in Oregon they still pump it for you) and went over there to ask if they found it. The owner of Division Street 76 was so nice, he found me a replacement at an auto parts store up the street and handed me a $10. He said, “You’re my neighbor. I want to make this right.” The thing only cost $9, so I went back and gave him his dollar. He laughed and said, “You didn’t have to do that. You made my day.”

3- Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on tonight. It’s a show you can watch with your kids. Hilarious. Plus, Andre Braugher from Homicide plays the straight man, except that his character is gay.

 

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Stand-up comedian, professional copywriter and public speaker

3 responses »

  1. Jodi says:

    Been thinking of you a ton lately. I am so proud of your strength, even if that strength is saying you have not been doing great. Proud of you and love u! Wish i could see your show – Heck, wish i could see YOU!!
    big smooch.

  2. Laurie Free says:

    Hope u feeling better great blog

  3. Joy Rose says:

    I am sending you soooooooo much love….. and prayers for the the strength to stay steady.

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