Sorry, I missed you guys last week, but there was this thing looming. Something I’ve been fretting over for years now and I was distracted.
I’m sure I’m not the only one breathing a huge sigh of relief. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has recently taken the deepest breath they’ve taken in four years.
Anyway, it was two weeks ago last Friday that I virtually performed stand up at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop.
I don’t think this version is word for word, exactly the same, but it’s pretty fucking close.
I told Randy, before we filmed this, that he should turn the camera off after the word “statement”. I could tell, when I told him, he wasn’t really listening.
So, you’ll see my subtle “noooooo…not yet” gesture when he went to turn of the camera before I was ready.
I considered briefly doing another take, but I’m tired, and sort of want to watch Schitt’s Creek.
The next two months are going to continue to be scary and weird and frustrating, but we’re getting there you guys, we are. I have backed off somewhat from the constant doom scrolling on Twitter which has helped, but it’s not easy.
After 4 years, it’s kind of like an addiction.
I hope you are all staying safe.
The COVID numbers are terrifying and heartbreaking and still, so many people act like being asked to wear a mask is taking away their freedom. I wonder if they think about that every time that snap their seat belt on? Or observe posted speed limits?
I just want to get to a place where at least most of us have enough respect and empathy for all the other humans to do the very least we have to do to keep them safe.
We are in this together. I think it will be a grim winter, but it won’t last forever.