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Self Sabotage?

October 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

Ok I realize that I set myself up for defeat when I made the promise in my last post. “I’ll post once a week.” While that isn’t or need not be that difficult – I didn’t do it.

What I know about myself is when I make a declaration like that – one intended to kick my butt – it never does.  Am I an optimistic and think that it will help me take action.  “Think” is the key word because there is no action in the word “think.”.  I’m a big thinker but a slow learner.   Self Sabotage is what the professionals would call it.   It’s easy for me to do.  Because I don’t have to change any of my behavior.

I’ve been taking a workshop series called The Manifest Method with Savor the Success.  Now into the 7th week I was already behind in choosing my “90 Day Vision.”   At first my 90 Day project was that I would complete one funny video for Instagram a week. WTF! Seriously I said that?  Now that would be a definite downward drive to defeat.  With me driving.

I have to take a different approach or why bother to take the workshop?  My 90 Day Vision is to gather all my comedy and create different sets and have them in a Google doc.  Rework whatever I can and have them ready to go.  I’m going to give room for this project to grow.  It’s always a work in progress.

P.S.  I’m still behind in the workshop but I will work through it.

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October 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

I just looked at the last time I posted and I’m deeply embarrassed.  Not that I have anyone really reading this yet but just for myself and what I would like to expect out of myself.  The feeling is similar to when you are going out to dinner with a friend and they say “you don’t have to dress up”  but yet you want to for you.  Not for anyone else.  You just want to feel good about yourself and your presentation to the world.  I guess that is how I feel about not keeping the blog up.  I’m not going to make excuses.  I actually thought I had blogged at least once during the summer.  But alas no.  So let me renew my vows with myself.  And pledge a once a week posting.  Can I hear an AMEN!

 

Yes Mame!

Yes Mame!

So tonight I hosted my very first Laughing Buddha Comedy open mic at the Village Lantern.  It was a lot of fun and it was a lot of work which surprised me.  I had to pay attention to other things other than myself, my drink and my constant opinions and insecurities racing through my head.

There are a number of things that go into hosting a Laughing Buddha Comedy that look easier than they are.  For starters keeping my eye on the stop watch so I can signal the comic that he or she has one minute left to wrap up their set.  Then at 4:15 I’d stand up by the door for maybe 5 seconds before I walk towards the stage.  It sucks to stop someone in the middle of their joke but blowing the light is a big No-No in comedy so really this is helping comics to learn to wrap it up with a quicker joke and not start a longer one.

This may sound silly now and hopefully even sillier a month from now.  But I found it difficult to smoothly pull out two names from the bucket and then easily introduce the comic from the previous drawing.  Not to mention pronouncing the name right.  Even when Delance Minefee the first host tonight would give me the correct pronunciation I’d forget it because I was nervous.  Of course like most people when I’m nervous I forget what I’m afraid of forgetting.

I have such respect for the comics that host the Laughing Buddha Comedy mics.  They make it look easy.

Laughing Buddha Comedy

I love this Laughing Buddha Comedy logo.

I forgot I had this video.  It’s from 2 months ago when it was still cold.  Well it could have been 2 weeks ago for that matter.  Spoiler Alert: It’s possible that I seem a little more neurotic than usual.  I’m blaming it on the white coat.

Any white clothing experiences to share?

I used to love to go to Chickies for a chicken souvlaki most Saturdays.  Now for me, that was a treat because I’m a boring cook and I wouldn’t even call myself a cook.  I put food together for consumption.  After I broke up with my boyfriend of 8 years, my Saturday nights took on a new look and Chickies was a part of that.

Do you have a comfort food?

The day I got laid off from Martha Stewart (promise won’t talk about it anymore) – something magical happened.

Any stories of discovery you’d like to add?

 

When signing any Government forms I still get a little nervous.