Four months seems like an appropriate amount of time to wait to update.
I wanted to do some free-writing but I’m canceled my Microsoft Word subscription and I just panted my nails. Some topics in the free-write would include talking about drawing little trolls, eating Cheetos for the first time in four years, and buying wigs for my stuffed animals. Beyond that I don’t have much to say.
Oh wait, yes I do, I’m helping produce comedy shows! It’s proven to be a job separate from being a comedian, which I realize is obvious, but it’s like using two different sides of your brain to reach the same goal. The business and management side to get the show up and running with venue, lineup, and promotion and then the artistic side trying to create and entertain on the same show. Tomorrow is the first official show and it features an all female lineup which is something to be proud of.
I finished Misery, the novel, by Steven King. Oddly enough, the movie has been showing on TV lately. I think I liked the movie better because I love Kathy Bates and I thought she nailed Annie’s character traits. Without spoiling anything, the book is definitely more sinister but the movie is so well done without being as graphic. I have a copy of the Green Mile that I just started. I love the movie too so I’m excited to see how the book is.
I’ve been meditating and playing my crystal singing bowls more. I think keeping my mind preoccupied helps relieve the feelings of existential dread. I also found a book called It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein. It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s funny, and it’s palatable. It took a lot of the “truths” of life I’ve known but couldn’t really grasp and made it light. It doesn’t impose in any way, which I tend to shun if I notice in religious or spiritual texts, so I was happy the move through the book without feeling an ulterior motive.
Now it’s time for my third cup of tea and some Disney Emoji Blitz (highly addiction, highly recommended).