Here’s the newsflash part: After 22 shows, I’ve decided to call it quits on The D Words. Working a full-time job and doing four shows a week was stressing me out big-time. I was beyond my usual nutcase self, heading straight into mental territory. I’ll be forever grateful to Joe Lowers, the show’s producer, for giving me this fantastic opportunity but I can’t keep it up. Not at this pace. Perhaps the show will be resurrected in some other form in the future, but for now I need to step back. I know it’s the right thing to do.
Here’s the spring cleaning part: I’m not actually cleaning anything—I’m purging. Getting rid of shit, especially bullshit. There are certain people I’ve been patient with and certain circumstances I’ve put up with for a long friggin’ time because I’ve been trying to be a “hang in there” and “give the benefit of the doubt” and an open minded kind of person, which I can tell you is not my nature (but I have definitely come a long way). Maybe there’s something going on right now from an astrological perspective, but my tolerance for bullshit of any kind is at an all-time low and it's all going.
Yikes, don’t I sound mean? I’m actually feeling rejuvenated.
I want to make it clear that my show was not in the bullshit category; Joe Lowers is awesome and working with him has been amazing. The schedule, on top of my day job, was just wearing me out. Realizing I had to make that change brought into the forefront other changes that should be made, other areas where I realize I need to put myself first.
So in the past couple of days I’ve been purging mental, emotional, and physical crap from my life like a crazed bulimic. Deleting names from my cell phone and files from my laptop… going through drawers, cabinets, closets… on the prowl for items to get rid of and gleefully throwing stuff out. Every plastic bag I take out to the dumpster fills me with joy. I feel like I’m in a movie, dramatically sweeping everything off the table of my life with one swoop of the arm. Let things crash to the floor; who needs that shit anyway? It’s awesome.
And now for something completely different...
Here are some pics from last Saturday night. Two of my blog readers, Drew and Eric, came to my show and afterward they invited me to a party in a suite at the MGM. I met Drew last year and was delighted to see him again. Eric's a great guy, too, and I'm not just saying that because I love Jews. He's nice as hell.
Here's me and Eric. What a kick-ass view, huh?
Look, Hurricane Mikey was there, too!
I'm a lucky gal. No doubt about that.
Gotta buy more plastic bags.