So, I struggle with depression. Sometimes I’m fine. Great, really. One might even go so far as to say “happy.” But other times I’m not—I’m not fine, I’m not great, I’m not happy. Other times the darkness blankets the light. And that really blows, there’s no beating around the bush of depression. And here’s the… Continue reading Pain and Monopoly
Bye Weeks Oh, Sweet Jesus, bye weeks. In many a football season, we dread the bye week, the loss of momentum. Saturday is the best day of the week for a reason—it’s gameday. But when you’re a 2-5 team under a coach whose face induces prolonged bouts of ire and vomit, gameday takes on a… Continue reading More Shit To Be Grateful For
So, I just got back to Los Angeles after ten days back home. Well, back in Grand Rapids, I don’t think I can call it home anymore. Which was kind of a stark realization. I mean, this is the place I grew up. This is where I learned to walk, talk. Where I went to… Continue reading The Perks of Being Homeless
So, I had my first stand-up show at The Comedy Store Sunday night. I’ve done open mics and shit but never a real-deal-shebang show. And to my surprise (primarily because I’m a self-deprecating, pessimistic ass), it went swimmingly. People, like, laughed and stuff. At my jokes. A lot. It was wild. There was a slew… Continue reading Stand-Up, Love, and Jack-in-the Box, Oh My!
So, I started a stand-up class about a month ago. Open mics. The whole shebang. It’s been wild. Here’s some crap I’ve picked up along the way. This Shit is Hard Few people excel at this absolute nonsense for a reason; it’s difficult. Making a room full of people with vastly differing levels and types of… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned from Doing Stand-Up Comedy (Yes, Seriously)
Time is a deceitful prick. You hear your best-friend-from-high-school-who-you-haven’t-talked-to-in-five-years-and-come-to-think-of-it-you-really-don’t-know-why’s baby brother just started his freshman year. You know, the one you dropped off at kindergarten for his mom that one time she was sick and you offered because you were part of the family and now you can’t even remember what color the front door of… Continue reading Why I Packed My Ass Up and Moved to LA
1. It’s called the Land of Beautiful People for a reason. The fastest, most efficient route to feeling like a soft 4 is to be surrounded by strong 9s, whose body compositions boast 70% water and 30% kale. 2. Hiking is just fancy walking. Pre-Los Angeles Morgan pictured hiking as a daunting outdoor adventure. One rife… Continue reading Eight Things the Californians Have Taught this Midwest Broad