More comic fun. This is actually a part of my stand up act!
If you read this blog or my Twitter feed with any regularity, you’d know I am physically disabled. In October of 2011, after four months in a nursing facility, I was told I was never going to walk again. I learned to walk again and got my life started over and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done or will ever do in my life.
Last night I spent time with some friends at a bonfire. There were several kids there having a good time with us. Two boys, aged five and six, got me to play football with them while the 18 month old girl batted her eye lashes at me.
I have been doing some form of comedy for the past seven years. I absolutely love it. I get a huge rush out of it and it makes me feel amazing. During my time as a comic I have met a ton of people and experienced things that I never thought I would get to do.
Here is my story…
Most of you won’t read this, and that’s just fine. Those that will, thank you.
I joined Twitter in May of 2008. Many things have come and gone when it comes to the medium, followers, traditions, emotional breakdowns. Each time a new girl showed up in my life, Twitter knew. Drama happened, Twitter knew. Twitter chronicled my life in its entirety.
Twitter meant emotion to me.
If you have read anything I have posted here or anything on my Twitter feed, you know I am physically disabled. I have what’s calledspina bifida occulta.It’s a degenerative disorder primarily affecting the spine, but there are severe orthopedic, urological, and neurological effects. I walk on crutches, badly. I have a prosthetic and a brace on my other leg. I laugh about it each chance I get.
Prepare yourself for a story.
"Love is stronger than death even though it cannot stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries, it cannot separate people from love. It cannot take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death." —Anonymous
Last week I took some time to go to Lafayette, LA, in effort to do what I call “clear my head”; but in reality, I was really just running from my problems and not dealing with my shit. That’s really something to be discussed another day.
A friend/colleague of mine, Adam Touchet (you can find him here and on Twitter), runs a monthly stand up show at Bella Notte. This is a great show and I encourage each and every one of you to go and see it. I had been on the bill for it thrice now. Each time I have done relatively well.