Author: tracycate

Monday Menagerie #19

When there are so many brutal things going on the world (I mean, what is going on in this world?) my escape is comedy. Milton Berle said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” I couldn’t agree more. The only thing better than a true, uncontrollable laugh, is being the source of someone else’s true, uncontrollable laugh. Laughter uplifts us. It boosts our immune system. It heals. It is a pure form of joy. As a stand up comedian, I am most inspired by the women out there who are the source of laughter and joy for so many of us. Don’t get me wrong, funny is funny – and I can name countless male comics who make me laugh ‘til I cry. But the world of comedy is also predominantly male…and this isn’t ProjectMen.com. Monday Menagerie #19 is dedicated to comediennes I admire and are rocking the comedy world. Samantha Bee NPR discusses the State of the Union for women in comedy and reveals why Samantha Bee is one of my heroes…here. Samantha Bee will represent as a …

It Can Wait

I am drinking coffee and writing on this Sunday morning. I have a turquoise, soft cover Moleskine journal that I love and a ball point pen that writes just right. It’s a beautiful, sunny, January day. My phone is downstairs.  In the time it has taken me to write these four and a half lines, I’ve had the urge/impulse/itch to check/use/scratch(?) my phone four times. #1- I wanted to use the timer for what was initially going to be a timed writing exercise [No Tracy, you can use the clock]. #2 – What’s today’s date? It’s right there on my phone’s home screen [Uh Tracy, use your brain].  #3 – I wanted to check the weather app to include the actual temperature when describing this lovely day [It’s January, Tracy…It’s cold]. #4 – I wonder if I’ve heard back from my friend Jamie. Hmm. I could do a Lumosity “workout.” And see what’s up on Twitter. I love Twitter.  [No, no, noooo! IT CAN WAIT! IT CAN ALLLL WAIT. Write your damn journal entry] Jeez, …