Like a Virgin

I’m 41 years old, and believe it or not I recently lost my virginity – and in front of EVERYONE.  Don’t worry, this virginity has nothing to do with my girl parts (I’ll save those details for another time and place).  This time, for the first time ever, I spoke on stage to a paying audience!  My whole life people have been telling me I should be on stage…and although I agreed with them, it was too scary or too impractical or both.  So I went and studied the sciences and have been making a living in the corporate world ever since.

All of that recently changed when I took a step into the unknown and onto the stage of Expressing Motherhood, popping my performance cherry once and for all!  Granted, for those of you that know me know that I’ve kind of been on stage my whole life, but now it’s official.

For those of you who weren’t able to see the show, I have my story here for your viewing pleasure.  I’m so grateful for the experience and to meet such an amazing group of women, although not so thrilled with that dress I was wearing!  Sigh.

 

OMG WTF EBOLA!

BREAKING NEWfearbolaS:  Millions of American people are sitting comfortably in their warm safe homes under cozy Costco blankets sipping craft beer and affordable California wine while the world outside literally crumbles away.  Just when you thought it was safe, “FEARBOLA” sweeps the nation, OMG!  It makes me want to start yodeling “Ricola” from the top of the Swiss Alps like that one dude did in the commercial, but I guess I’m not the only one.

It’s funny (funny stupid not funny haha) that the same people that are refusing to immunize their children and expose them to diseases that are much more prevalent (i.e. measles) are the same ones hyperventilating about the “outbreak” of this horrible disease in 3 confirmed cases.

measles cases 2014 - CDC worldwide ebola cases 2014 - CDC

First gluten, now this?  Get a grip.  How did we become a nation of such scaredy cats?  We used to be tough, we used to be brave, that used to be us.  Now we’re a bunch of big fat crybabies that freak out whenever the big blue screen tells us we should.  The world is going to hell in a handbasket, no question – and Americans are leading the way.

I don’t mean to make light of a serious issue.  If I got on an airplane and the guy with a fever next to me puked in my hair I’d be freaking out like crazy.  But that chances of that happening?  Nada.  Zilch.  Zero (statistically speaking).

So take a deep breath, y’all, and quit playing armchair quarterback for the CDC and the people who are trained in this stuff.  Stick to what you know: take a chill pill, get a flu shot, and repeat the Serenity Prayer 10 times.  We’d all be a lot better off for it.