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Josh Blue

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Our families love to laugh — with each other and at each other. One of the things my husband and I will treat ourselves with is going to see a good comedian. We have had opportunities to see many gifted ones in action — Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, and Lewis Black, to name a few. For several years, we lived across the street from one of the local comedy clubs and frequented the shows on a regular basis. There we had the chance to see performers such as Kevin Pollack and Tom Wilson, along with a host of rising young comics out on the circuit honing their skills.

My husband and I first encountered Josh Blue when he was competing (and won) on Last Comic Standing. Truly funny and sarcastic, we both immediately gravitated both to his style and his topics. We also had the chance to see Josh Blue perform in person – several times. Each was a treat, and we could always count on laughing out loud in a much needed break from lives and routines. Some of his funniest sets revolve around his having cerebral palsy and his stories about his family. Several of his performances are on youtube, so if you are in the mood for a laugh, I recommend him — but he occasionally is not safe to watch at work!

Enjoy a break, take a moment to laugh.

Go Josh around…….

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Sliding Down a Rainbow

rainbow across cloudy sky over plains

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~ Douglas Pagels

*waving hi*

Hello, my friends!

My apologies for being away so long, but for the first time in 4 –yes, 4– weeks, I finally have a weekend with two whole days off! Each of the past 4 weeks, something work-related crept onto my weekend calendar. I’ve done two major road trips, both related to job and work things, each more than 1000 miles and done in less than 48 hours. One trip I was by myself, the second with my boss. I spent one Saturday with a lovely group of donors, about 65 or so folks, talking about their collection, listening to stories, and adding new materials. One week, my work hours totaled more than 80 (counting time spent on the road). And on Mother’s Day, I worked in our reading room all afternoon.

Please note these are not complaints, just facts. I’m thrilled to have a job that I love, especially in this economy. But every now and again, the calendar gangs up on me, and the past month, that has certainly been the case. Sometimes I just can’t avoid it; it just happens. But I’m always grateful when weeks or months like that pass into the “completed” category.

So today is for reading and rainbows, for time off and spending an entire weekend with my husband! I hear lunch and a matinée are on the schedule, as are getting out and enjoying the beautiful 80 degree day, complete with blue skies, that awaits outside our door.

I. Can’t. Wait.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend in store for you, and that you enjoy every possible moment of it that you can. Feel free to share your plans here; I love hearing all the creative things you peeps are up to!

Now go find a rainbow and pick a color ~ Happy weekend!


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