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6 months.

My Mom died 6 months ago Sunday. She had a disease called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), which is a neurodegenerative disorder in the same family as ALS, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s. MSA takes your life over the course of 9 to 10 years, beginning with the progressive & frustrating loss of basic motor skills, eventual confinement to bed, and finally, when all dignity and hope are but distant memories, death. There is no remission from the disease. There is currently no cure. Nor are there are treatments to delay the progress of neurodegeneration in the brain. My mom was 60 years old, and didn’t have a gray hair on her head or a wrinkle on her face when we buried her. She hadn’t felt the sun on her skin in over a year.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, while silly at face value, is also doing a lot of good by raising money for ALS. As of this writing, $31.5 Million has been raised and will go towards research to figure out these cruel diseases that leave loved ones feeling helpless & impotent. So while I’m not going to post a video (I’m not that popular and there is, after all, a drought in California), I encourage you to consider donating regardless. Or if you don’t have any money, read up on ALS, MSA, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s, because knowledge is power, and you absorbing what families across the world are going through is important to your own humanity. 

Every step towards understanding ALS is a step towards understanding MSA. I want to know my enemy, because then someday there will be a way to beat it.

Cat’s out of the bag, my boyfriend @bmcgcomedy isn’t a real person, he’s a cardboard cutout who loves America.

Cat’s out of the bag, my boyfriend @bmcgcomedy isn’t a real person, he’s a cardboard cutout who loves America.

Hey y’all! #LadytoLady is currently #17 on iTunes’ Top Comedy Podcasts! If you could today, tell people to give the show a listen, we’d like to keep that momentum going. It’s the beginning of Season 3 and our @aishatyler Episode is a doozie! On #iTunes #Stitcher #Audioboo Maximumfun.org & available for RSS at ladytolady.libsyn.com!

Hey y’all! #LadytoLady is currently #17 on iTunes’ Top Comedy Podcasts! If you could today, tell people to give the show a listen, we’d like to keep that momentum going. It’s the beginning of Season 3 and our @aishatyler Episode is a doozie! On #iTunes #Stitcher #Audioboo Maximumfun.org & available for RSS at ladytolady.libsyn.com!

OH SNAP LADY TO LADY IS BACK WITH SEASON 3 AND OUR FIRST GUEST IS AISHA TYLER AND WE’RE FEATURED ON ITUNES TODAY!!!! Check it out, subscribe, all that good stuff. If you haven’t listened to L2L, it’s a GD blast, for guys & gals alike.

OH SNAP LADY TO LADY IS BACK WITH SEASON 3 AND OUR FIRST GUEST IS AISHA TYLER AND WE’RE FEATURED ON ITUNES TODAY!!!! Check it out, subscribe, all that good stuff. If you haven’t listened to L2L, it’s a GD blast, for guys & gals alike.

Rest in Peace, Funny Man

Since the news broke, my entire newsfeed has been filled with personal stories from people like Dana Gould & Paul F Tompkins all the way down to first timers that met him once at an open mic… I’m blown away & humbled by that. Robin Williams was a man who didn’t care who you were, what clique you were in, what your credits were, what made you “cool”… none of the bullshit that we tend to let ourselves get caught up in all too much in the competition that is this industry. He cared about you, plain and simple, for the fleeting time you were gifted with his presence. He was sweet and empathetic to EVERYONE he came into contact with, across the board, no matter who you were, and that is so beautiful and so rare.

We could all take a lesson from that playbook… if he, one of the LEGENDS, could be this giving to everyone, when no one would hold it against him if he did the opposite, then why can’t we? It’s a beautiful way to let him live on through the comedy family. Learn from his humanity as much as you have learned from his comedy. It’s just as much a part of his legacy.

One time Robin Williams was at Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction & I saw him laughing in the back during my story. After my set he came over to me & told me it was very funny. I’d had a rough week & that meant everything to me then, and it means absolutely everything to me now.

I hope you knew how much you meant to millions of people, funny man. It might not have kept you here, but goddamnit I hope you knew it.

Tonight in #SLC the Wu Tang Clan finds out Brandie Posey ain’t nothing to fuck with! Last show of the tour, y’all.  (at 5 MONKEYS)

Tonight in #SLC the Wu Tang Clan finds out Brandie Posey ain’t nothing to fuck with! Last show of the tour, y’all. (at 5 MONKEYS)

Hiking Red Rocks today, met a new buddy. (at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre)

Hiking Red Rocks today, met a new buddy. (at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre)

Brief reunion in Maryland before the last week and a half of tour begins. Missed this little furball like whoa. If you’re in Omaha, Denver or SLC, I’m choosing comedy in your cities over cuddling with this brat - come to a show. Details at brandieposey.com (at Severn River)

Brief reunion in Maryland before the last week and a half of tour begins. Missed this little furball like whoa. If you’re in Omaha, Denver or SLC, I’m choosing comedy in your cities over cuddling with this brat - come to a show. Details at brandieposey.com (at Severn River)

Made out like a bandit at a rummage sale this morning. #PHILLY

Made out like a bandit at a rummage sale this morning. #PHILLY

Frank Sinatra loves this city!

Frank Sinatra loves this city!