Dispatches from the Head

I wasn’t tweeting the deer.



Namaste, Brothers and Sisters-


I will be appearing in Salt Lake City, Utah at Wiseguys in West Valley this Saturday, Aug. 17th for two shows. Come out if you are around. The following week I will be at The Comedy Works in Denver.

Well, guess who went to yoga? Yup, me. It’s been a while and I can’t say it was relaxing or meditative but it may have been necessary. I mean, shit. I haven’t exercised in a while. I mean a long while. What the fuck am I thinking? I’m getting old and I used to do it all the time but then a year or two got away from me all of sudden.

I was up in Big Sur. I took a little break before I hunker down to write the new season of the show. I had never really spent any time there. I have driven through it a few times. I always knew it was beautiful but I don’t think I ever realized just how beautiful.

I spent some money so Jessica and I could go a spa thing and relax. I am not a relaxer. I can physically relax but mentally is another story. The gears are always spinning and rarely have enough oil. It’s always a bit squeaky in the box that holds my brain. I had committed in my mind not to fight with Jess. For some reason when we go away, usually the first night, there’s a nasty fight over bullshit. I can’t really figure out why it happens. I guess maybe we're away and more vulnerable or more purely ourselves with fewer distractions. Why that leads to fights as opposed to appreciation I really don’t know. I guess the combination of vulnerability and time to think is a dangerous combo for some folks.

I am happy to report we didn’t fight and I think I relaxed. Its very hard for me to identify relaxation. I did some yoga up there and, yes, some Pilates. It was just me and about 7 women. I woke up every day and took a short hike to the restaurant. On two of the three days I saw deer. They didn’t freak out. I did. Well, they freaked out when I reached for my phone to take a picture and I took that as a sign I should not be looking at my phone. I think I tweeted 3 or 4 times the entire time I was there. That’s pretty good for a guy with a problem. I wasn’t tweeting the deer, fyi.

So, the relaxation thing, yeah. I got in the hot tub and I’m not a hot tub person. I usually just look like an aggravated, uncomfortable Jew in a big pot of self stew. Not this time. This time I was looking up at the sky and out to the sea and I felt my mind go completely quiet. It was the most amazing 3 and half minutes I’ve had in a while.

I was thrilled to have chef Alex Guarnaschelli over to my home to do the podcast. The only thing that upset me was I didn’t have any food to offer her. It felt wrong. Not even a cookie. You can hear us talk today, Monday. I did prepare to have tea on hand for Simon Pegg but he wanted coffee. I definitely had that. You can hear our talk on Thursday.

Enjoy.

Boomer lives!



Love,
Maron


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