If you try hard to keep things real by trying hard to read some lyrics I wrote down during 2015 (as I was trying hard to memorize them) …
… you might see the title of today’s post — “Trying hard to keep things real.”
After trying hard to keep things real throughout 2015, I’ll be trying hard to keep things real in this new year of 2016. Yes, I’m trying hard to keep things real with that sole new year’s resolution.
How will you be trying hard to keep things real in 2016?
Last night, my son Aaron and I tried hard to keep things real by seeing a comedy show starring Mike Donovan, my favorite local Boston stand-up comic during the 1980s. I’m trying hard to keep things real now when I tell you that
- I haven’t seen Mike Donovan for about 30 years,
- Aaron — who tries hard to keep things real in his own stand-up comedy — and I resolved that we would see Mike Donovan perform live in 2015,
- Aaron and I made that resolution real at the very last minute, on New Year’s Eve,
- Mike Donovan was trying hard to keep things real last night in his stand-up routine and succeeded brilliantly, as always, and
- Mike told us, after his performance, that he was eager to talk to Aaron about stand-up comedy any time and that HE READS MY BLOG.
I am trying hard to believe, here and now, that Mike Donovan was keeping things real when he said that about my blog. In the meantime, here are all the other photos I took yesterday at work and afterwards, trying hard to keep things real:
After seeing Mike Donovan, Aaron and I were trying hard to keep things real as we drove from Dedham, Massachusetts, USA, to nearby Roslindale, where my boyfriend Michael was helping his brother trying hard to keep things real by catering a wedding party of over 300 people. On our way there, I was trying hard to keep things real by taking two more pictures:
Who do you think, in all those photos, is trying hardest to keep things real?
I don’t have to try hard to keep things real with gratitude, right now, for Aaron, Michael, Mike Donovan, Todd Rundgren, the Community Theater in Dedham, the Dedham Square Artist Guild, and every other person, place, and thing that helped me keep things real in today’s post. I am keeping things real when I especially thank you — of course! — for visiting here, today.
Keeping things real, here’s a YouTube video of Mike Donovan:
After trying hard to keep things real by searching YouTube clips of Mike Donovan, I found this one of Mike trying hard to keep it real (with Marc Maron) with a story about him, Tom Hanks, and the TV show “Bosom Buddies.”