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Day 6/90 – Michael McDonald

Day 6 of the 90 Days of Awesome is in the bank! What made today awesome? Michael McDonald at Stand Up Live!

This guy's awesome - but spoiler alert - he's not a brunette anymore.

This guy’s awesome – but spoiler alert – he’s not a brunette anymore.

I learned about Michael McDonald from watching Kathy Griffin: My Life of the D List. I have a lot of respect for the work he’s done visiting and supporting the troops through the USO. And he played Stuart on MadTV.

Michael McDonald put on a great show – lots of smart funny stories. He made fun of everyone – the Dutch, Southerners (“Bless your heart”), people who are afraid of cats, and of course, himself. My friend Chad and I went and had a great time. Oddly enough, Michael McDonald didn’t make fun of lawyers in his show so we got out pretty unscathed. (He’s probably afraid of us.)

I really appreciate that he disclosed that has anxiety and sometimes he gets “the blues.” As someone who just took her anti-depressant, I’m grateful when people – especially celebrities – humanize mental health issues. These are issues we live with and manage to the best of our abilities. We’re not being self-indulgent or feeling sorry for ourselves when we’re having a rough time.

I wish Michael McDonald would have been in the lobby to do photos but he wasn’t there when we walked out so I had to settle for a photo with his poster. I’m sure if he did fan photos it would have been too hard to get the audience from the 7pm show out to prep for the 10pm show.

And as extra bonus tonight – as Chad and I were walking towards the theater, we saw a guy walking his 3 great danes (1 adult, 2 puppies) on the splash pad outside. They were so cute! I want to take Rosie to a dog-friendly splash pad this summer to see how she’ll react to it.

In case you missed it: Day 5 of the 90 Days of Awesome – Desert Rain!

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