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Stand-up introduction

Hello everyone. I just want to start off by saying that I'm very uncomfortable and despite that I'm going to do my best to entertain you.

Where do I begin? Well, my name's Cat, Cat Vonnegut is my pen name, and I don't want to think I'm a narcissist, but (and nothing good is followed by a but, is it?) I don't want to think I'm a narcissist, but I'm also asking for you to give me your attention right now.

Am I neglected or just needy? How does one tell the difference between the two? Well, if you've come here for answers, I have good news, I don't have them. Why is that good news? You're not alone in being dumb and lost for answers. We're dumb together. They say misery loves company.... well, you're welcome. I came along for the misery ride before you even knew we were in the same bandwagon.

All aboard the depression express! I kid.

Anyone else have anxiety? or generalized anxiety disorder... or GAD as we call it, because we like to shorten things, and all the other alphabet soup diagnoses; ptsd, cptsd, ocd... or cdo as they prefer it. I kid.

Some days I really don't know if I'm artistic or autistic and apparently I could be both. The doctors don't really know either, something about needing to test me for how much money is left in my wallet. I kid, but diagnoses are expensive and a bit elitist, don't you think?

Think of it like this, having depression or anxiety and even having a therapist, that's like... having an associates degree in being mentally ill.

When diagnoses start getting more specific like... manic depression, generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD as mentioned earlier), maybe even agoraphobia... or the more complicated diagnoses like dipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, etc. I think those are all bachelor's degrees in being mentally ill.

Are you autistic? Well, congrats on your masters! I hear it's like a couple grand just for "rule it out" testing. Correct me if I'm wrong. All I know is my medical bills are like my piles of dirty laundry or dishes, always stacking up.

Truth be told we're all a little messed up and that's ok. I'm just happy to not be alone, laughing at all of life's misfortunes, on this floating rock in space.
Thanks for listening to me ramble, everyone.

*Most of my materials are in the "rough draft" stage, please excuse any typos, grammatical errors, etc.

#MightyTogether #MentalHealth #ADHD #Anxiety #Depression #Comedy #Humor #Jokes #fullintroduction

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Cat Vonnegut (pen name). I'm here because I need a place to write about and often vent about health and mental health. I'm also working on a lot of projects including writing fictionally and may test some of the material here as much of the content is derived from my life struggles and the lives of close friends and family.

Today's thoughts: I don't want to think I'm a narcissist, but (and nothing good is followed by a but, is it?) I do find myself saying, "What about me?" a lot.

Am I neglected or just needy? How does one tell the difference between the two? Well, if you've come here for answers, I have good news, I don't have them. Why is that good news? You're not alone in being dumb and lost for answers. We're dumb together. They say misery loves company.... well, you're welcome. I came along for the misery ride before you even knew we were in the same bandwagon.

(P.S. My writing can be blunt and crass at times. I by no means mean myself or anyone else is dumb. TW: I write some shock comedy and satire, etc.)

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Migraine #PTSD #ADHD #OCD #NarcissisticPersonalityDisorder #Jokes #Musings #Comedy #hereforthementalhealth #MentalHealth

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Wheelchair accessible comedy show- Toronto, July 25th!

Hi friends! For those in Toronto- inviting you all to my new monthly comedy night, at a wheelchair accessible venue in the heart of downtown Toronto! It's just important for me to make an accessible space to enjoy a night of stand-up. And also... we have raffle prizes from Comeback Snacks! (It's the BEST popcorn out there.)

#Toronto #accessiblevenue #Comedy

www.eventbrite.ca/e/comedy-on-the-avenue-july-25th-show-tick...

If you're in Toronto, I'd love to see you there July 25th!

xo, Kelly.

Comedy on the Avenue- July 25th show!

Comedy on the Avenue... July 25th show: Headlined by Marc Trinidad!!! A great evening of standup comedy in the heart of Toronto!
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Finding Joy

Have you ever just searched the internet and looked for something that can make you smile? I am finding it more difficult these days with all the painful actions taking place.

Like many of you, I am sad about the war in Ukraine. I am also sad about the natural disasters that have occured in the USA and the risk for more things occurring in the Central part of the country with it being tornado season. Life is scary!

I am looking for #Happiness and looking for #Comedy . Sometimes we have to seek things on purpose in order for us to experience #Joy .

Lately, I have had a flair up of my bipolar symptoms, and I have not been able to concentrate. However, positive distractions have #helped me to #feelbetter . #BipolarDisorder really sucks sometimes. But the coupling of BP with other issues like #Anxiety are even more struggling. But, I am going to do whatever I can to keep a smile and find #RoomForJoy .

I hope you enjoy the cat genie meme!

#Cats
#LaughOutLoudAid
#ASmileAsBigAsTheMoon
#movingforward
#Livingwithdepression
#livingwithbipolar
#Livingwithanxiety

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What comedy podcast do you love to listen and laugh to?

What are some funny podcasts you listen to? Comment below! One of the comedy podcast that I listen to is The Dollop. It's a comedy history podcast by two comedians where one is telling the story and the other provides fun commentary and reactions to the tale. Their episode of Alice Roosevelt is one of my favorite so informational and hysterical!
Excited to hear your picks!
#MentalHealth #laughter #Comedy #laughteristhebestmedicine #Selfcare #DistractMe #Podcast #Podcasts #podcastpeeps #TheMighty #MightyQuestions

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Is comedy the best coping mechanism? Probably not. Does it help? Absolutely. With all that we go through on a daily basis, how can we not laugh at the absurdity of it all?

So much that we go through in the medical world (or really the world in general) is out of our control. Some of the mess ups end up genuinely being funny (like your doctor leaving an accidental iodine dick on your neck and your mom calling him over to look at it), but some end up being complex traumas that stick with us and continue to affect us long after the fact. I laugh at both now because I have to. Expect the worst, hope for the best.

I can control certain things. I can perfect them. And other things? I can do absolutely nothing to help or change them. That’s why I laugh. Because life is really weird and unpredictable. And you see these things happen, and it’s like, how is this actually real? It’s a strange reality to live in. I’d much rather look at it this way, but sometimes wallowing is necessary, too. Keep on keeping on. Laugh often, but cry when you need to.

Life is fucking weird. #ChronicPain #csfleaks #CerebrospinalFluidLeak #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #MCAS #Comedy

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