Here’s me hosting a benefit for the nonprofit education program “Create Now.” I apologize for how shaky the camera is - I performed the set during a 13 minute long earthquake. Didn’t miss a single joke!
This always makes me think of my incredible friend Noman who passed away earlier this year. He died of cancer at the age of 25. Reports from family and friends say he was very accepting of his fate after chemotherapy failed. He said he had a great life.
It breaks my heart every day that he is gone, despite him being someone I hadn’t seen that much in the last couple of years. I often get too busy but I talked about him frequently.
A few months ago I got a memorial tattoo in his honor. I totally get why people do that now, as my hand instinctually goes to it every time I think about him. Every time someone asks about my tattoo I take it as an opportunity to talk about what a great person he was.
With Post out town, Straka called up Gian Molina and Nina Tarr (Nervous Jerk Podcast) to come in the studio to talk about their new podcast, why Gian hates Cholos, the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl, why Nina hates sports, and signs you’re getting older.
Rolling with the punches life gives you is easier said then done…it comes without notice or warning and you’re expected to fight back, but each hit makes it only that much harder. Your personality, mistakes in the past, the people around you, what you are fighting for factors in. All these punches come in a flurry and unmerciful on impact.
For those of you against the ropes, fight back…find it in you to keep fighting back and moving forward. Counter each punch with a strike of your own, maintaining your focus, faith and strength. Keep Fighting! Move your feet! Finish strong!!!