Scarier than Cancer

Dear Friends,

As you know, public speaking is more terrifying than cancer. As you also know, 41304116864_2970bfe91c_oI am a glutton for punishment. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why I pitched a story and subsequently told it on Story District‘s 2nd Tuesday stage. The theme this month was “Saving Face: Stories about the Lengths You’ll Go to Preserve Your Image or Status.”

Brittany and baldness play key roles in the story I told. Since Brittany and I had a running joke about how hot Phil Collins was (did you know he’s bald?), it seems only appropriate for Mr. Collins to provide today’s theme song: Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now).

The only thing I’ll offer in the way of an explanation is about a brief detour I took at the very beginning… I unexpectedly saw one of the teachers from the class I took a while back sitting front and center and was momentarily thrown… “Is that Vijay? Oh my gosh, I think that’s Vijay… it’s totally Vijay! Vijay Vijay Vijay…” I think if I hadn’t said her name out loud, it would have been the only thing in my head the whole time I was on stage.

Thanks so much to the gaggle of you who came out to see me! Without further ado… please enjoy my story! And for anyone who wants to revisit my last Story District adventure, check it out here!

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3 thoughts on “Scarier than Cancer

  1. So…..I took time out at lunch today to take in this little video. I laughed, I cried, I was entertained, I was profoundly reminded how much you and Britts meant to each other. Well done! Thank you for that. I am so sorry to have missed it in person. Count me in on your next performance!!. Much Love. Mike

    On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:50 PM, Me & Dog v. Cancer wrote:

    > merpolly posted: “Dear Friends, As you know, public speaking is more > terrifying than cancer. As you also know, I am a glutton for punishment. > That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why I pitched a story > and subsequently told it on Story District’s 2nd Tuesd” >

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  2. I read all of your posts, and don’t reply. After watching and hearing your story, I was moved. You’re a strong woman Meredith. I smiled, cried, and appreciated. Your friend, Suzanne

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  3. Meredith, I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend. I continue to be so proud of you and the strength that you have to live your life. We are getting together this summer, I promise!

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