When In Doubt…

Hey there, my lovely readers! Hope you’re all doing well, and adjusting well to the fall! 

I feel like I’ve been having more trouble coming up with post ideas as I used to. So, what do I do when I’m in doubt? When I’m not quite sure what to write or where to start? That’s easy… the answer is always Ellen. Ellen fixes all, in my book. Back in July of 2016, I wrote a post about Ellen’s stand-up show called Here and Now. Back then, she was my go-to, and she still is to this day. Gen and I actually happened to come across another one of her shows, from back in 2000. This one was way before, and we somehow hadn’t seen it yet.. weird, right? It’s called The Beginning (click to see the video OR scroll down to the bottom of this post) and it’s amazing! 

So folks, this is what happens when I’m having writer’s block…  An Ellen post, of course! 7 thoughts on this particular show, to be more exact. Hope you enjoy! 


7 Thoughts on “The Beginning”

Post-coming out – Wow, so crazy that this was just after she had come out and got fired from her job! I still can’t believe all that happened.  This performance was 17 years ago,  we’ve definitely come a long way since then. I hope, at least. People are more accepting now,  right?  I’m not just being idealistic,  am I?  

Dance – We see Ellen dance and move a lot, every day on her show. But this interpretive dance that she did at the beginning of her performance? So incredibly touching. With absolutely no words, she said so much. Her whole experience coming out of the closet is shown in a dance performance…  It’s a must-see! 

Shampoo – She talks about having instructions on shampoo bottles. This is somewhat ridiculous, don’t you think? I mean, who doesn’t know how to use shampoo? Just the other day, I noticed what it said on my shampoo bottle. 

“Directions: Wet hair, lather, rinse, and get on with your day.”

It’s important to notice these little things in life, they can really make you laugh. Whenever you have a moment free in your day, go check out your shampoo bottle, it might just make you smile 🙂

Attention span – Her whole bit about all the talking people do and how she stops listening after a while? Happens to me all the time! So glad I’m not in school anymore, because I would literally stop listening to the teacher after about 10 minutes, I’d just loose focus. Am I getting old?

Silence – Ellen talks about how all our problems can be solved when we just sit in silence. What do you guys think? I, for one, can’t even blog in silence. I need noise. Even now, I have the TV on in the background… Gen’s watching a show, and I need the noise. If everything’s too quite, I feel like there’s way too much pressure to get things done. My best thinking / problem solving happens in the shower… was that TMI?

Different?  – I’m really not sure if it was just me, or if she was actually a little different in this show. It’s almost like I could feel anger coming from her. But seriously,  who would blame her? After everything that had just happened, anyone would be slightly peeved. Seeing her so much happier and at peace now is so great. 

The ending – After Ellen finishes her performance, she takes some questions from the audience. Hearing about one woman and how she came out of the closet because of Ellen was really moving. Everyone cried… on screen and off hehe 🙂


Hope you guys enjoyed this little post of mine!

What do you do when you’re at a loss or just need some entertainment? What or who is your go-to? 

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One thought on “When In Doubt…

  1. Dawn DawnBlogtopus

    October 2, 2017 at 8:33am

    I thought of you and Ellen yesterday! We went to PetSmart to get Cupcake some new toys and there was a huge Ellen poster! She has her own line of pet toys lol. It was the last place I expected to see Ellen and there she was!

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      Zoey Schvan

      October 2, 2017 at 4:14pm

      Cool! I think I’ve seen those before! The woman does everything lol!
      Thanks for stopping by, my blogging pal! <3
      Zoey Schvan recently posted…When In Doubt…

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  2. Kershelle Mike

    October 3, 2017 at 3:11pm

    Ellen’s standard of comedy is out of this world. She and Robin Williams never really miss. Her charitable spirit is one to be admired as well. She doesn’t hold on her finances and her time like a lot of celebrities do.

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      Zoey Schvan

      October 4, 2017 at 1:49am

      Yes! Ellen and Robin Williams have always been two of my favourite people! Neither of them ever offensive in their jokes 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Kershelle, it means a lot! 💗

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  3. Jane Dee

    October 4, 2017 at 10:22pm

    I love Ellen and the way she keeps things positive. We definitely need more of that. Glad she also inspires your blog posts when you’re in doubt. 🙂

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      Zoey Schvan

      October 5, 2017 at 12:45am

      Yes, that’s so true! If people could be less negative, the world would be so much more pleasant. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Jane, it means a lot! <3

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  4. Lena @Befithappy

    October 9, 2017 at 3:19pm

    Ellen keeps me sane. She helps me when I’m in my bad phases. I binge watch her shows then 😀 Which is past few weeks. Long story. And I really really do hope one day you’ll be on that show. So I can binge watch that 😀

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      Zoey Schvan

      October 9, 2017 at 3:43pm

      Yes, Ellen helps me through hard times too. She’s definitely got a knack for making people happy 🙂 Being on her show is #1 on the bucket list! I’m glad to hear she’s been helping you 💗 Thanks for reading, Lena, it means a lot!

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