Hey. I’m Maryellen Hooper. I’ve been a Stand-Up Comic for over 20 years, writing comedy about my husband, Mark, for 15 years and lost my heart forever when my boys Nate and Zeke were born 5 & 2 years ago… (But I gained a lifetime of material!)
We moved from Los Angeles to Celebration, FL a year ago in an attempt to be closer to family and simplify our life.
I’m kind of a hippie-Mom trapped in a suburban-Mom’s life. I want to save the planet, the whales, the children in Africa while I’m crafting Christmas gifts for my family from the fur off the dog…I want all my children’s toys to be made of wood that supports the rainforest. I want to grow all my food in the backyard and whip up tasty, vegetarian meals from scratch.
The only trouble is by the time I get Nate dressed for school, somehow make him a lunch with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that’s peanut-free; fish the Star Wars figures out of the toilet; explain to Zeke that the dog’s water dish is just for the dog to drink; shout to Nate, “I found your crayons!” as I’m cleaning up the dog vomit and then humbly apologize to my husband for falling asleep during our “date” last night…
Well, frankly…I’m just too tired to be green.
But I continue the quest every day. I currently have over 37 canvas grocery bags. Now if I can just remember to bring them to the store..