Thursday July 4 2019

Waking up at 11:40 a.m.


Ana made us Pancakes but not without a struggle on getting the range to work properly and creating a lot of smoke in the kitchen.


And thus begins the afternoon of summer cleaning. Mom and Ana work hard in the dining room repotting plants and attempting to revive some. I vacuum the fan, the stairs, and bedroom.


We got invited to little Megan’s house (we sometimes joke that she’s my poster child student). Her birthday is tomorrow and her family is having a little July 4th get together. Chilling with her family – throwing the volleyball around in the backyard – entertained by their dog Shiloh eager to have her butt scratched – lighting some fireworks out on the street – having a great time.


Later on, Ana and I practice music at the studio. During, there’s a struggle to get her spirits up. We sit in the truck in the parking spot in front of 1435 digging deep into her emotional rollercoaster and where it all stems from.


It’s after 1 a.m. we pop some popcorn and enjoy the first episode of Stranger Things 3 (2019).




Staying up late catching up on things.


Sleep 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday July 3 2019



Waking up at 11 a.m.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, and Almond Milk. English Breakfast Tea.


Ana and I go to Great Neck Rec for working out and basketball. Getting into a quick full court game.


Cantaloupe. Scrambled Eggs. Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Coffee.


Teaching lessons at Music Makers.


Back home. Making dinner: Brown Rice Egg Noodles with Mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts, Tomatoes, Onions, Peas, and Bread.


Running some late night errands.


Ana and I practice songs at the studio.


Fruit and more fruit.




Sleep 4 a.m.

Tuesday July 2 2019



Waking up at 11 a.m.


Reading an article on being aware of your tone in conversations, something Ana and I need a reminder about.

"Getting angry with others is like throwing hot coals with bare hands: both people get burned."
 - Buddha


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, and Almond Milk. Irish Breakfast Tea.


Running errands with Ana.


Scrambled Egg. Toast with Vegan Cream Cheese. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Kombucha Tea.


Teaching lessons at Music Makers.


Riding my bike to pick up Ana’s car from the shop.


Back home. Putting together some quick dinner: Herring, Kale, Broccoli, Carrots, and Rice.

Watching The Hummingbird Project (2018).


Doing stuff at the studio.


Picking up Ana and Anthony from work.


Later Ana and I practice music at the studio.


People don’t remember your words but they remember how you made them feel.




Before falling asleep next to Ana we engage in some steamy lovemaking.

Monday July 1 2019

Waking up at 11:27 a.m.


Date and Almond Breakfast Bar. English Breakfast Tea.


Ana and I work out at the Great Neck Rec. I manage to get a couple 4-on-4 games.


Scrambled Eggs. Bagel with Butter and Jam. Salt n Vinegar Chips. Coffee.

Watching Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018).


Teaching lessons at Music Makers.


Back home. Eating leftovers for dinner.


ELO rehearsal. We actually run through both sets (a 90 minute show).




Vegging out – snacking on Peanut Butter Pretzels and Chamomile Tea.


Sleep 3:30 a.m.

Sunday June 30 2019



Waking up at 11:40 a.m.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, and Almond Milk. English Breakfast Tea.


Coaching two bands at MMLIVE rehearsals.


PB&J break with Popped Chips and Coffee.


Back home after 6 p.m.


Catching up on business.


Eating leftover Chicken Pad Thai with Broccoli.


Later on, at Croc’s on 19th Street. Ladada got asked to perform a set for a WRV employee private party. Gabe Niles is deejaying in between – spinning all the nostalgic tracks! Plugging in our vocal mics is a little unbalanced and we play a little sloppy, mainly cause of the alcohol and the dark lit room. But who cares, we’re doing our thing and getting paid. And the dancing afterwards is infectious. Bobby’s drums stay set up while all the drummers in the bar gravitate to them.




Deep talks with Ana in the bedroom about her negative reactions to comments I make sometimes that can be taken the wrong way. Even if I only mean it in a neutral observant way she gets defensive. We talk about ways we can understand each other more.


Sleep 4 a.m.