Thursday January 31 2013


Waking up at 1:33 p.m.

Strawberry Toaster Pastries. Orange Juice.

Constructing a gift.

Lauren, our former roommate and former house nanny, shows up alongside James. Sharing foodies and goodies at the table.

Egg Sandwich with Mayonnaise and Tomato. Potato Chips. Mixed Fruit with Strawberry Yogurt. Lemon Water.

James cooks in the kitchen. I give him a hard time about his methods and there’s a playful squabble.

Me: “What do you think it’d be like if James and I were dating?”

Anthony: “The same. I would think you’d just kiss every once in a while.”

Time to go to the show at The Shaq. Pinball Locomotive’s triumphant return from a long hibernation as a band. It’s great to reunite with everyone cooped up in this cramped little warehouse space. I open up the show with a solo Musicplayer set. Then a hoppin’ folk band from Richmond called Captain Captain performs. Then Anthony’s band goes on. I accompany them on piano. It’s loud. It’s outrageous. It concludes with Kevin breaking an old viola of his in front of the crowd. A lot of jaws dropped in disbelief thinking he just destroyed the violin he was playing throughout the set. The Nerdlucks perform last and hype up the atmosphere.


Leftover Cabbage and Potato.

Afterwards, we corral at Rick’s Café. Anthony, Kelley, Sasha, James, Lauren, and Kevin are present.

Kelley’s somewhat, or mostly inebriated, and tells a story about how she playfully threatened Kevin some time ago, “I told Kevin, one time when he was being a jerk, that one day he would wake up...without an ear.”

Kevin: “She wasn’t joking.”

James interjects, “Way to Van Gogh!”

Everybody laughs.


Biscuit and Decaf Coffee.


The topic of James quitting his job at GEICO gets brought up. Our waitress, who’s used to our presence and more importantly is used to seeing James on a regular basis, says, “I’m really concerned that you quit your job.”

Back at the house. While cleaning up some dishes and stuff in the kitchen I chat with Sasha for a few minutes. She mentions how grateful she is for our group of friends.

Sleep sometime around 4:30 a.m.

[i] Image by Lauren.

[ii] Images by me.

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