Wednesday January 28 2015

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (5)[i]

Waking up around 11:30 a.m.

X Marks the Spot on Pumpkin (January 28 2015)

Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Chia Seeds, Blueberries, and Almond Milk. Coffee Honey.

Buying a Shop-Vac from Lowe's then sucking up standing water inside my storage unit. My hands are freezing.

Grilled PB&J. Pea Snacks. Banana. Dark Chocolate. Oolong Tea.

Watching a Ted Talk featuring a doctor who promotes a starch based diet.

Teaching lessons at Music Makers. Having some difficulty with one of my piano students who doesn't listen very well – he tends to go off on piano tangents straying from the actual lesson. No matter how many times I say, "Stop," he just keeps going. So I strike a deal allowing him the last segment of every lesson to be creative and do whatever he wants and in return he has to do whatever I want in the beginning.

Heading straight over to Elliott's house for the last You're Jovian rehearsal before the show tomorrow night. It goes over smoothly. Elliott offers me a shot of Kraken Rum. I accept.

You're Jovian Rehearsal (January 28 2015)

Back home. Ana's stressed out about her face getting all red and puffy. I notice her bedroom is exceptionally hotter than the rest of the house and the air is stuffy. I recommend letting in some fresh cold air. I feel bad cause she seems frustrated about it more than usual.

I cook us a hearty spaghetti dinner using Quinoa Brown Rice Pasta, Shitake Mushrooms, Onions, Green Peppers, and Tomato Basil Sauce along with a Mixed Greens Salad with Tomatoes and Carrots.

Afterwards, Ana and I join the mini reunion at The Office. James Graves, Anthony, and Richie are in town for a couple days. This bar is a perfect hole-in-the-wall staple of Virginia Beach with a deer mount on the wall complete with its hooves too. Most of the gang is here minus Josh and Darren, but plus Rachel Rephan, Rusty, Clinton, and Steven. A round of Jell-O shots and Jameson shots shared with Ana keep us fueled for a while. In the bathroom with Anthony discussing the latest flicks we've seen while I take a leak. A quick dance session with Ana by the pool tables. It's good to see James and Anthony – my heart melts a little just being in their presence.

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (1)

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (4)

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (2)

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (3)

LIVE Reunion at The Office (January 28 2015) (6)

Moving along to Rick's Café for more camaraderie. Kevin couldn't join cause he's got a new 9-to-5 job and he needs his sleep. "I'm legitimately exhausted!" he explained earlier. Ordering a Chocolate Chip Brownie a la mode in hopes people would help out. Anthony keeps dipping chicken legs and hush puppies into the whipped cream.

Anthony and Rachel at Rick's Cafe (January 28 2015)

Marisa's Clawfully Receipt (January 28 2015)

Back home with Anthony, James, Rachel, and Ana. General shenanigans ensue including unlocking Kevin's door while he's asleep. Nobody has the chance to enter before we hear him storm up from his bed and slam the door so loud it knocks over the Jesus picture off the wall and the smoke alarm drops from the ceiling.

James and Anthony in Ana's Room (January 28 2015)

Anthony texts me while I'm settling in for the night, "Hanging out with you guys tonight was like a fruit striped altoid from the planet hot fry." 

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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