Sunday January 31 2016
Waking up at noon.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Strawberries, and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.
Teaching Rock School sessions at Music Makers. Three band rehearsals today. In between grabbing lunch: Grilled PB&J, Potato Chips, and Oolong Tea.
Salmon, Beans, Kale, Carrots, and Brown Rice.
Organizing a poker game at Drew and DeeGee's house. I get Art, Darren, and Mike in on it. It's been a while since the three of us played together. We used to do poker nights all the time at 1435. This time we play two big games, tournament style. I place third in the first game. During the whole night I'm playfully criticized on my style of playing – being unpredictable is dangerous. At one point midway in the second game I start to lose my mental energy. All the analyzing and reading of people starts to get to me. I can't even keep track of the blinds and who's dealing. But I manage to survive in the second game and win at first place.
Back home. Ana arrives back from tour with You're Jovian. Kevin routinely stresses us all out by disregarding his responsibilities to clean the kitchen. Every Sunday we take turns. Even though he had the WHOLE day off he claims he didn't have time.
"I promise I'll do it tomorrow night," he claims as he gobbles down a leftover slice of pizza doused in bleu cheese dressing.
"You already promised to do it today! Kevin, your words are meaningless," I retort back.
Meanwhile, Ana and I reconvene in her room. She tells me about how much fun she had over the weekend touring the mountain towns of Virginia.
Sleep 3 a.m.
[i] Images by me.
Posted by James Robert Smith at 3:08 PM