Tuesday July 4 2017


Waking up at 11:47 p.m.

Making Blueberry Waffles for Ana and mom. Enjoying with Coffee.

I make plans to meet a bunch of sellers on OfferUp to buy a bass, a guitar, and a set of bongos. Ana tags along. The first guy we meet is a real estate broker with a lot of stories to tell, one about how he ran into Timothy Schmit of The Eagles at the Richmond airport.


As we drive by a Food Lion out in Salem I point out, “A shopping center isn’t complete without a nail salon and a Chinese restaurant!”

We notice there’s a nail salon on the right side and a Chinese restaurant on the left side.

“A shopping center sandwich!” Ana exclaims.


I guy I buy the bongos from says “I’m a Toby Keith impersonator,” as he hoses down his old Lincoln.

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Cucumber and Tomato.

Meeting another guy about a bass.

Power napping.

Mom, Ana, and I ride over to Elliott’s house in Norfolk for Independence Day festivities. Grilling Veggies Burgers with Potatoes and Zucchini. Sipping on Ciders and Beers. In the music room where You’re Jovian usually practices we all hop on instruments and jam.

July 4th isn’t complete without fireworks. Elliott of course has bags full of an assortment. You can hear constant boom and cracks in the sky all across the city – it sounds like a war zone.

Back home at some point.

Sleep at 3:30 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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