Friday January 11 2019


Waking up at 11:27 a.m.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, and Kefir. Earl Grey Tea.

Catching up on business.

At the Great Neck Rec – running into Aaron while he’s on a shift – shooting the basketball around just to get some exercise in.

Grilled PB&J. Honey Crisp Apple. Coffee.

At Music Makers. Ana’s meeting up with a guy on OfferUp to buy a classical guitar, something she’s always wanted to have.


Packing up the cars with all the music gear for the show tonight.

Caravanning with Ana and mom to Winston’s Café in Chesapeake for the Musicplayer show. It’s a vastly different vibe here compared to last month’s gig. The tables are full and the bar is crawling with raucous characters. One British guy in particular continuously bombards my microphone yelling the songs off pitch in my ear and distracting Ana. After a while and with some reprimanding from others he calms down.

Enjoying some Tuna Bites with Fries, Spinach, and a Shock Top.

Overall the show goes smoothly. Everything is much louder cause we’re in competition with the audience. But we garner a good response from all the patrons who sing along to all the songs they know. Accordingly to one of the bartenders it was one of those “full moon” kind of nights which makes sense. A lot of work goes into setting up and breaking down the sound system, amps, and instruments. But it’s worth it.

Back home at the table with mom and Ana enjoying a fruit feast and a Mango Smoothie. Meanwhile, Elvis acts cute as can be begging for treats and acting interested in my smoothie until he realizes how cold it is.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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