Thursday May 26 2022

Waking up around 11:20 a.m.


Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Blueberries, Flax Seed, and Almond Milk. English Breakfast Tea.


Workout at the gym with Vlad. Everyone’s talking about that Texas mass shooting at the elementary school – it’s pretty tragic – as much as 21 death count so far.


Eggs. Spinach. Bagel. Coffee.


Teaching lessons at Music Makers.


After work, Madelaine and Addy are hanging by the front desk. Both of them are currently undergoing stressful things in their lives – Welcome to the club, I say!


Rebecca and I grab some dinner at CAVA in Town Center, a decent takeout Mediterranean joint. Then, grabbing some unexpected free cups of Gelato from next door.


Back home. I suit myself up and drive out to The Banque to meet up with Aaron and friends to celebrate his birthday. It’s my first time here in this giant hole in the wall country western bar. It’s got history and personality unlike any bar I’ve seen in town. The karaoke bar is located in the back – I have a hard time finding it the first time. All kinds of characters and cultures intersect here (cowboy, hip-hop, goth, etc.). Aaron’s perched at a table all smiles enjoying his day. Allyson, Anthony, James, Rusty, and other friends are here. I order a gin and tonic with a few Blue Moons and settle into the chaos. With the PA speakers blasting we hear singer after singer wail on the mic. Tennessee Whiskey, a local karaoke star of sorts croons all of us. I get up there and do “Psycho Killer”, a tune I can throw down anytime I want.


After they close up shop I sit in the truck sipping on water to sober up. Driving over to the Ladada practice space nearby to play a little drums and lie down on the bench. Unhappy – thinking about Ana. But I brighten up and get home.


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