Did I play at Mobile Loaves and Fishes gig last Friday? And wasn’t St. Martin’s Lutheran Church simply gorgeous? Yes, to both of those questions, but what about the Ovation? The guitar you’ve had all these years? Did you auction it off to a Baptist minister? And did the money go to Mobile Loaves and Fishes? What? Really? $1000? Were you surprised? Happy? Was it a good turnout? It was? I bet you were thrilled, weren’t you?
Then, on Saturday, you went and saw your friend Jo Ann, with your dear friend, Jon? When did you start talking about yourself in third person? About 15 sentences ago? Why was that? Is it easier to write about yourself (myself) as if you (I) are (am) someone else? It is? Will everyone reading this be able to follow along? You think so? Is that because anyone reading this blog is fairly brilliant?
So, after visiting with Jo Ann, you drove Lily’s friend, Zoe, out to Wimberly? And then had lunch with iolana and Lance at a BBQ place that was super tasty? And then came home and made an enormous bowl of chopped lettuce, matched with another enormous bowl of chopped tomatoes for the Navajo greeting/gathering/dinner at church? How was that? The kids are cute? You made new friends and ate good food? Then you went to Dick Reeves “I’ve been in Austin 40 years party!” with Lance? Wasn’t the popcorn good? Did you have a beer? No? Just water? Was everyone else drinking? There was a keg? And you saw Craig Calvert singing with Michael Jackson? What? Not THE Michael Jackson? Oh, you mean the one that plays guitar and lives in Austin and wears glasses?
Then you went home and had a quiet evening with your husband? And you watched a dumb movie? What was it? “For Your Consideration” was not worth the two hours it took to watch it?
And then you got the flu? Your lungs hurt? Stuffed up? But you still went and played two gigs on that Sunday? One with a poor P.A. and children running around? But the other gig was fantastic? And Cat went with you to sell cds?
You had a good lunch together, though? The day was sunny? And hot?
Since then you’ve had more gigs, went into a recording studio, had lunch with Bradley Kopp, found out you are singing on the new Texas Tourist national ad campaign, had a rehearsal with Lorrie, answered email, took the girls to VBS and picked them up, helped Lily through an ear infection after a visit to the doctor, and started packing for Kansas while learning some new songs for Robin’s new cd? Didja get any sleep in there? What? You signed up for a sleep study, and you will get PAID for the study? Are you finding humor in your situation by making money off of your insomnia (finally)?
Do you think you’ll ever return to writing without questions? In first person?
When was the last time you sat down and had a good long talk with Roger, your brain? Do you think anyone remembers you named your brain in one of these blog entries?