Did you know that supposedly every 7 years your body kinda has a fresh batch of stuff? I dunno where I heard that, but that's where the "supposedly" comes in.
Seven years ago this happened:
This is a time in my past that I now refer to as "My Boating Accident".
I literally found this in a tool box that I had purchased in Hilton Head when I got The S.S. Smelly Cat. This lady (name purposely not redacted) ripped me off on this shitty boat. But I should have known better. I was trying to give my pal in Hilton Head some space as I had been living on her couch and was helping her start a business.
I learned a lot during that time in the sweaty climate of South Carolina. Mostly how I can't live somewhere I don't love. The situation had the makings of greatness like a beach, water everywhere, living on a boat (was on the bucket list) etc.
I can't be somewhere I don't feel like I fit in. I NEVER fit in there. It was a rough time in so many ways. Kinda like spending too much time in a touring vehicle with people... you gotta have space. This was also the beginning of the end of my full-time touring career and the beginning of needing employment that would let me tour when I got offers. Now that has morphed into a couple of stage mgr gigs and no touring. And I think I am learning to be ok with that.
Last night after a bunch of organizing, de-boxing, art hanging, and cleaning I settled into a corner of the couch with my feet propped up and some cucumber chunks to watch Moonrise Kingdon.
The perfect evening to just chill out. And this morning I have had some James Bond movies on in the background while I do a few things before going to work for a couple hours. A nice late start...
A few pinball games played and the green things outside watered have capped off a super relaxed start to this holiday. My pal Robert comes down later this afternoon for an overnighter/taco run/pinball tuneup.
It's also the day of The K.K.! It's her birthday! Somewhere in the world, this amazing woman is making another trip around the sun!
Happy Birthday, K.K.!