I had a good, interesting weekend, hopefully my last travel weekend for a month or so. After my rather long trip out West, I’ve grown rather tired of driving long distance. I love traveling, but for the moment, I’d like to land for a bit.
However, knowing this weekend was going to be a travel weekend, I prepared for the three hour drive to Smyrna and the subsequent three hour drive back to Fairburn and final two hour stretch back to Montgomery.
I was scheduled for Rev Spring Fest 2012, the first half-hour slot for the live music, so I opened the show. This is the second time, I believe, I’ve opened the fest, and I hope to play in the Fall with lots of new songs I have yet to write and must write in order to sing those lots of new songs. So here’s for goaling.
So I drove out Friday night, crashed with a friend, and on Saturday helped setup and pulled the first gig. Usually the first gig is quiet and empty. I guess my friends at Rev Coffee and the couple who runs the music side of the festival have done a wonderful job in increasing numbers each RevFest. There’s an area of shops and inside and the music sitting area, and when I began, there was only one guy sitting there. By the end, we had maybe about half full seating. I was able to remain humorous and kept them laughing between songs, even though I had to stop halfway through one of them. I hadn’t practiced as much as I’d needed.
So I went on to another song and finished out strong.
Then I went to the Renaissance Festival in Fairburn and hung out with my good friend from Warner Robins and other friends of hers. Followed her around when she wasn’t disappearing toasted and flirting with people she’d just met. But great afternoon overall. Glad to see her. Glad to hang out with a new friend I met through her. We had good conversation about a variety of topics.
I’ve been invited to our mutual friend’s birthday party in Columbus in a month or two and that should prove interesting. I’ll get my shots first.
And then I returned home to dinner with another friend and his workmates, and then home here in Montgomery.
Anyway, I don’t have much more to say to night. I think I’m a bit burnt out on various things. I’m ready for some rest, but here’s to another week ahead, working through and maybe getting a comp day.
I don’t know how I’ll make it through a deployment. Sometimes I feel like my brain burns hot. I can be so very creative, and then suddenly have nothing. Brain stops, mind blanks. When I’m tired, I actually only start using one eye. The other relaxes and slows its feed to the brain so it’s not such a distraction. I think I started doing that as a teenager.
In any event, my brain is done. Night all.