ďWe have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.Ē Ė Jonathan Swift
This morning I destroyed M.s. in the best of ways. Sigh, love. Pick up a Reader! Page 104 this week, my wonderful readers. A little update on a new bar, and Iíll be hanging there tonight to celebrate. This weekend is packed tight. Tomorrow night a music show, Saturday night a music show, Sunday Fatherís Day, and Monday we hit the road!
M.s. and I are driving up the coast. Heís going to a seminar regarding the photographic book heís working on getting published, and me, Iíll be enjoying the trip. Working on a secret project (shhhhhh!), relaxing, and just being away from the hullabaloo. Weíll be staying in some fun looking hotels (including Inn of the Spanish Garden and Inn at Morro Bay ) on the way up, the languorous way to travel. When we reach Monterey, M.s. will be attending his seminar for a few days, and Iíll split my time between checking out that aquarium Iíve heard so much about, and writing from the balcony of our luxury room-with-a-view. Weíll be gone a week, but Iíll have internet access along the way, and I promise to let you know if anythingÖ interesting happens.
Dinner with Nancy was wonderful last night! We went to my favorite Italian restaurant, Antico Toscano, on University. Lucaís new Bolognese is his motherís own recipe, and he arrives every morning before the staff gets in to make the secret sauce. It was delicious!
Tomorrow morning I get to watch my baby niece for an hour or so, a little downtime in this hectic life. Some much appreciated downtime with a very loved little girl. M.s. is sitting next to me here, pouring over my latest columnÖ heís the greatest editor, though I must tell you, the editors at the Reader are plenty wonderful. These people know what theyíre doing, and who knew I still had so much to learn? Just kidding, I knew. I donít pretend to be perfect, I just pretend that Iím pretending to be. Iím pissed that Iíll be missing Cabana Boyís birthday party next week! Itís sure to be a fun one. Iím working on getting Ollie Ababwaís ass back down here, we need more tattoos on this block.
For now, I need to see if this column is bleeding yet from the punctures of M.s.ís pen. Wish me luck!