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January 15, 2019:

THE HUGE GAMBLE PAYS OFF

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Well, dear readers, let’s get the most important part of yesterday out of the way immediately – all your excellent vibes and xylophones worked and the HUGE gamble paid off. It brings its own set of worries, of course, but for now I have a little comfort zone and boy did I need it.  So, many thanks for helping out because as everyone here knows, our patented vibes and xylophones work.

I found that out at around seven-thirty in the morning.  I was actually up at five-thirty or so after about two-and-a-half hours of sleep.  I was thoroughly and completely trashed but the HUGE gamble paying off helpe immeasurably. I could barely keep my eyes open but going back to sleep wasn’t an option because I had to futz and finesse, write a couple of pages, print out 100 pages, and then I had to get them Xeroxed, after which I delivered them to Muse Margaret – we had a nice chat and she gave me a piece of her lemon cake to take home.  I had to hurry home to meet someone who was picking something up. Once that was done, I began the liner notes and got about half that done.  I was about to start thinking about food when Sami and her mom called and told me to join them at Chin Chin, in the City of Studio.  So, I went over there and joined them.  Oh, and it was  pouring rain pretty much all day.

I wish I were more of a fan of Chin Chin, but I’ve never really cared for it very much. We all had this thing where you order three half-portions of anything on the menu for twenty bucks.  So, I had Chinese chicken salad, fried rice with chicken, and a peanut sesame noodle salad.  I ate all the Chinese chicken salad and all the rice, but only a bit of the peanut sesame noodle thing because I just didn’t care for the sauce and I was full anyway.  We had fun, then I went and picked up a package, and then I came right home.

I finished the liner notes, had the lemon cake, which was great, and then wrote another three or four pages.  Then I listened to the master of something we’ll be announcing later this week, then to another upcoming project.  Then I just had to go sit on the couch like so much fish for a few minutes.  I turned on the amplifier and sat down and reached for the remote but never made it.  I fell asleep before my hand reached it.  And I was out for an hour.  Then I came back and wrote more pages – with the extra two I did in the morning, I believe I wrote about eleven or twelve pages, so not bad, and I can catch up on the four or five I missed on Sunday later this week.  I’m certainly in the final third of the book now, with probably eighty or ninety pages to go.  Then it was time to write these here notes.  I do have to be in bed no later than twelve-thirty.

Today I have a nine-thirty meeting and will have to arise around eight-thirty and that will be cutting it close but I have to get at least seven hours, and then I can maybe get a couple more when I get home. After that, it will be mostly writing, breaks, eating something, hopefully picking up some packages, writing, and breaks.  I do have tons more photos to post from Sunday’s show and I’ll also have some videos, too.

Tomorrow I think I just get to write all day and night – no meetings or anything. Thursday I’m getting a haircut, Friday I have a lunch meeting, and I think we have a little rehearsal for the film music concert thing on Saturday and then I have a dinner after that. They added a performance so we now have to do this puppy twice with only a two-hour turnaround.  That’s a lot of talking for me, plus I’m singing a song, too, but if my voice is too trashed I’ll can always skip it, although it’s easy and not too rangy.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a nine-thirty meeting, write, eat, hopefully pick up packages, write, and at some point relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: What were your favorite cereals growing up? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, so happy that the HUGE gamble paid off.

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