Thu, Sep 18, '03 10:58 pm
ah,..have a little time to relax before a long drive tomorrow,.i want to thank our new friend maureen in cincinnati for taking care of us and making us feel at home,..she was awesome! she took us all out to lunch before we left for columbus. We had cincinnati-style chili at the 2nd best chili parlor in cincinnati (so maureen said, the other was too far out of our way, although we did pass it later on when we got lost trying to find the entrance to the highway,..) basically it looks a little scary but it's good! there's spaghetti with chili and red beans and onions and a mound of cheese on top. it was really really good! i would in fact eat it again! once again we were very lucky to meet such a warm and inspirational person,..she was explaining that she does a lot of community work in cincinnati and has made strides to change the reality of many people there! i wish i were as cool! all i do is write songs,..but alas,..i am writing from my aunt and uncle's house in columbus OH, where it's all pretty and good smelling, warm and fuzzy!
i wasn't hungry before but now that it's 2AM, i am hungry and i found a bag of multi colored neon animal crackers to nibble on that I KNOW i will pay for later,..i'm trying to pick out the non-colored ones,.lol
the gig tonight at the vic (as it's called) was fun,..there was an open mic after we all performed and we stayed for a little while to watch and listen,..i met some really cool people tonight as well, one guy in particular,whose name i didnt catch, was very very cool, an older gentleman who recently retired,..we were talking about howard
dean,..i like him by the way,..i generally don't get into political rants but if you wanted to know,..yeah, howard dean is the only guy who isn't a mush. that's what i think and i'm sticking to it (unless he proves otherwise)
my cousins,named emily and meagan (8 and 5 respectively) came to the show with my aunt kathy and uncle joe, as well and danced to "in july", although they did get a little shy once i introduced them to the audience,..they are just the cutest kids in the world!
i think emily especially liked athena's tune "chicken shower",..cuz athena does all these vocal tricks and clucks like a chicken,..it's one of my favorite songs actually,..i'm kinda bummed tonight actually,..
this is our last night all together as a group,..athena will be heading to N.Carolina tomorrow and Emily and I will be off to paul autry's big shindig in shamokin PA,..we've all had bonding moments along the way and are becoming like sisters in many ways,..so it's sad that we have to part,..i AM happy that in the next hour i'll have clean clothes to wear instead of smoke and road infested stinky clothes,..that's always a plus! and i better sign off soon cuz i think i've eaten all the plain animal crackers in the bag,.there are only neon ones left,..oh well,.:digs a little towards the bottom: ah,.more plain ones,.they're
all at the bottom,..
so till tomorrow in shamokin,..
kids like the neon ones the best anyway,..lol