It’s been raining for hours. The forecast earlier said 80% chance of rain with “ocassional showers”. Um…it’s been raining non-stop since early this morning. Isn’t that 100% chance? Maybe it’s just me. I was never good at math. I guess I should just be thankful that I didn’t have this tornado outside my backyard. Check out tons more photos from the early April tornados that hit in Tennessee.
Missed Church. Too tired. Sorry God.
Ronee is at Roller Derby practice. I have to do my laundry. Not nearly as exciting as what she is doing. Not even close.
We played Star Wars Monopoly last night. I put all my eggs in my Coruscant basket and I lost.
Ronee is leaving for Jersey on Thursday. I see microwave food in my future.
I think I might have sleep apnea or something. I just slept for 10 hours and I can barely see straight. And don’t give me that crap about sleeping too much either. I have a sleep deficit I’m trying to fix.
Alright already. I have to get washing now. Bye.
Ronee and I saw Cruiserweight last night for the 3rd time. They are awesome and played great too. They played a new song and it was really good. The Reputation opened and they were really great too. Elizabeth (from The Reputation) liked my Cheer Up Emu Kid T-Shirt I was wearing. Aren’t I cool? Yeah, not really.
The Nashville Predators are down 3 games to 1 in the playoffs. That means they have win the next three in a row or they are out. Not looking good.
Evidently I’m too fat for my scale. This is the part of losing weight and working out that I really bum out on. I’m clearly getting smaller. I’m gaining a lot of muscle. But as we all know muscle is heavier than fat. So instead of weighing less I weight more. I hate it. I have to hang in there dangit.
Of course I had Taco Bell for lunch. It’s tough being a rock star on the run. That’s another story altogether. Let’s just say I’m thankful – VERY THANKFUL – for my Urban Achiever sales check of $12.00 and some change. Lunch on me. Nice.
Predators playoff game #3 tonight. I’m going to watch some of it while I work out. Yes, I’m going to work out. Quit nagging me.
The taping of my first Urban Achiever Show has been postponed. Bummer. I’m looking forward to it. But I’m pretty terrified about taping in front of a live audience. It’s going to be interesting, that’s for sure. My first guest is going to be Mark from Stavesacre. Should be good.
My lovely wife and roller derby queen, Ronee, made a lovely and healthy dinner for me. Thanks honey. You are awesome. Coming home to dinner and you almost makes me feel like a man or something. Ha.
Well, I’d love to stay and chat but I’ve got crunches to do, weights to lift and stairs to climb. Whoopdy doo.
Friday night we went to the Predators playoff game agains the San Jose Sharks. It was an awesome time and an amazing game. After the game we came home and I worked out. How about that!?! What did I do Saturday? Oh I went to film the band Pillar playing at Municipal Auditorium. Sunday was Church and then Ronee had practice for the Nashville Rollergirls. Cool. I feel like my head is going to cave in. I have to get more sleep. Adios.
This week is flying by fast. It’s almost time for me to work out. I’m exhausted. How does Henry Rollins do it? I can never do it. I was watching American Inventor earlier. I like that show. I had pizza for dinner. They were set up in front of our office in our apartment and had large pizza for $8. Do you like my diet? It’s the pizza diet. I sleep a few less hours a night in order to burn the extra calories. Believe me, it’s worth it. We’re going to be taping my show soon. I’m still terrified. You should watch the Rollins show this weekend. The guest is Ozzy and you will see my name – if you look real quick – in the thank you list right next to William Morris. I am huge! Fat too. But not that kind of huge. Nevermind. I have to go lift weights now. I can hardly wait. Weight. Whatever. Bye.
I’m really trying to get serious about working out and losing weight. Yeah, that same old song and dance. Nevertheless I did work out really hard yesterday and today. It will be nice if I can finally start seeing results. I’ve been working out for a couple of months now…but I’ve started going longer and tougher. We’ll see. We’ll see.
Work is going well. Ronee got laid off. I miss working with her, our morning trips in the car, lunches, etc. It’s sad, really. So, she’s back on the job trail. If you are in the Nashville area and know of a good place for a girl with a college degree in Psychology to work you should get in contact with me.
Not much else to report over here. We’re taping my new show soon. Hopefully that’s not a disaster. The weather is starting to get really hot. And that means I’ll soon be grumpy.
That should give you all something to look forward to.
God bless air conditioning and whoever invented it.
Well, well, well. It’s been an interesting few days.
Friday I got off work early and we drove to Woodstock, IL to spend Easter weekend with the Price Family. Their youngest son, Dave, is a longtime friend of ours. Dave went to high school and college with Ronee. I was roommates with him when I lived back in California briefly.
When we got just north of Nashville the traffic slowed down. There wasn’t an accident. Everybody was stopping to look at the tornado damage in Gallatin, TN. It was pretty crazy. There was a church right next to the highway where half the building was just twisted wreckage and the other half was fine. Weird. You could see the path it took where trees were snapped in half or missing.
Everything was fine as we passed through Louisville, KY – home of the Louisville Slugger. We saw people in the baseball stadium there as we passed by. I’d never been to Kentucky. One of the few states left that I had not been to. I guess I can check that off my list.
On I-65 between Louisville and Indianapolis is where things got a little nutty. We had been marveling at a magnificent lightning storm that was in front of us for several hours. It seemed to be everywhere from left to right as far as you could see. Incredible. Every kind of lightning you can imagine. But there was no rain and no thunder. So we figured it was ok. Then as we got just outside of Indy it was dark and it started to POUR rain. Then it started to HAIL nickel sized hail all over us. Ronee was driving and pulled over right away. We thankfully were right near an exit and truck stop. We pulled in and tried to pull under the awning above the pumps. But it was full already and nobody was in the cars! We quickly pulled over to the truck/diesel pump side and got sheltered. We ran into the quick mart and got soaking wet. The rain was flying SIDEWAYS and you could hear the tornado sirens blaring.
Once inside everybody was chatting about the storm. The satellite TV had been knocked out. After about 15-20 minutes things settled down and the weather channel came back on. It looked like the storm was heading East. We decided to head out of there and get north as quickly as possible.
When we got to Indianapolis it was still storming quite heavily. Right at the I-65, I-70 (i think) interchange it had flooded. So that was really slow going. Rocks that were being used to shore up a loose embankment had also been washed into the roadway. We managed to sludge through and get away from the storm. We encountered some more rain, wind and fog. But we got to Illinois.
We finally arrived in Woodstock about 2am.
The rest of the weekend we enjoyed wonderful food and hospitality that was a welcome relief. Dave’s Mom, Linda, was the former owner of a well respected tea room (which was in this building) in Woodstock. She treated us Saturday morning to the best scones I have tasted in my entire life!
We went into town and saw where they filmed the movie Groundhog Day. You can check out a virtual picture tour of the square here. Pretty cool. We also visited a really cool shop in the square. They had some awesome and unique stuff there. Woodstock is also famous for being the home of Chester Gould, the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip. He created the comic while he lived there for 46 years.
We visited a local Church Sunday morning for Easter and enjoyed another wonderful meal on Sunday afternoon with Dave and his family. We really enjoyed our time with the Price’s and wish it could have been longer.
We drove home late Sunday night and arrived safely back in Nashville around 6am Monday morning. I’m happy to say that while we encountered some rain and wind our drive home was uneventful.
What an adventure!