Ok, so my little experiment didn't really work out. Mostly, I just didn't care to write at the end of the day, and really, my days aren't that interesting. Maybe they are, but I didn't want to clog this up with completely mundane crap.
Kari and I have been on-again, off-again. Two and a half weeks ago, we agreed to split up. The following Tuesday, she came over and we talked some more, and since then, it's been as if Sunday never happened. My main complaint about Kari is that she's got a real battered-woman's attitude about her job. She works her butt off for the place she's working, and she gets continually crapped on. Her subordinates make more money than she does, and they probably work fewer hours. I get the fact that she's a workaholic, but what I don't understand is why she won't put time into finding an employer that will at least respect her? It drives me crazy because sometimes I feel like I should be charging her employer for psychotherapy or something. Anyway, it's just annoying because I feel like she defines herself by her job; she puts it ahead of anything else in her life, even herself, and in the process, makes some very bad judgement calls of what to prioritize her time with. It's difficult, and while I love Kari, I also know that this is a personality trait that is not likely to go away, and I basically have to figure out if I can deal with that.
Ok, I'm officially ready for summer to be over here....It was hellish for a couple weeks in July, then rain came and cooled it down to 100 or so; I know most of you won't believe me but there is a big difference between 100 and 110. It's like you cross some sort of exponential threshold on the way to 110. The weather forecasters here don't really know what to expect during monsoon season, so they generally put out forecasts that reflect what happened the week before. Anyway, I'm getting tired of this shit quick.
I'm hoping to have the EP of The Andys replicated and out by the end of September. Which would be good, because right now it looks as if October could be a good month for shows for us. A few days ago I was approached (online) by a woman in the Orange County area; she saw us during the Memorial Day weekend show at Hollywood Alley and apparently, she liked us enough that she wants to try and get us shows in the Southern California area. I says "hell yeah!"
Kari and I were riding around a little bit yesterday, and she wasn't feeling exceptionally well, so instead of one of the more normal bikes we take, we ended up cruising around some of the neighborhoods in Scottsdale and looking at homes. You can get a feel for some of the home designs, and I could tell when we were crossing the boundaries from one development to another. Most of the neighborhoods were built in the early 60's, so there isn't really walls or other boundaries to denote them. I'm beginning to realize that I like some of the "modern" homes of this period. I never thought I'd really care, but checking it out got me sort of interested. I found a couple of cool websites that cover the neighborhoods and homes. I'm finding myself interested in the homes built by Ralph Haver.