I’m actually kind of quoting Aimee Mann in that title…which will make sense in a second.
So, this is how a day in my life (right now, anyway) goes. I’m working part-time for a few weeks, so I vowed on Tuesday night that I would wake up early Wednesday, work out, eat a nice breakfast, then go to work, come home, maybe go for a hike, make a nice healthy stir-fry(I’m sort of trying to detox from tour food), come home, clean, practice guitar, go to bed at a decent hour. But, of course, Tuesday night was our double header of record store visits – Aimee Mann did an in-store at Amoeba and Sam Phillips was afterward right across the street at Borders. How could I NOT to go both? And then one thing led to another and we wound up getting home kind of late. And I was so excited to see them both, and I met Sam Phillips and she was adorable and so kind (and I made Bruce’s The Promise Liveblog again kinda just by being there! Crazy. He’s also very kind and I was excited to meet him in person).
Anyway, I digress. Wednesday was a slew of failures. I woke up way late, didn’t work out, and went to work too late, snarfing down a pastry on the way – which was later followed by a tamale at the farmer’s market, because who had time to pack a lunch? Which was followed by, well, cheesecake because there was a birthday celebration at work. So much for detox. I got home around 6, later than I’d meant to, and Mike told me that we should submit a video to this Aimee Mann contest we found out about – pronto. I actually did set up a YouTube account, they tell me, seven months ago and but had not submitted a video before (are you seeing a pattern with me and intentions here?). But we recorded it right away, very simply, and uploaded it….and uploaded it…and then Mike made it smaller…and uploaded it…and uploaded it…needless to say, stir-fry time had come and gone, and when the video was finally up hours later we were ravenous and decided to get calzones from across the street. I ate the whole thing.
So I was late all day, didn’t do any cleaning or practicing, and ate too much – holy carb overload, Batman – BUT I did enter the contest, at the same time finally joining the rest of the world on the whole submit-a-video-of-yourself-on-YouTube thing. I generally feel that I look like extremely silly on camera but YouTube is pretty fascinating. And this is really no exception, although I love love love the song, and Aimee, and I’m happy to have given it my best shot. If you want to check it out here I will not stop you.
And if you visit my YouTube page, you will see a lot of great videos – nearly all comedy – well really all comedy – in my ‘favorites’ section. I had some time to kill while waiting for my video to upload. See paragraph 3.
I’m getting back on the blog wagon, I have decided. Mike told me today he kind of misses my ‘crazy LA people’ and ‘crazy public transportation’ blogs, and I will do my best to get back on track. I make no promises, though. You know how it goes with me.