1 – I drove nine hours from Lafayette, Indiana to Asheville yesterday. Straight through. By the time I got home, my body was vibrating. My dog made such a scene on my front porch, I thought the neighbors would accuse me of abusing her. I always have to sit with her until she calms down and sighs that big final trembly dog sigh that says, “Oh, I’m just SO glad you aren’t gone forever.”
2 – Atticus, my cat, is very glad to have me home, too. Today, he shows this by standing at the front door until I let him out. Then he walks around to the back of the house, and stands at the back door until I let him in again. Then he stands at the front door until I let him out again. He seems to be thinking, “It’s good that these doors are repaired. This past week they didn’t work at all.”
3 – There was a pop song in the 70′s that went “Do you wanna make love or do you just wanna fool around?” That’s what I woke up with in my head. I’m hearing it over and over, even as I write this.
4 – Do you ever do this — do you ever have a long list of important things to do, and you do something completely stupid instead? I have a bunch of things I need to do now that I’m home. And what’s the first thing I do? I vacuum the dead bug carcasses that fell into the window ledge over the summer. As I’m vacuuming, I keep thinking to myself, “What am I DOING?” This is normal behavior for me when I return from a tour.
5 – Have you ever left a banana in your car for a day or two, and then opened your car and thought, “Oh crap. Where’s that damn banana?”
6 – Traveling (as in “Thanks for traveling!”) seems like it should have two L’s. And buses (as in “Parking for trucks and buses”) seems like it should have two S’s. These are the kinds of things I think about as I drive.
7 – Thanks to everyone who came to the shows over this past week! I met lots of my blog readers – which was great fun! I spent so much time driving this week that I didn’t have time to write blogs – but I’ll post again tomorrow…