Jono texted me this photo recently. I love it. I look so happy.
He reminded me in his text about a story we frequently laughed about later, it was so serendipitously funny, and was apparently the site of this photo. We were at our friend Ty’s church seeing a play called Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Bells. It was especially ghastly in hell.
Afterward Jono said to a kid in the row in front of us, Sup junior? To which the boy replied, How you know my name? What’s your name? Jono asked. Tunde, the boy said.
The boy had heard Tunde for Junior but it all went to show one of the things I love most about Jono, his beguiling way of creating magical moments with strangers.
It’s been over a month since I posted anything, but I’m home sick with a soar throat today, so I’ve got the first free hour in a while. My buddy Mark made my day several times recently by sending me reminders to blog. That’s the beauty of a blog, it’s for yourself, and the ones that care about you. So nice to know someone misses you. Godin says, what people really want is to be missed when they’re not there.
At work, we finally launched two new sites that we’ve been working on for over a year. It’s a relief, but it brings a whole new set of problems now that they’re live and being handed off to me. At home, Maile’s working more, Anais is more of a handful (of the best kind) every day, and all of my little side projects add up to a lot of work sometimes.
My rule of three has been breaking down because I’ve been so busy, at work and at home. Not sure how to re-apply my rule except to remind myself not to care too much about 4, 5, 6, and beyond.
Here are a few things I’ve been up to.
1) My kid’s band Family Time Rocks! released our first album as a free download.
Checkout Bananas, a song I sing that Sara and I wrote together.
2) We dressed Anais up as a ladybug for her first Holloween.
3) My mom was in town for my Grandma KK’s 90th bday. She picked out some old photos, I scanned them and made a slideshow we projected at the party.
With my remaining 3 hours (while the nanny has Anais) it’s back to #3, music. I’ll get ready for my gig this Sat night at Flipnotics and work on my album, FOK DUB. (It’s mired in file management issues at the moment, so I’ve got to consolidate two hard drives worth of sessions. Not the fun part.).
Me and the FOK dUb All stars played Jovita’s last Friday. Here are a few clips of the righteous horns and some pics of the celebrants.