Good morning to you and happy Monday. It is almost the end of April 2020. Last year, I never would have imagined that our world would be in this dystopian story that is unfolding before our eyes daily. Now, we have to wait for the news and hope that we are getting actual facts and not fiction, as there will no longer be official presidential press briefings regarding the virus. I aspire to be a writer, folks, I can’t make this shit up any better. My brain is imagining screenwriters and producers salivating over all the future story lines for all the made-for-TV-movies and series to come from this disaster. There will be murder mysteries. There will be love stories. Porn. Yes. Porn…Sex always sells. There will be drama and there will be, most definitely be, conspiracy and zombies or zombie-alien hybrids that fall in love and have babies. Oh sorry…wake and bake…Oh yeah. So, my mind has been all over the place, but in a good way. That writers block that had been troubling me has opened a bit. That has also lead to a clearer view with my photos…see where I am going…I was stuck and in pain but I knew it wasn’t permanent. I knew that if I kept pushing on, it would break. Thank you to everyone that has messaged me and I have contacted. You all have been an integral part in the process!

Before I start talkin’ about yesterday, here is a little road music and a little backstory to this music. The first concert Hubby and I went to as a couple was in 2001ish at the House of Blues in Anaheim an it was to see Jonny Lang. I bought the tickets because I was enamored with the guitar playing of this young kid, in this video, I think he was 16 or 17 years old. My favorite song of his is a sappy song, Breaking Me, but the kid does rip it up…press play.

That guitar is giving me googly eyes….

Yesterday, we finished off the last of Hubby’s vacation with a little drive around Indio. We grabbed breakfast at Chez Jack en Le Box and then after we finished we wandered. It was around 11 AM and the temps were near 100 degrees. It was nice. I was feeling hazy, okay, so I am always feeling hazy. Yeah… The music was great. If you live in the Coachella Valley and you are feeling like you need to be somewhere, anywhere but know you shouldn’t travel too far, you can always take a drive on the back roads of Indio Hills.

The back roads of Indio Hills feel like you are hundreds of miles away from civilization. Well, I guess, if by civilization you mean, Los Angeles. The desert landscape is littered with hollowed out dead trees that lay through the land like sleeping monsters waiting to awaken. There are a few properties with signs that indicate to stay away. I envy them and all their precious privacy, that I am encroaching upon…ooops. Also, hundreds of tiny, bright yellow flowers line the road and wave as the the winds whip through the desert. The desert, not for the faint of heart but truly for the dreamers and stargazers.

We also stopped at another favorite spot of mine in the valley, the Indio-Coachella border. At that spot, there is a canal and usually, there is water flowing through it. Luckily for us, it was flowing yesterday.

Hubby is almost finished with his first day back to work and it is almost back to normal around here. Vacation really was needed even if we really wandered no where.

Have a beautiful rest of the day. May your dreams be big. Hugs to you and and squeezes to that kid that still lives in you. Tootles!

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  1. Timothy Price says:

    I don’t have FB. Looked like a fun drive in the heat. Our highway 17 on the east side of the mountains has roller after roller of hills. We used to train on our bicycles out the and after grunting and grinding over several rollers, we’d top one large hill and see another 10 rollers in the distance. Everyone would sigh in unison.


    1. I usually don’t post too much on there but I am trying to be a little more social. I have social amxiety issues. I think from being squirreled away from (live)people the last couple of years. So, no worries about the Facebook. I hardly post there either. I just don’t pay for the Premier package here yet, so I couldn’t post here.
      Wow, you bike too? Yeah riding hills is tough. I could never ride up any. I used to bike in my early 20’s. The hills yesterday were nice cruising hills for someone like Greg LaMond ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. morishige says:

    I pressed the play button and the music really kicked it! Reading this post felt like having an awesome road trip!

    Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Hey hey, you are still up! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah, that is Jonny Lang and he does kick ass! I first heard him when he was 16 and he blew me away. He plays like Stevie Ray Vaughn. I have seen him a few times. I made Hubby go with me the first time.

      Have a nice rest ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        Howdy! It’s been several days. I found Camus’ the Plague ebook and have been drowned on the pages.

        Wow… He must be really cool. It’s pretty hard to play as cool as Stevie Ray Vaughan… and 16 years old, oh my god. ๐Ÿ™‚

        By the way, I’ve found a really cool trio on YouTube. The name is Khruangbin. They mostly play instrumental. I guess they are pretty famous because they’ve played in many concerts including NPR’s Tiny Desk. ๐Ÿ˜€

        Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚


      2. Ooooh, I will have to check that one out. I need to take a break from the computer as well…health issues, nothing major. Cool I will download on my kindle. Hubby just got a new bass and I got an old one of his that I am going to restore so this will also give me things to do while I am on bed rest.
        Anyhow, take care and catch up with you soon.
        Glad you got to hear that kid, he is still playing.
        Thank you for the Khruangbin! That BASS!!! Wow she is amazing!! I guess I will be listening to this for the next hour and very happily. Have a great day and stay safe ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. morishige says:

        Guess we do need to take a break from the computer and the internet once in a while. ๐Ÿ˜€

        Happy reading! The story is so relevant to these current events.

        Wow… Are you guys planning to make a bass duo?

        Yeah I know right…. Khruangbin’s music is cool. I guess I’ve finally found a new favorite band after a long long while.

        You have a great day too. And I’m gonna try searching the “kid”s song… I guess he’s not that kid anymore, isn’t he? ๐Ÿ˜€


      4. Sorry, I guess need to take a break because I missed answering some of these. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still not feeling well and need to rest.

        No, no planning a bass duo but that would be so much fun! Have you seen Spinal Tap? If you have then remember when they do that song Big Bottom? It is all bass…ha ha!! Anyhow, hubby got a smaller bass, as he got a es Paul Tribute bass because it is lighter. See, I look up all the stats on instruments, length and weight and he started paying attention. He noticed the lighter basses made a difference in the longer gigs. We are getting older and some gigs are four hours. This new bass should make it easier. Also, I am learning to play bass and it is lighter for me as well, so win-win. Hubby plays guitar so someday I will be able to play with him, maybe ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yeah, I listened to Khruangbinโ€™s that day. The youtube I found was almost an hour so left on. That girl playing bass was pretty hot too ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that sound. THey are like a jam band. My son had had heard of them. He also listens to lots of music, like me.

        Yeah, Lang is not a kid at least he is to me. ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. morishige says:

        Howdy! Mee too… I too need to take a break from book reading hahaha.. I hope you get well soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

        No, I haven’t but I’m gonna check Spinal Tap’s today. Thank for the reference. Yeah, the electric string instruments are pretty heavy. I still remember the first time I hold an electric guitar when I was in secondary school. I was surprised it was heavier than acoustic guitar. ๐Ÿ˜€ Four hours with such heavy a bass would be disaster ๐Ÿ˜€

        I guess now I can say I love Khruangbin. Yes, she plays and dance pretty hot. On a YouTube comment I saw someone writing that Laura’s hip movement must be an integral part of the music. LOL.

        Have a wonderful day! And stay safe! ๐Ÿ™‚


      6. I will never give up reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite past time. I just wish I could find other books to read. I sometimes read the same books over and over. I once read Family Happiness and Alyossha the Pot I think I spelled the name wrong, by Tolsoy 20 times. He rights the best short stories. Best imagery and gets you emotionally involved with the characters. People think of him as War and Peace but he was so much more than that.

        Spinal Tap is so funny. The guy that plays the lead I think is Michael Mckeon and he played in LaVerne and Shirley, I think?

        Oh that Laura Lee, my hubby and I watched some more! She really is sexy and makes me want to play bass!

        You have a fabulous day and have fun. Be safe!

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      7. morishige says:

        They divided Anna Karenina into two parts here in Bahasa Indonesia. But I only got to read the first one. I read Family Happiness too once… but I guess since I read it during my late teenage years, the ideas didn’t really get into my head. I should read it again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, War and Peace… yeah, the one that’s on my book shelve is the one that I borrowed from my high-school friend. Now that you mention the book, I wonder where she is now….

        I’m listening to Spinal Tap now, the Stonehenge. They are pretty great. I like this kind of music when you can’t really predict the “plot.” ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re like the happy version of the Doors. ๐Ÿ˜€

        She’s so cool it looks like she doesn’t cara about what other people think… So confident.

        You too! Have a great day!


      8. Really? I wonder why they would divide it. Anna Karenina is another favorite. I guess, Tolstoy, is my favorite. I read him in college and I had just had my second child. I think I connected with Family Happiness. I also wanted to jump on a plane and runaway to St. Petersburg as the way described it was dreamy. I have not read War and Peace, yet, never say never… You should look her up. I am eager to find out what happened to her ๐Ÿ™‚

        Spinal Tap is a what they term a “mock”umetary documentary. It is a cult classic, kind of like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Hope you have seen that as well. The all bass song is call Big Bottom if you want to look it up on youtube. It is funny.

        I am trying to get my website operational again. You can check it out it should be back up soon. I have more photos of the models that I shot photos of in the past. I am going to move my blog there…Maybe.

        Have a great day….:)

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  3. morishige says:

    Perhaps because it’s too long. You know, Tolstoy. Hahaha… Russian literature is so poignant sometimes it’s hard for teenagers, like I was, to read it (particularly when you grew up listening to Green Day, Blink 182, Sum41, Linkin Park). I guess that’s the reason you could really enjoy reading Family Happiness. And, you know what, the first time I heard about Family Happiness was when I read Into the Wild, the book of Jon Krakauer about Chris McCandles, the guy who traveled to Alaska and lost his life in the wild. It’s amazing how a story can lead to other stories and other stories and so on. And I can’t believe that I’m chatting about it with you now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hahaha… I’ve checked Big Bottom.. The lyrics are hillarious ๐Ÿ˜€ “Big bottom drove me out of my mind…..” Wow, The Rocky Horror Picture show was released in 1975. It’s a good era for movies. I’m gonna seek for it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the reference. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I couldn’t not access the website, but I guess it’s still under maintenance, isn’t it. Please let me know when it’s already operational. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Just saw your message. Ummmm. Been on line with website people. Should be back online tomorrow. Fingers crossed. They messed up my email last month. It killed a few business leads. I think I am going to use it for more of the ARt of the Beat instead of WP. It is easier to use and edit.

      It is funny that I am talking to you about Tolstoy. My middle son, named after the Descendents bass player, loves to read and has not read Kerouac or Tolstoy, yet. My older son, has read Kerouac a few years ago and I think that is whenhe and I started to get along again. He hated my guts, really after his dad and I divorced. It was not until a few years after his dad died that he and I became friends and as well as son and mother. Just made me cry. I have not read into the wild. My son says, the older and middle one, say I need to read it. Yeah, it weird that I am talking to you another world away. Somehow, I know this is going to end up in a story… ha ha.

      I can’t get threw that song, Big Bottom without laughing. The 70’s period was great. People were unfiltered. I can’t believe I survived it.
      Have a great evening or morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        Cool! I hope the website is gonna be operating smoothly. If it’s not on WP, I’m gonna bookmark it so I can catch up your post in the future.

        I believe that if there’s a thing that can connect all people in the world, it’s gonna be the pop culture. It is so often that I can get along with new friends on a journey just by mentioning some pop culture reference. Oh, I’m glad human civilization invented the Internet! ๐Ÿ™‚

        True… because mostly they dealt with analogues LOL. But back then everything was more pure and quiet. I only got like ten years of that “quiet era” and then… boom… the world became crowded. ๐Ÿ˜€ But, still, I’m so grateful that the world is now more connected.

        Thanks. And you too ๐Ÿ™‚


      2. morishige says:

        Cool! It looks great. I’m gonna subscribe it on the reader. ๐Ÿ™‚


      3. Oh thank you!! I am restructuring it. It has too much going on. Trying to do it all myself without using a service. Probably going to post the blog there and then link it to WP. Just a thought. WP is very tricky to use.

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      4. morishige says:

        I’ve checked it out (and the Grama Kush & the Smokers also). The photos are so cool! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ™‚


      5. That site also needs work. I am out of product and need will be busy for the next few weeks I guess as soon as amazon gets my stuff here.

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      6. morishige says:

        I am sure everything’s gonna be great. ๐Ÿ™‚


      7. Thank you. Your support is appreciated greatly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      8. morishige says:

        You’re most welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ The pleasure is mine.

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