Today is day 2 of absolutely lovely weather whilst I’m rehearsing at Jade’s new place in her back garden which is big enough for bbqs, a clothes line for 4 people, a shed and a massive inflatable bathing pool type thing for her son and daughter.
The heat can be a little too much but at least we have some shade and there was even some paracetamol left to keep my guitar playing skills fuelled for the day.
I was blessed with a good night’s sleep too after a long, deep, emotional chat with The Kid last night whilst waiting for Flatmate B to return home after he was spreading his friend’s ashes into the ocean and spending a night out with his friends.
Flatmate B has managed for the last year to not say much about himself and remain a closed book.
All I know about him is that he’s a fan of David Icke and Joe Rogan, doesn’t believe that the Holocaust happened and apart from that ….is the most soundest, tidiest person I have ever lived with.
It’s a good thing I once taught myself to keep my opinions to myself and be less opinionated!
As soon as Jade told me that she’d like to go and get ready for the day after I told her I could do with a break for a bit…that was the perfect time to start reflecting at 11:24.
Even though each person has to pay £3 just to play at tonight’s open mic at my fave arts café….I’m sure that won’t hurt like once a month but I’m very tempted to ask my new found friends just why they’re charging…
I didn’t take my ashwaganda capsules this morning so we’ll see how things go in regards to my anxiety levels.
I’m not quite sure where I got the idea that I’ll be at Jade’s the whole day and at 15:15….it’s nice to be back home watching movies on my bed next to my window because it’s too humid to move around and do anything else until 8 tonight when I play open mic with Jade, Alice and others.
During the quick and smooth rehearsal, Jade wanted to add Cat Steven’s ‘Wild World’ to our set and so my biggest achievement of the day so far has been the ‘walk down’ guitar riff in the chorus.
Even though it’s quite easy to play ….I still jumped with joy when I got it right!
At 17:25 I’m feeling nauseous again after half an hour of sleep.
Seeing a tiny bug that looks like a wingless fruit fly randomly came out of nowhere near the olive sourdough bread that I had brought earlier certainly was also responsible for making me feel nauseous as well.
I do wonder though ….whether to throw the bread away or not.
It’s now 20:56 and I have just recovered from someone I know from the local open mic scene called Charlie who wouldn’t stop misgendering me at the crowded, claustrophobic, very hot Obsidian which didn’t help at all.
I tried being light hearted with him until I couldn’t tolerate it any more and stormed out crying.
Having supportive friends around me really helped encourage me to feel better especially Rachael who always finds a way to change the topic and make me giggle.
It wasn’t until his close friend Stephan came out and told me that Charlie genuinely didn’t mean what he said and somehow, my Buddhist beliefs came back into play and I forgave him because after all….forgiveness is a VERY powerful thing!
Even though it wasn’t long until he started referring to me as male again….I reminded him not to do so and encouraged him to give it a go at using the correct pronouns …
The rest of the evening went swimmingly due that and that we made up and understood each other better!
At 23:31…. I can’t wait to have a cold-ish shower and due to my ears ringing ….let’s hope I can get some sleep tonight cos I’m recording Rachael again at 10 tomorrow!