My little party for myself and anybody else who wants to come to the Finnish Bistro 6:30-8:30pm is this Friday.
I'll have the t shirts I had printed, which is a big deal for me because it's the first time I've ever designed them myself, well with the artwork Jon Hunt created for the album, but I decided what colors and which designs to use.
I'll have them on September 13th!
And I have the cd of the new album as well, thanks to Magic Marc Percansky's immense support with licensing, production, and cd manufacturing, not to mention his incredible attention to detail which has saved me many times now and saved us again several times with this album.
I'm trying to get Rob Genadek to come play this Finnish Bistro show, he has never played there with me, mostly because they don't pay enough for me to support his performance.
But hopefully enough people will come to this and buy enough stuff that I can pay him.
Aside from all that, when we unloaded my car after our second successful show on Saturday night, we both thought the other had locked the car, but neither had.
I was very tired, I'd only had one beer that whole day and evening so it wasn't like I didn't have my wits about me, but I was really tired, and I just went into the house and forgot about checking that the car was locked.
In Rob's neighborhood the cars sit out in front of the houses all night, that's just the way it's done.
I'm used to being careful now that the doors of my car are locked and that I don't leave anything important in my car.
Well, Saturday night I totally forgot all about that and I left my wallet in the console and someone opened the door and helped themselves to my two credit cards and my driver's license.
So Sunday I spent a lot of the day on the phone with the bank getting the purchases they made in the middle of the night removed from my card with my theft protection that I luckily have.
Today I have the day off but it's now going to be spent in a long line at the government building getting a new license.
The moral of the story?
Check and recheck everything and never let your guard down.
Impossible, but necessary, as is all of life's lessons.
Stay positive, be kind.
I was tired and irritable when I got home that night, by my own stupid fault.
And I brought this trouble on myself by my thoughts.
I had everything to be glowing and grateful for and instead I was crabby and it cost me my time and my money.
How do you do that?
See you September 13th at The Finnish Bistro!