February 8, 2017 - 5:32pm
I think I can play catch up today… currently on a highway… a very straight highway… en route to Roswell, NM.
(… yup… bucket list item will be achieved today!!)
I’ll get into it in more detail but we drove all night in order to make a radio performance (K-BAT 99.9) this afternoon… and Roswell is the halfway point between there (Midland, TX) and Albuquerque, NM.
So.. Sunday… Sunday, February 5… we had 2 days off before Austin so we decided to camp out a little outside the city… found a place called Bastrop, TX. Got a good deal on a hotel and I figured we should use these couple days to rest… there are some grinds coming up (hence last night) and enjoy the downtime.
… that being said, we were still hard at work on our socials and doing our best to promote the shows... get the word out to a few more people if we can. It’s been tough but we do see some results… more than zero… close to zero stings though…. but you just remind yourself you tried, tweak the approach for next time, and try again.
So I don’t think I got a pic of it, but if you ask the guys… it probably looked like I had planted myself at a table with 4 chairs in the lounge for 48 hrs… only times I got up were for food, Walmart, gym, and pool…. from 9am to roughly 2am, I was there… emails, research, photoshop/graphics, tweets, Facebook posts, and any other various fires that came across my "office desk".
#DearBands - There’s no free time unless you make free time.
Take that how you will, but there’s always something to do… and when things are good, there’s typically more to do than you have time for… and things are quite good right now.
The day overall is a little blurry, but I think it ended with the 4 of us at the pool... and I was doing laundry as well.
… oh, I should mention when we approached this hotel, it was like out a video game… it was beside a plaza, but at the end of a road… as if the designers wanted to make it obvious where you character could save their game.
(…. so much of these trips is like GTA / Grand Theft Auto… simple missions… right?)
I went in to check in, and I saw the sign on the wall…”Pool / Whirlpool”
Online it didn’t say hot tub… but the wall says hot tub.. so I think there’s a hot tub!!
I’m totally into that right now.. 100%. Internally, I’m almost in tears at the thought of a hot tub right now… sort of expecting it to be out of order or something… or worse… kids are using it.
(… those kids.. probably peeing in it.)
The front desk was helping another guest so I peeped the ammenities.
Laundry… front loaders… nice.
Gym… treadmills, bike, weights… nice.
Pool… pool… hot tub… no kids/pee… amazing.
It didn’t take long after checking in to get down there… I was excited.
Oh, Super Bowl was on too… I called it when we got back from the pool… what are the chances it’s in overtime… it’s football and anything can happen when scoring is worth so much.
… we caught the end.
… although it seemed like most people wanted to see Atlanta win, and at 28-3 when we left the room, it appeared to be the case.
… but New England clawed their way back.
… sorry, couldn’t help it.
- Mike ;-)
P.S. Remembered we cleaned out the van as well. It wasn't that bad actually... nothing gross, just stuff that could use a repack from shows... and a good sweep. Good jeorb guys.
P.P.S. Forgot, it was 1000F that morning. Temperatures have really been all over the map.. then again we're sorta all over the map... *cough*
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