My intention at the beginning of June was to post entries along each step of my journey across country. Obviously I’ve failed at that. But now I’m staying in one place for a little while, so I decided to catch up.
I left Los Angeles on June 3rd and arrived in Las Vegas five hours later. I stayed at my favorite hotel, The Artisan, for ten days. I did some gambling, some work, made a few new friends and realized that I really like Las Vegas – something I hadn’t been expecting. There’s an energy to it that would definitely wear one down over time, but it’s one of the few places that hasn’t managed to bore me at all, despite the amount of time I spend there.
My last few days in Las Vegas I started writing poetry inspired by a new acquaintance, so I think I may start posting that again. Continue reading There & Back Again
I have two small parrots in the passenger seat of my car for this trip across the country. When I tell people that, they tend to look at me like I’m crazy. Where will I keep them when I stop on the trip? Aren’t they loud? Won’t they fly away? Who the hell brings two parrots on a cross-country drive?
A bird-mama does.
I have given up custody of these dear children of mine once since I’ve had them. A painful nine months where I simply could not have them due to my housing situation. It was hard. I didn’t see them the entire time because I didn’t want to feel guilty saying good-bye every time. They were in good, capable hands.
Since I got them back – fourteen days has been my limit. The longest I will tolerate being away from them.
When I was a kid, I wanted a pet, and my mother told me I was allergic to cats and dogs (not true, different story). So we got me a pair of budgerigars. Small birds, colloquially known as “parakeets”. Two turned into four, and my interest in birds grew, so I slowly acquired more – bigger each time. Continue reading The Birds