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Sara and I decided to make Day 2 a driving day so that we could take our time heading to Charlottesville. This allowed us to occasionally pull over if something interesting caught Sara’s eye.
The Driving Day is actually a recent development in my touring regimen. I used to feel so compelled to fill my schedule with shows that I would take anything the venues would give me just to color in another square on my calendar. It became clear after a few years of this that sometimes driving 7 or 8 hours just to arrive a day early to the next destination is worth more than playing a show in an empty bar with bad sound and TVs on all around me. The Driving Day can be a stress reliever, a recharger, and a chance to catch up on This American Life episodes. This is an un-quantifiable value. The Driving Day has taught me to not fear empty space—in my schedule, in my thoughts, even in my performances.
Sara and I pulled into Charlottesville late last night and met our hosts Sam and Matt. After a delicious PB&J and a cold Shiner we enjoyed getting to know them a bit before finally retiring to our beds. Or in my case, a fold-out sofa.
More adventures to come. Thanks for following.
And now some thoughts from Sara.
“What I have Eaten”
by: Sara Kerens
16 vanilla cream cookies
3 large cokes from Sonic with lime wedges
1 bag of cheetos
2 turkey sandwiches on focaccia bread
1 turkey sandwich on french bread
1 bowl of broccoli parmesan soup
1 bowl of tuscan tomato and kael soup
1 order of onion rings from Sonic
Half of a cheeseburger
1 Oreo blast from Sonic
1 mug of tea…and I’m about to eat a bagel
by: Sara Kerens
a. Do not eat 16 vanilla cream cookies in one day ever again.
b. Re-wear 1 outfit as many times as possible - so far - I have worn the same outfit two days in a row, and I think today will be three.
c. Gain 3 pounds