Barely slept last
night. As is always my ritual I wait until the
last minute to pack - strangely it has less to do with
procrastination and more to do with the excitement of
packing hours before a flight. It's much more giddy
that way. And sleep? Naaaaaahhhh... I can just
sleep on the plane...
...maybe if this
wasn't the coolest plane in the world. I read 36
channels of DirecTV in the itinerary, they even say it
when you print your boarding pass, but the second you
start flippin' channels on an airplane it's like the
first time it ever occured to you. It is the craziest
comfort I've ever experienced on a plane. It just
feels like chillin' at home and the hours
literally fly by. If you ever have a trip where you're
feelin somewhat luxurious - take JetBlue. Yes their
landing gear may malfunction causing sparks from hell
to fly up the bottom of your plane but you'll be able
to watch "Pimp My Ride" the entire time.
If I ever get
famous will I not be able to make jokes like that?
That would suck.
I get off the
plane a bit early and expect to have to wait for the
driver when all the sudden - there's a group of dudes
with names on cards and a big KONTRAS right in the
middle of 'em. I almost turned around and got my
camera out, but the environment just didn't allow it.
He tried to take my bag and stunned, I just said
NO! Like I'm hiding a fuckin' kilo in there or
something, but honestly it just took me off guard. It
doesn't occur to me that it's his job - I'm the guy
bringing all this shit, why should he carry
Heh - pimpin'.
Nothing I love more than acting like a completely
different person and watching the reactions of those
around me. This is not my haircut, I don't wear
suits, the leather jacket (though very nice) is not my
green army jacket - and that's why I like it.
Fancy plane ride and fancy hotel? Oh hells yes I'm
playng along. A fuggin' driver taking me from the
airport to the hotel in a leather clad towncar?
Sheeeeeeit. Is suit time for Adam. LOL.
The hotel was
ridiculously luxurious although suprisingly the room
really wasn't. Don't get me wrong, nice room with
THE most comfortable bed I have ever slept
in my life... but look at these room
I mean holy
SHIT. And internet access is an incidental charge of
$12 a night. !?!? $500 just doesn't buy what it used
to. Needless to say I'll be uploading this later.
Oh and no razors or hair gel or ANYTHING in the
room... Considering we can't take shit on an airplane
anymore, you'd think the hotels would accomadate.
That's probably only available in the
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR SUITES. LOL. Crazy
- the bed however... just ridiculous. I think
even the FRAME was down filled. I'm rethinking my
entire bedroom now.
ended up immediately locking my keys in
the room and in true Journey fashion got
it on tape from INSIDE the
room. Yes, not only did I forget my
keys, I forgot to turn off my camera.
Dazed & Confused
boy...I love it.
Of course after a
nap I did have to jump out into the night to pick
up said razors and hair gel and also meet the most
difficult woman on the planet. (sigh) Hoping I'd have
someone to talk to as I didn't want to sit alone
in my hotel room all night, I responded to an ad on
craigslist a few days ago explaining my situation.
Figured we could could just sit on a bench and talk
about shit. I know, me and benches. I gave a link
to my site figuring it was the easiest way to prove
I'm not insane (shut up) and got zero responses. Tried
again and someone finally responded I thought seemed
laid back. What I got instead was someone so
eager to avoid any topic that would even remotely give
an insight to who she was for fear I might of someone
actually knowing her - and heaven for-fucking-bid I
mention it on this site. Now I understand the site
thing...I'm hyper-sensitive to how my public words
will effect others (hell even mentioning I SPOKE to
another woman makes me feel bad for Cassi), but this
woman had a wall like I'd never seen before. I kept
thinking: "Man, had you met me 10 years ago, I'd
have been up for this 'palaur-like' challenge but not
this time honey. Not with how happy my life is right
now. You picked the wroooooong time to run into
I guess it wasn't
that bad, I mean it couldn't have been if we
ended up talking for 5 hours - but it's just
exhausting. The thought of playing "superman" and
expending effort trying to show this woman how
incredible life is when you knock down those walls and
feel... just doesn't appeal to me in the least
anymore. Been there, done that, and they never get it
in the end. And seriously, nothing is going to damper
the wonderfulness of tomorrow.
"I find I'm so
excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in
my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man
can feel, a free man at the start of a long
journey...whose conclusion is
That's my new
signature. I could end every friggin' entry with
PS - just watched
the video again - could those lyrics be more perfect?
I look at the Journey not as me going through it,
but me and all those following it as you guys feel it
just like I do. So "everybody had a hard year,
everybody had a good time" is just dead on. It's been
a difficuly, bumpy, but fucking FUN year. BTW - that
song was from my Tokyo trip and I actually
produced it in a hotel - seemed appropriate as it's
the last time I stayed in one.