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31st Aug 2006 Posted in: Blog, Momhood, Road Diaries Comments Off on from the Austin Folk House

Okay, so I’m the only one in the Austin Folk House tonight.

This is my room. Chris from the sister b&b Star of Texas just came and fixed the modem so I could get online. He said “Your name is Rain? Not Rae-Ann?” and I couldn’t help but think of Tim Robbins in Bull Durham (“Rae-Ann…she’s a-stayin’…”) I promised him I’d be okay alone here. This morning the nice girl working asked if I could come to the other hotel for breakfast tomorrow so she didn’t have to cook breakfast for just me. That’s fine – the moms who were here this morning sending their daughters off to the U of T are gone now…that will be me in a few short years.

This is a great hotel. Come here if you want to stay right by the U of Texas. Here is an example of why it’s cool.

I did three or four more songs today. If I do say so myself, I’m kicking ass, although the pendulum still swings minute by minute between “I rock” and “I suck.” I left Congress House and drove up Congress and people were gathered on the Congress Ave. Bridge, and I thought – when will I be back? – so I parked at the newspaper parking lot and watched the bats fly at dusk. I didn’t get any good pictures because they went east along the river, but I will say that it was cool to watch them take off.

I went to Waterloo Records and wow.

Feeling a little melancholy tonight because a. I miss my family, and b. I know this recording is wrapping up and I’m sad. This is fun and wonderful and the part of me that does this is a little undernourished.

Good night from Austin,

10th May 2006 Posted in: Blog, Road Diaries Comments Off on Austin: Day 3

Wednesday – went for an early, pre-sweltering-heat, walk down to Town Lake under the Congress Ave. bridge, home of the famous bats. I could hear and smell them, but couldn’t see them. Here’s a picture someone took of the bats emerging at dusk. I really appreciate the bats because I now have twelve mosquito bites.