02|20|09   NZ to US

Well, today is my birthday. An even thirty. And I’m glad I get to spend it with my Mom, back home, in America. It’s nice to be home, but unlike past holidays here, this… well… it isn’t really a holiday. So instead of relaxing and going clothes shopping, I’ve been trying to rally more gigs for the tour, find fuses and proper US power supplies (harder than you might think!), buy a new car, have said car repaired, register the thing (a white 1994 Ford Explorer XLT with leather seats… muahahaha!).

Oh yeah, I also had a massive and freakish fever (already recovered though… rarrr).

So anyhow, the flight from New Zealand to the States was a piece of cake. Seriously. It was the quickest-feeling flight I ever had. Rachel saw me off in Christchurch (thanks, love), and then, after spending some time hanging around in Auckland and waiting for my flight to LAX (aka 666, Satan, Hell), I boarded my plane and… fell asleep. All I remember is getting on the plane and sitting down and then someone nudges me and asks me to sit up straight, as we’re landing shortly. Wow. 13 hours in the air and zero misery: a first.

Once in LAX, I went through customs (a breeze! yes! under the radar, suckers!) and went through security (also a breeze, ditto re. suckers). Of course, it couldn’t all be pink candy canes and fluffy clouds, so, in an act of cosmic hubris-control, my flight to Chicago got delayed by about 2 extra hours. But yeah, after essentially being zonked out for the past 13 hours, I didn’t really mind. I just pulled out my copy of Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and read away.

Anyhow, I’m sitting there reveling in Dawkins’ wit, and this charming lady sits down next to me, says hi, glances at my book, looks a bit embarrassed, and opens up a book of her own: “How to become a believer”. Ha. I tell you, that was as awkward a moment as they come.

So yeah, theological funnies aside, despite nasty weather I arrived safely in Chicago. Mom was there to greet me, and we drove home, where I fell asleep pretty fast after an approximately 30-hour journey.


Yay! Check out the new Enright House Shop I just finished making! Even if you’re not the type of person who buys music anymore, do take a look at how pretty and shiny it is! :)

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  • mark

    You’ll be missed! glad you got home safely :)

  • Matt Reid

    I really hope your tour goes well and that you make it big, the world needs more music like yours!

  • Mark

    Ha. Thanks, you two! I’m really excited about the tour!! What an enormous country! Can’t wait to get into the Ford Explorer and roam around this vast nation for two whole months!

    Hugs,
    Mark

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