Right now I’m sitting in a hotel room in Plymouth, MA, waiting for J. Money to finish mohawk’ing his hair, so we can hit the town and get to work on finalizing all the Love Drop details for today. Honestly, the fact that I’m sitting on my own bed in an actual hotel is a rare treat for me on these trips. I’m not even gonna mention the time we spent two straight weeks together on a tiny fold-out couch in a 97-degree business office in Austin. Suffice it to say that right now I’m happy.
These trips are always an adventure – we never know what’s gonna happen or how we’ll have to adjust our (admittedly loose) plans as we go. This trip has already seen the usual drama of vendors telling us one thing and then doing another, which wouldn’t be the biggest deal in the world if the ENTIRE DROP PRESENTATION AND A CERTAIN FAMILY’S HOPES AND DREAMS, NOT TO MENTION OUR OWN, DIDN’T HINGE ON GETTING A RENTAL TRUCK AT A CERTAIN TIME, WHICH WAS PROMISED TO BE RESERVED FOR US YESTERDAY BUT IS NOW DISCOVERED TO BE IN FACT UNRESERVABLE IN GENERAL PRINCIPLE. But I’m not bitter.
I’m actually pretty sure that everything will work out fine, as it always does with Love Drop. It’s always a bit crazy leading up to the event, but at the end of the day we’re dropping some love and doing some good, so everyone ends up happy, including us.
I’m also excited to be here in Plymouth, which I’ve never seen before. We took a little walk down Water Street yesterday and got to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower replica, which were both pretty cool. Of course I discovered that the Pilgrims not only didn’t land near that rock, but they didn’t even land here in Plymouth, and to make matters even more pathetic, when they chose that rock over 100 years later to represent the spot of the landing, they decided to move it to a slightly better spot, and promptly broke it in half while carrying it. #PilgrimFAIL
Looks like J$ is done getting ready – time to get to work! Catch y’all on the flip side…
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