We’re only about an hour away from the show tonight in Vegas, and I’m pretty excited. I’ve played the House of Blues in Vegas three times now, and it’s always a really good show!
Tomorrow’s show at the America’s Finest Beer Festival was cancelled. 😦 It stinks cause I was gonna get paid really well for that one, but it happens sometimes. I guess the city of San Diego forced them to shut down which allows me to sleep in, but it still is a pretty big bummer. I don’t cancel many shows and so when it happens, it’s always kind of a bummer.
The last thing Shane Henry told me before I left Oklahoma City for Durango was, “Be careful of deers!” I thought it was funny, and laughed… but if he hadn’t warned me, I literally would have probably hit one. The animals between OKC and Colorado are EVERYWHERE. Cows and horses are just grazing feet away from the road, domesticated animals are just playing in the street at some points… and that’s where it happened… 😦
At around 3:30am, I was going 75 (The posted speed limit) and there was a house coming up. The lights shone on two cats playing in the middle of the street. In a split second I slammed on the brakes, but it was too late. 2 seconds later, as I was replaying the event in my mind, a strange odor seeped into the car… that’s when I realized… I had hit a skunk… not a cat…
So then I start to reconstruct the story. Almost like watching a movie where at the end, the main character does a flashback and sees the real story. I think the cat was fighting the skunk, and I backed it up…
Now… I’m not normally on the side of cats… but if I had no other option, but had to run over a cat or a skunk, I think I made the right decision. (Not like I really had a choice…)
Anyways. Drive safe. And keep your pet skunks away from the road.