You’ve heard that old adage before right?

“Do what you love and never work a day in your life?”

Yea, it make sense on some levels, but when you do what you love for a living, don’t you have to work hard at it to get to the level you need to be so that it doesn’t feel like work…it’s just you getting better at what you do? I feel that. I know you do too, if you are nodding your head right now.

Today was a good day. The house is clean, i got some good emails, and i got to see a few cross sections of good friends all at once. I went to my friend Veronica Russel’s memorial send off, 2nd line, what have you at One Eyed Jacks tonight. V did so many things in her life with PASSION, she did them so well because she LOVED what she did…and that showed in the quality of her acting, the fierceness of her rollerblading/ass-kicking, the avant-ness of her “Noise”, and the attention to historical detail of her clothing. She had to work to get to to where she was, and she continued to work hard. Miss you much.

Here’s to working hard at loving what you do.  you gotta love that…


Ricky Monie, Ronnie Numbers, Preservation Hall band, and Johnny T..”working” and “loving”