December 9th, 1978 to August 14th, 1979 My first attempt at binding a real book. Except I didn't know anything about it...
Like how to sew the signatures together, much less make a cover! I've already decided to leave Kansas and move to Austin,
Texas to pursue music. More trials and tribulations plus a trip back to Phoenicia and Carbondale and another family reunion.
October 2nd, 1979 to July 22nd, 1981... I've moved to Austin, ensconced myself in a housing coop -- V -- near UT, joined my
first band and met my boyfriend for the next six years, Mo. I'm learning to do calligraphy and playing music in bars. Life
is definitely more exciting! Heaven.
The Penguin Parade
February 11th, 1982 to May 15th, 1983... I've got my own little freelance business now, although I still have day jobs and
Open for Business
May 15th, 1983 to February 3rd, 1986... Sporadic recollections of various roommates and bands. By the end, Mo moves out to
go to air traffic controller school in OKC. I'm ready to have a big birthday party with lots of food and music...
February 8th, 1986 to April 21st, 1987... I meet my second husband, jc, start playing with a new band, meet jc's kids (Ali,
13; Erika Dawn, 11; and Sara, 4) and they move in. Thus begins my up and down relationship with my second husband. The book
ends with the death of my beloved cat, Willie Nillie Nelson.