Lift off in less than 3 hours. Feeling good—Fired Up! Ready to Go! Listening to music: Emmylou, Joni, K.D.Lang, Bob Dylan, Pete Yorn, and Lucinda Williams. I’ve changed clothes a few times. I’ve settled on all black with a blood red bead at my neck. Hair done. Makeup did. My mom is so excited. Her ladies at the beauty shop saw my article in the paper and congratulated her. My mom is stoked about tonight! Getting a good grounding listening to Bob–It’s all over now baby blue…it takes me to such a deep place. My baby girl is going to hear me read tonight. She has never heard me read publicly before. I am so excited. I am dedicating the reading to her.