March 13th, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

The concert

Wow!

Yes, it does make a difference, to go to a concert where I actually *like* the music. I finally remembered that the last time I went to a concert at Rupp was the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and I didn't enjoy that at all.

Elton John and Billy Joel were fantastic, and just watching their fingers on the keyboards was worth the experience. I still favor Billy Joel over Elton John, but I love both their music... It was an awesome night.

It was a bona-fide date. I fixed a yummy recipe for dinner, which I ended up feeding to Wolf in the car on our way to the concert. He picked me up at home, and drove, and even helped me in and out of the car, and offered his arm while we walked.

We got there a tad late, because of Wolf's Work Day from Hell, and I got mixed up on parking recommendations, so we walked from the Bank One building to Rupp and back. On the bright side, that meant parking was free. :)

Our seats were in the upper section, which is benches rather than seats, and high enough to give me to willies when getting settled in the dark. We were in the middle of the row, so had to go pass quite a few people. I clung to Wolf's arm for support, occasionally digging in. So when we sat, he curled his arm around me and help me for support. We ended up sitting cuddled together like two teenagers for the whole concert, in between dancing in our seats and on our feet.

After concert, the souvenir table was mobbed, but the wait wasn't long. I got a t-shirt for myself and a keychain for Flar, and for the same money, Wolf bought a bear for Sydb and a mug for his mom. The concert really was close to 4 hours long, so Wolf ended up staying the night and driving home early this morning.

I'm wrecked. But I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Oh, the music was so fine!
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bundled up, walkabout, snow

A day being wasted

Oh, I didn't waste the day, I was wasted today, and thus didn't do much.

I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night, and I was wearing the concert shirt all day to remind me why. I can usually still cope with merely tired or sleepy, but add in the foot injury...

I sucked at bowling today, but I finally managed to bowl my average in the last game, and while I didn't win that game for us, I tied the score in the last frame.

Flar was leaving town for Brazil today, and I didn't have any errands already planned, so I drove straight home from bowling to share lunchtime with him. His dad loaned him money so that we can get by until we get paid by the client who has owed him since November. So I hopped in the car and drove to the bank to deposit that, and to get expense cash for Flar from his business account and my spending money for the week.

When I got home, my foot was hurting enough that I wanted to be in one spot. Flar said he was about to finish his packing, so I plopped into bed. I finished the afghan for Gaucha so that he could pack it, and after he left, I catnapped until it was time to get the boys.

When we got home from school, I asked Critter to be my legs for the evening. Critter brought me dinner in bed, and kept track of his brother. They watched Inspector Gadget 2; I read live journal and email and chatted online awhile. I caught up on one the mailing lists I've been ignoring, and that made me sleepy. The boys took care of trash and recycling and the dishes, and then I read another chapter of The Marvelous Land of Oz to them.

And now that I've decided to go on to sleep, I'm feeling more wakey wakey. Maybe I'll watch a movie before I go to sleep.

The list:


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  • Woke Wolf up at 5:15am to get him home on time
  • Woke the boys
  • Printed the receipt forms for bowling
  • Emptied the camera for Flar to take to Brazil
  • Bowled (sucky)
  • Deposited a check for Flar and got cash
  • finished Gaucha's afghan
  • Laid about like a wounded thing, staying off my blistered foot
  • get the car washed
  • update the chess database
  • write an update handout for chess club
  • put together checks for Coach to turn in
  • Fold last week's laundry
  • Wash this week's laundry
  • Replace burned out lightbulbs
  • make phone calls
  • clean the master bathroom
  • work on Erosul web site
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