As exhausting as last week was, an energizing little undercurrent of summertime anticipation accompanied it. Had I not been so tired & burnt around the edges, it may have put a wee spring in my step.
It all started when I replaced the ponderous literature cd with a fresh mix of tunes a little heavy on the Bubba Sparxxx. Later in the week I was lucky enough to float around in a sea of capped and gowned seniors. The high school where I work was teeming with that boundless, invincible energy that only 18 year old graduates have. Can you say Pomp? Can you say Circumstance?
One more thing? Please don't hate me for bragging, but...I got carded twice last week. Maybe I don't look at aged as I feel. Sweet.
Final excellent thing that happened? Jzboy scored tickets to see the Police the night of the show! A cool $50 each - no service charge at the box office!
Cherry on top? We got to go with my SECRET PAL. Can it get any more cool and random than that?
Honestly? The show was kindof a disappointment and the seats were lacking in their acoustical appeal - but, damn!, it was very cool to see the Police. Jzboy and I made a couple new friends and remembered that we are still young enough and fun enough to enjoy the hell out of an impromptu concert mid-week. The evening was an excellent mix of fun and breezy summertime goodness. A very good start to the season, I'd say.
Top five thoughts on the evening:
1 - Rehashing concert memories with people your age never gets old.
2 - Sharing crispy thin crusted gourmet pizzas and Sauvignon Blanc with the above mentioned people beats the hell out of tailgating with Lucky Lager in the stadium parking lot.
3 - Sting is quite an example of the health benefits of clean living, regular yoga and a good marriage.
4 - Even though they are drinking fine wine at an expensive concert, middle aged Gen-X'ers still act like sloppy idiots when drunk. (Not my friends, but the folks behind me with the stupid pillows they couldn't keep under their butts).
5 - The Wait is a lot less painful when you've booked fun stuff into your life. Next up? A drumming class - and not your everyday sort of drumming.
"There has to be an invisible sun
It gives its heat to everyone
There has to be an invisible sun
That gives us hope when the whole day's done"
The Police - Invisible Sun/1981
Here's to the energy of the invisible sun warming everyone's lives this summer.