Let’s take a little trip back in time.
(Oh come on if you’re reading this you clearly don’t value your time.)
It won’t be a far trip (or particularly entertaining one—damn got to work on my selling technique) I promise. I won’t even use my usual “where we’re going we don’t need roads” Back to the Future joke.
(Ha sorta did so take that!)
AnyTauntingMyTwoReaders we’re going all the way back to Sunday. Close your eyes and picture what you were doing last Sunday night at about 10pm east coast time. Got it? Good, now forget it because this is about me and what I was doing. I was sitting pretty much where I am now. Where?
(Oh I should be painting you a mental picture?)
I was sitting at the table in what we call our library. My computer is open just like it is now and I had a glass of water. The window was open and I had a fan on the floor next to me. I was wearing a Miami Dolphins tee shirt and boxers. These boxers sort of have a malfunction where the little pee flap thingy is. The thing caught on the drawer (the same one that tried to bugger my bum.) and now the flap is a little bigger than needed. With this in mind I positioned the fan and my legs so that the air would blast right into there. Ah nice and cool man bits.
(See what happens when you want a picture painted?)
So there I was being all Fitzgeraldly and typing away:
Typey typey type type.
When I needed a break. So I went on google+ and there was nothing new posted in the last like 5 hours, so I headed over to the twitter. I happened to see a tweet from the lead singer of a band, posting a link to summer tour dates/album info. The band is Patent Pending. Now these guys were here couple months ago and are part of warped tour. I’ve not missed a Cleveland show of theirs in 5 years but warped tour doesn’t count. stream theier latest album here or check out The Magical World of Joe. We decided a long time ago (after attending one and being trampled by a migraine while there) that festival shows are a no go. The other reason is you know unemployed and all can’t just spend tons of money all the time.
So I was going to ignore the link because I knew when the album was due and figured they wouldn’t be here anytime soon. Eventually I was curious (thinking maybe near the end they’d return) and clicked.
Me: Holy yoda’s green little balls! Patent Pending has a concert tomorrow night!
(Probably didn’t say it that way but I wanted you thinking of yoda’s little green balls. You’re welcome.)
It was to be at Peabody’s which we hate but will go there to see Patent Pending any old day. It turned out it was in the tiny Pirate’s Cove (inside Peabody’s) which brought back mostly fond memories. They wifebot (when she was just the girlfriendbot) and her friends would go there for 80’s dance night. I’d attend (no dancing) and sit at the bar drinking and writing.
So we show up and are pretty much the only (non people working there/playing) drinking at the show. The show was awesome and I consider Joe (lead singer) a friend by now. By the end of it I was carrying a nice buzz. We headed on home but had to stop at Walgreens for cat food. After telling all the workers in there they are awesome I grabbed the kitty chow and stopped at the cheap movie bin.
Training Day was calling my name. From there I walked toward the cold drink section. As I did this happened:
lady woman storms passed. Her children like 6 steps behind.
Little girl: Mom…mommy you said you needed medicine the drug section is back there.
Mom: Shut up. (she goes on to inspect the soda pop section.)
Me (tapping little girl on the shoulder): Say no to drugs and you’ll be awesome!
Little girl: ….
Me: Awesome. (thumbs up)
I left her there to ponder my wisdom.
Next time I’ll go with this: