1. Anyone out there a Sugarland fan? I’m not much into country music, but I have always liked them. Last week, I had the opportunity to see them in concert and it was probably the best show I have ever seen. The lead singer in particular (Jennifer Nettles) has such an amazing energy and you can just tell that she loves what she is doing up there. And did I mention our tickets were in one of the arena’s suites? A friend’s boyfriend has season tickets in one of the suites, so we watched the show in leather club chairs, sipped from the stocked bar, and munched on the goodies that catering had set up. I must say I’ll feel more than a little jealous the next time I’m packed shoulder to shoulder in the “regular” seats to see a concert, knowing the suite ticket holders are watching in luxury.
2. Headed up to good ole Dubya Vee this past weekend. A client my office is doing a house for needed my help to address a few issues and finalize her tile and cabinetry selections. From a work standpoint it was very productive. I also got to spend some time with my family, meet my lil brother’s new girlfriend (who, I might add, gets my seal of approval, not that he cares), and hang out with two of my dearest friends. We treated ourselves to dinner at the best restaurant in the little town I grew up in–it has the best house salad dressing, and braciole I’ve ever had.
3. I also got to take my 8 year old godson to his last basketball game of the season. I’ve seen their games before and am always impressed by the sportsmanship that age group shows. They’re too young to be brutally competitive. More than once, I’ve seen a kid fall on the court and get helped up by half of the OTHER team, even if it meant missing a rebound or not getting into position in time to stop a point. And while my godson’s team lost badly (40-6) none of the kids seemed disappointed, they had enjoyed themselves and seemed proud of their efforts despite the low score. The one team member who was visibly crestfallen by the loss was “just a bad loser” according to my godson. More people need the kind of attitudes those kids show.
4. We saw a commercial on TV for the new Buick, which apparently has an iphone app that will allow the owner to start it, unlock it, etc right from their phone. Now, Buick has put out some nice looking cars the past couple of years, but do they not know their demographic? I think the average driver of a Buick sedan is 83 years old and still makes all of their calls from a Harvest Gold wall-mounted rotary phone. What they really need is an app that will let the cars behind the Buick speed it up to something close to the speed limit and move it out of the left lane.
5. So, I go into the grocery store to buy ONE BAG OF FLOUR last week. As I’m getting into the 10 item or less aisle, an old man with a cart FULL of groceries pulls in. “Are you gonna yell at me for comin’ in this aisle?” he asked the clerk. She answers, “Well, I won’t but I can’t promise no one will.” He, and his cart full of groceries goes on in. As he starts unloading, looks right at me and my ONE ITEM. Doesn’t offer to let me go ahead of him. And then, when the clerk has finished ringing up the $140 worth of food, he WRITES A CHECK, adding to my wait.