Sunday, October 28, 2007

To Everything (turn, turn, turn)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)...

I can't believe it is almost the end of another year already. I doesn't seem like it's been 8 years since my hubby proposed to me at midnight on Y2K. Remember what a big deal Y2K was? A lot of people thought the world as we know it was going to end because computers couldn't figure out the year "00".

This year has brought about a lot of changes in my life, most all of them positive this time! With me, every year brings change. I am very rarely in the same circumstances at the end of any given year as I was at the beginning. Whether this be job, place of residence, in trouble, out of trouble, family situation, financial name it. Life is truly never boring.

In 2007, I have undergone a drastic improvement in financial status, started (yet another) new job, and moved into a new house. I wonder what will change between now and the end of 2008? This is one of the rare times when I actually hope that nothing changes too much - I like where I am right now. But, you never know! And it's funny, but even unwelcome changes seem to be for the best in hindsight.


We are looking forward to seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert next weekend. This will be my third time to see him, and hubby's second. Buffett concerts are always fun. It's more like a huge party than a show.

I love concerts. You may ask, "Why pay exorbitant amounts of money to see a band play live (probably from the back of the auditorium) when you can buy the CD for $20 and listen to it whenever you want?" It's a whole different exzperience to actually be there, see the band in person, breathe the same air, etc. And you're sitting with hundreds of other people who are excited for the same reasons. It's a huge energy, and I just love it.

I was lying in bed this morning wishing I could go back to sleep. I hate getting up early when I don't have to. Anyway, no such luck. So I lay there reminiscing about concerts I have been to. Let's see...Steve Miller (twice), The Doobie Brothers, Poison, Jimmy Buffett (twice so far), KISS, Aerosmith, Neil Young, John Prine, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones (twice), The Who, The Police, The Eagles...there may be more, that's all I can think of right now.

There are some people, like my mom, who don't enjoy loud noise and high energy crowds. These folks would not appreciate a good concert. That's OK - if we all liked the same things, the world would get boring.


A Scotsman moves to Canada and attends his first baseball game.

The first batter approaches the batters' box, takes a few swings and then hits a double.

Everyone is on their feet screaming 'Run!!!'

The next batter hits a single. The Scotsman listens as the crowd again Cheers 'RUN!! RUN!!'

The next batter also hits a single.The Scotsman listens as the crowd roars as a run scores, and cheers 'RUN!! RUN!!'

The Scotsman is enjoying the game and begins screaming with the fans.

The fourth batter comes up and four balls go by.The Umpire calls: 'Walk.'

The batter starts his slow trot to first base.The Scot stands up and screams, 'Run ye lazy basta*d - rrrun!'

The people around him begin laughing. Embarrassed, the Scot sits backDown.

A friendly fan notes the man's embarrassment, leans over and explains, 'HeCan't run -- he has four balls.'

The Scot stands up and screams: 'Walk with pride, Laddie!'


Have a good day, everyone!


Duke_of_Earle said...

The only thing that's constant is change. And even change that's unexpected and unwanted can have a positive outcome.

That's a lot of concerts! Just think, if you had all the money you spent on those concerts... you'd have missed a bunch of fine concerts!

What's an "exzperience?"

Oh, and great joke at the end!


Christina said...

oh, shut up about my typos!

And if I hadn't spent the money on concerts, I probably would have spent it on something stupider. Life is too short to not do what you enjoy if you have the means to!

Margaret said...

I am with you ,there is nothing that can compare with the Live performance. I have seen quite a few favourites as well.
My changes have been pretty drastic the last couple of years. There have been some positive ones this year I am pleased to say.
Cheers Margaret

Merle said...

Hi Christina ~~ I am glad to hear that you are contented where you are now and all is going well for you and your family. Lucky you to see all those concerts. The last one
I went to was Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and before
them years ago to Neil Diamond. Thanks for your comments and I am glad you enjoy the jokes. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Melinda said...

Hi Christina,
I unfortunately as yet have never been to a live concert but I hope that one day soon I will change that! Glad all is going well for you and your family. Enjoy your concert I am sure it will bring you fantastic memories !!
Take Care Melinda.

Hale McKay said...

LOL @ "Walk with pride, Laddie."

Being a little older, the list of he groups I have seen will differ slightly from your list.

I have seen my favorite group, The Moody Blues seven times.

A friend of mine (we served on the same ship in the Navy)was the bass guitarist for The Brooklyn Bridge - their only big hit was "The Worst That Could Happen."

While in college in Chicago, I attended several 'battles of the bands.' Then called The Chicago Transit Authority the group now known as Chicago was the usual winner.

Others I have seen The Buckinghams, The Rascals, The Turtles, Guess Who, Grass Roots, Air Supply (with a date), Credence Clearwater Revival, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Donna Summer (with a date), The Doors (Morrison was arrested on the stage and the show ended - the old 'banned in Boston' syndrome) The Traveling Wilburys (This was the most enjoyable of all the concets I have ever attended. Roy Orbison died not long after that performance.)

I guess change is constant, we all experience in different degrees.

I want to mention that I have posted a "ghost story" for Halloween. NO need to worry, it is not a serial. It is complete in ONE post.

You can find it at the link, it is titled Amber Lake.

I hope you like it.

Peter said...

Hi Christina, I subscribe to the theory that says "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

Jack K. said...

I can commiserate with your mother and the loud noises. I do enjoy the high energy.

I am partial to Pink Floyd.

The comment about things looking bad and then turning out good reminded me of this.

I agree with your dad, great joke.

Thanks for signing the guest book.