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Slacker!

I skipped my normal Sunday post this weekend. It isn't that I had no topic, we were just busy. It didn't even involve writing related stuff.

My wife earmarked the spot where my deceased apricot tree was removed. She's also a sucker for a good promotion. A local nursery gives away what they call “bucks” during the Spring and early Summer sales period. If you save these bucks, you can use them after the season winds down to purchase items they didn't sell during the rush. (I was thinking tools perhaps. Silly me.)

It's a great business idea. People who don't care where they buy petunias go out of their way to shop where they get bucks. They return toward the end of the season to spend bucks on junk the nursery could not sell.

This time, we got lucky. My wife picked out a magnolia tree that was over $100. We paid less than $40 because she had so many bucks to spend. That means I got to plant a rather large tree on Sunday. Our soil is rocky, and this takes a bit of effort. I even screened the soil to remove the rocks before it went back in the hole. (I didn't need dynamite, but it was close.) (Also, can I get some bucks for a back massage and some muscle relaxers?)

Immediately after finishing it was time to clean up, and dress up. We made a mad dash to The Morrison Center to watch The Book of Mormon. This is the Broadway play that was put together by the fellows who brought us South Park. We wound up getting there about fifteen minutes late because a stoplight was out.

Sometimes even I get lucky. So many patrons were blocked by the light that they held up the curtain. All was well. The play was hilarious. We grabbed a sandwich and a beer on the way home, and that about did it for me.

Tomorrow, we have tickets to the final tour for Motley Crüe. My wife is way excited, but I saw them live before I ever met her. They will be excellent, and I'm not worried about being bored. I'm looking forward to Alice Cooper who is also part of the bill. I've never seen him perform, and always wanted to.

We almost never buy tickets to the big stuff. It's kind of once per year, or less. It just so happens this year we have tickets to two events in three days. If I consider the play as last year's event, and the concert as this year's event, can I go to something fun again next summer?

Oddly enough, I need a tie for work tomorrow. Sunday, I went from shorts and a tee shirt to putting on a tie for the play. Tomorrow, I'll rush home to get rid of the tie and pull on shorts and a tee shirt.

So I was a slacker in blogland. I may have missed a post or two that I should have read. I didn't write, edit, or promote a darned thing. I had a pretty good time though. I may even see some interesting people to make up stories about tomorrow.

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Wicked

The touring production of Wicked came back to Boise. We missed it several years ago and Old What’s Her Face* hasn’t let me hear the end of it.

We bought our tickets in November, and last night was the night. It was kind of awkward, because we had company over the weekend. They wanted to visit, and insisted this weekend had to be the one. We told them about our plans, and weren’t about to flush $300 worth of tickets down the drain. We went anyway, company stayed home.

We really had a good time. I’m not as enamored as some people are with it, but it was well worth the effort to see. I know some fans get Greatful Dead, Harry Potter, Star Trek crazy about it.

In my mind Galinda was worth the price of admission. She’s hilarious.

This is probably ancient news to most Americans, but I get a fair amount of international traffic here. I live in Idaho, and Broadway isn’t just down the street. If you get a chance to see it, see it.

It isn’t exactly “man card” material, but I’m confident enough to not worry about such things. Fun is fun, no matter what flavor it comes in. I can always watch Tombstone again later to balance my karma.

* Old What’s Her Face is not my wife’s real name.

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