Saturday, August 20, 2011

Playing Hookey

I was supposed to have spent yesterday afternoon getting ready to host a garden club picnic this afternoon.  Instead, I went with The Husband to Manassas to mow his mother's lawn (and I picked up Emma's prescription refill while I was there.)

While we were on our way home, a friend called.  She had been given complimentary tickets to the evening's Barenaked Ladies concert ... you know the rest of the story.

We rushed home, changed clothes, fed the dogs, and grabbed a bite for dinner for ourselves on the way.

We had so much fun!!!

The opening act was a band called "Jukebox the Ghost", three young men from Philadelphia, and they are fabulous!  Anyone who can work the word "tangentially" into stage banter can count me among their fans.  Barenaked Ladies was also wonderful, and I can guarantee that I will be humming their songs for days and days.

Anyway .....

Because I played hookey yesterday, I have to get moving and finish preparing for the arrival of my guests. 


  1. Sounds like a perfectly fun day! I love surprises like that. back to work.

  2. What a hoot! I'd have dropped all other plans to go as well. Who wants to work when you can play and rock out like a teenager again!!!

  3. I would have laid everything aside too and taken in the concert. Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. You didn't mention one thing about being deaf, so I guess you made it out with your hearing.

  5. Ugh, blogger ate my comment! I hope your get together is going well, and how fun that you got to go to a BNL's concert, I love them!

    Kat :)

  6. We so would have dropped everything and played hooky!
    This happened to us almost 4 years ago. J won 2 tickets to see Rascal Flatts with Taylor Swift opening!
    We had more of a blast because it was such a spur-of-the-moment thing :)
    Glad you had a rockin' time!
    xo, misha

    p.s. when I went into Knoxville on Tuesday, I passed a beautiful, new,HUGE van with a sign, "East Tennessee Greyhound Rescue" and I thought of you! Know anyone in this area who rescues?

  7. How fun to be spontaneous like that!
    Sounds like a great time!

  8. Sounds like a great night, Connie! And just think- YOU didn't have to get barenaked to watch them! Love the banter by Act One, too! xo Diana

  9. I love playing hookey and I love the BNL!! How fun! Sometimes the opening acts are just as good and a great way to get new music. Glad that you enjoyed your night.


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