My 22-year old brother is coming to visit this weekend. I bought him a ticket to one of his favorite bands, Sound Tribe Sector 9, for a graduation present. He graduated from the University of Maryland in May. I knew that he liked this band and I figured that since they were playing here in Atlanta, it would be a fun thing for us to do together and for him to come see my new house.
Here’s where the old part comes in. The concert starts at 5! There are several opening bands (including Big Boi from Outkast which I’m kind of excited about.) But going to a concert from 5-11pm just isn’t that appealing to me and I’m afraid that I’m going to be bored! Plus, he mentioned that he wanted to go out and experience Atlanta nightlife afterward. I’m all for showing him stuff, but at 8pm, not midnight! There is no way that I’m going to feel like going out after driving home from this concert which is 40 minutes away! It really does come down to this – I’m old. While I know I’m not OLD, I really have no interest in doing some things that I used to like and I’d much rather be in my bed at midnight than be at a bar.
Speaking of my bed, last night we had some strong rain and Murphy stood in the bed all night. Yes, stood. He gets really freaked out when it thunderstorms and barks and whines and has to be with us. Then he cannot relax and often just stands on the bed. Murphy weighs 60 pounds. It doesn’t provide a good night’s sleep when he’s standing over me! Poor guy. I wish I knew how to ease his storm fears.
Any fun plans this weekend?