Saturday, March 31, 2012
IF YOU DON'T GO OUT NOTHING HAPPENS
Truer words were never spoken.
If you stay home, nothing much will happen. You could spend your time watching TV, reading a book, making a phone call or doing some boring chores.
What brought this to mind was almost deciding not to accept an invitation to attend a concert with a friend. I had a full afternoon out and thought I'd just as soon stay home, have a leisurely dinner, watch TV and call it a night.
This partcular friend usually comes up with something at a reasonable cost (or even free) and it's a worthwhile take-in. Just once I joined her for the annual "Garlic Festival" which turned out to be a "smelly affair. Pardon me, I just couldn't resist that comment!
This time it was a piano concert at Lynn University - Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton. The young artist performing that evening is pursuing a Professional Performance Certificate.
Even though I do not play any musical instrument, I was very impressed with her talent at the piano and how she made it sing!
When my friend, who lives in Chicago, picked me up, there were two ladies in the car who I didn't know.
They both live in Peabody, Mass., a stone's throw from my home town. Both were born in Chelsea, Mass. Me Too!
Once that was established we started to play Jewish Geography, that's when we found out that we know a lot of the same people.
After that I asked one of the ladies when she is going home. April 12 - me too!!
What airline? Jet Blue - me too!!
Out of West Palm or Fort Lauderdale? Ft. Lauderdale - me too!!
What time is your flight? 11:45 - me too!!
Where is your seat? row 4 - I'm in row 6 - close enough!!
Hope to get together with those ladies when I get back home. Wasn't it a good thing I went out that night?!!
I'll be making one more extra special post before I leave. Look for it on Saturday April 7th!!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
EVERYTHING IN MODERATION
It's in every magazine, newspaper and book we read telling us to cut back on the eating, drinking and smoking. The articles also recommend that we exercise more, I'm aware of those articles since I'm one of those people who should get moving!!
When I look back at all the things I did last week I realize why I was totally out of commission when Tuesday rolled around.
Last Friday night I met a friend for dinner, haven't seen her in a while so we had lots to catch up on. We were there during "Happy Hour" and took full advantage of "being happy."
The restaurant was not too busy, the waiter gave us excellent service, we were in no rush to leave so we must have been there a good three hours. That was a lot of sitting.
Image: Chairs for sitting
Saturday night I got together with my "movie friend." "A Separation" was the 4 star film we saw. It was on for 123 minutes!! After all that sitting, the ending leaves you to draw your own conclusion. I didn't like that!
After the movie we went over to a nearby restaurant which was very busy. After a half hour wait we got seated and again there was a lot of sitting.
I'm not through sitting yet!!!
Sunday night I was fortune to have a ticket to see John Davidson at our club house. That must have been the third time I've seen him - and you know what: he was better than ever!!! What a performer!!!
We made it a point to get to the club house early, the show was a sellout so in order to get a reasonable place to park , the early bird gets the spot!!
So again I had a lot of sitting!!!
Monday afternoon I play Mah Jong with five ladies. That way, one lady can sit out and stretch her legs.
That particular Monday one lady could not make it so the four of us played, so again I had a lot of sitting!!!
Now comes Tuesday - Once a month I get together with some friends for lunch and a card game. I knew when I woke up that morning I was in no condition to "sit again." I stayed home and rested.
"This old gray mare" is not what she used to be and has to do "everything in moderation! Even sitting!!!