Friday, November 07, 2014

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

C has a buddy, let's call him Jack, every now and then Jack's parents call to arrange play dates. First they called to let us know what day Jack's birthday party was being planned for. "Darn," I said, C can't come because he's participating in a bocce festival - you know - bocce? It's a lawn game played by retired Italian gentlemen in their own backyards or by drunk college students at Bertucci's. 
The next time they texted to see if C could come over we were half way up Mount Washington. "Sorry, C can't come over, we're hiking Tuckerman's Ravine. Unusually good cell phone reception up here…"
Last Saturday Jack's mom texted again. 
My response?
"Sorry, C can't come over because he's in nose-bleed seats with me at Boston Garden listening to the Dalai Lama, you know, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism?"
Next time they reach out to us and we're doing something utterly bizarre, I think I'll just say that C's washing his hair.

song: Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of • artist: U2

1 comment:

Snoskred said...

Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

The Dalai Lama is awesome, I would love to go and hear him talk. I think he trumps nearly every possible other event that could be offered, with the exception of being winched down from a helicopter, but helicopter winching is like #1 on my bucket list, so.. :)

I also love this U2 song. I know there are people out there upset with u2 for the whole sneaking their latest album onto all apple devices, but their music has been amazing over the years and should = instant forgiveness for the slight dodginess of that event. :)

As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader.

So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

Looking forward to seeing your posts, and you’ll likely see me drop by again during November.

Happy NaBloPoMo to you!