Old Time Rock And Roll

Bruce Springsteen Concert - Houston, TX 4-8-09

Bruce Springsteen Concert - Houston, TX 4-8-09

 

Last week I was lucky enough to go see Bruce Springsteen in concert! Let me tell you the guy is just plain awesome as is the rest of his band. They played 25 songs in 2 hours and 40 minutes!

Remember when you were a kid and all you heard was “You’re not old enough!”? Well, I realized the other night that sometimes you are just getting too old for certain things and going to concerts is one of them!

You might be getting too old to go to concerts if:

  • You spend more time in the bathroom instead of the beer line.
  • You hear a young person comment on how he remembers hearing this song on the Classic Rock station.
  • The person sitting next to you takes out his hearing aids.
  • You see a guy leaving the concert by an Ambulance Stretcher, not a Stretch Limo!

Things I Learned From Edouard…

Luckily for us Tropical Storm Edouard was not much of a show for us. We got some much needed rain and just a little wind. But I have learned a lot from Edouard.

The main thing I have learned, or should I say been reminded of, is that some people are just plain stupid! You do not stock up on milk, yogurt, ice cream when you have a chance of power outages! You do not buy bags of ice until the power is actually out. I actually had neighbors put their trash out last night for trash pick-up this morning. Duh!

My favorite thing is watching the media cover major storms. One news station was telling people to stock up on canned meat and they were showing a picture of a can of cat food! Yum! This morning when they found out what a non-event Edouard was they got really funny! They went in search of trouble and as one reporter stated were on the look out for “Ponding” on the roads. What the hell is “Ponding?” Here in Houston our roads flood with a normal afternoon thunderstorm, but just what is ponding on the road? Another reporter was commenting on how some leaves were blocking a sewer drain and I swear it looked like he actually placed the leaves there on purpose!

The last thing I learned from Edouard is that the City of Houston hires Non-Essential Employees. The City of Houston stated yesterday that Non-Essential Employees should stay home today. How is that supposed to make you feel when you find out that you are a Non-Essential Employee? Then comes my next question, why is the City of Houston paying for Non-Essential Employees?