Thursday, December 02, 2010

If I Should Fall From Grace With God Where No Doctor Can Relieve Me

Here is a wall full of wine bottles and a bike...In other words - rapture.

Man, Face Book can be so weird sometimes. So, this morning I was running outside in the cold before work. As I turned onto my street, The Pogues' "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" came up on my random playlist. When I got to work, I posted a status update documenting that fact. A little later, a friend of mine who lives in Chicago commented that The Pogues were playing there in March and asked me if I wanted to go with her. Of course, my first instinct was to assume that it wouldn't work for me to go. I really hate driving in Chicago. The guy told me I should go. He has seen The Pogues live and said they put on a great show. As the day went on, I kept thinking about it. I really wanted to go, so I posted that if I could find someone to go with who wanted to drive in the city, I'd try. It wasn't long after, that my friend K. said she'd go with and drive. Sweet! So, it looks like I'm going to see The Pogues in March. How many different kinds of weird and awesome is that?

And now...On to the weekend. Tomorrow I'm only working a half day. I'm going to get a few things done, go on a long run and then around 4:30 I will pick up the guy. We're going to grab some appetizers somewhere before we head to the Riverside Casino where his work Christmas party is being held. I'm really excited to meet his co-workers. Stinky will be babysitting for my friend Eggo. So, it looks like Archie will have the place to himself. If he throws a raucous party while we're going, I'm going to be REALLY pissed.

I think early on Saturday, I'll try to get some crap done around the house. Later in the afternoon, the guy and I will go to G.'s house and help put the guy's studded tires on her bike for her, so she can try and ride as much as possible this Winter. After that, the plan is to maybe get a drink at the Dublin and then forage for food downtown somewhere.

How about you and your'n? Will you be attending an early Christmas party or getting your vehicle of choice ready for the Winter?


booda baby said...

I don't know how anyone could complain about life when there are so many of those Pogues-mentioning the Pogues-finding out they're playing in Chicago- etc. etc. moments. Some people will say we're cogs in a wheel, but it's a fricking cool wheel.

Yay for you!

Tara said...

I think that's kind of how things came together last year when I wanted to go to a haunted house for Halloween! A friend from high school said she'd come along! Facebook came through for us.

My friend is going to have a table set up at a craft fair tomorrow, so I'm going to hang out with her for a bit. Then Sunday I'll help my mom put up a Christmas tree.

NoRegrets said...

I'm glad someone still likes FB. Seems a number of my friends are leaving. Well, ok, one. The rest may have just unfriended me.

Studded tires for a bike? Cool!

laura b. said...

The FB is fun and I think it does help make these fun occasions much easier to arrange. Good for you, Churlita!

My weekend will consist of working on Saturday and doing my best not to do any sort of work on Sunday :-)

Ananda girl said...

Yay for the Pogues! I saw them last year and they did put on a wonderful show.

Funny too that I just bought a copy of Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.

I'm very happy for you that you get to see them. Very cool.