Monday, February 13, 2006

I'm a Rover

By the skin of my teeth I avoided devastating disappointment and a two days locked in my dark bedroom but I had a most fabulous weekend, saw the most fabulous Great Big Sea live in concert, with a most fabulous friend. Just shy of 24 hours without a husband or children, with a great friend, footloose and fancy free in Victoria. There may have been martinis involved as well.

I'm a Great Big Sea geek, I'll be the first one to admit it. GBS is a down-to-earth, high energy, east coast celtic-ish Newfie band and I have seen them once before, about three years ago. (With a man I was dating at the time...hubby and I were seperated for eight months but that's another story for another day...)

I just *happened* to be browsing on the GBS site a few months ago and saw that they were touring in the new year. They just happened to be having a special release of tickets available only on their website before they were released to the general public and I was all over that like a fat kid on a Smartie. Have I mentioned? Great Big Geek. I invited my Aunt to go with me and we both rearranged our work schedules to accomodate the weekend. At the last minute, the person who was taking her shift backed out. Scramble! I can't go alone! No one to watch the kids overnight so hubby couldn't go with me! Another friend with sick kids! (Ummm...I don't have a ton of friends, I have children)

At the 11th hour I found a friend with a sweet husband who recognized that she needed a few hours away from him and woohoo! off we go. Hotel. Wine. Dinner in a restaurant where I didn't have to escort anyone to the bathroom seven times (this alone was worth the price of admission). Concert! Martinis. Vodka. Maybe a shooter or two. Uh, Martini? When, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted my soccer mom friend flashing her boobs to the dancefloor I decided it was time to get back to the hotel before things really got out of control.

T'was a fabulous weekend. As far as I recall.

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