Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Good Life

Being a bit of a cynic who sometimes loses perspective, at times I need to remind myself about the things I really like about my life. Here's what I like most today:

1. I have a job and a boss that allow me to take an afternoon off to drive to Dallas to see one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Josh Ritter, live last night, and then take the following morning off to drive home.

2. I have good friends who will go to this concert with me, make fun of the hipsters who all wear the same fitted plaid shirts and unkempt beards, and then talk me down from turning around and punching the old ladies who are sitting behind us and talking loudly THE WHOLE DAMN TIME.

3. Aforementioned good friends who will also let me stay the night at their house so that I don't have to drive the 3 1/2 hours home at midnight.

Are these little things? Yes. Are these also the things that make life worth living some days (weeks/months/years)? Absolutely.


Michael David Lockhart said...

Great post. I love loving the little things. And Josh Ritter? Wow. Thanks or the intro...

Erin said...

@Michael - Thanks! I'm glad you liked the song. If you want a good overview of Josh Ritter's best stuff, check out his live album, "In the Dark: Live at Vicar Street." It doesn't have that song on it (that's off his new album), but I actually prefer the live album. Enjoy!

Michael David Lockhart said...

Oh, I'm all over it. I kicked up iTunes as soon as the video ended. :)

LaLa said...

Hakuna matata, my friend. Glad we didn't get arrested or bruised - it was a fun night!

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