I bought two tickets to see U2 in Pasadena in October. Yes, yes, I know that I'm leaving Pasadena in June but I'm coming back for U2 and an intensive at Fuller that starts the day after the show. I figured since I would be coming to town for the class, I might as well get tickets to the show.
Now, I bought an extra ticket figuring that it wouldn't be hard to find someone to go with. I then came up with the crazy idea of asking my brother. We had already discussed the idea of going to one of the shows (he, my sister-in-law Charissa and myself) as we did for the last tour (we met up in Chicago, fantastic!). But the shows are in the Fall and Charissa is due with Baby #2 in early September. So, we figured that birthing babies was going to be taking up some time.
Since the Pasadena show isn't until late October, I thought I would toss the idea his way and he could fight Charissa over going or not going. (I figured that she wouldn't be able to leave the babies; I do feel bad about her being left out.) His reply to my email that suggested discord in the house might result from my offer:
"Discord? What discord? Oh, you mean, 'How is it that you get to just fly all over the world and I'm stuck here!? I go to work and they ask "Where's Jason now" and I say the Bahamas, Vegas, [exotic places like Milwaukee] here, there...' You mean that discord? She'll live. With any luck, I will too. Besides, I'm skipping Boat Show this year! That has to count for something!"
Wow! He's skipping his favorite boat show in late summer for the baby.
I also felt like I was reading an email that I would write about everyone complaining about my traveling and leaving them behind. Jas and I, we are related.