That eight-foot bear was on sale for under $100 and the shipping was free, I couldn’t resist. Heck, it was fun taking it out of the vacuumed sealed packaging and watching it “grow”. One unexpected joy was watching BoyGeeding place the rectangle box upright and using it as a phone booth as Superman would. But the joy of the evening was watching them haul it upstairs, working together, and then fighting whose room it would go in.
At some point in my life, the word “router” no longer meant a woodworking tool but network computer device.
I’m certain if the government kept secrets about aliens or extraterrestrial contact, President Trump would have accidentally let it slip by now.
The last time U2 was in town was back in October 2009. I paid a premium to be next to the stage and WifeGeeding couldn’t attend because FetusGeeding was causing her massive morning sickness. All my friends already had tickets and it was a scramble to find someone to take. I ended up contacting a loyal BoN reader who was living in Lubbock, a person I only met one time prior. I recall him emailing me with a very open mind asking what was it I liked so much about the band and if I could provide him with a “U2 Starter Kit” of songs. Hoping to “convert” him, I burned him a CD and he and his wife became hooked. As a pastor, he loved all the biblical imagery and the sincerity of the testimony told in their lyrics. Since I “won” him over, I didn’t allow him to pay me anything for the tickets. He was also the first BoN reader to know WifeGeeding was expecting.
I had to dig in the closet to find my official U2 concert shirt which says “Bono is my pastor.” It still fits, and thankfully, it’s a bit looser. I’ve worn it to two other U2 concerts. Funny to think the last time they came to town and the last time I wore it, I wasn’t a father had more hair and weight.
Sometimes I’ll look at a car and wonder how could a company make something so blah or ugly, and wonder who the heck would buy that thing. I mean, I know Walter White drove a Pontiac Aztek all, but sheesh.