These daysWritten by hootenannie on April 17th, 2012
On Saturday, my friend Annie Herzig texted to offer me a $20 ticket to “Wicked.” I know – do $20 tickets to “Wicked” even exist? Is that even a thing? When you’re friends with Annie Herzig, yes, it’s a thing. And you should definitely say yes.
Although I read the book awhile back, I wasn’t at all familiar with the musical. But oh my word. Those of you who have seen it know what I’m talking about – this show is so, so good. It’s funny and poignant and magical, not to mention that those girls can sing like nobody’s business. I felt embarrassingly lucky to have had the spontaneous chance to see it on the cheap – but apparently not so embarrassed not to tell everyone that I SAW “WICKED” FOR $20.
The food at Bittersweet is overpriced and undersized, but flavorful and worth a Saturday night splurge with girlfriends.
Sunday morning, I went to church and heard a sermon that echoed a lot of my thoughts on why commitment equals freedom. Saying “yes” to one thing may be saying “no” to a myriad of others – but the longer that we “keep our options open,” the more likely it is that those options pass us by, becoming non-options. Trust, take a chance, and make a choice – it’s so much more interesting than living passively, waiting for the best case scenario to just show up.
Later on Sunday, I donned my ugliest fleece (it’s gigantic – like, unisex gigantic – and bright orange) and delivered fresh baked goods to a friend. Nothing was said about the unisex gigantic bright orange fleece. That’s a good friend, right there.
Last night after dark, I went out and ran 6 miles. I listened to Sugarland and felt like me.
Allow me to make a declaration: 2012 is so much better than 2011. Not that it would be at all tough to be better than 2011, but still. 2012 wins.