Well, a couple weeks ago Brad (the hubby) told me that Ira Glass is coming to Utah. . and I was like, “What! We’re getting tickets!!!”
If you don’t know who Ira Glass is, he’s the host of This American Life, my favorite podcast show of all time. (Now my quilt/sewing followers are probably dropping like flies reading this but if you go on, I promise it might pay off. . if not just move along to the next sewing blog and I promise to post something sewing related this week.) The best way I can describe the show is, each week it has a theme and stories that go with the theme.
Act One: The Guilt & the Money
Well I decided if I was going to drop some cash on tickets then I should probably make a date with the hubby. I don’t know if you’re anything like me but dating after 12+yrs of marriage is kind of rare. . .almost like finding a diamond in a cow turd. There’s a couple reasons why we don’t date that much:
1. I feel kind of guilty leaving the kids. . we have a 12yr old and a 1 yr old. I know that most of the stuff we do, Lucas (12) can go to. . like movies. . or theater etc. So I rarely leave home without the kids.
2. It’s kind of spendy. . . Here’s an example, the tickets cost $72. . dinner $85 (yeah we have to go to a nice place since it’s a date). . babysitter $30. . . . yeah that’s $187. Brad said. . “We don’t go on a date that much so stop thinking about the $$$.”
Act Two: The show and my feelings
Well the show was G R E A T!!! It was like attending a live show but a little more intimate settings, even though we were in the balcony and I couldn’t really see Ira. After awhile, I thought. . I don’t need to see him I can hear just perfectly. We had a bunch of laughs for sure.
He went through why their format and why their choice of format made people listen.
Act Three: My favorites
Recent favorite: Old Boys’ Network
Oldie but good: Matchmakers
Creep’d me out: Fear of Sleep
Act Four: Sewing Peeps and anyone who loves good stories
If you’re a sewing peep, you should know we sit at our machines and sew away. Some of you have a movie going in the background or music, so you can drown out the silence. Well try listing to This American Life podcast instead! It’s really good. . . and you don’t need to have the try to sew and watch the tv at the same time. And if you’re like me the laptop is sitting right there anyway.
The date was worth it. . . . We figure we’ll try to do that once a month. . . or at least a couple times a year. . . the romance isn’t dead!