Taking a cue from Marie's post yesterday, I'm going to write up my own I Wish... list.
...Katie would graduate sooner than December, maintain her 4.0, and wind up with many job offers from which to choose her ideal teaching position.
...someone would just donate us two new cars.
...all my friends in need of a job could find one.
...the idiots who skimmed my credit card number would be caught and violated in a very uncomfortable place while wasting away in a foreign prison.
...we would get an inordinately high number of trick or treaters this year.
...I could take Katie on a trip anywhere in the world she wants to go.
...all financial issues would resolve themselves.
...I could cook anything without worrying about how it's going to turn out and without relying on cookbooks or recipes; make me Kapgar Batali!
...our house would clean itself.
...we'd have a grounds crew in our townhouse association that actually made our monthly assessment a worthwhile investment.
...that people could accept each other for who they are and stop fighting, name calling, and judging without getting to know someone first.
...that two tickets to XRT's Big Holiday Concert 2009 featuring The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, and Pete Yorn would just magically find their way into my hands.
...I had an ice cream cone right now. Double scoop. Chocolate Peanut Butter. Waffle cone.
C'mon. This is me. Did you really expect them all to be serious? Oh and I guess that might count as a meme to some degree, right?
Well, they didn't "magically find their way into my hands," but I did score tickets to the Big Holiday Concert!
Sadly, Katie can't go. Bad timing with work and whatnot. But she wanted me to go anyway, even without her. It's me, my Lips-man Eric, and his wife Michelle.
So, even though it's six days after my birthday, we'll just pretend that the following are in town to help celebrate with me...
So, um, yeah, that's two Flaming Lips shows in one year.
You could argue I'm hooked.
I'd argue that you're right.