Things to remember: WHY you are with the one you're with. Jamie: The 80's were like...Kandinsky meets cotton
Me: Ha! But the hair was all...
J: Awesome. Like we all just stepped out of a biplane.
Me: More like an explosion.
J: Precisely! Kandinsky!
The evening was good. The Mountain Goats amazing, and their opening act...loud. And reverb-y. But John Darnielle is...damn. Weird. Great. Heartbreaking. He played Song for my Stepfather about himself as a battered 5-year-old boy that made me break a little. And he closed with Love love love and This Year, which are probably my 2 favorite songs of theirs. An experience worth having, which made me reflect on all the ways last night was a precious rarity.
Annnd...the kids were asleep when we checked in at 9:30, and seemed to have a good time too. Our sitter always tells us they are the best behaved, sweetest kids she knows. Possibly...it certainly makes leaving them with her pleasant. In 5 years, we might try this again.