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Thoughts on the Day

  • Taking your youngest son to see Sabaton is one of the pleasures of parenthood. His only other concert experience was Jimmy Buffett with his mother. Some would say that this takes him to two extremes. I disagree. This just rounds out his experience.
  • The crowd at the concert varied from 10 to 60 years old. Some wore Metallica or Judas Priest tee shirts that looked old enough to be original, some wore Sabaton tee shirts that still had the tags on them.
  • Concerns about walking through downtown Cincinnati unarmed at around midnight went away when I realized that I was walking them with about a thousand people as equally amped up on heavy metal as I was.
  • Parents, always remember to check with your teenager before leaving the hotel room to make sure they have all their stuff. In fact, make them show it to you. This morning, I got to walk an extra block back to the hotel and tip the nice man at the front desk so that the Young Prince could go back up to our room to fetch the cell phone he swore he had in his pocket.
  • To round out a Swedish weekend, we breezed through IKEA for a couple of hours. I picked up a few things, rediscovered how much I love lingonberry jam, and bought several things I didn’t know I needed.
  • The Swedish meatballs at IKEA were just as good as I remember them. Better than I make them, not as good as my grandmother’s recipe.
  • Apparently the new puppies were not enthused by our absence. Irish Woman reports that Sophie May, the faux-weiner dog, was clingy. Ellie May, the American psycho hound, on the other hand, became rather mouthy.
  • Woke up in my nice warm hotel bed this morning to a text from my wife stating that it was freezing in the house and that she was turning on the furnace. I strenuously objected to her plan and pointed out that the icicles hanging from her nose would melt away once the sun came up.
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  1. BadFrog

     /  October 10, 2022

    It’s good to introduce your children to music. My older sons first 3 concerts were Queensryche, George Thorogood and Iron Maide,


  2. Old NFO

     /  October 13, 2022

    LOL, yep, they (and usually us) forget ‘something’… Good times and good music though!


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