Saturday, October 14, 2006

Rocking Baby Boomers

Last night we went to a Christian rock concert in Plymouth and we had a great time. Rob came straight from work in Detroit and I drove from Lansing with my friends Linda and Chuck.

About 10 minutes into the concert, my falling arches were already getting to me so I slipped off my shoes. Because the music was loud, the floor was shaking, so I got a foot massage as a bonus. It was quite nice.

The music was really pumping and I was tempted to climb up on my seat and dance, but I have arthritis and I couldn't quite make it up there.

Rob still had his business suit on when he met us, but he took off his tie. About half way through the concert, he unbuttoned his jacket. I'm married to a wild man.

The beat was getting to me and I felt the urge to do the bump with Linda, but I suddenly remembered that it isn't the 80's anymore. I'm sure Linda is very happy that I didn't give into my primal urge.

Everyone had their arms up clapping. I joined in for a minute but then my arms got tired. Later, the lead singer got everyone waving their arms high in the air and, having regained my energy, I joined in, but I almost knocked out Linda so I stopped.

At the end, I went to pull out my lighter but then I realized that I haven't owned a lighter in 20 years. Rob got in the groove and held up his cell phone, but it's an older model, kind of like him, and the light was a bit dim.

After the concert we all went out for a nightcap -- hot fudge sundaes at McDonald's.

Yep, we're some rock 'n rollin' boomers!


Alice Gunther said...

Laughing my head off, smiling from ear to ear, and remembering the eighties with fondness here, Maureen. Thank you for the funny post!

Anonymous said...

"were some rock 'n rollin' boomers!"

And you are a lit teacher???


We had fun too! Love, Chuck

Maureen said...

Oops, I'll have to correct that.

In my defense, blog writing is pretty much spontaneous and I don't take any time to edit.

Forgive me? :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun!
I was stuck at home babysitting the littles. Oh, well. It was *just* Audio Adrenaline and MercyMe...*sobs* (just kidding)


P.S. My dad says "I was just kidding, of course!"

Anonymous said...


You could be the next Erma Bombeck!

Maureen said...

Thank you Linda! What a sweet compliment. God bless Erma's soul!

Nancy C. Brown said...

Funny! I love it. Especially the hot fudge sundaes. Throw in a little late night coffee, and I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Very funny, Maureen! You have a lovely, dry wit. Thank you for the laughs!

I'm so happy to see your new column at CatholicMom. I'll be checking in. The canning piece was fascinating.

Lisa Mladinich