Humming along to Celebrate

Of course, I mean Madonna! Yesterday an email came with the final schedule and the funny disclaimer that said:

De tournee van Madonna is inmiddels begonnen met positieve reacties. Madonna heeft echter af en toe de gewoonte om niet op tijd te beginnen maar gelukkig doet ze wel altijd haar volledige show. Het kan zijn dat ze in Nederland ook wat later het podium op gaat en het concert niet voor 23.00 uur eindigt.

Which translates to:Β the tour of Madonna has started with positive reviews. Madonna really does have the habit of not starting on time but luckily she always performs her full show. It is possible that in the Netherlands that she will take the stage later and the concert may not end by 11pm.

So refreshingly practical πŸ™‚ Basically, this tells me that we have plenty of time to have dinner before the concert and as long as we show up somewhere before the scheduled time that she is supposed to take the stage, we will be okay.

I am looking forward to going, especially since I have never seen her live. However, before then I still have to work. Tomorrow I have to go to Groningen for a customer meeting which means I will swing by Marum on the way back. Which means I am taking a break right now from working on my presentation. Sometimes, I need to do something else. I am going to go take the recycling out in a few minutes if writing doesn’t produce some fresh ideas πŸ˜‰

Friday night I went to a banjo themed Wild West musical titled Bad Men From Bodie in Amsterdam Noord. I think I appreciated it more than most because it was over the top Americana. Sort of like a cheesy Western come to life. They will be giving it again later this month in one of the big theatres in the Centrum. I will be going again, I am trying to decide if I want to go on first Christmas day or second.

I missed the Thanksgiving dinner because I was at Homework Help too long. By the time I was finished Thursday, it had already been going on for 30 minutes. And you can’t just walk into a dinner 45 minutes late that is only two hours long. I came home and ate pea soup instead. Maybe next year πŸ™‚

Saturday afternoon, Marianne and I spent a leisurely several hours at the Food Festival. Again long tables, good conversation and fun food options. Unfortunately, she had to go off to choir practice or we would have stayed there much longer!

Sunday, the weather was really terrible. Storm level winds and rain. Tram tracks were flooded. Despite the weather, I went to learn to salsa. Hahaha, that was fun and silly. Of course, you are supposed to count during it too, which is the exact opposite of what I am supposed to be doing with my banjo playing. I have a long way to go before I will dance salsa in public πŸ˜‰ but I did learn three different steps and how to combine them!

Okay, this is not working to give me new ideas, time to take a walk around the block!

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