Last week was particularly stressful, but it at least didn't start off that way. I've been told I'm pretty lucky, as I get to enjoy more trips/concerts/sporting events than most people. I'll admit I've experienced some serious luck (see lucking into face-value, lower-level seats for the Cowboys-Colts game at a bar in Columbus, OH the night before the game), but I manage to have a lot of connections and.. HA, nevermind, it's a lot of luck. Sometimes it's just good to be lucky and I sure as hell don't take it for granted. On Monday, my Dad and I scored tickets to the Celtics-Pacers game.. fo' free! He got them through some crazy connection at work where this woman's mother does marketing for the Pacers or something along those lines. I didn't care, I was just thrilled to make it to the game. I had given up on attending when my latest budget crisis hit, and I slipped into a recession of canned chicken and tuna. Thank goodness for parental bail-outs.
Almost forgot to mention the best part: these seats were 4 rows behind the Pacers bench. By far the best seats I've ever had to a professional sporting event.
|Larry Bird, himself|
|Larry's autograph on my ticket!|
Despite a loss by my Celtics (who have been playing sporadically since trading Kendrick Perkins, a trade I despised), I still had an awesome time. Hard to not enjoy yourself from seats like that.