Irish blessing

Another long week. Not sure if I have to work tomorrow or not, but I’m not working today. I was there 11 hours on Thursday, made sure to get out on time so Jill and I could go to Mom’s last night. It was nice, an early St. Patrick’s Day dinner or corned beef and cabbage. We chatted for a while, then headed home around 10. We were both pretty wiped, and went to bed around 10.

Wednesday Jill and I were at the early show for Eddie From Ohio at Jammin’ Java. It was sold out, and I’m not sure about the second one, but there was a huge crowd waiting to get in. Fun show, a couple blasts from the past that haven’t been seen in a while. Ellis Paul opened (he had opened the Saturday show at the Birchmere in January), and Mike told a long story about being in Wisconsin and calling him about a character in a song he had set there, only to learn it was fictional. The encore was great, always enjoy a lot of voices on “The Weight”.

I see a couple friends have tried to get U2 tix this morning without success. I managed to scalp for the last tour to one of the sold out shows and was determined to get them this time, so I joined the fan club a couple months back. They had problems with sales on the first leg of the tour, but this time was a breeze – I just went to the ticketmaster site Wednesday morning, put in my password, and got some great seats (I payed $180 each for the privilege, but what the hell).

I’m in an Irish mood – maybe I’ll have some Guinness tonight.