Superfriends to the Rescue

In keeping with my resolution to get out more, I went to a laser concert at the Odyssium. I have never been to anything like that and my friend Dave (TravelPod member: planetcaravan) is always trying expand my musical horizons. He is about to embark on the Wonderful World of Hostels so I thought this would be a fitting send off. He was almost vibrating in excitement when I told him we were going to see a Pink Floyd laser show. I thought it was pretty cool and even recognized a few songs.

After Pink Floyd, they did another show with all U2 songs which I like a lot but after 2 hours my eyes began to hurt a little. The very end the threw in a few electronic songs including some Prodigy. I was so tripped out by the experience. Was really cool! After the show, we mingled over martinis and said a few words to the guy who had set it all up. It was a fundraiser for the United Way and this was Brians last charity event before heading off to Australia for a year.

I remember way back when I used to head volunteer events, social committees and charity drives. It was a large part of my corporate experience and I forgot all about it until now. I realized that I have a lot of experience in this area and perhaps I could get back into it. Food for thought.

Yogi (TravelPod member: Smoove) got my mental crisis signal late Saturday and promptly agreed to ice cream therapy. He picked me up in his car-that-he-would-sleep-with-if-it-was-a-woman and we were off like a shot. Yogi likes to drive fast and listen to his music real loud. We settled into the TV/bar area at Cheesecake Café as the place was packed. We were only there for dessert and the hockey game would be on in a few hours. We chatted away non-stop barely noticing that the game had come and gone and we had lost by one “score”, as I called it.

Yogi asked me about my trip and I was a bit confused where to start as I had not really talked about it much. He seemed like he actually wanted to hear about it. So, I fumbled around with the order but got the general points across reliving some moments and making interesting realizations of others. It was nice to feel like he cared and I decided that he was definitely worthy of the title “Superfriend” which is the informal name of a small circle I have planted myself into. Dave, Jason, and Don are the other main members along with a few part-timers. Walter is in between as he participates at the ¾ level right now.

I gobbled down my banana split topped with crumbled cheesecake (my favorite dessert in the whole wide world) and Yogi almost finished his. Hours later, we couldn’t find our server and learned that he had left. Oh. It was that late? I felt a lot better that day and remembered that everything happens for a reason. And no matter what, I will not lose faith.

“Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow.
But if we are wise, we know that there’s always tomorrow.
Lean on me, when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend.
I’ll help you carry on, for it won’t be long ’til I’m gonna need somebody
to lean on.
Please swallow your pride, if have things you need to borrow.
For no one can fill those needs that you won’t let show.
You just call on me brother when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
Lean on me when you’t not strong, and I’ll be your friend.
I’ll help you carry on, for it won’t be long ’til I’m gonna’ need
somebody to lean on.
If there is a load you have to bear that you can’t carry.
I’m right up the road, I’ll share your load if you just call me.
Call me ( if you need a friend)
Call me.”

Today I am grateful for Superfriends

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