Monday, January 05, 2009

Welcome Back Sunday

For the longest time, I've had a nice little Sunday routine going. I would wake up to a great radio show called 'Organic X'. I'd go downstairs and get the Sunday paper and a juice. Read over the paper, check out some ads, and cut out a few coupons. By then, it's time for one of my favorite shows of the week. Meet the press with Tim Russert.

I got really attached to this routine. It was a wonderful start to the last day of the weekend before having to go back to the mundane of work the next day.

Soon, things started to fall apart. The radio station that played Organic X no longer existed. Having been replaced by some top 40s station that replayed the highlights of the week's morning show. Not the same.

Then it totally fell apart when Tim Russert passed away unexpectedly. That totally destroy any resemblance of my Sunday. Meet the Press was the anchor of my Sunday. Tim Russert was the anchor of the anchor of my Sunday. Without him, it's not the same.

For months and months, I didn't know what to do on Sunday. I didn't have my routine. I looked for stuff to do. I tried doing different things. Some of it was quite fun, but it just didn't stick. It just wasn't my thing.

Well, I'm happy to report, I think I may have found a good anchor for new my Sunday down under routine. I found this place completely by accident. I was walking around with a friend when I heard some music coming from a pub. Not that I needed that much convincing to go visit a pub, we went in to check things out.

Then I saw it. There was a jazz band playing some great old time tunes. The average age in the pub was about 65. Yea, they're old, but they were rocking it. The band was really good. They had great sets (unfortunately, they had to take a break after a few songs, but that's understandable).

It was great seeing these old folks rocking out to the music. They were dancing and this week, they were singing. This is where the band was really impressive. One of the old ladies would walk up to the band and tell them a song, and they would know the song. Very impressive stuff.

So I think I'm going to make the visit to this pub part of my regular Sunday routine.

Here's to rebuilding my Sundays.


MilpitasGirl said...

Yay to Sundays down under..

MilpitasGirl said...

Did I forget to mention I miss you?

Autumn said...

Now that sounds like a good time! I was relieved to see that your definition of "old" wasn't 38 or even 40. Phew. Thanks for the Christmas card! When are you coming for a visit? Happy New Year to you! And to Pup! Does he have a girlfriend yet? I was hoping he'd meet a nice Australian girl...

Daniel said...

You can visit, listen to the music, maybe even join in on a dance. But under no circumstances are you to pick up a "lady friend" from this establishment.

Celti said...

Hey Pup!
Read back a few posts and I'm so glad to hear things are going good for you. ...and I hope to be coming around more often as priorities have changed a little for me. ...probably a good thing. hugs!