We went to the Lied Center again! (It wasn’t just for an expensive nap this time.) Several teachers are retiring this year at Lloyd’s school, and John Roeber – their amazing shop teacher – is a big Red Green fan. The staff surprised him by a bunch of them getting together and buying a block of tickets. It was very cool. One of the parents at Lincoln Lutheran works with the guests at the Lied and got John in to meet Red Green before the show. Very cool. (Lloyd, if you could insert that photo at some point, that would be great.)
Our own situation was a little less great – at least at the start.
I met Lloyd at the parking garage and as we happily walked to Applebee’s I said, “Do you have the tickets or is someone bringing them?”
We stopped walking.
Lloyd looked ashen.
Lloyd (quietly): “I think they’re at home.”
Lauren: (gales of laughter) Seriously?
Lloyd called somebody at school to see if perhaps they had been left in his mailbox. I took a photo, because I love to document trouble.
After he hung up he said, “I’ll start driving to Seward. You go to the Lied and check at the box office to see if they can re-issue them or something. Stop laughing.”
So he did, and I did. I walked up to the lady at the box office and said, “I am about to ask you the dumbest question ever.” I told her my sob story and she said it was no problem at all, even though they were not purchased under our name. People in Nebraska are very nice.
The best part is that we made it to Applebee’s. We ordered an appetizer sampler and dessert right away! Woo-hoo for being grown-ups! If there would have been a package of licorice on the menu we would have ordered that, too.
Oh, Red Green was very funny, by the way. None of my photos turned out, though. Dang it!