Red Green

May 15, 2012


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.

He was a little upset.

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.

Livin' the dream!

Oh, Red Green was very funny, by the way. None of my photos turned out, though. Dang it!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Red Green”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Whew! I’m glad it all worked out. After planning something so awesome, it would have been awful to scramble to salvage it. And yay for John! I’ve heard all kinds of great things about him. But I always thought everyone was saying “Rayburn” for his last name.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Couldn’t you have duct-taped some paper together to make it look like tickets to the Red Green show? The ticket-takers would surely have let you in, simply for the originality of the whole thing.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Yup, that could have only happened in Nebraska! Here they would have laughed in your face if you asked them to reissue tickets.

    I’m glad everything turned out well & you could continue spending the evening laughing!!


  4. Gretchen Said on:

    We LOVE Red Green! Even my 6 year old refers to duct tape as the handyman’s secret weapon. Glad to hear he’s alive and well. Was the whole Possum Lodge crew with him?


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