This is one of my fave quotes of all time by my favorite singer/songwriter. The other day I tweeted about it being nice to have my car back (I had to get a new transmission) and to see that WP sticker. That brought about a tweet convo between the dearest Mrs. Lacey and I about WP. In case you don't know, that WP sticker stands for Widespread Panic. Her husband is a big fan as am I. WP brings back a time of my youth when I young in college and grad school. I would listen to them ALL the time and went to shows. One Summer, I even followed String Cheese Incident around for awhile. It was one of those if you paid for a ticket to a show, you could use your stub to get into the next show in the next city free. I probably went to about 4 shows before I had to bring my broke a$$ home. Although, now, I couldn't tell you one song they sing. So, as we were having this convo, it came to me that I had forgotten all about the best tip I'd ever received at the restaurant (if you're a new reader, I work at a restaurant doing to-go a couple of nights a week). There's this couple that has been coming to the restaurant for as long as I can remember. One night he ordered to-go, and when I brought it out to him, we got into a conversation about Panic. I have no idea how it started, oh yes, wait a minute, we were discussing a kid I used to work with who loved Panic that the guy happens to know. One thing about SpreadHeads is they are pretty giving people. The guy gave me a cash tip and three cds from a live show back in 96'. They've been in my console for like FOREVER. I don't listen to WP that much anymore due to cds being scratched and lost throughout moving in college and because my taste in music has changed. I popped those babies in and have been jammin ever since. But, my and Mrs. Lacey's convo reminded me of a time in my life that had gotten lost in the filing cabinet of my brain. The nights out with friends, and the time where I left a pizza in the oven for a whole night. Yes, I sure did. After a Panic concert one night, my girls and I went downtown. We stayed out til the wee hours of the morning. They decided to go home, and well me, I was enjoying dancing and wearing this cowboy hat. I can't remember why I had a cowboy hat, I know it wasn't mine, it was one of my girlfriends', but still I digress...The whole night all I could think about was this pizza. It literally had been on my brain for hours. See, when I was in college, after a night on the town, my girls and I would come back and cook these:
Here's the lyrics to my fave WP song!
Widespread Panic - Ain't Life Grand lyrics Watching people roll by Wonder where they're going Hey, what's your job? What're you knowing? Driving to the grocery store Pull my money out Passing by the liquor store Throw my money down Ain't life grand Ain't life grand My wife's got the blues Now I've got them Gonna bring her a kiss Make those blues run Ain't life grand Ain't life grand The sun came out the other day Through those dusty clouds And in my mind I was a child And it felt good! Ain't life grand Ain't life grand Ain't life grand Ain't life grand