Week 28: An Occasion For a New Scoring Category [Score +12]
I should do it.
But it’s on a Sunday night.
It’s a free ticket.
With an opening act, they won’t even start playing until at least 9:00 p.m.
For heaven’s sake, it’s U2!
Yeah, but I don’t really like big concerts.
AMANDA. Be intrepid!
Okay, fine. I’ll go. But only because it’s U2, and I’m doing things differently this year.
This, my friend, is an accurate representation of my inner dialogue when I scored two free tickets to see U2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
You see why I need this project to push myself out of my routine?
I invited my most intrepid friend, Kristin, to go along with me, and I truly had a great time. We met for dinner downtown, walked to the stadium—where it was a perfect September night and the roof was open—and we got to see opening-act Beck followed by the guys of U2. I’m glad I went, and it was worth being tired and missing my workout the next day.
In fact, it made me realize that I need a new scoring category: starting today, when I intentionally stay out past 9:30 p.m.—my usual bedtime—I get five points. The value of that should tell you how unusual this is for me.
I might start acting my age after all.
- Did something outside my routine: +1
- Left the house: +1
- Had a conversation with a stranger of at least 30 seconds: +2
- Learned someone’s name: +3
- Intentionally stayed out past 9:30 p.m.: +5