BUT I NEED YOU TO NEED ME
Friday was the 4th of July celebration at Memorial Park. The live entertainment was provided by .38 Special and Cheap Trick (as if you wouldn’t have guessed by now) and the park was quite full despite the heat. I don’t know about other cities and towns in ‘fly-over’ country (not counting my experience at
) but Ft. Riley... sometimes not remembering everything works out just fine! does deserve its designation as a ‘metropolitan’ area. Maybe the shows are second-run but there is a vibrant night life and decent museums as well. Omaha
Originally I had not intended on attending the celebration, with the heat and my anxieties being good enough reasons not to go. But
suggested I go and get a good feel for the people in Nebraska . The crowd was festive yet orderly, and the only spot of observable trouble was when the police took a lady who may have been inspired by Gretchen Wilson away. When Cheap Trick took the stage I was able to relax enough to stand between the Bank of the West’s tent, who helped sponsor the event, and the first aid tent, which was manned but the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha
There was another woman that I picked up on who was working the tent for the Bank of the West. Similar to the young lady who gave me her number, I did not receive any ‘fixed’ readings from her, and I let that possibility slide.
…THEN WITH FRIDAY ON MY MIND
Because the Old Market is a lively place, I went down in the early evening and sat in Scooter’s on Saturday before I went to the gym. I was relaxed, drinking coffee and reading The Onion before heading to work out. As I was doing my thing, an extended family came in, looked like there were kids, Grammy’s, and perhaps a husband among the children and other women. Too bad I did not pay more attention because a few minutes after they took their order and left, one of the women, an Aunt came back into the café and handed me a business card. Apparently her niece or whoever took a shine to me and afterwards decided to take a flier on a brother… doesn’t mean I am going to contact her, but I am jus’ sayin’.
I don’t want anyone to think that I am so self-absorbed that I believe that I ‘got it like that’. What I do know is ‘what I got’ and how what I have is valued on the market. Not to mention I have had my share of ‘aborted missions’ as well as bad targeting that eventually lead to all manner of boondoggles. Trust me when I say that I am cool sitting where I am right now, which is alone. Anywho, the current marketplace is still bullish on attractive, light-skinned (or brown-skinned, I ain’t picky!) brothers who are able to string together complete sentence when talking about their emotions. Besides, a relationship is something that is in addition, and not the sum of, why I am in
Over the weekend several people who I feel close to, online and my tangible life, are going though challenges and I would like for those who are willing to send out good vibes to, ‘Mark’s friends’. Those thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!