Sunday, April 4, 2010

Got Dragged to Kansas

twice actually...

Once was about 13 years ago when the ManOfTheHouse decided to go to school in Wichita. Did I want to live in Kansas? I didn't think it would make a difference since it was right next to us anyway - but I KID YOU NOT - I was amazed every time I showed my I.D. when we arrived. At least 50% of the people I showed the I.D. to (grocery clerks etc...) asked me why on earth we would purposely leave Colorado to move to Wichita, KS. Not a good sign - it was kind of like the Welcome Wagon in reverse. As a matter of fact - the first time we made a trip to Wichita when considering the move - a windstorm sucked the rear window out of our car... talk about bad omens. Watching it fly into the air (intact) and then shatter into a million little pieces was amazing... and I would have just chalked it up to monumentally bad luck - but then it started raining... which was Kansas' way of spitting in our eye and saying "and don't come back!" We did go back... and had some rough years - but made some incredible friends... so Nyah Nyah to the windstorms - you didn't get me down!!!

THIS Kansas would be the band... what, you say you don't know them? Yeah well... I didn't really either - but by the end of the concert I had recognized a total of two songs (and you know them too...) "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On my Wayward Son"... see, know you know as much as I do about the band. Walking into the concert I decided I was going to make the best of it and began counting Mullets. Turns out there weren't too many to count after all though (once I finished with the actual band) because those that had kept to the "party in the back" had pretty much given up on the "business in front"...

Question: Is it considered a Mullet still if "business in front" translates to "balding in front"? Just wondering - because that might change the Mullet count...

later all... I'm trying to get my bloggy momentum back - hopefully my days at the volunteerism conference will give me lots to write about :)

9 comments:

Homer and Queen said...

I lve Kansas but I am about 80 years older than you. I would have known all the songs!

Kristina P. said...

Now I have "Carry On My Wayward Son" stuck inmy head. Thanks

Malinda said...

I am jealous that you got to see Kansas. My husband and I would have loved to go, but oh well. I haven't even been to a concert before, maybe someday.

T said...

now I'm feeling guilty - as I popped back to see the comments my OWN word verifier called me a hater... (keep it up and I'll turn you OFF WV)

I notice however that there is no-one defending the STATE of Kansas... just the mullet headed rockers :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Kansas. I was appalled when I flew over it on my way home from England to Colorado (I wasn't near a window on the way there)--just flat, brown earth (this was early September) and SO DARN MUCH OF IT. It went on forever. I never thought I would be so glad to see Colorado which, during the 15 months we lived there, I saw as a pale second to my homestate of California (though I miss CO a lot).

Megz said...

Hopefully the Kansas tickets were free since you sounded totally unappreciative of anything but the hairdos in the venue....
As for the state--how dramatic to have your window blow out! Total Dorothy moment and you lived to tell about it.
enjoy the conference and all your blogging time!

Rockin Austin said...

Kansas, I hated driving through Kansas...BORING! And no way Jose, no Ironman's for me, just a Half Ironman!! (Although, St. G's would be nice!)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Okay I don't even know who you're talking about but if you watch American Idol on of the contestant tried bring mullet back!

Never been to Kansas but your experience there is scary and awesome at the same time!

Garden of Egan said...

I thought Kansas was beautiful when we drove through there about 7 years ago.

Hey, score me tickets to the CBC and I'll share a room with ya!
I put myself on the waiting list....but since you're all famous and stuff I thought maybe you could pull some strings for me.

Thanks so much for lunch yesterday! I had a blast!!!!!