It’s Mr. R’s birthday today. A big one–he’s fifty! You might recall a few years ago when I freaked out over turning the big 5-0. That’s right, I’m a proper cougar, LOL!
Back then, we didn’t have money for a big gift or anything, but he made me this promise–one day we’ll take a trip to Ireland, Scotland, and England. Now, having nearly finished our extreme renovation, and being smack in the middle of a life re-set, we are in the same position. My promise to him–one day we’ll take a trip to Spain. He longs for Madrid and Barcelona.
Those trips will happen. We’re just the kind of dreamers to believe. For now, I’m content to add to my bucket list. And one of those must-do items is: Pay a musician in a pub in Galway to play Galway Girl. Did I ever mention the time Mr. R paid a guy at my favorite bar in the world, the James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor City, to play Dirty Old Town? Another story for another day.
Tonight, I have two different Galway Girls, and I’m obsessed with both of them. They were each posted by my favorite bar in the world (and yes, I have about five of those) Paddy Reilly’s in Manhattan. Once on a business trip (and for teachers, those are RARE) I dragged my whole group from the upper west side where we were staying, to Paddy’s on the lower east side, just to hear The Prodigals play their home bar (Bucket List item #27, check!). Follow Paddy Reilly’s on Facebook for great music, including the moments they go live. Trust me, you’ll love it!
Anyway, from the pair of us dreamers, to you and yours, Happy Saturday night!