Green with envy …
Some of you might think this is just a picture of Kermit the Frog, (which it is, obviously) but it’s much more than that … it’s the epitome of how I feel … GREEN WITH ENVY ! And why, you might ask, am I in this unenviable position?
Well, I’ve always loved Elton John and never more so than when he turned his life around in 1990. That was when he decided to play it straight and he’s lived a sober and clean life since then. I started the same journey a year before him and it’s been fun to watch his progress.
I heard Elton John interviewed in 1995 and got a big kick out of it when he said, with a huge grin, “Man, living sober is a trip”. He went on to say that sobriety had opened doors that he never knew existed and that he was living a life that he wouldn‘t trade for a million dollars.
But what does this have to do with my being envious? You may remember a few blog entries back where I wrote about my son receiving a crazy NFL Giant’s toaster as a thank you bonus from one of his clients. Well, the same son was given another gift from a different happy customer and this time it was no joke. It was two very choice tickets to see John Elton in person, performing at the RBC Center in Raleigh this past Friday night.
Now wouldn’t you think that any loving son would take his mother to a concert like that? But, oh no, he took his girlfriend with him and even had the audacity to tell me how exciting it was and how much they loved it !!
Oh, well, I guess I’ll get over it in time and I’ll rest easy in the meantime knowing that he’ll never know about the green-eyed monster dwelling within his mother’s heart since he never reads my blog …
and I’m sure none of you will tell him !