For 20 Days, 20 nights, you’ve been gone, I’ve been free

1. Concerts you have attended.

In no particular order:

  • Cloud Cult (x2)
  • Metric
  • The Weakerthans
  • Electric Six
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Joseph Arthur
  • Stars of Track and Field
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Tapes n’ Tapes
  • too many other local bands, I don’t think I could list them all
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gaelic Storm
  • Matchbox 20
  • Journey, REO Speedwagon, CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more at Moondance Jam
  • Newsboys, dc Talk, Michael W. Smith and more at SonShine (x2)

2. The meaning behind your blog name.

This was covered here.

I was vague yesterday aboud some stuff going on at work. Now that a day has passed and it’s generally public knowledge,  I feel okay discussing it in this here blog. Time for processing and recovery was needed, y’know?

To begin at the beginning… our Events Manager had a heart attack at the end of February. He’s okay, but he’s been out since then recovering at home. We’re all good there; it just happens to be the first in a series of ever-worsening events.

On Thursday morning (or maybe late last Wednesday night?) my boss’ dad died. I don’t know whether or not he was ill or anything, but it happened. She hasn’t returned to work yet, which is understandable. I wouldn’t have come back yet either.

On Monday night, our Director of Ticketing was out for drinks with some of her employees when she started having trouble breathing. She went into cardiac arrest due to a pulmonary embolism. They stabalized her, and gave her a blood thinner which is standard treatment for an embolism. Unfortunately, this caused internal bleeding and she died at about 3:00 am Tuesday.

The embolism was caused by a blood clot in her leg, which she’d had for several weeks. She’d stopped taking the medication for it because it was making her sick. Then on Monday she was still very upset about what’s going on with our boss and was having trouble breathing even then.

Take your medicine, people. Being sick is better than being dead.

So things are definitely rough around here. Today is better than yesterday, though. Work is getting done and all that. Gotta do what you gotta do. it’s just weird, is all. For me, it’s been a very long time since someone in my life died so suddenly. It takes a bit to adjust to the new reality.


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