When today started, I found out I owe about $7K more in taxes than I originally thought. That's a bad way to start a day.
When today ended, I caught up with a few friends I hadn't seen in quite awhile, may have found a solution to my living in NJ problem, and got to see the Mike Doughty (check out the album linked on his name - I find it a great repeat listen, probably one of the most-listened to albums I have in the past year or so) concert I had been trying to convice people to go to with me for weeks. That's a good way to end the day.
Added Bonus: I walked crosstown to see the concert, which had already started, in hopes I could catch just a bit of it. Instead, I got there just a minute after Doughty went onstage, and as I was buying a $25 ticket, a woman behind me asked if I wanted her extra one -- for free. Good effin' times.
In conclusion: re-establishing old friendships, seeing concert I thought I would miss, and doing so for free -- all good, but made even sweeter by the double bonus:
While at the concert, I was standing in the back because I had arrived late. Since I was right by the entrance/exit, I was privy to the great showdown that occurred right in front of the doors - a CRAZY white chick with brunette hair was flipping out on a confused Asian guy, repeating something about her "place".
After she full-on slapped him in the face and he grabbed her hand to stop her (I thought I might have to step in and break this up - I mean I've been working out for some reason, right?), some shoving occurred. I looked again, as they were now in the light and noticed he had a stunning resemblance to none other than 21 Jump Street's Dustin Nguyen. Awesome.
Free concert tickets, about 3 miles of walking, a pseudo "21 Jump Street" sighting, and the joy of Mike Doughty. It's about time I started my life again and moved into the city. What am I waiting for? You know, other than the $7K I just lost that I need for a place to live. Maybe the Emperor's Club is looking for a mildly overweight, pasty white male - I'm seven diamond material.