Dude … The Magic of Garth and Shark Week Living on 42

30 Jul

I felt like I was riding a wave of electricity in a thundolt-filled sky.

The energy brought life into my life, and for the third time in my existence, I crossed off a Bucket List Item in honor of my birthday. I wasn’t sure how I would celebrate the big 42. I wasn’t worried as much as when I turned 40. Not because it wasn’t a big day, it always is, but because both Jackie Robinson and James Worthy wore No. 42 jerseys, so that had to be a sign of awesomeness to come in my year of 42 … At least that’s what I thought.

But it was even better.

The Magic of Garth can overpower any bad spells on any given day, and turn a good day into a great night — the unforgettable ones that belong in The Jar of Awesome.

In spite of a couple of personal snags that evening, which could have sucked the blue out of the sky, I was still … STILL able to enjoy the sparkle and wonder of the Big Magic that is Garth Brooks. I had a little bit of it sprinkled on me as I experienced the musical testimony of of this cowboy dude. He had the power to erase bad conversations, frustrations, anger, and ill thoughts. He had the power of the ocean.

Two Pina Coladas. That Summer. Thunder Rolls. Unanswered Prayers. Shameless. Friends in Low Places. And … And his new song  Ask Me How I Know. Not to mention his duet with Trisha Yearwood and her solo songs that night.

And it was awesome. He left it all out on the stage and it was inspiring, contagious, live-your-life-like-this energy.

Definitely a great way to celebrate a birthday and live in the moment, in that live-your- life-like-Shark-Week moment I was talking about last week. Every single person surrounding me surged with the good vibes of country music’s finest.


I had never been to one of his concerts before, and now I know what I’ve been missing out on. It was a never-disappointed nighttime adventure.

The birthday celebration began with the greatness of the sandy beaches on a California coast with my kids, coupled with good food. Then the night …the night was filled with The Magic of Garth.

It was the kind of birthday weekend I like to imagine. It gave me a day to spend with my family and live the best mom life on the beach, riding waves and building sand castles under the Californian sun, and then The Night with Garth which fed my feel-good feelings soul of the regular Chapsiptick girl in me.

Blowing out birthday candles, wishing for big dreams, and Bucket List Adventures involving The Magic of Garth Brooks was a good way to ring in the Year of 42. Shark Week Living and Garth Brooks … Definitely a great combination.


Buen Camino my friends!





10 Responses to “Dude … The Magic of Garth and Shark Week Living on 42”

  1. susielindau July 30, 2017 at 5:43 PM #

    What a fantastic way to spend the day and night! There’s nothing finer than a summer night concert.

    • The Guat August 12, 2017 at 1:18 PM #

      SUSIE! Thanks so much! It was a great day and an awesome night. Garth just brought down the house. That energy was amazing. Very nice way to start 42.

  2. Cayman Thorn July 31, 2017 at 3:51 AM #


    42 IS such a great number. And you left out Mariano Rivera, lol.

    I’m so glad you did up your birthday in this way. Because you make 42 the new “twenty something”. You bring a youthful exuberance to everything you do and love. And what a way to spend the day! Beach with the kids and then Garth there to spell the night.

    Great stuff, Cali.

    Peace and Showtime

    • The Guat August 12, 2017 at 1:06 PM #

      DUUUUUUDE I can not believe I didn’t put Mariano Rivera on there. He was my boy! You know every time they played somebody and this dude came out … I was like that’s it … it’s over. I mean even with Trout from the Angels I was like I don’t man .. it’s Number 42 you best just walk back to the dugout. I miss him. He wasn’t flashy and quiet, but when he got on the mound. Forget about it! I might have to go back and just put him on there. 🙂 42 was good. Good day on the water and great summer night. Feeling the vibe. Thanks for the birthday wishes my friend.

      • Cayman Thorn August 14, 2017 at 4:53 AM #

        ‘Mo was something else. Hey, you included Ronnie Lott, right?

        • The Guat August 15, 2017 at 7:15 PM #

          Duuuuude… For crying out loud! What’s the deal with my mental lapse?!

          • Cayman Thorn August 17, 2017 at 7:13 PM #

            Welcome to the “Over 40 Club”!!! 🙂

  3. Apple Pie & Napalm September 7, 2017 at 10:19 PM #

    Girl, 48 is even better! It gets even more mysterious and mystical! And holy crap balls, GARTH! There is some kind of out of body and mind thing that happens when he hits the chorus of That Summer. So happy for you to have such an amazing night!

    • The Guat September 17, 2017 at 12:23 AM #

      DUUUUUUDE. This has always been on my List! And I’m so glad I got the chance to see him. It was an amazing show. Totally everything I thought it would be. It was an amazing night, the kind that goes into the Awesome Jar. Hoping the rest of the years are just as good. I’ll look out for 48 and remember what you said. 🙂

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