Yesterday morning, I was all set to listen to U2 while I ran on the treadmill. I've kept their Achtung, Baby! down there for several years for when the U2 running mood hits me. (I also keep some Ted Nugent, John Mellencamp, and Dixie Chicks handy - my running moods are pretty eclectic!)
(It's kind of funny... I didn't appreciate U2 until I approached my fifties. That seems so strange to me because I love their music now... to me, it's so passionate and energizing.)
Anyway, that's what I needed yesterday morning, but when I opened the case, it was empty!
I searched through the loose cds piled on the shelf - no luck. I looked through the other cds upstairs. No luck.
I scratched my head. Why did my U2 cds keep disappearing? My absolute favorite one - The Best of 1990-2000 - went missing years ago. I keep the case, still hoping it will turn up someday, maybe under a couch cushion or someone's bed, perhaps.
But now Achtung, too? What was going on? Was this some personal vendetta against me and U2?
I called Tom, texted all of my kids, in hopes that someone saw something, spotted it somewhere, remembered removing it from the player...
Thank goodness I still had Joshua Tree to appease my U2 running mood, but the whole time I ran I wondered about Achtung and the great U2 CD Mystery...
When Tom came home later that evening, it only took him a couple of minutes to find it, of course. Show-off. Someone (possibly even me) had placed it in a clear cd case. It was sitting right there on the shelf near the others.
I would be mad at him if I wasn't so grateful. (Thank you, baby! Now can you find the other one?)