we had an irish lunch today with my friend mike and his wife kz. the overly loud speakers at the restaurant played billy ocean's get out of my dreams (1988) and i asked c. if she could name the artist. she couldn't and mike offered, half-jokingly: "it's one of those billys, ocean or joel, they sound the same." the very next song to come on was billy joel's piano man (1973). a little while later this exceptionally diverse music stream gave us coolio's fantastic voyage (1994), which i'd just made a reference to friday night when we were hanging out with mike & kz and another couple.
later in the day we shared our second shamrock shake of the season. its cost? exactly 3.17 with tax.