December 21, 2012

high five for friday!

I'm so happy it's Friday. Not only is it simply Friday but, it's the last Friday before Christmas!

I thought I'd link up with Lauren over at From my Grey Desk Blog to celebrate!

So here goes, my High Fives for Friday!



ONE //
This is the last Friday I will work in 2012. I'm so excited to be off on vacation for nearly two weeks. SCORE!

TWO //
I will be heading to Colorado for Christmas to spend the holiday with Mike's father's side of the family. I'm really stoked to see familiar faces and finally get to meet one of Mike's cousins, as well as one of his other cousins' new husband. [Are you keeping up, because his family, it's huge!] And did I mention... Colorado, for Christmas! EEEE!

THREE //
Lauren has been talking and blogging about her great new scarf from Target. I saw it at the store the other day and didn't purchase it. After feeling the Alabama versions of 32 degrees this morning, I am starting to rethink my choice and going back this weekend to snag it, hopefully it's still there because it's simply perfect for 4 degree weather. YES you read that correctly, it's been 4 degrees in Dillon, Colorado at night. Can I just tell you how much I love weather apps for phones? I've been tracking the weather in CO / IL / AL / TN - just to see what it will be like when we travel.

FOUR //
My co-workers are too sweet. I feel like a total jack-hole for not having anything for them today. Normally I'm on the ball but not this year. I did get out Christmas cards, before the last minute and that was a huge win for me, let me tell you. There has been simply too much going on so I promised them that I would bring in New Years gifts for them. I cleaned up with cookies, and earrings and Egg Nog spiked with whiskey today from all of them. I love the holidays!

FIVE //
I'm getting a cold - this is not high five worthy, but I will say that Zicam is. As nasty as it tastes I think this magic placebo is actually working to help me not feel as sick. And if it's not, ignorance is bliss so leave me alone!

Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful time with friends, family and loved ones. Please remember the true meanings behind this season and hug and love each other a bit closer this year. With the recent events in CT, and Sandy Hook, and other states where shootings and crime seem to be running rampant [Did you hear about the lead singer of the Alabama Shakes being held up and robbed in Nashville?] - I know most of you will. I observed the National Moment of Silence this morning for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary. Their families are in my thoughts and prayers, and all of YOU and your families are in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Let's make this a Christmas to remember the important things in life, those that aren't things at all.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

This is vintage ME • Formerly Dare to be Domestic
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December 19, 2012

the curse.

I'm really beginning to fear that my husband and I are cursed. At first it started as a joke here and there. We had an amazing dating life, we moved in together after only dating for 6 months tops, and it was smooth sailing. Almost 8 years later we got engaged it was awesome and then we got married, also awesome.

While we sat in the airport waiting to get on our flight to Cozumel, Mexico for our honeymoon getaway, the news reported about a possible hurricane developing off the coast of Mexico. I tried to just brush it off, hurricane, this is the first I've heard of it. I'm not too worried, after all this is our honeymoon. The wedding was perfect, why would this be any different.

BOY WAS I WRONG!

Upon arriving to our destination it was paradise. We had been upgraded to the nicer, more plush resort in the back of the compound and given a great suite for our week's say. Bonus, our room number was 1022 - our wedding date - FATE!  We settled in, and made our way down to the beach bar for some drinks.

A few margaritas, beers, and chips later we headed up to our room so Mike could take a shower. As he puts it, to wash many time zones worth of funk off of him. I settled in on the bed and flipped through channels, taking in how amazingly cool our room was, and the view of the ocean.  Moments later the phone rang, it was my mother-in-law, frantic. She was apologizing for calling us on our honeymoon and then scolding us for both turning off our cell phones (worried about international charges). She asked to speak with Mike.

Mike was a bit shocked when I brought him the cordless phone and said "It's your mom."

She told us about the hurricane we had already known was on it's way but totally dismissed as something that wouldn't happen. Long story short, for the next three days of our stay we spent our moments freaked out, worried about where to go, what to do, trying to get flights home, trying to reschedule flights to different locations so as to maybe finish out our honeymoon. We discussed looking into flights to New Orleans, or even flights to Nashville - ANYWHERE that might be more fun than returning home. It seemed returning home was our ONLY option and that we'd have to postpone our honeymoon.

A bit broken hearted but knowing that being safe was better than being sorry - we gave Mike's mom the reins to get us home safely. After hours upon hours (make that a full day) of calling around to change arrangements his mom came to a dead end. It was too late to get us out of Mexico. Airlines had stopped flights, and even if we could get a private jet into Mexico they wouldn't let it leave.

As we asked around the resort it seems we got a different answer from every worker, and or guest at the hotel. Some would tell you it was OK to stay, some would say you have to leave, others would say they had no idea to come back later when someone who was higher up could answer such questions.

None of the locals at the hotel seems concerned. That made me feel better, then I realized they were trained to act this way, then I got freaked out. Friends of mine from back home were freaking out. My father remained calm. He knew I knew how to handle myself, and I knew he trusted me to do the right thing. Mike said he was very worried, I think he realized this was his biggest test as a new husband. To keep us both safe and to ensure nothing happened to us.

Finally we made the choice to leave the hotel. Again all our signals were mixed. Stay or go? What happens if you stay and you're evacuated - with out reservations in town you go to the Convention Center with the rest of the locals and most likely where few if anyone speaks English. Needless to say my Spanish is very poor. I know enough on how to order a good drink, ask where a few things are (including the library) and probably be able to tell you how to properly pronounce a menu item so you don't look like a fool requesting "CAY-SA-D-I-LLAS" on the menu.

Instead of waiting to see what might happen, we instead decided to make hotel reservations in town at a local small motel that was $35.00 / night. We followed the lead of an older couple that sort of adopted us that weekend. They were from Arkansas and loads of fun to be around. The wife treated us like her kids and I really felt better having them with us in this new place.

We were instructed to not check out of our hotel, since that would make coming back easier once we returned after the storm, if there was a hotel to return to.  We hopped into a cab with our couple friends and headed into town. Half way there, the cab overheated. Thankfully we weren't left stranded, another cab was right behind us. I will be honest, it's a bit freaky when you're already on edge, to hop from one cab to another. After watching movies like Taken - you are always slightly fearful for your life and welfare in different countries. I'm a very, very cynical person so it was on full blast at this point.

We got safely to the hotel and checked in. The staff was friendly, spoke very broken English but I felt at ease once we were there. We got into our room, it was clean, not fancy, but clean. And I mean, you would feel OK walking in the bathroom barefoot clean. Again no luxury but we were better off than being at the convention center.

Mike and I locked up our valuables and headed out into the streets with our friends to find food. After eating high on the hog for 2 days in our resort, this was a bit of a challenge. We settled for the obvious, a nice authentic Mexican restaurant. We all got beers, and fajitas and some ceviche (my new obsession). We chatted, laughed, talked about what we would do, how we would handle ourselves and I was thankful that even if we didn't get the best honeymoon, we did get a great couple to spend our time in town with. I felt better, and safer with numbers surrounding us.

After our meal we headed to the local market. It was a lot like hitting up Walmart. We got everything we could for our nights ahead. Water, beer, food for sandwiches, ice, cooler, etc. Candles, lighters and batteries for flashlights.

We settled in for a long 48 hours. There was wind, rain, fear, nasty beer, peanuts that tasted like limes that were NOT tasty, gross sandwich meat, wishes of all you could buffets, and sleep. We slept fully clothed. I hate to do this but felt it was necessary incase we got evacuated due to the storm. I kept my passport and other important things in my cargo short pockets. We spent two nights in town. Most of the store fronts were closed the following day. We feared for the worst but after a long 2 nights we woke to sunshine. The water receded, and the birds were chirping.

When we finally got the news we could return to the resort we were beyond happy. Most of our honeymoon was over, but we were alive, safe and sound.

Once back in the resort we were instructed that our rooms were not ready yet, but that we could put our belongings back in our room and enjoy breakfast at the back resort. We headed over to the other resort for a breakfast buffet, mimosas and warm sun on our backs. The 4 of us were so happy to be back. I could hear other resort patrons chatting and complaining about the 2 nights they stayed at the hotel. Our hotel didn't get evacuated, instead they moved all patrons to the back part of the resort away from the ocean. Most were annoyed that they had to eat a Chinese Buffet two nights in a row and that they stopped serving alcohol at 9 PM the first night.  I had to bite my tongue from slaying them a new one... You had Chinese food? I ate nasty salami, and ham sandwiches - I had a "hamburger" in town where they literally had a burger with HAM on it... not good, trust me. And everywhere country wide stopped alcohol sales the night before the storm at 9 PM - great practice if you ask me.

Our bellies were full, and we were told we could return to our room that they had put the TVs back on the wall, refilled our bar, and put everything back in working order.  Side note: If you are ever in this position and you have a free wet bar - stock up on the beer and the coke and water in your suitcase before the storm and take it to your new hotel, it's a lifesaver!!!

Through all this mess, we finally relaxed. We sat on the beach, filled our stomachs with good food and recounted all the fun times (because there were fun times in-between panic), and what freaked us out on our trip. Our last night in the hotel we spent the evening on the hotel roof deck and watched the sunset with our friends we traveled with. We ate a nice dinner and tried to enjoy our last hours in paradise.

If I had it all to do again - I might have said we can't get on the plane at all and beg his mom to help us figure out changing the plans or rescheduling the trip. If anything we have an exciting story about our honeymoon. I would have rather had a lazy week by the pool and ocean, and or a chance to go back and do it over without a hurricane. But in the end, I'm happy we have these silly stories to tell our kids.

I'm sure you're wondering why I say we are cursed. Well ever since our honeymoon when we travel, we end up dealing with some type of natural disaster or unlucky plague.

For our July 4th vacation we headed to Maryland right after Virginia and Maryland had straight-line wind storms causing massive power outages. By the time we arrived to my father's home the power was out for about 12 hours, add to that another 12+ hours of sweating and no electricity. No fun. Add to that the totally heat wave that swept that part of the country and our trip North was far from the oasis we had hoped it would be.

While in Orange Beach, AL for the weekend Mike suffered his second strong bout of heat exhaustion putting a cramp in our weekend on the last night.

Don't get me wrong we are perfectly healthy and perfectly fine. And there are people all over with issues far worse than this, obviously. It just seems like the two of us can't take a trip together without some type of hitch messing something up.

And here we are now, for our final trip of 2012. We are heading to Colorado with Mike's father's entire family. As soon as I heard the news that Storm Draco is on it's way there, and sweeping across the US, all the way over to Chicago and beyond, I thought well, that seems about right. Our layover is in Chicago. So help me if Draco messes up our holiday plans I'm going to call 2012 a wash! Send good vibes our way if you would that we not only make it to CO safely but also back home, and preferably without a delay.

Let's hope that 2013 brings SMOOTH SAILING for us... even if we have more plans to have lots of STAY-CATIONS instead of traveling in the new year.

So tell me, was your honeymoon a dream, or a nightmare? I think ours was a bit of both.
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December 06, 2012

[wanna-be] rockstar diaries // birthday edition

Look who's 36! That's right, I said it, I admitted it, and I'm owning it! 36 and Proud! Just don't tell my newly forming wrinkles or they might get the wrong idea! My birthday weekend was epic, but so as not to bore you I've put it in bullet form, so enjoy!!! For all those that sent wishes here, on Facebook, twitter etc THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!

For those of you who commented "wear the glasses" I got this response after leaving for the night, so I didn't wear them. I felt strange sporting "FAKIES" when I wear real glasses.



The Wanna-Be Rockstar Diaries
SATURDAY // 12.1.12 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Birthday being on a Saturday is already a great start for a B-Day Weekend! 
  • Mike go the a hilarious card, because in our house we don't do sappy. Well we do, but not often. Card promised drinks, cover charge and a fun time in Nashville for the weekend ahead! 
  • Mike's mom called to wish me a happy birthday and sang to me over the phone! I loved it! My mom used to do the same thing for me every year. 
  • SEC Championship Football game was the day's entertainment. Georgia vs. Alabama, ROLL TIDE! 
  • Dinner was smoked pork butt, and lots of good sides made by Mike's parents.
  • Mike's mom made me a Coconut Cake for my birthday (my favorite) - my wish was one that wasn't wasted! 
  • My wish came true - Alabama beat Georgia in the SEC Championship, securing another SEC title AND moving on to the National Championship game against Notre Dame! And yes, I did make a wish on my only birthday candle for that win. Dedication, y'all! 
  • ALABAMA WINNING THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP - made my day!
  • Cleaned up, dressed up and ready to rock Mike and I hitched a ride with some old friends to head out for a night on the town to see a few friends' bands play. 
  • Friends are so good to me, and to us, they payed our cover charge for the gig and purchased drinks for our birthdays (Mike's is on the 8th, we usually celebrate together). 
  • Awesome bands to rock the night way to for my birthday made it all the more special. An Abstract Theory (Mike's classmate from HS is the drummer), The Authority which played a ton of great 70's, 80's and 90's covers. And our dear friend [who was also one of our groomsmen] N's band Jolly Roger melted our faces with the power of METAL!
  • I have a new found respect for rockstars that play day in and day out. I used to think, it can't be THAT loud, why do they need ear plugs.... I found out why Saturday night. My ears were ringing and felt swollen, I couldn't hear and honestly felt dizzy due to the deafening sound. Ok maybe a few of the drinks and shots had something to do with it but I blame my inner ear for my side step, totally.
  • Jolly Roger's set list included METAL greats like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, and may others. My ears may have been bleeding but I totally enjoyed it, and was able to hear them give me a birthday shout out right before they played War Pigs, which is one of my favorite songs they play. (Set List and Lead Singer aka our pal N below - click to enlarge)

  • Rockin' night, home safe and sound due to N's wifey T giving us a ride home and in bed by 2 am. Feels like I'm 20 something again.
SUNDAY // 12.2.12 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Woke-up without a hangover. SCORE! Maybe turning 36 isn't so bad after all.
  • Realized that statement was slightly false after getting ready and hitting the road to Nashville and feeling the need for a serious nap, only 3 hours after waking.
  • Heading to Nashvegas to see THE WHO in concert for OUR birthdays - epic!
  • Dozed off half way to Nashville. I hate being the person that falls asleep on the driver, but I needed it. I woke not necessarily refreshed but felt a bit better.
  • Nashville was bumping for a Sunday afternoon when we arrived in town. I assume it was because of the concert and probably the Titans game that was in session.
  • Seeing a mob of disappointed Titan fans coming down off the bridge in downtown after the game. Sorry fans of TN, I just don't like the Titans.
  • Getting a tasty rueben at the Brewhouse downtown in Nashville and some much needed water for my dehydration issue.
  • Walking around downtown taking in all the sights - getting a much needed workout, it's been too long. Hitting up all the different parts of the city that Mike didn't frequent and did frequent when he lived there and listening to his stories from that time in his life. This is the 3rd time we've been to Nashville together. All three visits have been for something specific (visits w/ friends etc) so maybe sometime in the near future the two of us can go there, stay the night downtown and really, truly enjoy it for all it is. I have yet to really sit in a honky tonk for an evening.
  • We had tons of time to spare between lunch and the concert so we hit up the Frist Center for some art and culture. I really enjoyed the installation by Carrie Mae Weems. It was moving and a bit eye opening.
  • We had just enough time to spare before the concert to take a breather and wait outside the arena before the show started. Taking in the night sky, the Christmas lights all around the city and the sound of music bellowing out of every bar. It was a moment of peace in the city. For me at least.
  • We caught the last 5 minutes of the Steelers vs. the Ravens game while in the lobby at the arena. Surrounded by a few people in front of the TV it took me a few moments to realize I was actually surrounded by people rooting FOR the Steelers. That doesn't happen often. But I was excited. I made jokes with a few of them, and we cheered together. I didn't get to watch the whole game but being tied 20/20 at the final moments of the game and having the Steelers win it by only a field goal was pretty amazing. Cherry on top of a birthday weekend for sure!!! 
Nashville should be the City That Never Sleeps • via my instgram

THE WHO // 12.2.12 
I wanted to do this in bullet form as to not lose your interest before getting to this part. There was a lot from my birthday to take in, but I will say this. The show was AMAZING! If you've never seen The Who and want to, I say DO IT. Eat ramen noodles for weeks if you have to, in order to afford tickets, you won't be disappointed.

Mike had purchased Pearl Jam tickets for us for our anniversary so when we discovered The Who was coming to town, I knew I would have to get them for us, for our birthdays. As Mike described this concert to one of the other fans there, it was his White Whale. He's been wanting to see them for ages. As I believe I stated before, I've heard The Who live before - in 1976. My mother was pregnant at the time, and in the 2nd row and apparently I was rocking out in the womb, kicking to the beat of the music. Obviously I have no memory of this, but I like the thought of being somewhat present at The Who show in the 70's.

We walked around the arena about 2 times in circles casing out the food and the drinks. We settled on some Gatorade since we were still feeling dried out, and later some Diet Pepsi (gag, I hate Pepsi) and some "Gas Station" style pizza from one of the venders to fill us up before the show.

When they finally opened the upper level to patrons we headed up to our seats that were in Section 336. I would have loved to get closer seats but with so much happening at the end of this year that will require money, I got the closest most affordable seats that were left. The upper level, it wouldn't be great but we would be THERE!

At the top of the steps there were ushers asking us what our section was, and then directing us to a table. The man said we'd be issued new seats. Immediate panic... NEW SEATS? Better ones? Or crappier ones? WTF I paid good money for these tickets .. I deserve... OH... wait... when the woman handed us our new tickets... they read Section 104. WHAT? UPGRADE? HELL YEAH!!!!

Happy as a lark I followed Mike down the steps to our new level seats... we were in section 104, row H and we were off to the right side of the stage. SCORE!!! And other than a family that drove me absolutely bonkers because they couldn't stay in their seats the entire wait for the show, it was perfect! We were the first 2 seats in that row.

OPENING ACT: VINTAGE TROUBLE
If you have never heard of this band - google them. Trust me you will love them. If you enjoy music that sounds and feels like classic soul and early rock, you'll love them. If you miss James Brown, or Otis Redding - you will be obsessed with their lead singer. They had so much heart and great stage presence. I mean they were opening for The Who!!! And they killed it and eventually a crowd that was once sitting was standing and dancing with them by the time they got to their last 4 songs. What I thought was doubly cool was that after the show, they were going to be playing across the street at Tootsies at 12:00 midnight. If ONLY we didn't have to head home after the show I would have gone in a heartbeat to hear more by them.

THE WHO - QUADROPHENIA & MORE
Mike's favorite Who album is Quadrophenia. He was recently excited to find it on vinyl while picking at a local antique store. He'd been searching for it for some time, and this one was in great condition. He didn't hesitate to bring it home. I myself, am fan of The Who, but I don't have the history with the band like Mike does. I can recall my father listening to them from time to time, and of course thanks to CIS shows we all know their most popular tunes, but I've always been a huge fan of Tommy. Maybe it's my roots of loving all things rock-opera/musical. I was obsessed with Sgt. Peppers as a kid. Tommy's music really drew me in. I only recently watched the movie with Mike and all I could say at the end was "THE EFF?" It made no true sense to me, but I still loved the music and the imagery. And maybe much like Sgt. Peppers if I had just done some LSD it might have made it more understandable. To be fair, I watched Sgt. Peppers a while back as an adult and I thought the same thing... "THE EFF IS THIS ALL ABOUT?!?!?" The music, clearly.

The lights dimmed, and the crowd went crazy as the last surviving members of The Who and their band took the stage. I tugged on Mike's shirt sleeve and said what I always say, "They're RIGHT there!!!" I always get a rush knowing I'm in the SAME room, even though it's HUGE and I paid money to be there, with someone I idolize. I didn't cry when Pete and Roger took the stage [like I did when I saw AC/DC], but I was grinning from ear to ear.

The band was bigger than normal, with extra guitars, brass instruments, keyboards and pianos. I didn't realize until about half way through that they were playing the entire Quadrophenia album as intended. Every excerpt, every cut to, every note as you would hear it on the album was played as if you were in the middle of a broadway show, or listening to a symphony. It finally clicked for me after about the 4th song.

Each musical number was backed by graphics on three screens above their heads, and one behind them. Historical moments not just for the band but also in US and world history. It really hit me how much other countries pay attention to what happens here in the United States, and often times how little I know about what is happening over seas. I only know what the news tells me, for some reason it feels like The Who, and people involved in their stage show dug deeper.

It's hard for me to remember exactly what images, went with what songs but it was all, extremely moving. Between reliving the golden years with Keith Moon & John Entwistle through photos and video that they played during key points in songs to historical moments in our history as a country. There were great moments when they played a bass solo by John on the big screen, and moments when they would play a drum solo by Keith as well as moments when he took the mic during shows to sing. I looked down and you could see both Pete and Roger turned toward the screens to watch these moments. Smaller screens revealed footage of their faces reacting to this video and they smiled, laughed and you could tell they truly felt lucky to have done all they have, with these people.

Half way through one of the songs there was footage, ranging from the Vietnam War up until current times today, highlighting wars, and struggle the US has had like 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, and many others. At this point, I lost it. Welled up and tears were streaming down my face. I can't describe to you how moving it was to hear their voices with these images. Part way through the Union Jack flag, morphed into the US flag and the fan cheered. It was truly moving.

For the last song of the set, the lights dimmed, and slowly an image of what looked like rain on the screens started to light up [upon further focus I realized it was video of waves, turned on it's side made to look like sparkling rain]. The band started to play the opening notes of "Love Reign O'er Me" and the crowd went nuts. For most of the set, most of the crowd, ourselves included were sitting. To be fair most of the crowd was much older than me, with a mix of youth and 20 somethings but it was almost as if you were at a symphony show, as I said before. Sitting didn't seem strange at all. Once this song started though, EVERYONE was on their feet. It was the finale and you didn't want to miss a moment of it.
The Who is Magic • via my instagram
I welled up again - maybe it was all the footage I just watched, or because I've always felt moved when I heard this song but tears came quickly. It was, amazing. I couldn't believe after all these years, they still had it. And I was SO thankful!

Once finished - the band addressed the audience for the first time. I found it odd during the performance that they never said anything between songs - but then I realized it was like a play, or a show, not a concert and that was their full intention. Pete took time to talk to the crowd, and make jokes and explain Rogers vision for this show and how he wanted to present it, and how the band of talented musicians, including Pete's brother pulled it off and brought it to life.

It was so great to see their personality, to see them talking, chatting and joking with one another on stage. Roger took time to compliment Nashville on the Ryman Auditorium and how the town was so lucky to have a building with so much soul. I could have swore that they stated that the band had NEVER played Nashville, but don't quote me on that - they did however thank us for a well received welcome and appreciation for their evening.

To thank us, they started in to the set to play ... AND MORE of their evening. They played many key hits from over the years. I was so happy they decided to include Pinball Wizard, because it's one of my favorites. I would have loved to hear them also sing Tommy. The entire band ended the night with "Won't Get Fooled Again" and I"m happy to say that the entire night Roger hit EVERY note, just as he would have back in the day, it was amazing!!!!

PHOTO BY MIKE
The Who • via Mike's Instagram
The entire band gave a bow and waved goodnight leaving only Roger and Pete on the stage to talk with the audience one last night. As the screams of adoration died down Pete pulled out his acoustic guitar and Roger walked to the front of the stage with a cup of tea. Only spotlights remained at this time. There was no flash, no sparkle from the lights. Only spotlights and big screens to see them up close. Pete started in with Tea and Theatre. Just the two of them, the original members to close out the night with a moving song. I welled up again. Yes, rock makes me cry people.

TEA AND THEATRE
Will you have some tea 
At the theatre with me? 
We did it all 
Didn't we? 

Jumped every wall 
Instinctively 
Unravelled codes 
Ingeniously

Wired all the roads 
So seamlessly 
We made it work 
But one of us failed 
That makes it so sad 
A great dream derailed
 
One of us - gone 
One of us - mad 
One of us - me 
All of us sad 
All of us sad 

Lean on my shoulder now 
This story is done
 It's getting colder now 
A thousand songs
Still smoulder now 
We play them as one 
We're older now 
All of us sad 
All of us free 
Before we walk from this stage 
Two of us 

Will you have some tea 
Will you have some tea 
At the theatre with me

*** TELL ME THAT WOULDN'T MAKE YOU TEAR UP! ***

It was beautiful, perfect and epic to close with this song, just the two of them. I left with excitement, warm fuzzes and not a single ounce of disappointment.

I was so happy to have the chance to gift this to my husband, Mike for his birthday. And it was a gift to myself too. Every time we share music together, it's awesome. And I'm happy I gave him the chance to catch his musical White Whale.

So there you have it, after a long ride home, my birthday weekend was over. We went to bed at 2 am, woke up for work the next day and worked like zombies. But I wouldn't change a sleepless second for anything. 36 has started with a bag and I intend to enjoy every moment of it!
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December 03, 2012

sweet birthday hangover

Ladies n' Gents - I will be back tomorrow with a full write up about my birthday weekend and how amazingly great it was. Right now, I'm exhausted, dragging ass and not feeling 100%. I leave you with a peace offering, my favorite (crappy cell phone) picture of the night....

The Who • Nashville, TN • 12.02.12
Love Reign O'er Me
via my instagram
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