Summer Lovin!

Summer Lovin’ had me a blast – Summer Lovin’, happened so fast…Ahh how I love summer! It has been an amazing few days and I feel so lucky to live the life I have. Let’s do a quick recap then feel free to share your summer fun.

Thursday night I headed to the Green Turtle to listen to one of my favorite local cover bands The Project. You should check them out, the next show is Thursday at Clyde’s in Columbia. They are an acoustic group of guys (Bob, Eric & Jason) that play all the hits you love to sing along too…just what I love about live music. They even ask for audience participation.

Friday…well I worked, which wasn’t bad, but after that the fun began. Visited with a dear friend and her adorable baby…I cannot get enough of this kid! She has to be one of the best babies I have ever met…and I really don’t like babies. Yes I know, weird, but they aren’t too interactive. Except for this one. She is super active, smiles, laughs is already trying to stand up (and she’s only 5 months old) and she is just generally AWESOME! Here’s a quick look at the cutie!

Saturday’s plans were some what delayed by bad weather…it rained almost all day. We had grand plans to head into DC early, enjoy the sites and walk around but that didn’t happen. But a friend and I braved the elements (maybe I melt in the rain, ok no I don’t but my hair frizzes) and headed down to DC to get our culture groove on. We went to the Capital Fringe Festivalto see Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue presenting The Brontes. It was a great show, it made me laugh, it made me want to sing, they had me clapping along…totally recommend it (although there is only one show left). We topped the evening off with my favorite fro yo Yogi Castle!

And finally we had Sunday Funday! I did a living social deal for the day of fun. It was crabs, hamburgers, salads, beer, wine, and more for 4 hours….and live music by Millennium at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club just over the Bay Bridge. It was a fun day…despite the lack of sun.

Here was our view (yes that’s the Bay Bridge):

Sadly I don’t swim in the bay…and it had lots of jelly fish, but I did touch sand…so success and closer to my goal of 5 times this year!  I know I can get at least 4 so I need to figure out how to get my 5th time.

So what did your weekend hold?

 

 

 

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Fun fun fun

So I have been quite remiss in posting my life’s adventures as of late and yet there have been many since my last post. I went to Cornell to see my cousin graduate, I saw Zac Brown in concert, and I am sure other things have happened since it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. I will say I even took lots of pictures on my Cornell weekend and Zac Brown, so I should post them (they also fit into my May posting month). I also need to do a monthly update…ughh so much to do. Yet I think about it and then never actually follow through and write anything. In the evenings my brain has just been too tired. Perhaps I should work on a post all day long as things come to me then finish them in the evenings when I have more time.

 

So how do you find time to post? What do you find interesting to write about?

country music says it best

I listened to a lot of music this weekend, mainly because I have been in the car a lot. One of my favorite songs right now is: “woman like you” by Lee Brice . . . here are the lyrics:

Last night, outta the blue
Driftin’ off to the evening news
You said “Honey, what would you do
If you’d never met me”
I just laughed, said
“I don’t know,
But I could take a couple guesses though”
And then tried to dig real deep,
Said, “Darling honestly…
I’d do a lot more offshore fishin’
I’d probably eat more drive-thru chicken
Take a few strokes off my golf game
If I’d have never known your name
I’d still be driving that old green ‘Nova
I probably never would have heard of yoga
Be a better football fan
But if I was a single man
Alone and out there on the loose
Well I’d be looking for a woman like you.”
I could tell that got her attention
So I said, “Oh yeah, I forgot to mention,
I wouldn’t trade a single day
For 100 years the other way.”
She just smiled and rolled her eyes,
Cause she’s heard all of my lines
I said, “C’mon on girl, seriously
If I hadn’t been so lucky
I’d be shootin’ pool in my bachelor pad
Playing bass in my cover band
Restocking up cold Bud Light
For poker every Tuesday night, yeah
I’d have a dirtbike in the shed
And not one throw pillow on the bed
I’d keep my cash in a coffee can
But if I was a single man
Alone and out there on the loose
Well I’d be looking for a woman like you.”
She knows what a mess I’d be if I didn’t have her here
But to be sure,
I whispered in her ear “You know I get sick deep-sea fishin’
And you make the best fried chicken
I got a hopeless golf game
I love the sound of your name
I might miss that old green ‘Nova
But I love watchin’ you do yoga
I’d take a gold band on my hand
Over being a single man
Cause honestly I don’t know what I’d do
If I’d never met a woman like you.”
To have someone who feels this way in your life is priceless, now just to find that 😉 currently taking applications or suggestions.

Country music disappoints (almost)

Friday night I headed to the Filmore in Silver Spring for what should have been girls with guitars and a piano man. It was supposed to be Sara Evans as the headliner but sadly she ended up with the stomach flu so Phil Vassar took over the duties. He started off great with a few of his big hits. He then went on to introduce the other girls (and one guy as the substitute). LeAnn Womack, Sunny Sweeney and Joanna Smith were our girls and Easton Corbin was our guy…well let’s just say there was some of the performance left to be desired. They each sang about 4-5 songs, which included many of the tops hits for each (feel free to google).

 

We then get to the last song (Doc Watson- Down In The Valley To Pray) was supposed to be all of them together, yet most didn’t know the words. It was so bad to the point where someone from behind the stage had to come out with lyrics. I would have been fine if they really didn’t know it and came on stage with the lyrics. I was also disappointed because at many time they were on their phones (well all but Phil). I was super annoyed. I guess we also had a birds eye few so we could see quite a bit of what the performers were doing:

 

At the end of the show performers (regardless of the performance) thank the audience, take a bow, and say goodnight, something. Well that didn’t happen. All but Phil Vassar finished the song (which again they didn’t know the words) and walked off the stage. I was VERY confused. I have never seen that before. Phil stayed on the stage, the crowd cheered, and he tried to get the rest of them back on stage for a bow, a thank you, SOMETHING!! But after much coaxing the only two that appear were Sunny Sweeney and Joanna Smith. They didn’t stick around long. So as Phil thanked the audience and left the stage. But unlike the others he came back for an encore (since they played for less than 2 hours, this was much appreciated). He played his amazing rendition of Piano Man. You can see many versions on Youtube.

So even if others disappointed Phil is why I am still going to pay money for country music. I would also say i will NEVER go see any of the other performers again. I also know many others would not have behaved the same way and I was actually appalled by their behavior.

So friends, what have shocked you lately? Have you seen any lack of appreciation from other performers?

Quiet days

Well not really quiet but nothing really out of the ordinary to excite you my readers on what has been going on lately. I have been doing the work thing and spending time with friends. The holidays are quickly approaching yet I can’t seem to get in the holiday shopping mode. I am currently listening to Christmas music with the hope of it sparking some interest in me. Yet I don’t really have much! I have also thought about decorating the house, but since i am not actually here for Christmas it seems like a bit of a waste. Plus I don’t really have any good surfaces to put holiday items. And I don’t feel like putting up a tree for the cats to knock down!

Yes I guess you can say I am in a bah humbug mood this year. I miss the traditions of Christmas from the past and every year they move further away from what I remember as a child and the love I felt for the holiday season back then. Also without my own family (ya know the husband and kids) it makes it hard to start my own traditions for the holiday season.

I wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season!