Beach bum

Ken & I had a free night without the kids so we decided to go out to eat. We didn’t have to pay for the kids, didn’t have to worry about getting them to bed at a reasonable hour and didn’t have to worry that the restaurant would have something they’d like to eat (yes, I have picky eaters). So we decided to try Pete & Shorty’s. It’s a new restaurant that opened up in our city. I’m sorry to report that this water fountain was the best thing about the place. It wasn’t horrible, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back. The food was ho-hum as well as the atmosphere. But at least I got my photo of the day!

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Quiet street

This is our drummer (left) and his friend outside the venue last night. We (Friends of Giants) performed at Underground Church in Tampa. Awesome place, awesome crowd and awesome event. Thanks everyone!

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Look at that rack

Sorry to disappoint all the men that googled “rack” and came up with this:

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But you shouldn’t be googling “rack” anyway, so maybe I’m not all that sorry. Maybe I’m coming down from my cold medicine high or maybe I’m just a teenage boy at heart but my title made me giggle this morning. I normally call for outside help to come up with my clever titles. (If you’re sitting there thinking, “Her titles aren’t really all that clever,” you can blame Ken.)

I saw these bike racks downtown yesterday while we were on our way to buy tickets to the concert (which was wonderful, by the way). I’m thinking I might need to get a bike so I can park it outside this lovely shop and tie it up to one of these racks. Yes, “tie it up”. Where do I think I live? In a ghost town? I think I’d pick the yellow one. It’s so happy, don’t you think?

Have a delightful weekend!

Young the Giant

If I forget to tell you later, I had a great time tonight.

We are going to see Young the Giant. I’ll wait here while you check them out. You’ll love them; I’m sure. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Back already? OK, good. Liked them, didn’t you? Told ya.

So, I’m super excited to see them. I, unlike Ken, am a concert goer. I love it. Love the energy, love the experience (even though it’ll be a stinky, sticky bar), love to sing along with the band. Like I said, I just love it. This was the concert that almost wasn’t. You see, YtG (That’s what I call them; we’re close like that) has been canceling their shows lately. Apparently when you sing constantly your voice can just go out on you. That’s a pretty bad occupational hazard to have when singing is your livelihood. The lead singer had bronchitis and was ordered to rest his voice. We anxiously checked their web site daily as show after show was cancelled up to last week. Luckily this show is still on!

Last night our friend, Jessica, saw on facebook that there were only 20 tickets left. Bad news when a group of 7 are planning on going. Ken hopped online to buy everyone’s tickets but he was only allowed to purchase two. After the transaction, he went back online to purchase another two but he was told it was sold out! In a panic, he started sending me messages (I’m working at my dad’s office this week). Here we thought we bought the last two and had to tell everyone else going now not going, “Sorry, but we’ll have fun for you.” We called our local record store and found out that they had 15 tickets left but no one could make it to the store last night. We’d have to wait till they opened at 10:00 this morning.

Our nightly prayers were said & those prayers included a request for 5 more tickets to be left for us. This morning, we got up, got dressed, watched The Office (That reminds me, next time I’ll include a thankful prayer for DVR.) and impatiently waited for 10:00 to roll around. As soon as it was time, we hopped in the car and I silently prayed that there wouldn’t be a line for the tickets. (Yes, this is how I think) To our delight, no one was waiting outside the record store and we picked up our tickets!

So that’s my story for today. I’m going to try to blog more often. Please forgive me if it’s not something that you’re dying to hear. I won’t apologize for today because I’m sure you’ll be thanking me for pointing you in the direction of some great music. I’m nice like that. You’re welcome.