When Tuesday Is The Only Empty Day of the Week

Okay, the Cootie calendar has become so full that when I look at the calendar on my phone, the ONLY days of the week that currently have no commitments at all in 2016 are Tuesdays. Poor Tuesday. I’m sure I’ll figure out something for those days soon.

IMG_20160116_113317So after 2+ years of begging (or has it been 3+ years), we finally signed up CootieBoy for tae kwon do. After two weeks I think I can safely say that he LOVES it. He can go up to 3x a week and to make our money count, he’ll DEFINITELY be going 3x/week. That stuff is expensive! My gym membership is only $10 a month and yet his TKD lessons are more than our electric bill in summer. … continue on, dear reader!

And Now I Can Say “I Saw Barry Manilow In Concert…”

I don’t know if going to see Barry Manilow live in concert has necessarily been a bucket list item for me, but when the opportunity presented itself back in February to buy tickets to see him in Charlotte, I thought, “Why not?” I coerced my co-worker L-train to go with me (Denis said no thanks) and immediately bought tickets. I was able to snag floor seats, in one of the front sections – not bad considering I didn’t buy tickets the day they went on sale.

70s shag haircutThe concert was this past Saturday night and was so.much.fun. We opted to skip the opening act (Dave Koz, saxaphonist) so that we could catch up over dinner and strolled in just as Koz was finishing his last song. … continue on, dear reader!

Making a Concerted Effort

I’m super excited. Can you tell? No? I wish I had some sort of picture that could show you how freaking.excited.I.am! Kind of like this girl here:

Too much excited

With ticket prices being so expensive nowadays (I remember seeing Sting in the 1980s and complaining about paying $20 for some really good seats), it’s not often I’ll hear a band on the radio and think, “I really want to see them play live sometime!”

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Snow Patrol, Lent Ends, Carowinds Opens and Planning to Skydive – We’re Busy!

Snow Patrol
Last Monday I took off from work early and drove straight to Atlanta where I met up with my friend Jen to see Irish band Snow Patrol in concert. It is one of my Top 5 concerts of all time – just a great show from beginning to end. It was at The Tabernacle right in downtown Atlanta and was a great smaller venue for a live show like that. I made a vow at the end of that show that I would go see Snow Patrol EVERY TIME they come to America for as long as they continue to exist. And next time around I won’t settle for one show – I’ll make a plan to see them in Atlanta, Nashville, DC, … continue on, dear reader!

Well, We Didn’t Win.

Well, as you might have guessed, we didn’t win the MegaMillions jackpot. Oh well – it was fun playing along though, right? RIGHT?

This week is going to be a good one. Tomorrow I only work half a day and then I’m heading south to Atlanta. A former co-worker of mine lives there, and she and I got tickets to see Snow Patrol in concert. For those who don’t know, Snow Patrol is one of my favorite bands, and they rarely come to America (they are from Ireland), so I’m taking the opportunity while I can to see them perform live!

I’m taking off all of Tuesday from work so my friend Jen and I can sleep in the following morning, have a leisurely late … continue on, dear reader!