Yay for the Supreme Court! And a big, huge Yay for Chief Justice Roberts for demonstrating that mindless partisanship doesn’t have to always be the order of the day in American politics.
Hopefully, the law will continue to stand and will prove to be effective. fingers crossed.
Had an awesome birthday dinner out with my best girls last night. Excellent food, excellent beverages and outstanding company. I’m so lucky to have a pack of women around me that love and support each other the way we do.
Am currently in the throes of huge Coldplay obsession (again). Want to consume ALL THE COLDPLAY.
Need to write my little review of the Dallas show, but somehow, I’m not able to yet. Will try to do it by tomorrow, so I don’t forget anything.
They’re going to be in Florida later this week and I am going to have all of those sads but without the happiness of knowing I just saw them :( I so regret not getting tickets for the Miami show!
I’m sorry. :( If it helps at all, I’m holding on to hope that they’ll be back around within the year, if their tour schedule is anything like the Viva tour. Be ready to buy some then! Have you seen them at all yet?
At this time last night, I was in a state of Coldplay-induced euphoria, watching them live for my first (and only) MX tour show. It was an incredible show, and I need to do a whole nice write up for it. But right now, I’m just a little sad that they’re playing again a couple (hundred) miles from my house and I’m here and not there. This feeling will be repeated again on Monday and Tuesday when they play in Houston. Ah, well. I have several friends who are there tonight, and I hope they enjoy it as much as I did!
Got home late last night from our Colorado Adventure. My family (my husband, 6 yo daughter, and 4 yo son, and I) spent 6 days in a mountain wonderland with some of our best friends- 2 other couples and their collective five 4-8 year old children. Though it may seem unlikely given the adult to child ratio, we had an amazing time.
We stayed at our friends’ jaw-dropping Breckenridge time share that is perched on a mountain; roughly 10,500 feet up. The elevation of Austin is something like 480 feet, so it took a good day or so for all of us to adjust to the elevation (altitude sickness is a real thing, ya’ll), but once we got over being winded after climbing three steps, we were all good. We: went rafting down the Colorado River; went hiking here, there, and everywhere; went down an Alpine Slide; rode a chairlift and a gondola; played in snow; played with chipmunks; relaxed; and generally basked in the perfect weather.
The adults cooked fabulous food, played card games and dominoes, and chatted while the kids kept themselves occupied. We couldn’t have asked for better company.
The best thing for me was seeing my kids try new things and really enjoy themselves. When I was a kid, my family took all sorts of crazy road trips all over the country. Those are some of the best and happiest memories I have of my childhood. While we didn’t have to road trip it this time, I was so happy to see my kids start to make the same kinds of memories my siblings and I did. Can’t wait to do it again.
“Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.”—Fred Rogers (via sirmitchell)
The TDCC show at Stubb’s Friday night was fantastic. Last time I saw the band (last March) was in a smallish, intimate club. The show was at an outdoor venue that’s considerably bigger, so it was missing that fun house party vibe the first show had. In spite of that, the band still sounded perfect, and we had a blast.
One of the things that continues to strike me about TDCC is how good they sound live. Their songs even take on a new urgency live, serving to whip the crowd in to a frenzy. I seriously didn’t see many people just standing there listening to the music…. the compulsion to dance is just too strong.
They played most of Tourist History (maybe all of it? Don’t remember exactly), and quite a few new songs from their forthcoming album. I don’t remember the names of any of those songs, but I can say that based on the songs they played, the new album should be excellent.
Having seen Two Door three times now, I know one thing for sure about their shows. They are just fun. So much fun. We all left the venue energized and with smiles on our faces. I can’t wait to hear the new album, and hope to catch them again in the not too distant future.