Thursday, September 17, 2015

where i've been // where i'm going

I love three day weekends but I don't love the four day week. Trying to cram in an extra day's worth of work into fewer days leaves me feeling tired at the end of each day and ready for a two day weekend, which feels short compared to the previous weekend's extra day. Does that make sense?

So last week, I went to the Taylor Swift concert. I drank all the 1989 kool-aid and last year, when Andrew asked if I wanted tickets for her show (scheduled for October of this year and then moved to September since the Astros are actually a good team), I said no because almost 31 sounded way too old to attend this concert and what if I decided I hated her by then? But I didn't decide that, so I got tickets to the concert several weeks ago and majorly overpaid, but I didn't care because I was pumped.

Weeeeelllll... I mean, this is a very first world thing to say, but I realize how much amazing concert luck I have had in the past few years and sitting in the nosebleed seats just doesn't do it for me anymore. Don't get me wrong - Taylor put on a great show with tons of costume changes, great themes and dances, and everyone got to wear the light-up wristbands that moved in time with the music, but I just wasn't as into it as I normally am, and I think it's because of the seats. I could never really see her or anything else and instead had to look at the giant screen, which made me feel like I might as well be at home. People in the nosebleed seats don't have the same level of energy as you get when you're closer. Lesson learned - I'll buy ahead of time now. I also won't convince myself that Beyonce is going to be the special guest, only to be let down when it's Wiz Khalifa and they sing some depressing duet that just didn't do anything for me.

Anyway, so add a late night to a long week and I really didn't want to do anything this weekend. Both pets went to the vet and look to be in good heath, except Bauer is fat (but we knew that already). Duncan charms everyone he comes into contact with. It's pretty cute to watch. Andrew had his annual first day of football crab boil so I left the house because I hate the smell but came home when I started feeling bad. I noticed a tickly throat earlier in the day but ignored it - I thought that my performance of "Thinking Out Loud" in the car that morning just to annoy my husband had aggravated something - but when I suddenly felt beyond tired, I headed home and laid around all night. I woke up with a sore throat and stayed home from work Monday. Went to work Tuesday but started running a fever that afternoon. Went to the doctor who confirmed strep throat. Yuck. Stayed home Wednesday, of course. Now I have to get back to work Thursday and Friday since I'll be out next week since our California trip has finally arrived! I felt like a bit of a lush asking the pharmacist if I could drink while taking antibiotics, but when one is in wine country, one must drink as much wine as she wants.

Needless to say, I will be overgramming, tweeting, and checking in on swarm at every opportunity. Follow me somewhere if you want to virtually experience all of the food and drink along with me. Luckily for you, the calories won't count and it's free!


10 comments:

  1. bleh, sorry you're sick! and you're not supposed to drink alcohol while on antibiotics but i have in the past (by accident) and was ok (ie. i didn't pass out or get horribly sick) so one glass of wine shouldn't do anything.

    also, concert tix! i just missed the janet concert but i agree, nosebleed seats aren't worth it!

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  2. "I thought that my performance of "Thinking Out Loud" in the car that morning just to annoy my husband had aggravated something" Bahahahaha!
    I'm with you in concert tickets... if you're watching the screen the majority of the time you might as well be at home.

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  3. Strep is the worst! Hopefully, you are feeling 100% for your trip next week. :)

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  4. Yayyyy for the California trip, between you and Steph my IG should be a fantastic place in the coming days.

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  5. Hopefully the antibiotics kicks in just in time for vacation. Strep is no fun at all. Nosebleed seats just aren't the same anymore. Have fun in wine country!

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  6. I always pay extra for good seats because the atmosphere is amazing and I came to watch the artist not to watch the screen, I once bought last minute tickets like yourself and it was the worst experience of my life, lesson learnt ha!
    Enjoy your vacation, sorry that you had to be sick and take antibiotics though!

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  7. I'm not really into concerts but for me it is Gymnastics and I agree that it's worth it to pay more for better seats. It's just not the same when the performers are tiny ants and I'm always so jealous of those with good seats that I'd rather not go if I can't get decent seats. Oh well. Lesson learned!

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  8. i really wanted to see taylor but when i got around to looking at tickets, the only thing left were nosebleeds and they were so overpriced that i was like no way. i can watch her videos on youtube and it's the same as attending and watching the big screen. hope you feel better soon! i'm no doctor but i think its fine to drink on meds, it just stops the meds from working. it might have been a bartender who told me that, so take it with a grain of salt (and maybe a shot of tequila).

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  9. Looking forward to hearing all about the trip!! Hope you were feeling 100% for the trip. I hate when I get sick right before or during a trip, it's the worst. I'm still recovering from being sick myself.

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  10. I'm sorry you got strep before your trip. I hope it didn't bum you out too much!

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