Hello, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine strangely involved a lot of burgers, and (not so strangely) treadmill running, and John Mayer (as I wish every weekend did) (sorry, Jake). Let’s get to it!
I wasn’t feeling it in the slightest, but I knew I’d be mad at myself if I didn’t go, so after work Jake and I went to the gym for a quick workout. I logged a couple of miles on the elliptical, did a few arm strengthening exercises with Jake, and then we left to hit up the grocery store for burger ingredients! As you can see from the photo my burgers ended up being mostly avocado, but avocado makes everything better so I’m not about to complain. We settled in for the evening to binge watch Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later and I promptly fell asleep at 10 pm and proceeded to have the most bizarre dreams ever thanks to a new brand of melatonin I’m trying. Brief dream synopsis: My family was raising giant tortoises in our backyard and two got into a fight and I had to break it up. Please interpret this as you will.
It was quite muggy and humid Saturday morning, so when I met up with my Dad for a run, we agreed it would be better to workout in an A/C controlled environment rather than risk our lives outside. I logged 2.6 miles on the elliptical, followed by 2.5 miles on the treadmill, and then a couple of arm weight exercises. Afterwards, I thought I would try a new drink at Starbucks and order a venti unsweet green iced tea with 3 scoops matcha…and it was awful. The matcha didn’t dissolve very well, and I wasn’t expecting the sweet aftertaste, so it was pretty disgusting. I tried to be healthy, but instead wound up with electric swamp juice.
Earlier this week Jake surprised me with tickets to see John Mayer at American Airlines Center, so we spent our evening enjoying new and old favorites with Mr. Mayer and like 10,000 other folks. I had seen him twice in concert before, and my parents were kind enough to unearth one of my old concert t-shirts from when I saw him in 2007 from the depths of the storage closet so I could wear it to the show. I wore it knotted over a maxi dress, with my favorite Betsey Johnson earrings, and some strappy sandals, and relished in the fact that I could actually dress up a little bit for a concert since it was indoors (9/10 artists passing through Dallas during the summer play at Gexa Pavilion, an outdoor venue, so I’m used to just rolling up to a concert in athletic clothes and chugging $10 water bottles all evening).
The concert was easily the best I have ever been to, and he was absolutely phenomenal. He managed to play my all-time favorite song of his, and his cover of Free Fallin’, so I was pretty much in heaven. Although I did feel a little bad for him because American Airlines Center was like floor to ceiling covered with Katy Perry concert promos, so hopefully he managed to miss that.
We didn’t get home from the concert until a little after midnight, so we slept in a little on Sunday and didn’t leave for our usual gym/groceries errands until mid-morning. I logged five miles on the treadmill, and then met up with Jake for a quick kettlebell workout. Afterwards, we grabbed our groceries from Trader Joe’s, and then had lunch at Cafe Express! If you have a Cafe Express near you, by all means go right now and order the California burger with a turkey pattie and thank me later. It’s loaded up with avocado, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes and I think about this burger like 5 times a day I swear.
Once our errands were done, we headed back home to binge watch The Office (Netflix is taking it down in September, so we are making a mad dash to finish it for the one millionth time before it’s gone!), and some grilling! Jake grilled up some steaks and yellow squash and it was the perfect way to cap off a great weekend!
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?