Sunday, March 03, 2013
First I just want to thank those that commented on Friday's blog. I've decided it's best to just try to forget the friend I've lost. I know that in time the pain of not having his friendship will fade. New friends and memories will replace the ones I've lost. I know that I will probably never fully forget him, and that he will always occupy a small place in my heart, but I need to learn to live with it, cherish the memories of the six years we were friends, and hope that he ends up happy with all the love he deserves.
That being said, I enjoyed an honest-to-goodness date night with Joe last night. We got a babysitter and drove to Northampton, MA (a little over an hour away) to see Frank Turner play at the Pearl Street Ballroom. We got there super early and walked around the downtown area for a bit before getting in line (it was cold, we were going to go into a bar for a while but they were all packed). We stood in line for a while- 40 minutes, maybe, before they opened the doors (early, probaby because it was so cold!). Then stood around for another hour or so before the show started. The opening act (The Sidekicks) sounded like Weezer and I didn't think they were that great. I hate when bands play their music so loud that you can't hear their lyrics, which is what was happening. But, either way- wasn't there for them. Frank played for about two hours and was great. Joe and I started out quite close to the stage, with a great view, and towards the end of the show decided to head to the back of the venue to get some water and some breathing room. We left before the encore since we figured we knew what songs he'd play and he sounds exactly like the albums live, so we weren't really missing anything special.
The venue was standing room only, and FILLED. A pretty eclectic crowd including some really irritating moshing kids who forgot about respecting other people's personal space. Typical punk/rock crowd, which I'm used to as I've been to plenty shows. I did a bit of jumping (in my own space) but was mostly concerned with keeping a hold of my bag and coat and trying to shield the girl next to me from being pummeled. She was probably around my age, but had some obvious growth defects, so she was quite small and frail-looking. The jerks moshing around us didn't seem to notice that they were bashing her about quite a bit, so myself and another middle-aged couple to the other side of her did our best to form a barrier (the girl's friend left to use the ladies room and never made it back to her!) I actually had to yell at one guy who just was a complete jerk. It worked, he managed to move away from us.
Joe and I both enjoyed ourselves aside despite the irritating kids around us. The venue reminded me of a few places I frequented a lot in Philadelphia so I actually kind of liked it even though it was kind of run-down (the bathrooms left a lot to be desired lol). We're definitely going to check out more shows there, because it was a really easy drive to get to.
Anyway, we didn't eat dinner before the show so we stopped at McDonald's at around 11:30. I just had two cheeseburgers and enjoyed them, didn't care if they weren't Paleo or healthy! for lunch we had Chili's and I had salmon with broccoli- I asked them to sub the rice that came with it for extra broccoli. Didn't really eat much during the afternoon, and neither Joe nor I was hungry before the show. I counted my calories as 400 for standing for about 4 hours, the walk around town, and the bit of cardio I got bouncing around the crowd.
My total calorie burn from last week was over 1,700. Sweet.
I joined the Parents of Preschoolers team's March challenge which is about calories burned. They broke the members of the team up into two teams based on if they were born in an even year or odd year (I'm even) and whichever team collectively burns the most calories in the month wins. So far my team is at around 6000 burned and the other team is at about 2500. I think the challenge will help encourage me to hit the gym on my non-BeFit days.
Paleo went okay this past week. I need to do my research today as I was getting a bit lightheaded in the mornings some days and I want to find some more recipes that are more strictly Paleo than what I've been eating (which has been a lot of meat with a high salt content- lunch meat, ham, etc.)
Off I go, I'm hardboiling some eggs, and I think they're about done. :)