Can I just say that I had a really, really fun day? Probably the most fun Iâ€™ve had in a long time, in fact. :) Nothing too special or unique; just the simple things that I really love: running, froyo, wine, hanging out with friends, listening to music. Simple is good.
First up: Kath, Matt, Husband, and I went shopping. I needed to go to the local running shop to buy a new sports bra, long winter running tights, and Goo. Iâ€™ll do reviews of the Moving Comfort bra and Mizuno pants once I try them out.
Everyone was in need of a snack, so I suggested we head over to Yoforia for some frozen yogurt. I havenâ€™t been in WEEKS â€“ I feel like I finally broke the froyo addiction (itâ€™s expensive!). It was good to be back.
Some cookies and cream and Butterfinger bar. We were already discussing going back to the house for alcoholic beverages so I went easy on the portions so I wouldnâ€™t ruin dinner.
Matt convinced the Husband that â€œColumbus Day is kind of like St. Patrickâ€™s Day, but with wine,â€ so we went home and had a few cocktails. :)
I was in the mood for white (this hardly ever happens these days). It was light and refreshing (the Relax Riesling is a great buy, I think!).
We chatted, drank, and listened to some Brendan James. Heâ€™s a (very upcoming) singer/songwriter, and we had plans to see him in concert! I havenâ€™t been to a concert in so, so long. The last was Coldplay in 2007 or so.
But first â€“ dinner with a huge group friends at Big Daddyâ€™s (Kath used to live in Charlotte and had lots of friends to say hello to!).
I started with sweet potato fries:
And ordered the black bean salad for my entree. On top was the worldâ€™s best black bean burger (I think the magical ingredient is sour cream), and in the mix was: Napa Cabbage, corn, feta, carrots, pecans, apple, onion, and cucumber.
Michelle ordered a cookies â€˜n cream shake for dessert and graciously shared half with more!
And then it was time for the concert! It was at a small venue called Tremont Music Hall. Tickets were $12. I was so pumped to see the low price (very budget friendly! Date night was only an extra $20 this week, which isnâ€™t so bad considering we had live music) â€“ but I was a little surprised at the low price, too. Iâ€™ve been listening to his album for about a month and just know heâ€™s going to be HUGE. In fact, heâ€™s on Rachel Ray this Friday!
Brendan did NOT disappoint. I think itâ€™s pretty awesome when the live version of songs sounds as great (vocally) as the album. It speaks volumes, doesnâ€™t it?
Such a fun night out with friends â€“ on a school night, too! 🙂
Such a fun and full day, but one Iâ€™ll really remember. It was justâ€¦ great. Exactly what Iâ€™ve been needing lately.
To bed I go!