First show of Mae's final tour was at the Canal Club downtown. We tried to get a big group together, but despite Mae's beginnings being in the great state of VA, not a lot of Virginians we hang out with knew who they were. Plus it was Orin's birthday dinner - how do you compete with that? (For those of who now think I am a jerk for skipping some one's birthday dinner, keep in mind I had plans to go the concert before the birthday dinner's conception).
At one point I thought it would just be Bryant and me, but then Amber remembered that she had told us she would go. So we at least got one person to abandon the other side.
Disclaimer for my Mae picture. The lighting was horrible. I know, concerts aren't lit up or anything, but every time I tried to take a picture it would come out looking someone like this. I don't know if the lights in the back threw off my flash, or if...or what, cause I can't think of anything else.
It was a great show though. I was worried that I wouldn't know many of the songs cause I kind of pick my favorites and stick to them. But they sang a lot of my favorites so that was great. However, I think I'm getting too old for concerts, I was physically beat by the end. We got there at 8 and the first opening band was still playing (there were three) and then by the time Mae came on I needed to find a place to sit for a while. Every time I go to a concert I am like, "This is awesome!! I hope this is the last song!" But it never is, because everyone does encores now. It was expected for Mae since who knows if we'll ever see them in concert again (reunion tours). At least they only came out once and only sang two more songs. When I went to the U2 concert it was like, "Bono, come on now, three encores is a bit redunkulous don't you think?" Such is life right? ...Maybe.
So on to my teeny, tiny improvements around the house. I've only lived there since the end of February, but I finally decided to hang some stuff up on the walls. Thanks to sister, Joanna, for the donations to the "Make Jessica's house cuter" fund. These are things she used to have up in her old house, but doesn't have the wall space for them now. Ever the baby sister, I'm used to and grateful for "hand-me-downs"
I also hung up my 'Proclamation to the Family' (finally), and Amber and I found some way cute Harvest candle holders. She bought me the three gourds up top on the mantel (those little burning candles are the pumpkin scented candles from Wal-Mart. You can get a pack with three little candles and two big candles for $10...I buy at least one every year.
You can barely see it, but at the bottom right hand corner of the fire place there is a pumpkin candle holder, it holds three or four (five?) candles. I had taken a picture of just it, but for some reason I couldn't find it when I was pulling pictures up this morning.
Anyway, that's kind of what I have been up to lately.