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May 2008

A General Stroke of Randomness

Whoa. It’s slowly been getting warmer and warmer here in Atlanta. We’re moving to our new apartment in Inman Park in about a month and we just can’t wait! The place is great but the location is even more fun. Especially after growing up deep in the suburbs of west Phoenix – we’re talking 91st ave when it was the edge of town and to the west was corn fields as far as you could see.

I really like living here in Atlanta. Like a lot. So much that I’ll use like in three sentences in a row.

It’s been even more fun since I/we actually started being more social and hanging out the yelp crowd – just like I like it – many acquaintances with no commitment so none of that being obligated to friends (that’s just me – Leah’s on the waaaaay other side of the spectrum.) So it’s awesome. Plus – they like food. Plus – they LOVE bacon.

*****Warning: Nerd Topic Approaching!!!*****

Even though I was never really all that great at it – I kind of miss cosplaying. (Note: my cosplaying pretty much consisted of choosing a character that doesn’t wear a shirt and was some variation of a warrior/fighter/monster/samurai – so it was always relatively easy – not like our famous-top-secret-ex-cosplay-still-current-friends who totally rocked more than your face!) I am really considering going to THIS and actually cosplaying – I’ll probably just start out easy and do an updated variation of my generic samurai – really, this mostly just entails me getting back into shape. But come on – almost four months of time? It’s a lock. Especially if I continue with the CrossFit workouts + diet.

And now that I just spoke of working out: Cupcakes!

Leah got me these for my birthday back in March. Yes. They were as great as they look – only slightly better – as you can see we couldn’t even wait to take a picture before tearing into them.

Oh. That watermelon up top? We’ve kept it in the refrigerator and it’s seriously just F’in awesome on a hot day. Slice by slice I just cut into when I get back from the gym and it’s better than anything. Well, not better than ice cream but obviously that would defeat everything.

Almost Friday.

PBR & Midnight Moving

I saw these the other day on my commute to work – I’m a sucker for advertising that I like. Yes, it’s like taking a photo of a photo.

But Look! She has a PBR Grill!

Our Friends Anna & Chris called us up last night so we could help them with a midnight move – they’ve had trouble with their landlord for a while and it all added up to yesterday – now I’m not exactly sure what happened, but the landlord tried to kick in their door, break security bars, and they filed a police report – needless to say they moved out that night. Leah and I didn’t arrive in time to load everything up, but we helped with the unloading. Oh man. Housing.

It’s Thursday! Leah’s friend Brandy from Phoenix is arriving on Friday for a conference here in town – that’s SO awesome. ‘Cause I know she misses me a whole lot!

What’s this? Thursday? It’s almost the weekend! Good things MUST be on the horizon. Let’s take ’em!

Natasha Beddingfield @ The Variety

Concert

So. We had tickets to this concert down the street but after coming home from work, we weren’t sure if we wanted to go anymore – plus I wasn’t feeling right, even after taking a nap – but instead of wasting the money and just sitting around home we decided to suck it up and get down there. We missed the first act: Kate Voegele but arrived in time for The Veronicas –

The Veronicas

Now, I could make comments on the pop-ness of their music but come on, this was a Natasha Beddingfield concert, it’s not like we were here to see Mars Volta or The Killers. But they had good energy and it was a nice mood changer for the night.

But even with the pick me up – we weren’t in the mood to wrestle with the people down front so we went up to the balcony and found some seats well away from the standing and the heat and the um, sweaty people – which is totally fine when you’re in the mood and it’s a great live band that you’re totally in heat for – but not us, and not last night.

Still. We had a pretty good time – and Natasha actually has a much better voice than I ever thought. Plus, she was really singing all out and going to the limits of her abilities – which is always nice to see since often times… the back up singers are the ones who can REALLY sing, ya know? So that was a nice surprise. Oh, and she’s a GIANT.