I’m off a day on picking a song for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday, but I think I’m excused. I was kind of busy yesterday. You see, Adele was playing at the Key Arena in Seattle, and we were fortunate enough to be there. A fabulous performer to the very core, and such a down to earth girl to boot. She interacted with the audience brilliantly, even pulling some fans on stage at different times, completely making their entire year I’m sure. Following are scenes from the evening, a couple of videos I recorded, plus my choice for MMM.
Starting the evening off at a local restaurant, The Yard House. The food was 5-star delicious:
Waiting for the show to start. The eyes open when she comes on:
Her set was fabulous and the big screen was great, sometimes zooming in on her face, sometimes showing random stuff:
Sold out concert, and she had everyone lighting the torches on their phones (this was way before the encore):
Last song of the night after nearly 2-1/2 hours:
The Space Needle at night:
The first video I recorded was “Hello.” It’s probably not as intense on the video, but Seattle put off a lot of energy for her last night:
The next one I recorded was “Skyfall.” In this one, you can see just how cool her set really was.
As for my song for the week, I’m sticking with Adele and her latest, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”
If there was one performer/group that you wish could see live, who would that be?
It’s Friday Night Happy Hour! Cheers! And as it’s Happy Hour, I feel like rambling on and on as if we were having a drink together, because to be quite honest, I’m on my 3rd…
It’s been a hard week. I’ve been sick since Monday. I think that’s why I’m partaking in Happy Hour regardless. I’ve heard alcohol kills bacteria, so hey, why not. Sounds good to me anyway. Ah well, ’tis the season. My child was sick first, so I think I’ll blame him for all my misery. Of course, it sets me back a bit in my training for my upcoming half-marathon as I’ve not been able to do anything… and that includes breathing. It’s horrifying to walk up 1/2-flight of stairs and become short of breath, especially when you have a 10-mile run on the schedule. This just hasn’t been a good training cycle at all with the horrid weather, being sick, and holiday-time of year. The January racing schedule will have to be re-evaluated for next year, I think. While we don’t have a race planned yet for January 2017, this is probably something that needs to be considered. Running consistent long distances in November and December is proving to be quite difficult… well, at least this year it is.
The above pictures are of Daryl. This is the bunny I babysit at work for the clinic manager. He’s just cute, and you really can’t go wrong with cute animal pictures. And he has those Shaka ears (his dad is the one who noticed this). Really and truly! When he’s relaxed and comfortable, it’s always one ear up and one down, just like the Hawaiian Shaka sign! Anyway, I was trying to get him to take a silly selfie with me. He wasn’t having any of it until I picked him up and held him. Then he didn’t really have a choice. Notice how his ears are back in the 3rd picture. He’s a loving and tolerant bunny, but I’m not sure he was too impressed with all the selfie attempts. #cheapentertainment
My pretty girl Sheba’s not looking too impressed with getting her picture taken either. She’s gotten into the habit of jumping into my car the minute I get home and open the door. I kid you not! Check it out!
Sometimes I don’t even know that she’s there! I’ll be gathering up my stuff to take inside, and then all of a sudden I’ve got these big gold eyes staring at me. Freaky.
The big news of the week… Jamesy managed to score us tickets to the Adele concert coming to Seattle in July! I have no idea how he managed that, but he did! While he was at work even! And then surprised me! Woo hoo! I’m going to see Adele! Probably a once in a lifetime event! We are over the moon!!
Some more good news! While I haven’t lost the 10 pounds I was planning to lose for this training cycle, I have lost 3.4 pounds so far!! Total freaking success! And you know why it’s a success? Because it’s the holidays and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself from Halloween until now and on through the New Year! So, therefore, I’m having cookies and decadent desserts and celebratory drinks in moderation and I haven’t gained weight!! I have, at the end of the day, actually lost weight! While having fun! Yes! It can be done! Slowly but surely! And I am absolutely thrilled! (Thanks to my beautiful friend Tasha at Hit Below The Belt Hard for the above meme and her Friday Funnies. What distance runner hasn’t felt this way?!!)
We now have about 2 weeks left of the 2015 holiday season. Be sure to make it count and make it a happy one and enjoy it to the fullest. It seems this year went quicker than past years, and they’re only going to go quicker. Hope everyone has a great weekend! I’ll be attempting a run on Sunday… and while it won’t be a 10-miler, it’s gonna be something because I only have about 29 days until the Maui Oceanfront Half! The up side to being sick… my legs are totally rested!