Well, I was going to post last week but the Cyber Hermit household had a bit of an emergency so I am posting more of a highlights reel:
Background: one of the instructors where the SU works knows the bass player for Journey. The SU let him and several of the crew come in and fly the simulators last Monday. As a thank you, we got tickets and backstage meet and greet passes for the Journey/Pat Benatar/Loverboy concert. The seats were very good - 5 rows up from the stage.
Loverboy was the opening act and, wow, they suck. You know if a band is doing their big song 30 minutes after they hit the stage that there is a reason they are the opening act. If any of y'all remember Mike Reno, he still wears the stupid bandanna on his head. He also has gained some weight and came out wearing something that I *swear* was jeggings. The whole half-hour was like watching Spinal Tap: The Live Show! The only thing they needed was a "Hello, Cleveland!" At the end of their set, Reno dramatically whipped off his bandanna, *wrung out the sweat* and then tossed into the audience. Ewwwwwwww...
Pat Benatar can still sing like nobody's business. Unlike Loverboy and their "never met an 80's cliche I didn't like" ethos, she has aged very gracefully but still puts on a great show. She did a lot of her big hits and also tossed in some others such as an interesting rendition of "Ring of Fire" which I liked a lot. Her husband and guitar player is extremely talented and has a wonderful sense of what is just right for a song. Unlike...
Neal Schon - also known as Captain Meedley Holy crap, that guy never met an overdone guitar solo he didn't like and he had a lot of them. The guy who took over from Steve Perry (Arnel Pineda) is very good. Close your eyes and you'd think it was Steve Perry. But, man, the dude is snack-size! Seriously, if he tops out much over five feet, I'd be surprised. He's got a lot of energy, though, and really works the crowd. It was fun to watch him.
So that was the good in our week.
This was the not-so-good (and how sad is it that I found this pic under a website of things to do in my town!). The Spousal Unit looked at me Saturday night and said, "I think we need to go to the hospital." Long story short, the man had new blockages that were about eighty percent closed and added three shiny new stents to his previous collection of two. Way to be an overachiever, hon! :P
He is home and has been resting since Tuesday. He's supposed to go back to work on Monday but has cautioned people he is not feeling like he can just jump in and arm wrestle the government the way he usually does. (I've told him to tell people I will hurt them if they try to push him. Grrr...).
Small notes: diet is still going well. I'm just shy of 30 pounds down as of Friday. The only bummer is that I seem to be having some weird acne issues that I haven't had in a long time. Bleah. I have some stuff from the doctor that I am hoping will clear it up. I did also get to buy some new clothes (the SU's birthday present to me) which I hope to post some pictures of soon. I have gone from 18/20 or 20/22 to 16's and 14/16. So, yay me :).
Now, back to writing the draft of my policy paper...
Cat! Sleeping cat! Snoring cat! Soon-to-be-dead cat because:
Can't tell what this is? Move in a little closer:
It's the Spousal Unit's bluetooth headset that he has been searching for - and now playing the part of a submarine at the bottom of the cats' water bowl. Yeah...someone is a dead cat.