Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 So Far and New Years Resolutions

2014 so far has been pretty uneventful. On the first I went to Oklahoma to see Train. A friend invited me and we had a great time. They performed at a casino. Her mum and brother came along with us and gambled while we watched the show. Train was much better than I thought they would be. I actually used to listen to them all the time, but haven't done so in a couple of years. It was cool to see them perform a few of my old favs. 

They only other remotely exciting thing I've done so far this year is go and see "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Not exactly the best movie I've ever seen, but not too terrible. 
So on to the real point of this post: My New Years Resolutions. Here they are:

1. Loose 30 pounds. (That's about half a pound a week! I can do this) 
   I need to eat healthier
         Eat breakfast 
          More veggies 
    Work out! 

2. Apply for one full time job a week, (I only have to do this till I find a job, so the sooner I find one the sooner I can stop applying .) 
3. Get up at 7:00 am six days a week. (I'll allow myself one late day a week.) 
4. Blog once a week. (At least) 

5. Read one book a month. (

6. Get better about money. 
   Pay off at least 3 credit cards this year. 
   Save all my receipts and record my spending in an app. 
   Think about what I really want to buy, write it down and plan how much to save each week. 
   Put 10% of every paycheck in savings. 
7. Wash face every night!!! (I can do this!!) 
I am going to make an active attempt at achieving great things this year and I think that by writing my goals down it will help immensely. 
What are your New Years Resolutions? 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013: A Recap

Happy New Year!!! 
Thank all that is good in the world that 2013 is over. It kinda sucked. I mean, sure, I had some great times, but on a whole it wasn't my best year. I want to take a look at the the good stuff that happened, reminisce a bit, and then promptly move on to 2014. 
2013 was filled with awesome traveling and a variety of amazing live shows. I went to some new cities and saw a whole slew of great bands. 
I went to Phoenix, Arizona with my brother in March:

I went to San Antonio with some friends in March as well: 

Then the day I got back from San Antonio I went to see Muse for the the first time: 

I went to Florida in May for my brother's college graduation. It was nice. I got to see grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins:

Then in June I got to see two of my favorite bands, The Postal Service and She & Him. They were at the same venue a couple of weeks apart: 

For my birthday at the end of July I drove to New Orleans with a friend. It was my first time. It was cray. 

September I went to Austin with a couple of close friends. We went for the weekend and it rained most of the time, but we had fun. I got us tickets to see Ra Ra Riot, so that was our main excuse for going: 

And then in October I went to Austin City Limits Music Festival. It was great, even though they cancelled the last day of the festival. I saw so may great acts and even got to catch a secret Franz Ferdinand show that only 600 people were admitted to (I freaking LOVE Franz!!!!) 

In November I got to see Kate Nash and Chvrches and watched the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Simulcast in 3D. 

And finally on December 30th I saw the Toadies in Fort Worth at Billy Bob's. It was a great time and a wonderful way to finish 2013! 

 This year I also saw Maroon5 in Dallas, went to a Rangers game, partied on Halloween, saw my boss get drunk, gambled for the first time, got my culture  on at some museums and watched wayyy too much Doctor Who on Netflix. So all in all 2013 had some pretty great high points. I'm glad it's over though. I think I'm about to make 2014 my best year. I have high hopes. Happy New Year and look out for my New Years Resolution post that will be up soon.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Postal Service

I know it's been a massive amount of time since I last blogged, but here's a little blurb about the ah-freaking-mazing concert I went to 2 weeks ago:
I got to see Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) in his other band, The Postal Service! I saw Gibbard last year with Death Cab. It was so amazing that I vowed if they came back through Dallas I would certainly be going to see 'em again. Well, earlier this year The Postal Service tix went on sale, and while they're not Death Cab they are almost as brilliant and it is fronted by Gibbard, so i had to get them! I didn't know when I got the tickets who I would be going with and honestly if I couldn't find anyone it wouldn't have been that big of an issue. I ended up trying to find someone to go with me the weekend before the concert. Oops. Everyone was working or had school. Then I decided to ask one of my relatively new friends. She was sweet enough to go with me and we had a blast. Now, this tour is kind of a special one. If you don't know, The Postal Service formed over a decade ago. They only ever released one album and did one tour. For the tenth anniversary of Give Up (the one lone album) they released a deluxe version of it and decided to go on tour again. I was so excited for this because, honestly, I didn't think I'd ever get to see them live. The concert was great! Ra Ra Riot opened. They were one of the best opening acts I've seen in a long while. I had so much fun bopping along to Ra Ra Riot and the Postal Service. What a great night!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March 2013

Wow! March was a pretty busy month for me. I went to Phoenix, Arizona for the first time, I went to San Antonio, Texas for like the 1,000th time, and I saw Muse in Dallas!! And all of this happened in the span of 11 days! It was totally exhausting, but completely worth it. Here's some highlights of my time in Arizona. I meet my brother there. I arrived in Phoenix around midnight Monday morning and left the following Thursday afternoon. I had a blast. We went to two different art museums, an archeological park, the zoo the science museum, and we saw Life of Pi and Argo while we were there. What fun!