*Nelson and I went to see the North Mississippi Allstars this weekend, and it was a great show. We even went out to dinner before hand, like real adults. While we were waiting in line to go in, we saw and ad for this group. Kind of interesting, right? I like women rock bands, I like Led Zeppelin, I could see how this might work. And, check out their shirts:
Come on! Now that's just cool.
*I always like to do a bit of people watching when we go to shows, and there was this guy in front of us wearing a button down shirt, tucked in, light washed jeans, and boat shoes. That doesn't seem like proper rock show attire to me. Not that I'm one to talk; I was wearing flared jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt, and a pair of Converse - the same thing I wear every single day of my life (in the summer, it's capris, short-sleeved T-Shirts, and bare feet or flip flops.) I'm hardly a fashion plate, but I think a rock show calls for more casual attire. Like the guy next to us who was in head to toe denim. I don't necessarily approve of his look either, but it seems a bit more appropriate. Then I realized that Mr. Button Down was around 70 so that explained things a bit more. But, don't think for a second that his age prevented him from rocking out. Dude went WILD, as one should at a rock show (who are these people who stand still at rock shows? or sit down? What is wrong with you?) At one point he got so low I though he'd broken a hip, but he recovered nicely.
*On our way to the show Nelson and I were chatting about current events (we live in DC, give me a break.)
Nelson: Did you hear about that assassination Dubai?
Jenni: Yeah, that was crazy.
Nelson: I know, when they looked at the security tapes there were like dozen unknown people in there that they were unable to trace. They are blaming Israel, but Israel say they don't know anything.
Jenni: Whatever, this has Mossad written all over it.
Nelson: I know.
Jenni: I mean, I watch NCIS; I've seen Munich. I know Mossad when I see it.
Nelson: Hey, and how about that whale at Sea World? Do you know that's like the third person it's killed?
Jenni: Really? Three? And it's still performing?
Jenni: You know who's responsible for that?
(We are so funny, right?)
*Miles William got his first stomach virus last week. He puked on me no less than four times. It's a right of passage. A really smelly one. But you know what? After all that vomiting he slept better than he has in his whole entire life. That's just unfair.
*Nelson, along with about 2,000 other folks, has been furloughed. This furlough is the direct result of a major DB senator refusing to renew funding for the Federal Highway Trust, among other things. I'm pretty annoyed at this senator, a republican (surprise!), but I'm also really irritated at the dems. I mean, they have a majority in congress. How in the hell does a democratically controlled congress not pass a transportation bill? Building and supporting infrastructure is one of our Things! One guy stops it on a technicality? They just make it so easy for the Rs to derail them at every effing turn because of all their stupid infighting. Get it together already. Anyways, hopefully Nelson will be back to work this week. Fingers crossed.