thinking about tomorrow won’t change how i feel today

One of the things I love most about the town in which I live is the chance to see tons of awesome bands for pretty cheap. Though I haven’t taken advantage of this as much as I’d like, I did get to see Matt & Kim (with rapper Donnis) earlier this week.

And let me tell you something: It. Was. Awesome.

I went with a friend of mine and, of course, we had to start the evening with some tasty frozen yoghurt—I opted for cheesecake, strawberry and chocolate fro-yo with sliced kiwi and bananas, M&Ms and three gummy worms. Delish.

Then, we headed over to the venue. Since it was sold out, there was zero parking close by, so we drove a few blocks away and hoofed it back. I won’t lie; I was more than slightly concerned about the amount of walking, but I told myself it would be fine.

We got in, got ourselves some drinks and found, to my dismay, at least, there was nowhere to sit. And so we stood, waiting for Donnis to start (and not expecting him to be a rapper, but we was pretty decent), through his set and through Matt & Kim’s. The duo was awesome, just Kim on drums and Matt on keyboards. Kim was ferocious, propelling the songs forward, and Matt just spit the words out with a confidence missing in their first effort.

After the set, my friend wanted to stick around to meet them, which we did. Matt was good-looking enough that pretty much every girl was hitting on him, giggling, touching their hair, flashing some cleavage. He does give pretty kick-butt hugs, though, and both of them stuck around until every fan who wanted a picture or an autograph or a quick chat was satisfied.

After all that, I didn’t get home until about 1 a.m., after standing on my feet for much longer than I would have liked. I could tell while I was standing there, rocking out, that I was going to pay for it later, and I have. I’m still sore enough that I would like nothing more than to filled my bathtub up with Icy Hot and just lay there for a while. Even so, it was totally worth it. I haven’t been to a show in a tiny, hole-in-the-wall club in so long, and I missed it.

I can only put off doing things I love for the sake of my health for so long before I start feeling like I’m missing out. Some days, even when I know I’m going to feel crappy after, I just have to do it anyway, to feel like a normal 26-year-old, if only for a night.


we will be victorious

I wish I could say the long delay in between blog posts was the result of me being pain- and psoriasis-free, that I’ve been so busy living my new and fabulous life that I have just not had time to blog. I would love to say it, but it would be patently untrue.

Un-awesome things that have happened to me this week:

  • Literally crying while trying to button up a shirt, which lead to me throwing it onto the ground, stomping on it a few times and throwing on a nice, easy no-buttons-or-zippers tank top and calling it a day.
  • A lovely migraine with my trademark nausea, light and sound sensitivity, and tunnel vision.
  • Flaring in joints I didn’t even know I had.
  • Having dreams of telling my boss off that were so real, I thought I had done it and expected work this morning to be awkward. (It wasn’t.)
  • Falling into the bad eating habits of my teenage vegetarian foray.
  • Working more than 50 hours—and that’s with taking most of Thursday off. (As in, I went into work for a meeting, and that’s it.)
  • Much, much more!

I can’t complain too much, though. I’ve had some pretty great things happen to me, too.

  • Connecting with one of my National Psoriasis Foundation mentees! I got one who was born within the decade, and she’s really great. Really, all my mentees are pretty awesome, so I have no cause for complaints there!
  • I finally figured out the name (and downloaded) of the Muse song they performed when the mister and I saw them on tour with U2. (Hence, the post title.)
  • Finding a copy of Vegetarian Times with comfort food in it! I can’t wait to try out some of them this week.
  • Teaching Sunday school to a bunch of really incredible kindergarten-age kids and volunteering with the middle school youth group. I love those kids!
  • Getting an opportunity (maybe) that I can’t talk about yet but would be super amazing if it comes to fruition!
  • Reading the many, many awesome patient (and fashion!) blogs out there. Lindsay’s posts—especially with pictures of her adorable ray-of-sunshine daughter Briony—always brighten my day.
  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” by Allan Gurganus. Such a great book

Still, as rough as last week was for me disease-wise, it was still a pretty good week. I think I’ll take a cue from my new favourite Muse song (“Uprising”) and have a really kick butt week. And maybe, you know, blog more, too.

the yogurt of champions

I am super excited about this.

I went to Target yesterday to do some grocery shopping. And, as I always do, I scanned the yogurt section for the brand of soy yogurt — Silk — I particularly enjoy without much hope it would actually be there.

I’ve had a hard time tracking it down since Harris Teeter pulled it off the shelves a few years ago. The only place I could find it was a specialty co-op grocery store near where I work.

But no longer. Target has decided to stock it! This made for the best day ever. I marshaled a few strawberry and key lime yogurt into my carts. Yum! So, thanks, Target! Now, I can enjoy my lactose-free yogurt without paying more than $1 a-piece for them. Nom nom nom, indeed.

A haiku about my lunch

Image via Flickr.

Here’s to my delicious lunch. The Hubs and I (though, really, it was just the Hubs; I was feeling terrible yesterday. It was such a Bad Day that I relented finally and took some of the Percocet my NP prescribed me.) made a delicious meal; we got some turkey — which we had never made before — and made sweet potato and butternut squash mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, fresh bread and cranberry sauce. Yum.

Turkey. Cranberry.
Sweet potato. Delicious.
Thanksgiving in June.

i want, i need

Inspired by Abigail, I decided to enter my name and the word “needs” into Google and see what pops up. Here are the top 10 things I need:

  1. a hug.
  2. new glasses.
  3. an explanation.
  4. to complete her journey.
  5. a new home.
  6. her family.
  7. water to survive.
  8. a scarf.
  9. to wipe that smile off her face.
  10. to go back to the Loch.

That made me smile.

(Image via We Heart It.)