Foo Fighters at Fenway

Oh, whoa, hello. My bad on not writing for what, months? Man, I’m so sorry. I’m going to start getting back into this and I was trying to figure out how, so I just thought- write something and then everything else will eventually flow out.

This past weekend, Thom and I took a night off from working at Fenway to go to Fenway as fans! The Foo Fighters were playing both Saturday and Sunday, and we were generously gifted tickets as a Christmas present from his parents.

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We invited my brother, Nick,  and Thom’s friend, Dan, to join us.

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As most people know, Dave Grohl has broken his leg and needed surgery about a month ago. Luckily for us, he is a tough sumbitch and had a throne created for him to perform on. It was magnificent!

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I don’t have many pictures aside from these, as I wanted to just enjoy the show. It was incredible! They opened with Everlong and ended with Best of You with all their other great songs in between. They played for almost 3 straight hours, which is unbelievable. No lie, it was on the top of the list of the shows I’ve been to. I don’t know how any one could top their show.

The Foo Fighters are a band that I’ve been wanting to see since about 8th grade, so like 1999. That’s insane. Even better, I always loved Nirvana, too. Seeing Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters is as close as I’ll ever get to seeing Nirvana and I’ll glady take it. Thom and I even got a second go around, as we both worked at the concert on Sunday night.

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If you get a chance to see the newly dubbed “Broken Leg Tour”, please check it out. Also, if you’ve never listened to the Foo Fighters, I beg you- please look them up.

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Blizzard Binges

Hey everyone! So, as I’m sure you’re either experiencing or have heard about, but New England has been hit with crazy amounts of snow. While Boston is under something like 3 feet (and counting) of snow, my hometown of Eastport, Maine has beaten the state record and has gotten over 6 feet in the past 2 weeks (with more on the way!). It’s currently snowing as I type this. IT’S NEVER GOING TO STOP!

Instead of posting more photos of the bizzarro Winter Wonderland we have here (because I know that there are a million other blogs that have pretty much the same pictures that I would), I’m going to tell you what I’ve been binging on to pass the time with all these snow days I’ve been having.

TV Binging- Because it’s okay when you’ve got nothing to do and nowhere to go. Luckily for my friends and I, we don’t have cars to shovel out and we have landlords to deal with the walk ways and such. We’ve all been binging on a lot of Netflix, some together and some separately. Here are some of my personal favorite binges:

  • FRINGE: If you like CSI, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, and anything Sci-Fi, you will like Fringe. Also, it’s in Boston and it’s Joshua Jackson. The entire series is on Netflix. Personally, it took me a few episodes to get into it and become hooked, but we’re midway through season 2 now and HOLY COW SO GOOD!
  • BREAKING BAD: I shouldn’t have to get into this one. Everyone knows Breaking Bad and how phenomenal it was. If you didn’t see it, you heard about it and you need to see it.
  • SONS OF ANARCHY: Motorcycle clubs and violence galore! It was a great show, but a little meh for an ending. Still a great watch.
  • PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: I’ve been addicted to this for a few years now and it’s totally a guilty pleasure. Sorry.
  • SCANDAL: Just got into this and WOW! Check out the first few seasons on Netflix and catch up!
  • TRANSPARENT: Just got into this. It’s only through Amazon Prime and it’s incredible.

Food Binging- We’ve been cooking a lot and hoarding snack foods. Slow cookers are great for snow days (chili!!!) and nachos and hot cocoa have been getting me through all the tv binging.

Video Game Binging- Thom and I are addicted to Dr. Mario (mostly, he’s upset that it’s the one game that I’m a lot better than him at. He kills me in everything else). We’ve also been playing some other games like Injustice and all other Mario games. Oh, also the Lego Movie game.

Mamma Mia!

A few weeks ago, my boss asked me if I liked Broadway musicals. Psh, do I like musicals? What kind of question is that? I said that I loved musicals and she mentioned that she worked for shows in Boston and that if I ever wanted tickets, I could ask her and she could try to help me out. She then offered me her tickets to see Mamma Mia! and I immediately jumped at the offer.

First of all, I really friggin love ABBA. Really, I love almost anything Swedish. I also love disco pop and yea. Mamma Mia! would be a show for me.

Second, when the movie came out in 2008, I was in Oklahoma, visiting my Nanny. She was starting to show signs of dementia, but we weren’t sure since she’s so young. I stayed with her for the week, trying to help convince her to go to a doctor. During my visit, the two of us went to see the movie in theatres and she loved it. We had such a good time and it’s such a great memory (except where we argued about Colin Firth ACTING that he was gay- SPOILER ALERT! she was very upset that they’d made HIM the gay character). Any time I see the movie, I always think of her.

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Anyway, I was super stoked to see this show and invited my friend from college, Jordan, to attend with me. We had a great time and the show was phenomenal. The cast was amazing (the actress who played Sophie is from Maine, woo!). The show is really fun to attend, except for that I wanted to sing and dance with the cast through the whole thing. Luckily, during the curtain call, they encourage singing and dancing for a few songs, so I got that out of me.

Do you like going to shows? What’s your favorite?

Super Hero 5k!

After running the Glow Run a few weeks ago, I felt good enough about it to sign up for another 5k rather quickly. I scoured all the running sites that listed all the races in New England to find one that Thom and I could both attend, but that were also interesting. I stumbled upon the Super Hero 5k that was in Central Square in Cambridge and we both decided that that was the race to do. I was stoked because I could wear a costume; Thom was stoked because he could have a reason to buy an Aquaman shirt. We invited Thom’s sister, Megan, to run with us, and the three of us had a blast.

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Megan, Thom, and myself as The Justice League!

I felt good about this race. I was super nervous getting into it, but running wasn’t bad at all. My time at the gym helped, but also just running with people really boost my morale. Not everyone was a season runner, so I wasn’t alone. I really do like doing these races and am looking forward to running more in the future!

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Aquaman and Batman

The Art of the Brick

Between our day jobs, Fenway scheduling, rehearsals and gigs, Thom and I had a difficult time planning fun activities over the summer. With the fall months come an easier scheduling period for us, so we have been packing in all the stuff we wanted to do this summer into the time we have now. It’s been great! This past weekend, after running the Glow Run, we had intended to go to Salem for the day, since he’s never been and I love it there. However, we decided that sleeping in would be better use of our time and put Salem on the backburner for another day. Our Sunday was instead spent in my beautiful city of Boston.

Thom in deep thought with his new blue friend.

Thom in deep thought with his new blue friend.

Something that we really wanted to do and is finally open now was The Art of the Brick. Basically this dude, Nathan Sawaya, has his own art exhibit with everything made out of Legos! He had a lot of popular masterpieces that he recreated with Legos and then also had his own collection of his own art. It was truly amazing and well worth the trip to go. If you’re in Boston, hit up Fanueil Hall, but also check to see if it’s in a city near you

Scream!

Scream!

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Boston Adventures

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love everything that has to do with Boston. Well, everything except the Bruins. Recently, I contacted by one my sorority sisters (who I hadn’t seen in YEARS!) who was going to be living in Boston for a month while taking some classes. She wanted to get together to do some “Boston things” and I quickly agreed to joining her.

She had signed us up for a Harvard Historical Tour, which was a blast. Very awkward, as our tour guide was this freshman who clearly was doing his work study, but it was a fun tour nonetheless.

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We then made the trek to the Harpoon Brewery, which sadly was closing soon after our arrival for their Oktoberfest celebration. We were lucky enough to grab a beer and a pretzel before having to leave.

Harpoon Pumpkin Cider and soft pretzel

Harpoon Pumpkin Cider and soft pretzel

We continued on our merry way to hit up the Trillium Brewery to sample a few beers. Very tasty, however, not my favorite beers.

Selfie at Trillium with Liz!

Selfie at Trillium with Liz!

Afterwards, we went to Fanueil Hall to browse the shops before our Haunted Ghost Tour!

Ghost tour!!

Ghost tour!!

 

It was a great Friday and it was wonderful to see one of my favorite sisters! All of these are great stops if you’re visiting Boston- they’re also just fun to do if you’re a local and need to laugh at some tourists.