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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Vermont Weekend

A few months ago, Thom and I sat down and looked at our schedule for the summer and fall. Both of us work full time as well as seasonally with the Red Sox. We had a few things we wanted to do together and needed to find time to do them. One of our adventures was to go to Burlington, Vermont to visit his best friend (plus girlfriend) for a weekend. This past weekend was the weekend we discovered that worked for everyone and we made the best of it!

The weather was great and the travel to and from wasn’t terrible. We left Friday afternoon and got there in the early evening. Our first trip was to the Fiddlehead Brewery and Folino’s Wood Fired Pizza in Selburne. The beer was great and the pizza was delicious.

Ben and Jerry's!

Ben and Jerry’s!

Saturday was an action packed day of Vermonting. Our hosts don’t ever do the touristy Vermont things, so we decided to do it all. We hit up Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and Trapp Lager Brewery. We took the scenic routes along the way (though I think it’s impossible to take an unscenic route in Vermont).

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Trapp Brewery Flight.

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Beautiful view from the Trapp Family Home.

Yea, I was a little excited about ice cream, cheese, chocolates, and The Sound of Music. Also, beer everywhere! Everything was delicious and beautiful.

Sunday, we headed back to Boston, with a small pit stop in Middlebury to visit Thom’s cousin, as well as grab some apple cider donuts.

All in all, great weekend! I can’t wait to head back up there.

Date Night Adventure

I am always down for a random roadtrip or a new adventure. Luckily, my boyfriend is the same. It’s also his birthday (hooray!) and because we’re basically children, we hit up the brand new Lego Land Discovery Center for Adult Night last night!

LEGO LAND!

LEGO LAND!

Basically, Adult Night tickets get you access into Lego Land (no children allowed!) and you can play with the Legos, see a 4D movie, go on the rides, and win prizes all while drinking booze. It’s sweet.

But first, let's take a selfie!

But first, let’s take a selfie!

For those of you who don’t know, I live in Boston, which is pretty much my favorite city in the whole world. You can imagine my excitement I had when the first room we walked into was all Lego creations of Boston landmarks!

Zakim Bridge!

Zakim Bridge!

Prudential Center, Hancock Tower, and City Hall!

Prudential Center, Hancock Tower, and City Hall!

Fenway Park!

Fenway Park!

Thom and I both work at Fenway Park, so it was neat to see the Lego Fenway (for me at least). It even had a little Lego Ted Williams statue!

The whole night was a blast. We played with a lot of Legos, made a cool Lego clown (it was a Carnival themed night), and went on a sweet ride to save a princess. We take princess rescues very seriously, as you’ll see below.

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If you get the chance, I totally suggest hitting up an Adult Night at Lego Land. I’m sure the place is fun when you have kids there, too, but it was awesome to just hang out and not worry about small children at your feet. Also, we got to keep the Legos to ourselves.

Oh look, Jess has another blog.

So here I am again, at the start of yet another brand new blog. I’ve been blogging since I was about 15 years old, starting with good ol’ LiveJournal and TeenOpenDiary. Flash forward almost 15 years and I’m here with three different WordPress blogs. My Red Sox Blog which you can find here was very active until this baseball season, mostly due to my work schedules and a horrible season for the team. I also ran an anonymous blog about my dating life, but since entering a long term relationship at the beginning of the year, that’s been pretty much dead. I have helped numerous start up companies with their social media strategies, even running the blog for one. When the company didn’t launch, I stopped the writing.

I really enjoy expressing myself through writing, even if I’m not all that great at it. I like having diaries and a place to just air my thoughts and even get some feedback. I was rolling around the idea of starting a new personal blog. I didn’t, and still don’t, have a direct focus for the blog, but that’s pretty much how my life is, too. I figured, why not just have a Jess-Blog? I’ll fill this up with photos of my lack of style (and maybe get some advice!), my super creative baking recipes, and all my misadventures that I have. You’ll either like it or you won’t, but either way, I have a new outlet for my brain.

So, there it is!