Good grief ya'll - I am one tired blogger girl. It felt like last week started out slowly, but somewhere along the way it must have picked up because now I am exhausted and about ready to call a break on all of my adventuring. I probably won't ACTUALLY take a break from my adventuring around town, but a few extra naps each week may need to be added to my schedule.
MGMT played The Knitting Factory on Tuesday night, and as a fan of at least three of their songs I decided it was a must-see show. I dragged along my tiny/tall gal pal and part of Spokast Podcast. The other part of Spokast Podcast scored a ticket last minute to the sold out show so it was pretty much a Spokast party up in there. We met up at Baby Bar where the guys had a few drinks, before heading over to The Knit and having a few drinks more. As I mentioned before, the show was sold out, so the crowd was pretty heavy in the venue. I quickly lost count of the number of times someone ran into me, stepped on my feet, pushed me, almost knocked me over, or rubbed parts of themselves against me that I would have preferred they didn't. Luckily the music was good and I was there with awesome friends so the discomfort was worth it - even when a very drunk girl burst into my stall in the bathroom and attempted to vomit all over my lap. Fun times ya'll!
After the concert we decided we weren't quite ready for the night to be over so headed down to Ghibliano Brothers piano bar. The dueling pianos were already done for the night, and the bar was pretty empty, but we were okay with that after surviving the over-crowding at The Knit. We each grabbed a drink and a large, puffy chair, and spent the next hour chatting and decompressing from the show. MGMT is a fun band and their music is very catchy, though we were all a little surprised and disappointed that they didn't play one of their most famous songs (Kids, in case you were wondering).
The rest of the week seemed to be pass by with little fanfare until Friday when suddenly I was a busy girl again. My tiny/tall friend and I headed over to Sushi I for lunch and had some amazing sushi. I'm used to small servings with basic rolls, so ordered myself both an Eel and a Philadelphia. Turns out at Sushi I they don't believe in small servings. Those rolls were HUGE and super tasty and I stuffed every last piece in my big, fat mouth. After lunch I was invited to tag along to an outside meeting with some co-workers. We headed downtown to do a spot of work, followed by drinks and nachos at The Steelhead. I've only been to The Steelhead on New Year's Eve so it was interesting checking it out on a regular day when it wasn't quite so chaotic. I drank a margarita and stuffed my face for the second time that day. Their nachos are piled over a foot tall with cheese, jalapenos, meat, sour cream, and quacamole. Wonderful.
In case you missed it, a tiny little independent film called Star Trek Into Darkness opened up last week. Not that I was excited or anything but OH MY GOODNESS STAR TREK WOOHOO! I headed up to Riverpark Square AMC for the 9:45pm showing. It was big and loud and long and exciting and while I can't say for sure whether I thought it was better than the 2009 Star Trek reboot, I can say that I enjoyed the heck out of it. I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I cheered. It was pretty much everything I had hoped it would be. After the movie I visited the Satellite for some late night munchings and crunchings. I had myself another margarita as well, because I'm convinced you can never have too many margaritas.
By Saturday I was a little worn out from all the fun, so I chose to watch the Lilac Festival Torchlight Parade from the comfort of my living room instead of trekking downtown to see it. A friend of mine from Army Group 1944 - a local WWII reenacting troupe - was marching in the parade as part of the Pearl Harbor Veterans group, and it was fun to see him go by the cameras carrying the American flag. I didn't realize quite how long the Lilac Parade is until this year, but like a trooper I sat through the entire three hours. If nothing else it was fun to hear the announcer call biplanes helicopters and wax on for an extended period about how awesome she found the cupcake she was eating.
On Sunday I met up with some friends for coffee at Rocket Bakery. I don't drink coffee but I love to say I'm "meeting someone for coffee." For some reason my brain thinks that sounds incredibly grown up. I actually drank a pomegranate blueberry Jet Tea and it was tasty but spilled on my shirt, leaving purple blotches, and that kind of sucked. Originally we sat out on the patio and soaked up the delightful sunshine, but clouds eventually rolled in and forced us inside. We then found ourselves a window to sit in and when the sun came back out we baked ourselves a bit. It was a bit uncomfortable but better than a blizzard any day so I wasn't complaining too much.
And that's how my week wrapped up. Like I said, it seemed to start off slow but eventually it picked up and now I'm still recovering. However I'm sure I'll be off soon to see what kinds of trouble I can get into this week. I'll be back (Monday if I'm feeling industrious or Tuesday if I'm being lazy) to talk about things like lunching with senior citizens, charity bake sales, and partying like Arrested Development is back on the air.
Why don't you head out for some adventures of your own while I'm gone? If you're lucky you just might see me bouncing around town while you're out there.
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