Let's see... what have I done since the last post???? Oh that's right, I went to the Jack's Mannequin concert, even though they were technically the opening band I'm going to just say it was their concert because Andrew McMahon and co. owned, hence the title song. "Swim" is probably one of my favorite songs of theirs, right up there with "Mixed Tape". If we are adding Something Corporate into the mix (Andrew's other band) that adds a few more songs like "I won't make you" and "Space" (Go check all of those out... IMMEDIATELY).
So let's Tarantino this post and go back to the beginning shall we? Saturday I woke up a little earlier than I would have liked and we got the car packed up and headed out to take my cousin to the airport in Detroit. After we dropped her off at noon Alison and I had about 6 hours to waste until we had to meet Ashley and Brett for the concert. So we just headed in the general direction of the concert and ended up eating lunch at Red Robin then heading off to find a Target and a movie theatre. We got off at the Great Lakes Crossing exit (big mall with movie theatre and a Target) and we headed for the Target first. Let me set this up for you, Target on one side of the freeway, mall on the other. So we go to Target, get the stuff we wanted and then head off to the mall, which is visible on the other side of the freeway. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I'm about as bad as you can get with directions. We didn't think we'd need the GPS because we could see the mall. Long story short, by the time we finally pulled out the GPS we were about 7 miles from the mall. I'm such an idiot.
When we finally got to Great Lakes Crossing for a movie and some shopping, we ended up seeing "My Sisters Keeper" and I made it through with just one solitary tear. I don't know why I cried though, in my opinion the book was much more sad. They changed the book quite a bit, well the ending at least. Alison was sobbing, she hadn't read the book, but let me tell her all about it afterward, what a great friend haha. We drove to the meeting spot and I gave Ashley as big of a hug as I could muster and we all sat down for some Corona's before going to the concert. Once parked we finished off the rest of the six pack and headed inside. Right at the door we saw Ashley, Maria, Lauren and Kiera so we chit chatted and then headed to our seats.
We all got some drinks along the way and sat down with 2 songs left for the opening band. Like I already said Jack's killed it as per usual. At the break I went to hunt down some more friends then went to the merch booth. I already have a Jack's shirt among my collection of 50+ so I decided on a wristband that said SWIM (click the title if you haven't already). Alison by this point had more drinks than I could count and was feeling great. The Fray came out and did their thing, they were really good too. We had a crazy old lady who I can only describe as "feeling the music" she was crazy. We left before the encore in hopes of beating the crowd. I said goodbye to Ashley, I wish she didn't live in Cinci so we could hang out more.
This is the point in the night where Ali's drunken shenanigans went from funny to not as funny. Eventually on the 2 hour ride home she fell asleep and I just rocked out. Not much has happened since then. Just some sleeping, reading, laying out, the usual. Today I went to visit one of my old teachers and she didn't recognize me. Apparently I've changed a lot since she saw me last year? I don't know. Anyways, tomorrow my cousin is supposed to have her baby, so I'm trying to get loose ends tied up so I can spend time with her.
And now for the picture I promised of Maria's dad's Corvette. Yep... that's him in the background thinking "What the hell am I doing?!" Oh yeah... I drove that.
And just for funsies a comic!
I had a few more things to post but this is getting super long. I'll post again soon! Hopefully with a picture of my new baby 2nd cousin! Oh and if you saw/read My Sisters Keeper let me know what you thought! Also I took some videos at the concert so I'll post those soon and post the link.