Birthday, Billy Joel, and Bachelorette

Anyone else think, Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica? No, just me? Moving on.

The past few weeks have been crazy busy, so I figured I would catch you up on all the fun stuff.

Last week I turned 30! Yikes, Nick and I decided to rent a party bus and have all our family and friends on board so that we could see everyone we wanted and not have a party at our house. Since we will be at a wedding for Nick’s 30th we decided we’d have a party for both of us! Unfortunately, I still didn’t get to spend time with everyone, but I had a wonderful time, even if my stomach was killing me the next day!

vueveI mean you have to start your birthday with champagne, right?

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My sister, some friends, and I pre-bus

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And a group shot of course, missing a few people, but we tried!

After that last photo things started to get messy so I will not share those photos ha! But it was a great time regardless!

For my birthday gift, Nick generously bought me tickets to Billy Joel at Fenway. Billy Joel is in my top 5 favorite musicians of all time, and I saw him, I think 8 years ago, when he came to the Garden. Seeing artists at Fenway is amazing, if you live in the city and an artist you like comes to Fenway, GO! it is so worth it!

Prior to the show Nick and I tried this new Greek place that is in the Fenway area, Gyro City, they have authentic Gyros so we had to try them. They were pretty close to what you will get in Greece, so we were very impressed. If you need someone to go with you to try them you know who to ask!

GyroWe also had some amazing Greek fries. Basically, they are thick cut fries with feta and oregano!

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After food we headed over to Fenway and walked off our dinner before heading into the concert!

Billy Joel at FenwayNick and I & our view

Billy Joel at Fenway

THE man!

Billy, we are on a first name basis, was amazing. He played a lot of the classic songs, but he also played some songs that only some real hardcore fans would be able to recall. He is also a New York man through and through, so while he played the beloved Sweet Caroline, he did not sing, which I found amusing. I did appreciate that he didn’t sing New York State of Mind, instead he had a young girl come out and sing Boston State of Mind as a nod to everything this city has been through and a show of support. After the concert Nick was looking through his twitter feed and saw some complaints about it, you can’t please everyone, and while I love him singing New York State of Mind, the respect that he gave to Boston was amazing, and made me love him even more! My only complaint is that he did not sing We Didn’t Start the Fire, that is my favorite Billy song, but the concert was amazing regardless!

After a crazy whirlwind week, we headed to Connecticut to spend some time with Nick’s family and I had a bachelorette to partake in!

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We went to Mohegan sun to have a wonderful dinner, hit the club, and of course gamble. I was spent and can’t believe I stayed up until 3 am!!! I had so much fun with all the wonderful women that came to the bachelorette and I can’t wait to celebrate the wedding soon!

What have you been up to? Anything fun that I’ve missed?

Playlist Thursday: I’m with the band

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: artists you’ve seen live

SOMETHING OLD
Artist: Billy Joel

Title: Only the Good Die Young

Side Note: I love Billy Joel and I was finally able to see him in concert in 2007 with my sister and mom. It was amazing. This song will always have a special place in my heart.

Quotable:
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We ain’t too pretty we ain’t too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
Aw But that never hurt no one

SOMETHING CURRENT
Artist: Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z

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Title: Suit & Tie

Side Note: I know that a ton of people hate this song, but I love it. I have seen JT at least 5 times, the best of course was when my seats got upgraded because the lighting equipment was where my seat was. This was from the last tour as *Nsync.

Quotable:
And as long as I got my suit and tie
I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things
All pressed up in black and white
And you’re dressed in that dress I like
Love is swinging in the air tonight
Let me show you a few things

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Artist: Matt Nathanson

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Title: Modern Love

Side Note: I have been a huge fan of Matt’s since 2001. I have only seen him live once in 2004. With my sister obviously, and we got to meet him! He was one of the most down to earth and funniest people I have ever met. It doesn’t hurt that he grew up outside Boston and now resides in my other favorite city, San Francisco. It was hard for me to choose which of his songs to pick, but I went with one of the ones that has a real video, and it is a dang good video.

Quotable:
I’d let em in, I
Oh man, I’d let em win
I’d burn my house down
Just to hear them scream my name
I’ve carried hopes
And heavy daydreams she said
But I’m done with sleeping

Take the phone calls
Take this circus
Take the drama, cause baby it’s worthless

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 3

I know this is a day late, I hope you enjoy the video!

 

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song. The idea is to choose a song every day, but for the purpose of the blog I am going to choose once a week.

The third day is a song that makes you happy. I picked Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. When I was young, I memorized this song and would sing it all the time. I still know all the lyrics. My sister and I play it at least 5 times on any road trip, it drives Nick crazy. I really wish Billy Joel would make an updated version. Enjoy!

 

 

Today’s Questions: What song always makes you happy?