Jack Johnson Here I Come

So, today is the day. I am a HUGE Jack Johnson fan, I have been for years now. I own every album and whenever I listen to his music it’s a guarantee to instantly make me happy. JJ puts out some great feel good, make you smile, laid-back, relaxing music and I can’t get enough of it.

The thing is… I’ve never seen him in concert! Never. So lame. I “studied abroad” in Hawaii and figured I would absolutely, 100% get to see him play live there, but that was a no go. However, I did get to see him live, just not playing a show. My friend Jen and I (our last week there) met him at the Pearl Jam/U2 concert. It was amazing – we were on the will call line waiting for our tickets when BAM! Jack Johnson walked by us. Since he didn’t come over to say hi (so rude) I decided we should go over and say hi. He was extremely nice and even took a picture with us!

Needless to say, even though I didn’t get to see him play live in Hawaii, I was pretty happy with the fact that I met him, shook his hand and took a picture with him (he put his hand on my lower back while taking the picture, no big deal…)

Me, Jack and Jen!

So tonight is the night I finally get to see him play live! I am more than pumped. To top it all off, glove and ALO are playing as well – two more great performers. :)

Well, we have our sandwiches, snacks and beers all set – Colin and I are off to the show! Have a great Saturday night and I’ll have plenty of wedding posts coming at you this week. Simply put, it was beyond amazing! xo

And it’s just another Manic Monday

When I say ‘this weekend was a busy one’, I mean it. We had so much to do which made those two precious days go by so fast!

Friday I got to leave work a little earlier than usual, got on an early train and had time to relax before I headed out for the evening. It was so nice! I just vegged out in front of the TV – caught up with the cast of ‘Glee’ on Oprah. After spending time with Oprah, I spent time with Danielle. D and I grabbed some delicious sushi then headed to Merrimack to see their performance of RENT. It was excellent; I was very impressed – such amazing voices!

Saturday morning I woke up with a migraine. TERRIBLE! Like, seriously – why on a Saturday? I slowly got it together and made some moves. First move – buy Jack Johnson tickets for July 12th. CAN NOT WAIT for the concert – I loove me some Jack Johnson and I’ve never seen him perform. I have however met him at the Pearl Jam/U2 concert in Hawaii a few years ago. That was one of the best days of my life. Second move – go run important errands and browse a few shops. Since I dropped the ball on Rent the Runway, I figured I might as well have a look… I found a really cute dress to wear to the wedding so I was pumped!

Not the best picture, but you get the gist...

Saturday night was the wedding and although I had a migraine I powered through and we had a great time – so much fun! Bim looked gorgeous and extremely happy – her and Scott seemed to really enjoy the whole evening.

It was funny to be socializing/drinking/dancing with ‘work people.’ Colin was a huge hit as usual! I love having him with me at social events, he is so good – talks to anyone, doesn’t mind dancing, just likes to have a good time. He makes everyone laugh and people generally love him (especially me!)

OH! Also… I caught the bouquet! This little man visiting over from Thailand (Bim is Thai) caught the garter. I had to sit on the chair in front of everyone while this man put the garter on my thigh - in front of work people. Pretty interesting…

Sunday morning we got up early and hit the road – destination, St. Johnsbury VT for Colin’s grandfather’s birthday party! It was a really good time – I love getting to see all of Colin’s family. The drive back was beautiful (and I was actually awake for most of it.)

Still a little snow on the mountain...

Now, onto today’s business -

On 4/15 bring in a reusable tumbler and Starbucks will fill it for free in an effort to get rid of paper cups!

http://www.starbucks.com/thebigpicture

Conan just announced today that he will have a new show on TBS at 11pm starting this November – pumped!

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/04/12/conan-obrien-tbs-team-up-for-new-show/

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for his Master’s win!! The good husband, dad, son, person, etc. won and that is something to celebrate. After a tough year supporting his wife as well as his mother with their battle against breast cancer, he won a battle of his own. He might have even taught Tiger a thing or two about karma.

Great article here – http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5077009

Today’s Save – $25 for a trial membership at the Cambridge Athletic Club (25 day pass + 1hr free personal training session.) Not too shabby!

Also, check out Eversave on Boston.com -

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/house/bargainbin/2010/04/welcome_eversave.html

Today’s Groupon – $5 for $10 at the Pita Pit – 479 Harvard Street, Brookline.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/p-ita-pit-boston

Today’s deal on wowwhatsavings.com is a discounted cleaning service – Crystal Clean Home Cleaning Service*new customers only.

http://www.wowwhatsavings.com/deal/Crystal+Clean+Home+Cleaning+Service

Today on Buywithme, $15 for $30 at Savenor’s (market) in Cambridge or Beacon Hill -

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=17c5e85f775c10d8a0c755376&id=399c5192b8&e=de3ecae0cc

Wine Riot – Saturday 1-5pm and 7-11pm at Cyclorama –  539 Tremont Street, South End (617) 426-5000. Eats from Tremont 647, Red Bones and Masa.

Get tickets here – thewineriot.com

Go for a run tonight with Boston Community Runs. Three, five and seven mile runs are offered around the Charles. After your run you’re rewarded with complimentary appetizers. This happens every Monday at 6:30pm – meet at McGreevey’s (911 Boylston Street, Back Bay) and go from there…

Attention all ‘Massholes’, get ready to become a star!

http://gawker.com/5514861/get-ready-for-the-massachusetts-version-of-jersey-shore-massholes

Tomorrow, Glee is back with an all Madonna episode! More info here -

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/the_wait_for_new_glee_is_almost_9LdNCI3PspyFohhOVsN9XJ

And here is a preview from Broadway World -

http://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=119520

Lastly I leave you with these two pictures…

Denise Truscello - Wire Image - From People.com

Why Heidi? Why? I’m sorry but this extreme boobage, extreme blonde, extreme sparkle, etc. is just not for me…

And…

People.com

Kim, your heiney is showing a little bit…

Have a good evening! I have a Glee-ful surprise for you later… Stay tuned :)

If you make it to Wednesday, you’re O.K.

Today is another free burrito day at Boloco (Longwood) from 11am-8pm. Too far for me! Wish I could go!

There will be *free* food and drink specials tomorrow at the opening of the comedy club at Cheers from 7pm-10pm. RSVP to kelly.reagan@gmail.com

Sign up to receive the weeks 20 best travel deals every Wednesday with Travelzoo here – http://bit.ly/cGxqHz

Sounds very similar to Hell Night at the East Coast Grill in Cambridge which Meg, Matt, Colin and I went to in February was it?…. If you’re up for another spicy challenge, check out Poe’s Kitchen Challenge – 384 Boylston Street (between Berkeley and Arlington)  – 617.859.7772. The challenge starts tomorrow and you must sign a waiver to participate. Winner gets a t-shirt and their picture in the “I beat the heat” facebook album.

More info here –  http://www.rattlesnakebar.com/

Tomorrow, Thursday April 1st from 8pm-2am is the Social Boston Sports birthday party at Red Line – 59 JFK Street, Harvard Square. Tickets at $10 and you must purchase them in advance. Tickets include one free Wachusett beer, *free* apps (courtesy of Red Line) from 8pm-10pm, DJ/dancing…

http://www.socialbostonsports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=226&Itemid=380

Social Boston Sports are also looking for dodgeball teams for their Tuesday and Thursday night leagues.

Sign up here – http://www.socialbostonsports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=307&Itemid=500

The Groupon for the day is $40 ($85 value) for your choice of signature hour-long massage at Maximum Image Hair Salon and Day Spa – 300 Mishawum Road, Suite 300, Woburn.

http://www.groupon.com/boston

Jason at the Local Offer Lounge told me about their website which showcases local ‘deal-a-day’ deals all in one place -

http://www.localofferlounge.com/ it’s awesome! Sign up! Thanks Jason!

Chef Louie Night is Sunday, April 11th from 6pm-close – 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston. Featuring ‘Oysters, Pigs, Cocktails, Cuisines, and Causes.’ Tickets are $38 + $5 donation for Haiti Relief Fund.

http://www.cheflouienight.com/

Attention Pearl Jam Fans – Backseat Lover (Pearl Jam tribute band) is playing on behalf of Team McCready for Advocacy for Patients With Chronic Illness, Inc. at Harper’s Ferry – 158 Brighton Ave, Allston on Saturday April 10th at 9:30pm.

More info here – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=409383396577#!

*Postcards from 1910 from the National American Woman Suffrage Association. They are very awesome. Check ‘em out -

http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/03/31/suffragist-postcards/

Floral accessories are big for Spring -

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/fashion/01POINTS.html?src=twt&twt=nytimesstyle

Wicked Local says President Obama will be in Boston tomorrow -

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/brookline/2010/03/30/obama-to-visit-boston-area-thursday/

Tonight Colin’s gonna make me dinner because he is my best buddy. We’re gonna rent a movie, any good suggestions?

Enjoy your evening! :)