Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Belated Post

We got a "new" car a couple of weeks ago. It's to replace Dave's 1995 Honda Accord that has 194,000 miles on it. The old Accord is actually running just fine, but it's certainly time to get something that we a)can fit four+ people in comfortably and b)aren't ashamed to claim is our car (ashamed is too strong a word, but I can't think of the right one). And just because we're so adventurous, we got a 2004 Honda Accord. At least this time it's got a V6. Oooh.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's been so long

I know it's been a while. I just haven't felt like posting that much. I haven't been all that busy really, but I always seem to get home late from work, and by the time I'm here, we eat, I clean the kitchen, then watch a smidge of tv, and it's time for bed. It's harder on Mondays and Wednesdays now, too, because I've been pretty good at getting to the gym before work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which means getting in bed the night before by 9:30.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Live Music

Something I miss dearly now that we're pretty good about budgeting, is live music. Well, last week, we scraped together $14 and went to see one of our favorite performers at Center Stage.

Now, we have only seen Francine Reed alongside Lyle. When we heard that she was playing at Center Stage for $5 a ticket as part of the Grammy music series, we jumped on it.

What a fantastic show! The opening act was a young jazz sextet called Jaspects. Then, Francine came out without a band. She led the Jaspects in about 45 minutes of blues and jazz - all just off the cuff. Turns out Francine performs every Monday night in East Atlanta, too. Might have to check that out.

After Francine, Anthony David hopped on stage. He sang with Francine, and played with Jaspects. Jaspects was great, Francine was amazing, Anthony David was impressive, we bailed at around 11:30, and it was a wonderful night.