Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tom Petty, preseason football, and the await of hockey season

I still haven't finished all the laundry from our trip to the beach. and I'm not even worried about it.

One thing I am worried about though, is that I'm training at the gym tonight for the first time in two weeks. I didn't go to the gym ONCE when I was on vacation, so I'm definitely going to have a tough time tonight, and I'm sure I'll be super sore tomorrow. I'm looking forward to getting back on schedule though. I'm also considering checking out a spinning class to take once or twice a week, but I'm a little nervous. I spent a little time on a stationery bike, and that thing was HORRIBLE for my butt - it was so uncomfortable... so I don't know how I'll last an hour. Anyone have an recommendations/suggestions/rants/raves about spinning class?

Since we were at the beach for a week, I didn't once put on a pair of jeans. It was a little rainy on Sunday for the Tom Petty concert Sunday night, so I decided to throw on a pair of denims. I was shocked to discover that they were LOOSE. Like, really loose. Like, I could pull them down passed my ass without even unbuttoning them. THAT LOOSE. You can't even imagine my excitement. I was indeed SO thrilled, that I wore them to work the next day (yes, two days in a row... without washing them... you know you never wash your jeans) just to show my coworkers how they weren't skin tight anymore. 

Speaking of Tom Petty, the show was AMAZING. I was completely blown away... I'd never seen him live before, so I was pleasantly surprised at how great his performance was... especially for a guy who's been around for a LONG time. He played all my favorites, including Free Fallin', Maryjane, and You Don't Know How It Feels. I got video of all three songs, and I'm hoping to have time to upload them to YouTube sometime this week. Wait, it's Thursday. So maybe I'll get to it at some point this weekend? I didn't bring my camera in with me, but here are a few pictures from my cell phone. 

Saturday afternoon/evening, we're going to our first football game of the season - the Redskins/Ravens preseason game. We bought 12 tickets and we have an awesome group of friends going with us, so I'm sure it'll be a slammin' time. We'll arrive at FedEx Field when the parking lot opens and tailgate for a few hours before heading into the stadium. I'm hoping that the weather is nice, since the last time we went to a Battle of the Beltway preseason game, it POURED down rain and we ended up soaking wet. Either way, it's going to be a good start to the football season! 

Here's a picture from that game. I believe this was back in 2007... maybe 2008?

Speaking of football, I may or may not have mentioned this, but I am a Redskins fan and my husband is a Ravens fan. This means that we do not get along during football season, but since Sean has season tickets for home Ravens game, we don't see much of each other to argue. With the addition of McNabb and a new head coach, I'm hoping our record will surpass those of recent years. At least that way, I won't have to hear Sean tell me every.single.weekend how bad my team sucks. Is anyone everyone else as excited as I am for football season to finally be here?

ALSO, I cannot wait for hockey season to start! I'm so, so, so excited to see what the Caps have to bring this year. We're considering going to Pittsburgh for the Winter Classic (Pens vs. Caps) for New Year's Day, but it seems as if tickets are really expensive (as in, the cheapest tickets I could find were $328 a PIECE), so we might have to hold off and wait til the WC is in DC next year. We shall see, but either way, I'm stoked for hockey season to start so I can root for our Washington Capitals, and maybe even make it to a few games. 

Welp, that's all I've got for now. Happy Thursday!


  1. What a great feeling to know that all your hard work is paying off! Way to go!

    P.S. Go Ravens!

  2. I'm totally ready for football. It's my favorite time of the year. However, I'm all about the Patriots!!

    Congrats on the jeans being loose! That's exciting. All your hard work is paying off!!! Keep it up.

  3. I love Tom Petty! How fun and putting on jeans to find them to be too big is an amazing feeling!!

  4. number 1 - i LOVE that ashley is a patriots fan - i'm not the only one of your followers with some sense ;)

    number 2 - CONGRATTTTS on the jeans :D i know that there is NO better feeling!

    number 3 - get in that spin class and you will continue to see that weight drop and won't even be able to keep those jeans on anymore - they'll be THAT loose!!

    number 4 - i see you has a new button :D it's going on my page!

    number 5 - i can't waiiiiiit for tomorrow! i wouldn't even care if it poured down rain like it did 3 [or was it 2?] years ago!

  5. I have no personal experience with spin class, but from hearing my friends experiences, it is all about the instructor. If you have a good instructor it will be a great class, and if you have a bad instructor it can be the opposite. Hope you have a good instructor if you try it!

    I have never seen Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert, but I can only imagine it was awesome. I can't think of a single one of their songs that I don't love and can't sing all the way through. Theirs was the first cd my dad ever bought me. American Girl is my favorite!

  6. I used to do spin all the time. I loved it because it was self adjusting - you could make it as hard or as easy as you need it to be. And your butt gets used to it after awhile.


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