3.05.2006

Everything but running

The Coldplay concert was entertaining. In the warm up act Fiona Apple was a head shaker. That woman has issues.
I could not believe I did not detect the first whiff of weed. The arena was a hard sell out and I've never been there for a concert and not been exposed to some second hand wack. The seats were exceptional - four rows above the floor less than half way back from the stage. Chris Martin is bendy alright. My favorite songs/performances were "Talk" and "Fix You" which was the encore closer. I listened to the X/Y CD today while driving. It sounds different now that I've seen them in concert. I'll enjoy that for awhile. I had never seen a 24-ounce Corona beer bottle before but that's what they were serving for beverages. $8.50 each. Yow.
I was in bed by 1130 and up making blueberry pancakes at 830. After a quick read of the paper, the bright sunshine urged us outside and we (Sis and I) jumped in the car and drove 75 minutes to Viera, FL t0 watch a spring training baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. We walked up and were lucky to buy front row seats down the third base line. I almost got hit by/caught a foul ball. By the time the Nats had the game in hand, on a bunch of homeruns, we decided we had seen enough and drove over to the Patrick Air Force Base Beach. The sun was still out and I always have beach sheets, a towel and sunscreen in my trunk so we spent another 90 minutes lying on the sandy beach listening to the waves roll in. When I looked in either direction up and down the beach I could see for miles but only counted 30 people. It was a great day. I actually relished the thought of going for a barefoot run on the shore sometime soon. Oh; and just to be a total jerk I called Susie to let her know I was lying on the beach. She was smart enough not to answer the phone, so I left a message. :)
Dang, if I don't have to go back to work tomorrow. Fortunately it's the last week before school's out for spring break in our county and I'll slip in a few off days with them. It's a grand time to be in Florida. We pay for a gorgeous winter with scorching summers. Northerners pay for brilliant summers with nasty winters. I prefer my deal.

9 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

Fiona Apple is opening for Coldplay!?

Say WHA!? NOW I am excited.

21st Century Mom said...

ahhh... beach, sand, sun, running on wet sand, reading, napping....... it's raining here and will continue to rain for days. bleh. Hopefully summer will be here soon, too.

Jack said...

After slipping and sliding in the snow on Saturday I am finally convinced that would prefer Florida weather too! I mean how difficult can it really be to run in the occasional hurricane anyway ;-)

To divert from running for a second, is there any special reason that you call your blogspot "blockisland"? One of my other hobbies (yes I do have a life outside running) is genealogy, some of my early ancestors once owned land on Block Island. I am curious if you know much about Block Island history?

susie said...

Speaking of diverting, Jack, did you know Block Islanders diverted ships to the island with fake landing lights in hopes of their wrecking so they could claim loot? At least that's what we were told:) David, you rat. I didn't notice you called until late last night. Hope you enjoyed the beach. I am still freezing.

Michelle said...

while you were laying on the beach, this "northerner" was out sledding on the slopes. i think a day at the beach would surely clear out these congested lungs of mine!

Susan said...

Fiona was disturbing - but Chris made up for it with his lusciousness . . . bendy, bendy, bendy.

Robb said...

Pay, pay, pay and pay some more! You've got it pretty good...actually, most of us have it pretty good. No complaints from this 'northerner'.

april anne said...

nasty winters? What about sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing? ....and having to wear 5 layers of clothes when you go out for a run? I think I prefer your deal too. :)

Rae said...

I would love to keep sunscreen and beach towels in my car! That sounds like a great deal.