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South Florida Showcase: Luda, Toubab and Chuck Shaffer

5 Feb

Addam and I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing too many shows since we moved to Miami about two years ago, but the ones we have seen have been more than memorable. The most noteworthy of which I’m about to recap in this post.

Since leaving Athens, Ohio after Christmas, Addam and I have seen three shows in Miami. As we are about to head out for another one next week, I thought now would be a good time to update everyone on our South Florida happenings. Trust me when I say that while the list may start strong, it only gets better.

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Weddapalooza: Wednesday, August 17

24 Aug

Since I’m not quite ready to let my wedding go, I’ve decided to draw out the excitement by posting a series of blog posts highlighting the main event. Even though I rarely write my stories from beginning to end, I thought I’d make an exception in an effort to avoid confusion. (Sorry, Tarantino.)

I was off work on Wednesday but had so much to do that by the end of the day I was wishing I had just headed to the office. Addam had to clean the broiler at Red Lobster but got off at noon. Right as he was headed home I hopped on my bike and headed to the Miami Today to pick up my paycheck, which I needed to make wedding ends meet.

After running in so quickly that no one could see me, let alone stop me, I caught a bus and headed to David’s Bridal to pick up some last minute, but necessary, wedding items. While I found a cheap garter within two minutes of walking into the store, my luck pretty much went out the window from there. I searched the entire showroom and could not find a single set of cake cutters for less than $50. Not a single bra was affordable, and don’t even get me started on shoes…

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“Well, it’s my birthday too, yeah!”

17 Jul

Well folks, as much as I hate turning another year older, I must admit that my birthday weekend has been fabulous — thanks entirely to my incredible friends and (soon to be) family.

But before I go into detail about the festivities I should backtrack, as a ton has happened since my last post.

When Addam got off work last Sunday he immediately invited me out to Churchill’s, a little English-style pub located less than a block from our apartment. I love the place, so while I’m usually not the type of girl to doll myself up before a night out, I decided to make a bit of on effort. (Very little, as the photos can attest.)

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Breaking on Bayside

23 Nov

I just got home from a busy production day, and I have to tell you, it wasn’t so bad.  My articles went smoothly, I have a lot lined up for next week and everyone is preparing for the holidays.

Addam had to get a part for his bike today, and since he was already downtown he met me for lunch. It was a nice break to a long work day, and I really enjoyed seeing him for an hour in the middle of the afternoon. (Between our work schedules, this actually doesn’t happen too often.)

We went to Bayside, which is a big outdoor shopping area near the Port of Miami. Addam had already eaten, but he got me some Chinese food.  We sat outside and watched the cruise ships while I ate.  I can’t believe that in just a couple of weeks my soon-to-be sister-in-law will be driving all the way down here to catch a ride through the Caribbean. I’ve never been on a cruise, but if Addam’s descriptions do it justice then I know she’s going to have an AMAZING time.  I’d be jealous, but I’m just glad that I’m going to see her as she makes her way in and out (and in and out) of the city.

The bike shop didn’t have the piece Addam needed when he stopped by, so I had to pick it up on my way home from work. It was a short detour, but the people were so nice! Addam has told me that he’d love to work there, and I think he’d be the perfect guy for the job. Not only is he friendly, he knows a ton about bikes. That’s probably because he’s always doing something crazy that requires him to spend both time and money fixing his own.

Case in point:

Yeahhh.  He’s riding with one hand down a mountain bike trail with huge drop offs, sharp rocks and low-lying branches.  I wish this was my only example, but…

It’s called “bike surfing,” and while I have seen videos of other people who know how to do it, I definitely wouldn’t recommend trying it at home. My heart used to jump out of my chest every time he tried, but then he did it again, and again…

Addam’s actually outside fixing his bike right now and has been calling for me to join him. I got home around 7:30 tonight, so I want to enjoy as much of the night as I can with him.  I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow, but in the meantime — safe travels to everyone visiting family and friends this holiday season.  Addam and I will be staying home, even though our hearts will be in Ohio.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. ” — Meister Eckhart, German theologian and philosopher (c. 1260 – c. 1327).