I did - despite the advice from close family and friends - attempt to work on Saturday and Sunday afternoons since Belk was open, oh and I did work out those days too. But soon enough my body won its demand to relax. I stay home watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Saturday night and after running into my rugger buddy, Ursula, at the gym earlier on Sunday I went over to Mill Point to have a "pot luck" dinner with her, Brittany, Taylor and a couple other ruggers, Jamie, Tipton and Diane. It was a plethora of food: supreme pizza, apple slices w carmel sauce, pork chops, mashed potatoes, and my crockpot Mushroom Spinach Tortelleni Soup :) YUM
As if to continue my not working habits on Monday I went to Kohl's and I visited the FIRE salon for their Sustainable Beauty Event in honor of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Brazil Project. The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation's mission is to plant and help others to plant about 18 billion fruit trees globally (approx. 3 per person) and encourage their growth under organic standards. The FIRE salon set up $5 services - mini facial, neck, head or back massage, make-up or hair braiding demo, etc - and the proceeds would go to the Foundation. My stylist, Sonya, had told me about it when I cut my hair in late September. So I invited the group of ladies at the "pot luck" to come with. No one but Ursula could make it but it was nice hanging out for a little while. Besides the event also showcased local food, beer and wine all for free so we scored!
Last but not least I pretty much didn't do work today, Tuesday. Instead I watched a zombie movie, 30 Days of Night, and I cleaned a bit. Also I was probably amped up for the concert tonight at Cat's Cradle more or less. The Australian band, The Temper Trap, came and blew everyone away. I think they mentioned it was there first time in NC. The Neighborhood, opening band, was decent but what I couldn't understand was the outfits. All black except for the drummer dressed in all white, all wore necklaces of some sort (I think the drummer was wearing a crucifix) and all looked so boyish. The bit of rapping was ok but I was happy The Temper Trap played such an epic show. I mean the lights were sooo intense! (Notice my pics below) However, it was very distracting to have a couple in front of me and my gal Lindsay who consistently moved closer and closer to us as the night went on. It wouldn't have been so bad if there wasn't enough space to begin with and I wasn't wearing uncomfortable shoes. But all around going to concerts is definitely my Sweet Disposition :)
Okay, let me just say that Cat's Cradle had a very diverse crowd ranging in race, ages, employment you name it...here are two "frat guys" throwin it up during a semi-slow song
Light show was so EPIC!