Busy busy week (meaning I am actually getting out of the house this week). I requested three days off this week (I usually get two), so I took Sunday (for Sara and Ellen’s wedding), Wednesday for the Ed Sheeran concert with my friend Lauren, and TODAY (technically) FRIDAY for the comedy show presenting Mr. Nick Swardson! Pretty much an amazing week, one of the best this summer. I am looking forward to welcoming Fall (officially) next week, however, me loves this cooler weather.
So I shared my pictures from the wedding that I attended Sunday, and now for my Ed Shee pics. I was asked about a week and a half ago if I would be able to tag along to this concert with my friend if our other friend fell through (she did). I’m not going to say I am an Ed Sheeran fan, per say, but I have heard his hits here and there (A-Team, Lego house) and I approve. He also happens to be a ginger and Rupert Grint was stalker sexie in his Lego House music video and let me be honest when I say how I have been in LOVE with Rupe since the very first Harry Potter movie was released in 2001. I
don’t have an 8ft tall poster of him in Quidditch gear, I swear. Annnnyway. I love me gingers and especially gingers that are friends with gingers I am infatuated with 🙂 oy vey ❤
And since my friend Lauren and I work at hotels, we always book one when traveling together (we’ve gone to one book signing, one meeting of a boyfriend out of state, one Jesus trip, and one North Carolina Ocean Extravaganza). She works at a nicer one (Hilton Garden Inn) and gets a discount to around $30 a room (YESSS) and mine is a ghetto hotel (Red Roof) that’s sadly the same rate of a discount, so we have always stayed with hers. This time we booked a hotel (the Palace where the concert was at is a 1.5 hour drive from home near Detroit) because I didn’t work that night and she didn’t work til 3 the next day. So hey we figured we’d make a slumber party of it, packed up our pooches, and took off! The concert was at 730, we made it to the hotel around 6:30, I hopped into the shower and was ready by a little after 7. We cruised on over, took our seats, and had a blasty blast. The band opening for him was called Rudimental (UK band) and I had no freaking idea who they were. Since we had seats in the lower bowl we sat through them but they were nice. There were a few different singers and they incorporated trumpets and other instruments so it was good. Ed Sheeran was hilarious. Such a great stage presence. I enjoy a good show where the performers actually COMMUNICATE with the crowd. He was singing a slow tune that got louder and louder and he told everyone to whisper it at the beginning with him…..yeah right. So these little girls (I hope) were screaming in unison and he said something along the lines of “we’re going to try that again, some of you sounded possessed up there”. NO JOKE. DIED. There was even a moment when a girl ended up on stage and just stood next to him while security walked up and hauled her off…shoot, should have at least went for an ass grab or sing-a-long at the mic. The lighting and pictures that were shown on the screens were really neat, I liked it a lot.
And um…..HE RAPS?! What the heck?! Since when? Do I not know this because only his fans would know? I haven’t heard anything like this of him before. It was fantastic. I am a fan of Dizzee Rascal which is also a UK rapper and Ed did a PHENOMENAL job. Really, he was great. I am happy that I went. During one of his last songs Lauren and I BOOKED it out of there to the car so we would avoid traffic. Best believe we literally JOGGED at one point to get there. We were the first out. Darn straight! Here are a couple photo’s that I snagged at the concert. FYI I am the brunette 😉 (sorry about the bad phone quality)
I also have been shopping a ton online lately (ugh). I found this website…somehow, not sure exactly how, but I did. Thankfully. I usually struggle at Christmastime to find presents for my brothers even though they end up being really perfect for them/things they really really like (they tell me, I swear). I like to buy gifts that are personal, things I know they will really appreciate or love. My brothers couldn’t be more different and the funny thing is that I am a perfect mix of the two of them (I just realized this actually). Being the middle child is enough to make me two halves of these fools. But anyways, Todd (27) is a MASSIVE outdoors man; fishing, hunting, snow sports, ice fishing, shooting anything, working out, etc. Lincoln (22) biggest. nerd. ever. From Star Wars to Dragon ball z. Diablo (pc game) to playing Super Mario Bros NES….he’s just a big ole nerd. He has star wars shirts, LOTR mem, a Final Fantasy Clouds Sword,
hundreds thousands of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, and a growing collection of comic books…I love it. I am both outdoorsy and nerdy. Hunting, fishing, camping, sports, LOTR, Harry Potter, Super Nintendo (I have my own)….I can’t believe I never really noticed this before. Hmm… what can a girl do, amiright?
So anyhow, I bought them some shirts that I thought fit them. I know I am starting Christmas purchases a bit early, but I make a lot less money this time around. I found these two shirts on SunFrogShirts.com both at $19 plus shipping I spent around $50 for these two. Not my usual cheap buys, but I think they will really love them.
This shirt has the M logo for UofM football with Lord Of The Rings “Mordor” on it I think Lincoln will really love. It’s very unique with the Michigan touch.
Evolution of a fisherman for Todd. He doesn’t wear a lot of screen tees, but he loves ANYTHING fishing (it’s his favorite sport) so I really hope he likes (and wears) this baby.
I also recently put the Pinterest app on my phone (like two days ago)….I know, where the hell have I been?! I used to be addicted, use it all day, until a year and some months ago. I didn’t like the phone app that they had a few months back so I didn’t download it and I checked again this week and saw it was updated. I really like it now, so I am hoping to get back into pinning (if you want to look me up, search: Amanda Pedrys). I pin a lot of tattoo inspiration here as well for future tats and I wanted to post a couple that I really want (edited versions of course).
The thing is, I’ve always wanted a compass/anchor on my feet. SO weird. I love these, absolutely would not change a thing about them. I would probably add something Navy related however, which is why I will wait until I enter the navy to do these.
I also really love the idea behind the next one, the compass with a touch of FALL LEAVES?! CAN I GET AN AMEN?! I absolutely adore this. I would want to get it with my compass on my foot just as a background filler and because Fall has always been my favorite time of year.
I really like old fashioned art especially pin-up style – however I must say that I prefer pin up women to look real. And when I say real, I don’t mean curvy. Real women are also skinny. I mean real as in not a teeeeeny waist with HUUUUGE knockers and a biiiig booty. That’s not real. Unless you had surgery which is still: NOT REAL. I love a woman’s form with curves and have always found it beautiful. Anyway, this doesn’t have curves but it does have an old fashioned feel to it that I love:
I said I’ve always loved fall, but have I mentioned my love for WITCHES?! They are fantastic. I love artwork depicting witchery. I’ve always wanted a pin-up style woman tattoo and if I do get one, she will be a witch. I saw this artwork and thought it was fantastic. Not sure how the tattoo would work, but hey, isn’t it adorable?! Can’t even.
Last I would like to leave you with this reading and before I post it, I would just say that it is not, to me, “Relationship Rules”, it reminded me of how I feel a lot of the time. I like to make people happy, I’m a giver. I secretly wish people would acknowledge it. So when they don’t. When they don’t take the time to ask me how I am. When they don’t talk to me for weeks at a time. When I tell them about my hopes and dreams and they don’t ask me how it’s going. When they don’t remember things I’ve told them are dear to me. It makes me really upset. Because I try to do these things for other people because I know how much it would mean to me for it to be reversed. Anyway… I saw this the other day and it really went along with how I felt. And it’s something I need to remember when I feel like they don’t care. Because they have things happening too.