Late Night In San Antonio

Well, my baby & I rolled in from San Antonio about 4am this morning. It was a good night, even with the rain and stupid drivers on the road. Yesterday, we made a quick day trip from Dallas to SA to see Toby Keith live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (on a side note, I almost wish for commercial companies to go bankrupt when I see their names on public venues).

The drive down wasn’t uneventful as we saw two accidents on the road coming out of Dallas. A small fender-bender on south I-35 delayed us momentarily with gawker traffic, but I felt bad for the poor souls on north I-35 where two semis had jackknifed. Traffic was backed up for at least 5 miles. We made pretty good time and killed about an hour at Borders bookstore before heading to the amphitheater.

WOW. I have to say that this is one of the nicest outdoor venues I have been to. Not only was it very clean (damn, even the bathrooms), but there’s special box seating setup with tables. Michelle & I had seats in section 205 and they couldn’t have been better. There was some worry about rain, but even with the weather being overcast folks were given a mild break until the end of the night.

First up on the card was Paul Thorn. He strolled out onto the stage, just him and an acoustic guitar. He won the crowd over immediately with some quips about who he was and how he got on tour with Toby Keith. His songs were even better. With titles like “Joanie The Jehovah Witness Stripper” and “I Have To Get Viagra (Before It Falls)”, Paul had the audience laughing and ready to participate when he sang his tribute to the one-night stand “Two Dogs In Heat”. I enjoyed his performance, it was a pleasant surprise and his musicianship & vocals were solid. After Paul’s set Michelle & I scooted over to the concession booth to grab ourselves a CD. It was a quickly formed line of people, but we managed to shake the man’s hand, compliment him for the entertainment and I snagged a picture of Paul & Michelle.

Next up was Rascal Flatts (Amazing website btw). The band gave an energetic performance, but I wasn’t drawn in like I was with Paul Thorn’s set. The highlight of their show was the breakout solo by the fiddle player (who I understand is not an actual band member, but a road guy). Still they got the crowd going in anticipation of the main act.

I should point out that I don’t own any Toby Keith CDs. Michelle’s more familiar with country music artists than I am so I was unaware of the controversy that surrounded Toby’s single “Courtesy of the Red White & Blue (Angry American)”. I find it silly that such a big deal would be made over the lines “And you’ll be sorry that you messed with/The U.S. of A./’Cause we’ll put a boot in your ass/It’s the American way”. Anyways, Toby Keith’s performance was outstanding! The band was tight, complete with a horn section (something I’m not used to seeing with a country music act) and Michelle screamed & hollered as Toby sang all her favorite songs (none of which I knew).

All-in-all it was a great evening. Michelle’s still sleeping it off, but I’ve edited the pics from last night and posted them in the Photo Album for you. (Now for some football).

Crazy Love

Decided to visit The Improv this evening as there’s always a 2-for-1 special on Wednesday nights. Tonight’s performance was a comedy skit entitled “Crazy Love”. The stage is set in a psychiatrist’s office where a particular patient rambles on about his relationship with his wife. There were a couple of songs, a quick standup bit and a monologue rounded out the piece.

Michelle & I were hysterical through the performance and there were some very funny moments including a song entitled “Stalking Your Lover”. This is the last weekend, so get a seat at The Improv if you happen to be here in Dallas.

Need more sleep…

I’m fixin’ to need a full week’s sleep after this weekend is over.

Michelle came up Thursday like we planned, but we didn’t leave Dallas until 9pm which put us back in SA after 1:30am. We crashed pretty hard (and I could have slept until Noon), but we pulled ourselves together at 9am to go get the U-Haul truck. The pickup went well and we spent the rest of the afternoon loading the truck.

We finished loading stuff from a storage unit Michelle had at about 3:30pm, but then we had to get the rest of her furniture from her parent’s house. There was a momentary pause while we waited for her father to get home so he could help us load Michelle’s GINORMOUS bedroom cabinets (Thanks Pops!).

After wrapping up at the house we got on the road and grabbed some dinner just outside of San Antonio. It was almost 9:30pm before we started heading north again so needless to say we didn’t arrive here until close to 3am. (The truck was VERY slow)

Add-in the hour or so that we spent getting settled kittens once we were here and I think we crashed somewhere after 4:30am. Michelle’s still sleepin’ it off, me I’m plannin’ our attack today as we still have a truck full of stuff to unload… Aack!

Make it stop…

…this pounding in my head won’t go away. I’m not gonna say it’s a migraine `cause I’d be unable to sit here yappin’ away about the pain. I’m probably just dehydrated, been on the computer all day. Spent my six hours online completing my Defensive Driver course – yeah! Glad that’s over with, glad that I won’t be getting any more speeding tickets racing down to San Antonio now that Michelle will be here.

Speaking of which, we’re only two days away before the our Dallas adventures begin. The weekend should be intense, as Michelle’s drivin’ up here Thursday so we can turn around and drive back to San Antonio that same night. This prevents us having an extra car while we move, but she’s sure to be tired after 8 hours on the road.

We’ll spend Friday finishing any packing and getting the truck loaded. With a little luck we hope to get started back to Dallas Friday evening, but I’m thinkin’ it will be an early Saturday start. Round out the weekend with some unpacking (and hopefully time to watch some NFL games) and we’ll both be passed out when Monday comes around.