Monday, April 5, 2010

A Not-So-Little Weekend Recap

Oh, what a weekend.

Friday: I met Edwin. As in, Edwin from I Mother Earth, popular Canadian rock group from my teen years. It was an incredible show, and very intimate because there were very few people there.

Lloyd, my buddy on the right in the photo above, grabbed Edwin and was all, "Hey, dude, take a picture with my friend," and I was all "Oh my gawd, Edwin is touching me", and he was all, "Nice to meet you," and I was all, "Holy crap, Lloyd is the freakin' man."

Saturday: I was up super early. Well, early for a Saturday anyway. We drove to Edmonton, went shopping for a little while at West Edmonton Mall, and then went to a wicked Indian restaurant called Daawat. Oh, it's making me hungry just thinking about it! Then, back to the mall for a show at the Comedy Strip, but only after a photo op in front of the giant pirate ship.

Sunday: We headed to Ikea where I engaged in one of my most favourite pastimes. Oh, actually two of my most favourite pastimes. The first was getting lost and having to walk back through the whole freakin' maze of a store just because I had to use the loo. The second is this, which I recently commemorated in a layout:

I told you they were super roll-y.

Then it was back to WEM where I found these little gems:
I was seriously swooning. These shoes were giving Edwin a run for his money. (Ha! Run!) Shoe shopping is usually a dead-end for me so I had to stifle my squeals of delight when these turned out to be perfect. Then, we out to an awesome little Mexican/Salvadorean restaurant called Acajutla before getting ready for the main event.

Ladies and gentlemen, John Mayer!

We were so stoked to find that they'd upgraded out seats.
We should have been in the nosebleeds at the far end of the arena, but instead, we were in the much-closer side balcony.I agree with Jen, who said that the whole John Mayer show felt like it ended too quickly! I thought he was fabulous, and I could have listened to him for hours.

***Editor's Note: I am, in fact, quite certain that he intended to give me a private, 4-hour, extended version of his show backstage after the "regular" show, but something must have detained him. I am certain I'll be hearing from his people soon to reschedule. I'll be all "Oh, you mean John wants to fly me out to a private show?" and they'll be all, "Don't you know he's enthralled with you?", and I'll be all, "But I am happily attached", and they'll be all "That's ok, he just wants you to hear the song he wrote about your charming and witty personality", and I'll be all, "John is the freakin' man."

I loved the whole show, right down to the weirdo faces he makes when he's singing. I think it's the mark of a true artist to not care what he looks like while he's performing. (Or at least that's what I tell myself when I scare myself in the mirror after scrapbooking until 2am.)

By the time we got back to the hotel, we were hungry, so we stopped off for some late-night snacks at a grubby (but OPEN!) little dive that served some apparently majestic donairs.Monday: We slept in a little longer than intended, ate a delicious breakfast at Denny's including these delicious little devils, the Pancake Puppies:
And then, we drove home.

And that, my friends, is a weekend to remember.


  1. Sounds like an AWESOME weekend!!! I am so glad you got to meet one of Edwin, very cool! You are so lucky to have some super fun friends to go play with and take such cute pictures with you. Showed me daughter your videos and she was enthralled, totally wants to do the same thing! I love your onion ring one, making me want some myself☺

  2. That is one smoking hot weekend! Woot! I need one a those.

  3. Okay Teri, I'm still wiping the tears of laughter out of my eyes from reading your post!!! You are just too funny and always make me laugh! What a fun weekend you had!! Loved seeing you in action at Ikea and I think that you are starting a new craze!! If you do hear from John's people take me with you, PLEASE??? We can tell him that I'm your Mom!! LOL I actually had a dream last night that I was taking a walk with him and telling him how much I love the song Gravity, but Vultures, not so much. Then I was worried that I had hurt his feelings. See, such a mom thing. LOL Too bad that John didn't pull you out of the audience and ask you to run away with him. My daughter always has the same dream. I knew that I didn't have a chance, as with being 45 I am a faded rose by now! LOL Plus, some old cougar chick two rows ahead of me was wearing a glittery tank top so how would he ever notice me wearing my conservative Eddie Bauer cardigan??? ;) We were on the floor in row 16. In 2007 we were in row 9 and it was wonderful. Rob said that if we didn't have Diane and Christine with us, he could have gotten us 2 seats in the third row. We always join the JM fan club just so we can pre buy the tickets. Anyway, hope you can stay awake at school today. You will need to rest up after a weekend like that!! :) Yeah, too bad that Johnny doesn't care for robots or old chicks. :(

  4. Wow what a fun weekend you had!! cool!!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, it is much appreciated.
    Have a great week!

  5. lol wow what a fun and crazy weekend!! thx for sharing your hilarious story!! :)

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!
    Let's see...I want those shoes, I am glad that we now have an Ikea in South Florida, that is the 1 thing that I miss about not living in Canada, don't miss the cold though :) and John M. boy oh boy that must have been a killer concert! You sure got enough awesome pictures to scrap. Have a wonderful week and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

  7. But why weren't you singing "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"??? Teri, you are such a fun person yourself, you make things fun for the people around you. I hope you are having a great day! SOOT! Love, Mom

  8. p.s. I love those shoes! and I LOVE my cards!!! <<<>>> thank you so much!!!

  9. What a fun weekend...I am jealous! The last concert I went to was Eminem -> Yes, it was THAT long ago! Love seeing you and your rolly carts in action! Made my day. I think a trip to Ikea is in the near future for me.

  10. woohoo ! that's quite a recap my Ikea trolley riding friend ! lol ( did I get that rite now ?! ) & I can't believe you havent met Jenn IRL yet ! ;)

    ok here's a little newsflash for yer :

    They have color combos & sketches to go with their challenges - just started -- get on board & hang with some of the very best scrappers out there ( no , not me of course .... ) LOL!


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