It’s A Long Road To Wisdom

I am missing my morning coffee something fierce this morning and I mostly blame last night’s Prickly Pear Margaritas.


Ok, ok and the White Peach Margarita.
And the red wine.
Yes, definitely the red wine.
(Should I bust out the old school Wake Up Mix? Only time will tell.)

*****As an aside Roxy has such an awesomely delicious (and easy to make Paleo) Happy Hour if you are local. Also a pretty rad local meat share program that you can order from and then pick up at the restaurant or at the Farmer’s Market right by my house! Hmmmm…noted! Anyway, I digress.*****

We stepped out of our Wednesday night comfort zone last night to head downtown and see The Lumineers with some of our favorite CrossFit peeps. Christian + Kat own our CrossFit box, so obviously they rule, and Melissa and Brad, among other things, are really really really ridiculously good looking. 🙂

Here, let me show you a nice picture where we all look really cute and hip and downtown-ish:


Oh wait. I guess you’re just going to have to trust me on this one. (PS – it took about 27 tries to get that one blurry shot. Car Photos, for the win!)


The venue is a great one (small, intimate club that understands appropriate volume) and the band was ON POINT! I loved that at the beginning of the show they asked everyone to just put down the camera phones and enjoy the evening. So that is exactly what I did. And it was a blast!

Back in the day when Garrett and I were hip, young, whipper-snappers instead of old, routinized, suburban professionals we used to see A LOT of live shows. Heck, I remember when we used to head down to San Francisco mid-week and see live shows. (WE ARE WAAAAAAAAAY TOO OLD FOR THAT, NOW.) And there is part of me that misses that Saturday Night Lifestyle seven nights a week, but it is also so nice to regularly live a Tuesday Night Lifestyle and unleash that old version of yourself every once in a while.

Old life but with new awesome lens, you know?

I’ve been thinking about this so much lately because in many ways our lives are somewhat repetitive right now. We’re a well-oiled machine, our lives are very intentional, and we have simplified things a great deal in the past couple of years — less rock star living and more hitting the gym and cooking good meals at home. We rib each other a lot about our senior citizen habits, yet we wouldn’t have it any other way. But we’re also in the midst of a lot of changes: new jobs, new relationships with friends and family, new career opportunities, heck we have a new dog! And on top of that we are trying to usher in an entirely new phase of life (YAY for marriage and babies and all that domestic-ness!)

It’s an interesting place to be in your life when everything is very much the same, but also VERY MUCH ABOUT TO BE DIFFERENT. But I’m enjoying it. We’re enjoying it. And every once in a while a random Wednesday night with delicious cocktails, tasty food, good people and a great soundtrack reminds you of how good you have it. And those experiences are ALWAYS worth it, even it does make a caffeine-free Thursday morning a little rough. 🙂

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8 Responses to It’s A Long Road To Wisdom

  1. I was juuuust thinking about this over the weekend. Cole was in town and when she mentioned Sunday Funday I automatically vetoed it – I mean, I have to get up at 4am Monday so drinking is out on Sundays – Right? I ended up having a fantastic day that was fun & different and I’m glad that I gave in, but it also made me realllly appreciate my well-oiled routine on Monday morning.

    I always talk about how old I am because of my early hours, but when I really think about it, I’d rather get 6-7 hours of great sleep, make it to the gym, and eat clean than do most other things during the week. So I guess I should think of my lifestyle as healthy choices rather than old person choices! 🙂

  2. Oh hello Downtown Sac. I never see Sac-area blogs! I’m up in Placerville. Looks like a fun night although that’s the same kind of thing that would be out of my comfort zone too, mostly because I’d have to stay awake past 9pm..

    • Holly says:

      Hooray for locals! Awesome. And seriously, staying awake past 10pm these days totally requires caffeination (at least for me!) so you KNOW I was giving myself a gold star the other night for being up past midnight! 🙂

  3. I love the Lumineers! Glad to hear they were good live. And I totally understand what you mean… a few years ago we all went out to the bar multiple times a week. On Thursdays we stayed out drinking until 2 am, now I just want to be in bed!

  4. sizzle says:

    I LOVE the Lumineers. I still need to see them live. I missed them the last time they were in Seattle. I seem to miss a lot of shows which my 20-something self would never had abided by. I’m older and have different priorities and I don’t bounce back as well from drinking on a school night. 😉

  5. Every single Friday I get sad that we don’t live in San Diego anymore, because Fridays were such our going out nights. Think that will ever go away? It must, right?

  6. Olivia says:

    The Lumineers are my favorite, how fun!

  7. Casey P says:

    Your link to that Zoolander clip has me CRACKING UP over here.