Daily Happenings, Travel

I’m With The Drummer

Happy Tuesday! Last night was another late one so I hope I’m not a zombie this morning. Have a great day πŸ™‚

After staying up late to watch Game of Thrones, I fully expected to be dragging yesterday morning. Granted, getting out of bed was a lot harder than normal but once I was up I was ready to tackle the day. I made overnight oats and accidentally put in 1/4 cup extra of milk but luckily it was the perfect consistency. Normally my oats are really thick so I add in another splash or two of milk to make it easier to eat. I watched the news while eating. If you or any loved ones are in southeastern Texas, I hope you are safe!

Work was one of those days where it flew by which I loved. After work, I booked it home to get going on my run. I planned on getting my run done yesterday but after talking to Alex, I figured it would be better to push it off until Tuesday so I wasn’t rushed. Sometimes it’s necessary to push things back. My personal beliefs are that workouts should not take over your life and while important, they aren’t the most important thing I have going on.

During high school, Alex participated in the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra (PJO) as the drummer. This is the 15th year anniversary of them starting so one of their shows invited alumni to come and perform. Back in June, I was supposed to go see Alex perform at a high school reunion but I couldn’t which was super upsetting to me. When I heard about the show IΒ demandedΒ politely asked that we went and he agreed.

We figured if we were going to make the hour drive to Philly it would make sense to eat there so we did. The club were the concert was at is pretty expensive (recent college grad problems!) so we went to a much more low key place. When you think of Philadelphia what food do you think of? If you said Philly cheesesteaks you win!! Obviously there’s a ton of places to get these at but we went toΒ Tony Luke’s.

The show was atΒ Chris’ Jazz Cafe, where PJO has a show ever Monday during the summer. The first half was the current group playing then after a short break the alumni group performed. Alex did fantastic!! I’ve heard him play drums but never with a band at a performance. I took some pictures of him playing but since it was a little dark and my phone was zoomed in all the way, they didn’t turn out the best :(After he played a few songs, we left to make the hour drive back to our apartment.

When we got home, we quickly changed and got into bed. It was probably 11:45 or so by that time and I think we both fell asleep within 5 minutes of turning off the lights.

**I’m finishing this post off at 7:37 am before it goes live at 8 and we both woke up saying we will be having a very low key and early night tonight. While we may be 22 and 23, we are too old to be staying up late all the time before work haha.


Question of the day: Can you play an instrument? I used to play the clarinet back in grade school but I was awful. Once things calm down for us, maybe I’ll get Alex to teach me guitar.

13 thoughts on “I’m With The Drummer”

  1. What a fun night! It’s so cool that Alex can play an instrument πŸ™‚
    I used to play the flute/oboe/piccolo in high school but it’s been years so I’m sure I’m terrible now!
    Have a great day!


    1. He plays the guitar and piano too and I’m always like I can make a great Spotify playlist ha!
      My sister used to play the flute, I think it always sounds pretty. Girl, I’m terrible now too at the clarinet I wouldn’t even want to hear myself.

      Thanks, enjoy your Tuesday πŸ™‚


  2. I played flute in middle school and I just couldn’t read music fast enough to keep going with it after a while! I love music, though, and I took dance classes through college.


    1. I think workouts are important but it’s all about balance to me! I don’t want to miss out on something just to get a workout in. I’m glad you feel the same.

      Clarinet players for the win.

      Have a great day Julie πŸ™‚


  3. Looks like such a fun night!! I can play the piano, but I haven’t played in a while because I don’t have one at my apartment 😦 I need to get one at my next place!

    Hope you have a great Tuesday!


    1. Alex taught me how to play “Let It Be” on the piano but that’s all I know. I wish I could play it since it seems like it would be relaxing. You should see about getting a keyboard since they seems like they could be stored easily!

      Thanks Marina! Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

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  4. No instruments for me lol. Both of my brothers play instruments but me…well, I turned out to be good at sports haha.
    I was the same at 23. Right now that I’m 26 years old, I go to bed even earlier.
    Those cheesesteaks look delicious!


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