This Run Less, Run Faster training cycle has been challenging, but Friday I overcame what may have been my biggest challenge yet.
At 5:30 on Friday, I was in a spin class, not halfway through a bottle of wine. And that was after doing Jillian Michael No More Trouble Zones!
Yeah, I may have just given up alcohol completely for 30 days, but I'm an all or nothing person, so as soon as it's back on the table, it calls to me. Plus, I had a truly awful Friday. Let's just say that I don't think I've ever made it to April, much less nearly May, without crying in front of my boss, and after Friday that's all shot to hell.
Luckily, we had a much anticipated, wild night in store. Eric and my friend John are serious fans of youtube sensation Turquoise Jeep records. Never heard of them? Here's the video that sucked us in.
If you thought that was life changing, and more importantly want to understand the rest of the pictures on this post, check out some of their other classics. Our favorites include Treat Me Like a Pirate, Shuyamouf, Cavities, Stretchy Pants, and Fried or Fertilized.
They were playing at this really classy place in a super nice section of Baltimore, like the kind you usually only see on the Wire. Here's a shot I took of the stage on our way out.
But, we rallied. We filled the time with acting out songs and tweeting pictures to Turquoise Jeep in hopes they would recognize us out of the massive crowd when we arrived. Thank God, because there had to have been at least 30 people at the concert.
|Chocolate in your mouth/fried or fertilized|
|Showing off the stretchy pants|
Turns out, Turquoise Jeep also has some instructional videos on youtube where you can learn their dance moves. Those really came in handy. One advised you to sit cross legged and then have someone push you over.
You can really never go wrong with just your basic rocking out.
We channeled our inner 22 year olds, and finally headed out around 10:30. When we got to the bar, we realized Turquoise Jeep was kind of a big deal.
|Like Long Islands, but turquoise|
|I didn't even know this picture was taken.|
Unfortunately right now the video of this practice session it can only be viewed on Eric's and our actual performance are stuck on Eric's phone (yet another reason why the iphone reigns superior over the droid) but I promise I'm working on getting them off.
My favorite member of the group is Yung Humma.
I'm not trying to brag, but when we took this beautiful picture, he told me I was his favorite too.
We didn't go to sleep until nearly 3am, but it was so worth it. And unlike some people assumed, I didn't wake up hungover on Saturday. I only had one turquoise jeep (the drink), and due to my complete lack of inhibition and willingness to make a fool of myself, I can dance on stage without being intoxicated. I actually have a ton of practice.
I realize this post probably won't really do much for people who don't know who the hell "Turquoise Jeep" is, but I really enjoyed writing it and reliving the memories, and that's what counts. And if I converted just one person out there to a fan, my life is complete.
Have you ever done any or all of the following?
- cried in front of your boss
- danced on stage
- closed down a bar past the age of 25 (and if you haven't got there yet just enjoy your youth dammit)
If not....well....try living a little :)