Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fist Pump Fucking Friday

I'll open with the thing I'm fist pumping about the most this morning. Nate is home safe (although a little sick from his evening swim) after two hours of going wandering. The town came out in true Neill style and went searching for him. Even people I've only said hello to on the street showed up to help. Only when he was home and warm in his pajamas cuddled up next to me did I have time to think about how wonderful my community is and how thankful I am for them. We don't have specialists here, OTs, speechies, an intensive autism intervention program or even a supermarket, but I'm not lacking support. It really has only been recently that I have realised that.

Right, let's get to one of my top five days ever. Museday. Muse is my favourite band in the entire world and I love them more than I love chocolate. For real. Andre and I went to Melbourne in 2010 to see them, it was the first time we'd left the kids overnight - and it was awesome. I mean I missed them and stuff, but it was awesome. Once you've been to one Muse show you'll go back for more. Anyway, enough singing their praises. You get it. Yay Muse.

The first thing we did in Radelaide was hit Rundle Mall. We lived in the city for years but we decided to be real tourists this time.


Malls Balls and the pigs. Staple of any good Adelaide tourist shot.

We realised about half way up the mall that we didn't have to rush, yell at people to stick together, answer a million questions, or deny ice creams and lollies. That's when we hit up the book shop. I haven't spent that long in a shop ever. I spent ages reading all the little tags the staff put under the books they recommend and perusing the back covers like I had all day. Coz I did. ALL day.

By this time however I was getting a little antsy. Just pick your highbrow socio-political manifesto already.

We grabbed a quick lunch and headed to our hotel. I love hotels. New stuff and working out what works what and checking out decor just makes me happy. I don't know what that's about. 
I'd already jumped on the bed before I'd done anything else.

Not exactly a view to die for but different from our usual beachy one!

Best afternoon, ate chocolate in bed and had a nap. The only noise was the soothing sounds of my iPhone playlist and Andre's occasional commentary on how relaxing this was. Fast forward to the getting ready part of the night. I'd just got my eyes done - lots of black eyeshadow and black eyeliner - and Andre comes bouncing into the bathroom shoving his phone into my face. Took me a second but I caught the words, "You will remain at CAS in 2014." I cried. I was so relieved. Nate's behaviour, particularly the absconding, has reached fever pitch and staying here is the best thing for his safety, and probably for us too. I redid my make up and we went out for pre gig drinks.

I saw my fabulous Miss Kylee, who is hot stuff with the barmy army. With her pom magnet in full effect we learnt some interesting things about ladies in Thailand. My sister rocked up and we had a couple more pints which were so cheap compared to rural SA prices. If I had nothing to go to later I might have spent my night being a bar fly at The Austral.

No kids! Woo!
Can't smile. Drinking.


One of my favourite ladies in the world.

So now we come to the Muse concert. I can't explain how amazing it was. If you've never been to see Muse you just aren't going to know the amount of awesome you are missing from your life. I've been twice and I'm not finished. If I had the money I'd be that crazy fangirl who follows them around the world. The first time Andre saw them he wasn't even really a fan, he just wanted two days away with me and knew this was his opportunity! Now he's converted. He gets it.






I'm still buzzing a little from this. Live music makes me feel alive. There is nothing like it in the world. *fistpump*