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When I was 9 years old my mom tried getting tickets to a George Strait concert for me because I absolutely loved him. The tickets sold out in minutes (this was pre-everything being online). I was disappointed of course, but I moved on. About a year ago, I randomly thought about seeing a George Strait concert and I kind of become hyperfixated on doing that at some point but he does very limited stadiums now so it just never worked out.

Well, yesterday he had a show in Ames, Iowa, which is 3.5 hours from my house. On Wednesday, I started seriously considering buying a last minute ticket (single seats were significantly reduced) as a birthday gift to myself (my birthday is in 9 days) and I still hadn't made a decision Friday evening. Yesterday around noon, I bought my ticket to see George Strait and I drove 3.5 hours to Iowa to see him. Yes, I did drive home immediately after the concert too and didn't get home until 4am. I am exhausted today.

Seeing him in concert was not only dream I've had for nearly 29 years, it's on my 40 Before 40 bucket list that I can now officially cross off. I'm so glad I went, because I was experiencing a lot of anxiety around going alone and also leaving my dogs for so long without a potty break (they did great and had no accidents). I guess it's just a lesson for me to do the spontaneous thing sometimes, especially if it's something I really want to do but feel anxious about.
Happy 40th Birthday- glad you had a great time,good for you👍❤
 

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When I was 9 years old my mom tried getting tickets to a George Strait concert for me because I absolutely loved him. The tickets sold out in minutes (this was pre-everything being online). I was disappointed of course, but I moved on. About a year ago, I randomly thought about seeing a George Strait concert and I kind of become hyperfixated on doing that at some point but he does very limited stadiums now so it just never worked out.

Well, yesterday he had a show in Ames, Iowa, which is 3.5 hours from my house. On Wednesday, I started seriously considering buying a last minute ticket (single seats were significantly reduced) as a birthday gift to myself (my birthday is in 9 days) and I still hadn't made a decision Friday evening. Yesterday around noon, I bought my ticket to see George Strait and I drove 3.5 hours to Iowa to see him. Yes, I did drive home immediately after the concert too and didn't get home until 4am. I am exhausted today.

Seeing him in concert was not only dream I've had for nearly 29 years, it's on my 40 Before 40 bucket list that I can now officially cross off. I'm so glad I went, because I was experiencing a lot of anxiety around going alone and also leaving my dogs for so long without a potty break (they did great and had no accidents). I guess it's just a lesson for me to do the spontaneous thing sometimes, especially if it's something I really want to do but feel anxious about.
I'm so glad you got to go to that concert. I still get "Write this down" stuck in my head on occasion!!
 

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When I was 9 years old my mom tried getting tickets to a George Strait concert for me because I absolutely loved him. The tickets sold out in minutes (this was pre-everything being online). I was disappointed of course, but I moved on. About a year ago, I randomly thought about seeing a George Strait concert and I kind of become hyperfixated on doing that at some point but he does very limited stadiums now so it just never worked out.

Well, yesterday he had a show in Ames, Iowa, which is 3.5 hours from my house. On Wednesday, I started seriously considering buying a last minute ticket (single seats were significantly reduced) as a birthday gift to myself (my birthday is in 9 days) and I still hadn't made a decision Friday evening. Yesterday around noon, I bought my ticket to see George Strait and I drove 3.5 hours to Iowa to see him. Yes, I did drive home immediately after the concert too and didn't get home until 4am. I am exhausted today.

Seeing him in concert was not only dream I've had for nearly 29 years, it's on my 40 Before 40 bucket list that I can now officially cross off. I'm so glad I went, because I was experiencing a lot of anxiety around going alone and also leaving my dogs for so long without a potty break (they did great and had no accidents). I guess it's just a lesson for me to do the spontaneous thing sometimes, especially if it's something I really want to do but feel anxious about.
Good for you! Just driving seven hours to/from a concert in a day is one of those bucket list adventures so two for the list.
 

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Yeah I'm taking 6 classes this summer and 8 in the fall. Going to make for a very interesting fall....working full time, 8 classes, and the Packer season.
I think it sounds fantastic- I worked through all of my student years ,undergraduate and post.....an active busy mind and body builds character and you know what they say,lol
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger " AND smarter and wiser too❤

I wish you the very best😄
 

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I think it sounds fantastic- I worked through all of my student years ,undergraduate and post.....an active busy mind and body builds character and you know what they say,lol
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger " AND smarter and wiser too❤

I wish you the very best😄
I have Dax here to help me study to. She was a little sad when I told her all my textbooks were digital so she couldn't lay on them. She will have to settle on sitting on my notebooks and homework if I end up doing things out by hand.
 

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She will have to settle on sitting on my notebooks and homework if I end up doing things out by hand.
Maybe she can sit on your lap to make up for not being able to sit on your notebooks/homework. :lovecat4:

I'll be turning 38
Happy 38th Birthday! :party2: You can always add a few more wishes to your bucket list since you still have many more birthdays ahead of you.
 

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She isn't much of a lap cat...then again she isn't much for sitting on books on my desk either.
 

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I bought my annuals and planted them this afternoon. 🌻🌺🌼 This is the longest I have ever waited to plant in May but the weather has been so crazy I was afraid to do it sooner. I still have to go back and get some smaller plants to fill in but for now it's a good start.
 

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When Trader Joe's had a run on their limited edition of mini tote bags in March they sold out immediately. Well today they had mini insulated lunch bags. I asked DH to stop on his way to the dentist since I had plans and couldn't go. Once again they ran out because there was a long line outside the store an hour before it opened. But one of the employees said they would be getting more in later so DH stopped on his way home from the dentist and was able to snag a bag for me. :woohoo:
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When Trader Joe's had a run on their limited edition of mini tote bags in March they sold out immediately. Well today they had mini insulated lunch bags. I asked DH to stop on his way to the dentist since I had plans and couldn't go. Once again they ran out because there was a long line outside the store an hour before it opened. But one of the employees said they would be getting more in later so DH stopped on his way home from the dentist and was able to snag a bag for me. :woohoo:
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I was just reading resellers are now selling these and jacking the price way up.
 

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Seems they’ve made some great breakthrough in IBD…in humans. Something to do with finding a stretch of DNA on chromosome 21 (called ETS2) which is in charge of causing inflammation. Now that they know that, they can target drugs they already have TO that area, and help millions. Well, my first thought: can’t they do that for cats?
 

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