Almost Home

Only one more day left in Killeen. I’m so ready to go home. Three weeks is a long time to be away and now I’m really appreciating my two week work trips. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Or in this case, be typed.

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a city-wide tour of fast food and chain restaurants since I’ve been here. It’s ridiculous. I don’t even want to talk about how I migrated from Whataburger to Sonic. Did you know Sonic has 25 flavors of milkshakes? I mean, that’s just a dare waiting to happen.

Some days drag on forever and others aren’t so bad. Minimal access to internet and my beloved phone for three weeks – not fun. Meeting a new friend – fun. Having the gold crown pop off my tooth on Wednesday – not so fun. Getting to see this little lady again – super fun.

I can’t come to Killeen without seeing her. ❤

Speaking of days that are better than others, Monday night was one of those. Monday officially made the third week of this trip totally worth it. My co-worker, Ron, and I drove to Austin to see one of my favorite bands that no one’s heard of – IAMX. (By the way, Ron is one of the writers for this blog. Apparently it’s a big deal. So yeah, I know a superstar.) Anyway, the show was at a little venue on 6th street called The Parish.

IAMX is from England and they only have a handful of American tour dates – none of which were in Florida. I even posted about the bands I love that no one’s heard of back in 2011 and they were on the list. So I’ve been waiting for them to get their sweet asses to the states for a long time. When I found out I would be in Killeen when they were in Austin, I begged Ron to go with me, snapped up some tickets, and tried to forget the show was on a Monday night. (Who does that? Honestly.)

The show was amazing. They sound so good live. Though, I saw them back when they were called Sneaker Pimps, so I kinda new that. The whole show was really dark, so this is the best I could do for a picture.

I had such a fun time. I kept telling Ron how heavenly the lead singer’s voice is the whole concert and I think that only partially had to do with the drinks. Maybe. I’m sure he loved me professing my love for the lead singer all night. And being the DD. And taking me to Whataburger at 1:00am. Then there was the part where we still had to go to work the next morning. Actually, he might have gotten the short end of this stick.

So that’s what’s been happening in these parts. Now I’m looking forward to going home and getting back to Crossfit. I’ve kinda been slacking on that front because, well, Crossfit is hard and food is awesome. I’m going to miss wearing my eating pants.


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9 responses to “Almost Home

  1. I can’t imagine being gone for three weeks. I think this means I’m old. I’m glad you (and your coworkers) survived the trip! Good luck getting off those eating pants!

  2. Three weeks is a long time, but when you figure it out and get out and see the city some that you are in…it makes it all better. I had to be in Atlanta for 6 weeks, but I was young then! I can’t believe it is almost 10 yrs ago! We did get go home at about 3 weeks for the weekend though. Even though initially they said we’d be there 2 – 3 months. What’s funny is at 3 weeks we wanted to go home, then we switched hotels and sides of ATL and by week 6, we were sad the trip was cut short! Ooooh sides of ATL make a big difference! Oh, and having more time to enjoy the town, too.

    Sure glad you had that awesome Monday night and some good weekends there!

  3. I’ve been on a rest from exercise as I’ve not been well and I’m not looking forward to getting back into it as I know it will be hard. I love How I Met Your Mother it always makes me smile 🙂

    Goodluck getting back into cross fit!

  4. Jim

    I saw a show at The Parish before. Austin is such a cool town – just too bad it has to be in Texas.

  5. That man has quite a sexy leopard blazer.
    Also, speaking of milkshakes, we never went to that milkshake place in Bradenton! I don’t know wtf is wrong with us. Next time for sure. Or maybe we’ll just go to Austin. Looks like a fun time.

    You must be so pumped to get home and see Fabo and pants. Although I feel like your three weeks went by fast! Well, for me.

  6. Sneaker Pimps! I only knew one song of theirs – the same one everybody else knows, I’m sure.

  7. Rob

    Dammit, Paula, I took you to the concert and drove you to Whataburger…the least you could do is get my name right. It’s “Rob.” With a B.

  8. Amber K

    Best use of How I Met Your Mother ever. That is all. 😉

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