What I’ve Been Up To

So many things are happening and no time to blog them.

Green Bay
A couple weeks ago I went on my almost annual road trip to an NFL game. My friend is a teacher, so Sunday games are hard to pull off. So we go to whatever Thursday game there is the week he has his MEA break. This year the game ended up being in Green Bay. Growing up I never thought in a million years I would be seeing a game in Green Bay. Thanks to Stubhub, now the average person can actually buy tickets from a season ticket holder if they are willing to pay the price. Our $95 tickets ended up costing $250. A little pricey, but with no airfare since it’s only and eight hour drive, it was a pretty affordable game this year. 

Lambeau Field was pretty amazing. It’s so cool how such a small town was able to keep their football team. In the early years of the NFL many small towns had teams, Green Bay was the only small town team that survived. It would be hard not to be a Packer fan if you lived in Green Bay. All the houses around the stadium had people tailgating in their front yard. It was such a cool experience and I’m not even a Packer fan.

Getting Old
A couple days after I got back from Green Bay I had a gout flare. I’ve never had gout before, and let me tell you it sucked. We had tickets to see Brand New in Sioux Falls, but I couldn’t make it. I loaded up on pain meds and drove halfway there, but I could barely walk so decided against the concert. I’m still super bummed. I’ve never seen Brand New, and now probably never will.

The gout was probably brought on by my blood pressure medication that I started taking in February. I discovered my blood pressure problem because I had a mysterious toothache that nobody could find the cause of. My tooth got better, but now we know the cause and I have to have a root canal on Friday. Getting Old is starting to suck. 

Vacation
Next Sunday we leave for a week long vacation in Arizona. I’ve never been to Arizona, so I get to check another state off my map. Actually it will be two states because we are flying into Vegas first to see a Penn and Teller show. If you know me you know how much I like magic shows. I’ve always wanted to see Penn and Teller. 

From Vegas we are road tripping it to the Hover Dam, then the Grand Canyon, and then down to Phoenix which we haven’t planned yet. Basically seeing everything I’ve always wanted to see in that part of the country. Should be a fun time. 

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