So Mr. M/E and I grew tired of sitting on our arses at home on the weekends.
"Let's DO something!!"
And with that we shook off some of the winter blahs fog we have been under for months now and made plans. Feels like we're dating again!
One Saturday night back in January, we went to a Grapes of Wrath/Northern Pikes concert at the Casino Showlounge. Fantastic show. Both bands are circa 1980s/1990s, Canadian and still touring. And still rocking the skinny jeans. One band from British Columbia, the other from Saskatchewan.
I can completely relate to this Grapes song growing up in a small town:
Favorite Northern Pikes song:
The Casino is one of the few places where you can meet the performers after the show in the main lounge, so of course we did.
A few weekends later, Hubs and I decided to treat ourselves to a Date Day (or, as we joke, a "one-on-one date" if you watch The Bachelor.)
The flowers were nicely blooming in the City Conservatory - a nice reprieve from the horrible winter weather we've experienced for the past 4.5 months.
Later on that afternoon, we went to the park and walked to a high point.
We visited the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Science Centre. I knew da Vinci was smart but he was a genius inventor and creator - both as a scientist and an artist. The exihibit featured many life-size inventions which would form the basis for later inventions (first model of a bike, a parachute, military tank, car, city planning, etc) as well as drawings, paintings and 3D Animations.
After a nice steak supper at The Keg, we went to see the Symphony.
The highlight of the evening was hearing the 20 year old guest violinist (the guy in the teal shirt below) play the entire violin concerto by memory. He was amazing - his timing was perfect and he hit every note flawlessly. I was pleased to see several younger people at the Symphony, I am sure many of his buddies were in the audience cheering him on. The Guest Conductor was equally as entertaining. He was about Scott Hamilton's height (around 5'2") and very animated! He was quite fun to watch.
We are going to see Pride & Prejudice at Globe Theatre in a few weeks and we are also going to the Heart concert during the same week. My March calendar is filling up (or at least that week anyway!)
Any interesting date plans coming up?