Green Day Concerts, A Rainy Run, And More Puppy Stuff

Yesterday one of my friends from grade school (yup, I still keep in touch with a few of my grade school classmates πŸ˜‰) saw Green Day live in Champaing, IL. I may or may not have stalked his Facebook page all night waiting for updates on the show haha.

Obviously I screen shot this from Billie Joe Armstrong’s Instagram account. πŸ˜‰

At first I was super duper jealous because I was not there. Then I remembered that I’m seeing them in Kansas City in August so that made it a little better, until I remembered that I’m going to be in the nosebleed seats and my friend had really really awesome seats! Then I was kinda jealous all over again. His seats were actually really similar to where Luke and I sat in the Scot Trade Center back when we saw Green Day in 2009. Jeez that was a really good time…Anyway, then I got over myself by reminding myself that I’m seeing my ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND EVER this summer and I’d much rather sit in the worst seats in the stadium versus not seeing them at all. So it’s all good and I seriously can’t wait for August. 😁

So just for fun, here’s a photo of me before the Green Day concert in 2009. I was a senior in high school and 17 years old. First off, I cropped Luke out because I didn’t think he’d appreciate his emo kid hair cut being posted onto the interwebs for all to see. I on the other hand, have no shame! Look at those freaking bangs! Not gonna lie though, I’m currently trying to grow them out like that again and I’m getting pretty darn close. Β And you can’t really tell from this picture, but my eyeliner skills have come aΒ long way. Thank goodness for that! πŸ˜‰Β I’m also super glad that I’m not that pudgy anymore. Jeez my face as really round and I had a gross belly…but whatever.

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Also, I just realized that the first time I saw Green Day was August 11th, 2009 and now I’m seeing them again on August 11th, 2017. That’s kinda neat right?! Anyways, I think that’s enough about Green Day…for now…

At around 2 o’clock this morning Luke and I were both woken up buy aΒ huge crash of thunder! That’s when I decided that today was going to be a fun day because, yay I love thunder storms!! I quickly feel back asleep after that, but it was still raining when I woke up at 7 am. Or I guess I should just say that it was raining when I woke up. I have no idea if it actually rained all night or not. But anyway, once I got up I let my herd of dogs out into the rain so that they could pee, then let them right back in because I don’t like leaving them outside in the rain, even though none of them seem to mind. Then I had some coffee and water, started writing this post, cleaned up some broken glass because Finn chased Winchester onto a table and he knocked down a candle (yeah, Finn is trying to herd the cats now…), then started gearing up for the interval workout that was on the scheduled for today.

I got out the door at around 8:30 am and by then it had stopped raining. Only for a little bit though. I ended up getting rained on off and on during this workout. That and splashing through every single puddle that I could made this run a lot more fun than I though it was going to be! It was a long interval workout which I absolutely hate! Long intervals seriously kill me every single time…Which is probably why I need to do them more often.

I actually feel like this was a pretty solid workout though! The wind and rain definitely slowed me down a bit, especially during my last 8 minute running interval, which I spent going up hill and against the wind. That’s always a great combination haha. But I felt really good and I definitely pushed myself without going too far and ending up completely destroyed by the time I finished, so yay me!

After my run I peeled off my soaking wet clothes, changed into sweats, had a quick snack, then took a super long (well long for me, I don’t tend to take long showers), super hot shower. It was fantastic! At that point in the day it was still pouring down rain, so me and all three dogs kinda hung out in our bedroom for a while. The dogs all napped while I laid in bed and perused Instagram and Pinterest for a while. Before too long I got bored and hungry so I made myself some lunch then I decided to introduce Finn to Bruce.

Haha poor Finn has never seen a ferret before, so he wasn’t quite sure what to think of him. Eventually he decided that herding him was probably the best course of action, so that’s what he tried to do. He quickly learned that the border collie stare doesn’t work on ferrets and that they have sharp teeth. Luckily Bruce was a good sport about the whole thing. He likes dogs and has dealt with puppies before, so this wasn’t anything new for him. He didn’t get to stay out for too long though, Finn was starting to get kinda nippy (he comes from a cattle dog bloodline, so that’s pretty typical. They have to be a lot more aggressive than sheepdogs and nipping and barking is all part of that.) and I didn’t want anyone to get hurt. We’ll keep working on it though. It shouldn’t take him long to learn that Bruce is a friend and not something to herd. πŸ™‚

Eventually I would like to introduce him to some cows or sheep or something (probably cows or maybe even goats. The more I think about it, the more I foresee things going very badly for the sheep…). He has a very strong herding instinct and I think he’d be really good at it. Unfortunately I don’t have anywhere to take him anymore. My grandma’s farm was sold in February and she’s getting all settled into her new house, and I don’t really know anyone else with a farm or livestock. I guess we could take him to get a few herding lessons. We did that for Lily back in the day and she was really good! She ended up being very helpful back when my dad had cows. But I suppose we still have a while to figure that all out. You don’t typically start introducing them to livestock until they’re around a year old anyway.

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Lily is seriously a hardcore farm dogs. She’ll square up with a 1 ton bull who’s acting aggressive and pawing at the ground. She doesn’t give a shit. She’ll look him dead in the eye and then bite his face if he tries anything. (Yeah, that whole scenario has happened a few times haha).

Anyway, Lily and Dean have been walked earlier in the day, so I suppose I need to go take Finn out now. Plus I’ve got other stuff I need to do, but I keep procrastinating by adding more to this post every time I think about getting up to do something. But I swear I’m gonna go be productive now!

Happy Hump Day!

~Ashley

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