Last night the HappyNatess and I got a chance to go out and see They Might Be Giants in concert while Grandpa watched Nora. We have had a few opportunities to have some time alone but last night we got to grab a casual dinner and do what we do best (drink beer and catch a live show). I've seen the Johns in concert a dozen times or so, it is quite shocking to think back of the first time I saw them in 1989 as a Sophomore in high school. This time through Columbus they were back at the Newport Music Hall which has hosted a myriad of acts from The Grateful Dead, to Billy Cyrstal, to Bob Dylan to Pearl Jam.
Oppenheimer opened and they were a fun duo. They are from Ireland and consist of a lead singer/drummer/toy keyboard/air horn player and a guitarist/keyboard/electronica sound maker. They kind of reminded me of a mix of TMBG and Grandaddy, not sure I could take a whole CD from them but they were entertaining.
It was nice to get out for a normal night, but we were both glad to see our girl after the show. This get away was a test for this weekend when we will flying down to Florida to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Wow 5 years and it keeps getting better. My wife is really special to keep putting up with me.
Grandma (HappyNatess's mom) is flying in from Portland to to watch Nora while we are out of town so we know she will be in good hands. However, it will be tough to get on the plane and leave her for 3 days. I think it will be OK as long as we check in and hear she is doing fine. Grandma was here for Nora's birth and is VERY excited to get to see her again. I have a feeling she will be pushing on on the plane so her and Nora can play.