Counting Crows and Mixing Bowl Salads

Can I just say that you guys are awesome! Thank you for all of the great comments on my self-image post. I knew I wouldn’t regret sharing my story. You’re all truly amazing. <3

I saw one of my favorite bands in concert last night.

Adam Duritz

I’ll get to that in a second.

First, I want to share this with you:


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My green smoothie posed for a photo shoot in various spots in my apartment.

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Amazing Grass
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2 Spoons of Plain Chobani
  • 1 Spoon of PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin PB
  • Handful of Blueberries

I love when green smoothies taste like milkshakes. I drank that glass in one sip after my workout yesterday. Yes, I said workout. I was able to handle 30 minutes on the crossramp elliptical with no ankle pain. Wahoo! I didn’t want to push it and run because I still have my sports med. appointment on the 9th. I think I was able  to do it because I wrapped my ankle and took ibuprofen beforehand. I was so happy to be back in the gym after almost two whole weeks of resting.

So, it’s totally normal to eat a salad out of a mixing bowl, right?


Because that’s exactly how I ate my lunch yesterday.


I was in the mood for a jumbo salad.

In the mix:

And then I was off to Saratoga to pick up my parking pass for the concert. I asked Mae to come with me to the show because she loves the Counting Crows and because her birthday is next week! Yay for blogger concert dates!

I had a little time to waste before meeting up with her, so I hung out in my favorite coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds.


For dinner, I ordered a toasted Banana Nut bagel with PB & Honey.


Yum and a half.

I was given the opportunity  to cover the Counting Crows show by the paper I write for.

Adam Duritz Dan Layus

[Read My Review]

Mae and I were a little early for the show, so, I took pictures of her pretending to run, obviously.  Why wouldn’t I?

Mae Running

Totally normal. Just like big ‘ol salads in mixing bowls.

Then, I stalked some lady’s dogs, like the crazy dog-lovin’ gal I am.



Finally, we asked someone to take the mandatory “we’re at a concert so take our picture,” picture:


Half-way through the show, we realized we were in the wrong seats. Fail.

During intermission, I asked the audio tech 10 times for the set list before he gave it to me. I was also asked by several drunkards why I was taking notes. I told them I was crazy.

Ah, the adventures of being a journalist.

Oh, and I took a million pictures of Adam’ Duritz with his eye closed and his head tipped back:

Adam Duritz



Please note that he changed his shirt five million times during the three hour set.

It’s also crucial to note that I didn’t cry when the band came on stage like I thought I would. Self-control, people, self-control.

Again, you can read my complete review of the show here.

Mae quickly became my new best friend when she bought me a concert shirt for no reason at all. I’m going to wear it every day of my life. MY LIFE. Mae, thank you again!

Overall, we had a blast!

Quick- what’s your favorite Counting Crows song?

Don’t listen to them? WHY? No- just kidding- favorite song of all time?

Have a great night! <3

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  1. Hilarious that almost all the pictures are like that. It is the perfect I’m loving to sing picture.

    Asking me to pick my favorite song is like asking me to pick my favorite child, or in my case dog…just can’t happen.

  2. Wow! It sounds like I missed quite a show! Your review was great! Very informative, witty, and well-written. I’m glad that you had a good time!

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