New Blog Series

by HEAB on July 4, 2011

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Weekly blog series are quite popular in the blogosphere these days. Let’s see, some that come to mind are Pancake Sunday (which I never do anymore, but others proudly carry on the tradition), Waffle Wednesday, Thursday Latelies, Wordless Wednesday, Flashback Friday, This Moment, Show & Share Day, and the list goes on and on. I had an idea for a new one here on HEAB. Maybe I’ll only do it once…maybe I’ll do it every week until I’m 80. Who knows, but today i present to you Chuck Taylor Tuesdays.

Just where have my Chucks and I been this past week? Well, let’s see…

Last Thursday, CD and I went to see an amazing little concert at the Grand Ole Opry starring this guy…

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Photo Credit

David Gray is one of my all-time favorites! His latest tour is quite different from previous ones – more acoustic, less rock, but as always, a great show. Such a brilliant songwriter and performer. I squealed internally when he began playing This Year’s Love as part of the encore and squeezed CD’s hand. I used to listen to that song over and over when CD and I were dating, and after we got engaged, I declared it to be our official song. However, CD still insists our song is Pour Some Sugar on Me. Um yeah, we’ve agreed to disagree.

Next up, my friend Cherie had an extra ticket and invited me and my Chucks to our 2nd concert of the week…

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We saw Florence + The Machine.

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Afterwards, myself, Cherie, and Chucks…

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stood 50 yards away from…

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Bono.

U2 live – Wow! Hands down, the best concert I’ve ever seen. Only thing missing was CD. I do not like experiencing amazing moments of life without my husband, and to make up for it, we went out on a date Sunday night while Summer hung out with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Date Night

And just so you know, we did not pour sugar on each other. You guys know I don’t eat that stuff. We used stevia. ;)

So, where did your Chucks take you this week?

{ 81 comments }

The Delicate Place July 5, 2011 at 6:12 am

i love david gray! i’ve been listening to him since 2001! that makes me feel kinda old hahaha. glad you had a great time! :)

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

Delicate Place,
I thought the same thing – “this post is totally going to age me”. Ha! Oh well. :)

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats July 5, 2011 at 6:19 am

What a fun series!

Cait's Plate July 5, 2011 at 6:43 am

Ahh this looks like it was so much fun! So glad you enjoyed it :)

GirlonRaw July 5, 2011 at 6:55 am

Ahhh what a great time! Don’t you just hate that now that you have Summer, some things you will have to do on your own – ie Pat and I went to Dubai for the weekend and went to the waterslide park. Pre baby we would have done all the slides together, this time we had to go and do them apart whilst one of us looked after the little man. Wasn’t the same doing the tube ride on my own haha, but I am not ungrateful for the little tyke, they bring a new joy right. Oh and you look so adorable in your pics :)

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

GirlOnRaw,
It’s a challenge at times, but she’s definitely worth it. :)

Sommer July 5, 2011 at 6:59 am

U2 was indeed fabulous. Glad your Chucks had fun.

carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) July 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

ahhh love this series!! love the pics!!

Sagan July 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

You are too cute.

Nice Chucks!

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat July 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

Yay, concerts! I would love to see Florence & the Machine! A friend of mine was at the same David Gray show :) And my husband, best friend and I saw U2 in Chicago two years ago, it was amazing. Glad you’ve been having fun! :)

Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

Oo I love this series! Can’t go wrong with Florence and David Gray! Especially Florence. Next time you should post a video! ;)

sarah July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

I can’t tell you how many times the song “This Year’s Love” has made me cry! Seriously, I am pretty sure that song can resonate with anyone completely and entirely in love with someone. Ugh. Now I feel sad and want to listen to it again…!

Sarah July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

Neat idea for a series, but your feet may never again be in such cool places, imho. Amazingly jealous. U2?!?

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

Sarah,
I concur – how will I ever top last week?!?

The Teenage Taste July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

I love the new series, Heather! I am in love with my dark purple Chucks. I’m wearing them right now! :-P

Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 5, 2011 at 7:55 am

I would LOVE to see U2 live! I can’t even imagine the show they must put on.

meghan @ strugglemuffins July 5, 2011 at 7:56 am

Love this series! Love David Gray – especially ‘This Year’s Love,’ which I may or may not have listened to on repeat when I was going through a breakup with my college boyfriend. My poor room mates would have to drag me away from the computer, stereo, ipod etc haha. Oh, youth – its neat.

Holly @ The Runny Egg July 5, 2011 at 7:58 am

I am super jealous of those concerts! I’m glad you and your Chucks had fun.

Baking 'n' Books July 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

I love the color of those chucks! Cute.

Wow – what awesome concerts…what was Florence & the Machine likeÉ – (uh, for some reason my question marks are turning E…donèt ask!)

I get you on the missing CD thing – if I dont have someone close to me with me at a great event – I feel like Im bursting at the seams to explain just what it was like and how good it was!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

BnB,
Florence + The Machine sounded great. The lead singer has a beautiful voice.

Sarah July 5, 2011 at 8:18 am

Heather! Where do I find a pair of those awesome shoes CD is sporting for my husband? Are those chucks as well?

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

Sarah,
Those are CD’s Nike racing flats which he does almost all of his running in. I’ll send you the link for them as soon as he emails me with it. He loves those shoes!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Sarah,
From CD:
In that picture, I was wearing last year’s model of the Nike LunaRacers. Here’s the link:

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpageMRS-NMLR1.html

With this year’s models, you can get different colors. You can see the whole line here:

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/catpage-MRSNIKE.html

(Scroll about halfway down)

PB&Jenny July 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

“Pour some stevia on me” definitely has a nice ring to it ;) what a fun night! You guys deserve a nice night out for yourselves!!! and I’m sure Grandma and Grandpa definitely enjoyed spending time with the little peanut!

Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee July 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

Well I’ve been using my flip flops most of the time so the only place my chucks have taken me in recent history is… to the surgery center to get my wisdom teeth out. Sorry, chucks!!! I’ll make it up to ya.

Debra July 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

I totally understand your thoughts about wanting CD to be with you on special events in life. My husband and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on July 17 and we’re both 60. We’re still best friends and lovers and wouldn’t want it any other way. How did I know at 20 that he would be my soul-mate? How does anyone know anything at that age? Looking forward to reading about chuck fun.

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

Debra,
Love your story. So sweet. :)

katie @KatieDid July 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

HAHA pour some stevia on me doesn’t roll off the tongue quite the same but i LOVE it. Outdoor summer concerts are the absolute best, especially that line up! Glad you had so much fun :)

Ameena July 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

Since I am not a big fan of crowds and terrible parking situations I have not attended many concerts but U2 was definitely worth the freeway nightmare! It was phenomenal.

I went to Seattle this week for the first time and I obviously don’t know you well but I think you and your family would love it! The food and family culture seem exactly what you are all about.

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

Ameena,
You know us well. My brother used to live near Seattle, and I loved going to visit him there. It was one of the first trips CD and I took together as a couple, and we had a great time. Would love to go back – dying to get Chris to Portland as I think he would love it there as well. Someday.

Hope you didn’t run into any dog walking b*$ches while there. ;)

Clare @ Fitting It All In July 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

How fun, and what amazing concerts!
This Years Love is honestly one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard…I always listen to it during that happy go lucky stage of relationships too:)

nicole July 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

I LOVE IT!!! I love the photo of you and your friend with the Chucks superimposed…too funny!
Oh and I LOVE David Gray. Love, love love….

nadia July 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

hello, hello! looks like you had a wonderful time ;) where did you go on date night?
I have heard from many people that U2 are the best performers (after MJ that is). so happy you are seeing good music… XOX

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

Nadia,
We ate here: http://www.calypsocafe.com/home.htm. One of my favorites and then got frozen yogurt. Afterwards, we took the pups on a walk together. Never get to do that anymore.
PS – The mix you sent me was a big hit for the one of my massage clients I still see. I played it during her session, and she loved it. :)

nadia July 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

oh that place looks super… (going on the “what I will do in nashville checklist!” :) Sounds like a lovely day… And so glad your client liked the CD!!! xx

Jess July 5, 2011 at 9:51 am

I love this series! Sadly, my Chucks haven’t taken me anywhere recently, as it’s time for them to retire :( However, they’ve been with me through college (including a stint in Europe) and to many a place since. Needless to say, they were not a part of my U2 experience here in Baltimore (I took my Dad, completely understanding the need to share with someone special.) I’m glad you’re enjoying them – just wait until they’re fully broken in…sooo comfy!

Alexa @ The Girl in Chucks July 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

I totally just bought those chucks last week! <3

Emilia @ Namaste gurl July 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

Super enjoying the new series. Who says food is the most important topic? I’d love to hear what you have to say about Mr. Taylor as you probably have some good things to say about him :-)
Hehe, also loving you joke at the end! xoxo

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Emilia,
Loving my Mr. Taylors so far. Super comfy, even after standing up for 4+ hours at U2. Next day, took the dogs on a walk in them. So far, so good!

janetha @ meals & moves July 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

You always have great ideas, HEABs. Love the feature. I have not been to a live concert in ages! I need to get out and enjoy some live music.

lindsay July 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

Should we follow it up with flip flop fridays? ;)

Love all the places chucks been.

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Lindsay,
Haha – yes! Love it for a summer series. :)

Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

I absolutely love U2, they’re my country’s greatest export :) I’ve seen them live a couple of times and they’re always amazing.

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Aine,
Yes, thank you for sharing them with us! :)

Melissa B. July 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

Ahhh- I love David Gray! I saw him about two years ago, and he was amazing. He really reminds me of my fiance, as well, as he got me into his music when we first started dating. “Please Forgive Me” is actually going to be our song we dance to for the first dance at our wedding :) :) :)

I love U2 as well, and need to see them live. I literally grew up with U2 and love that they just keep going strong!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Melissa B,
Glad BOTH of you are on board with your choice of David Gray. Still working on CD, but after seeing him live, I think he might come around. :)

Lauren (PB&G) July 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I saw U2 in concert a few years back.. hands down the best concert I’ve ever seen! It turned me into a mega Bono fan!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Lauren,
Me too. My love for U2 was definitely rekindled. Listening to War and Rattle & Hum again. Haven’t gotten those two out in a long time. :)

Samantha July 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

As great as David Gray is, Def Leppard is awesome too! ;) Love this series, can’t wait to see where the chucks go next!

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food July 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

So glad you had such a great time!

We saw David Gray and Ray Lamontagne when they came to Chicago and it was absolutely INCREDIBLE! DG’s head was bouncing around so much while he was jamming at the pinao I thought that he was going to give himself whip lash! :P

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Jenny,
CD pointed out the had bopping as well and ask me why I get annoyed when he does that but not with David Gray. Ha! We tried to go see that concert last summer, but the Grand Ole Opry flooded and it was cancelled. They then rescheduled for a later date, but I was out of town. So bummed as I love them both! Bet it was an amazing show.

Alyssa July 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

FUUUUUN!!!!!!
Sadly I don’t have a pair of Chucks (sob!). But I pretty much live in my flip-flops all summer, pedicure be darned.
Sadly, I had a cold all weekend, so didn’t really go anywhere other than the grocery store and (when I was feeling better) the pool with the kids in tow. So I read a bunch of fun books and rested. Which was not too shabby, come to think of it!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Alyssa,
Definitely NOT too shabby. What are books? I can’t seem to remember. ;)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Wow, you had some amazing concerts and events and experiences this past week…that is awesome, Heather!!

I wish I could say my week has been “amazing” but it’s been a heckuva lot of WORK. But I am making progress and I have some place amazing that my Chucks, or Rainbow flip flops, will be taking me later this week.

South of the border, baby!

“And just so you know, we did not pour sugar on each other. You guys know I don’t eat that stuff. We used stevia. “— LOL!!!

I love 80s rock of all kinds and Pour Some Sugar on Me is one of my fave tunes ever.

Love your new series. And love that it’s NOT food. Places and people and life stuff holds more interest than food for me :)

Kelly July 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I saw David Gray in Durham a few days after you saw him. My first time seeing him, he is one of my very favorite performers. He sounded amazing, and his lyrics and voice just touch my heart so deeply.

And wow! A U2 concert and a Florence and the Machine concert as well. I really enjoy Florence and the Machine, I bet she puts on a good show, and I know U2 is supposed to be amazing live.

What a great week! Happy Chuck adventures!

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Kelly,
So glad you saw David Gray. His shows are usually a lot more lively, but I really enjoyed this more subdued tour, and yes, U2 was amazing live. You must see them someday!

Eden July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Sounds like a good idea for a series!
But I can top that:
How about “Toilet Bowl Tuseday!”
Instead of taking pictures of food, you take pictures of what you left in the toilet. You might need a “possible puke” warning though…

HEAB July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Eden,
I don’t think my readers would we be too grossed out as I’ve been told before that many of my meals resemble baby poop. I have this thing for mushy brown food. :)

Eden July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

My meals resemble horse poo cause theres just a lot of it

Monique July 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

This is such a fun little idea! I love it :) And you sure do see a lot of concerts, how awesome!!! I haven’t been to one in a long time.

Graphoniac July 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

wow, sounds like you had fun! My Chucks haven’t taken me anywhere this week: I’ve spent the weekend catching up on some long overdue projects. And now I could use a break. I think I’ll leave the Chucks behind and go splash in the pool with the kiddo! :)

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stacey July 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

David Gray is AMAZING! Babylon is my favorite song by him. I blasted that song my whole first year of college. Such good memoriessss!

Love the new blog series ;)

Stacey

Susan July 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Lovelove the idea for this feature!! (and the chucks you ended up buying) I have tickets to see U2 and Arcade Fire at the end of the month and I reeeeeally hope I am well enough to go. It sounds like it would be worth it :)

Angel7 July 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I do not own a pair of Chuck’s!

However, my black, Old Navy flip flops took me to all kinds of places last weekend, including to visit my family, and go to an amusement park with my family and our 3 year-old daughter. So, you can still have fun without wearing a pair of Chuck’s :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

s July 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

chuck taylor tuesdays! i love the idea, haha.

Katherine July 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sounds like an awesome date!

dawn July 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

hilarious!!!

Lee July 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I was obsessed with the whole White Ladder album when it came out, especially This Year’s Love.

nestegg July 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Chuck Taylor Tuesdays…ha! so great. Hoyt and I decided last minute to try to get in to U2- No luck. BUT we ended up running into friends and the 4 of us sat in Centennial Park where you could see the stage and it was shockingly LOUD. Would have much rather been inside but was glad to somewhat experience it. Next time I’ll wear my chucky-Ts!! xo

Michaela July 6, 2011 at 1:00 am

love the new series! so funny! Heather, you are soooo creative :)

Ali July 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

AHHHHH You saw U2? You will never know how insanely, horribly jealous I am. *sob* Looks like you had an amazing time though. :-)

HEAB July 6, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ali,
I did and you will too someday. :)

Balancing Sylvia July 6, 2011 at 9:34 am

OMG I’m so jealous that you got to see David Gray! Babylon and Please Forgive Me are still two of my fave songs. I was just listening to Babylon for the millionth time today :D

My Chucks took me to Seoul, S. Korea this Sunday and when out and about I actually went into a Converse store and thought of your pair, haha.

I just started my own series last week called Where I’ve Been Wednesdays so your post about all of the other series out there made me laugh :)

Marie-Sophie July 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

:-D My chucks won’t take me anywhere during the week (not appropriate for work :-( ) BUT they will definetely be hitting a BBQ with me on the weekend and maybe some farmers market action!

Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

New favorite series. Hands down!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut July 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm

What can I say…I found this post Sexy :) Just the way you talk about your history with CD and how you talk about him now…sexy!!

HEAB July 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

Haha – thanks Lea. We do our best to keep things exciting around here. ;)

sally kate @themoxiegirl July 7, 2011 at 12:46 am

im so so so jealous of you seeing florence and the machine, i can’t stop/wont stop listening to cosmic love!!! i may or may not have been staging an flash mob that consists of just me dancing to it. :)
i laughed outloud when i read that you obviously wouldn’t be pouring sugar on each other, you dont use that- you use stevia. hahahha

HEAB July 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sally,
Haha – I would love to witness your solo flash mob. :)

Erin @ Big Girl Feats July 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

I’m so jealous!! My friend got married this past Saturday and used the instrumental version of This Year’s Love for our walk down the aisle – and as soon as I heard the piano I started bawling!! It was the perfect song. DG reminds me of pining over boys in college :)

I saw U2 a few years ago and as soon as I saw that weird bug stage, I was like “Hey, Florence’s stage looks a lot like Bono’s.” Funny!

Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse July 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Ha ha, love the idea of “Pour some stevia on me”! I think it’d make the top 10… ;-)
I love Chuck Taylor Tuesdays too – it make me want to get some!

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