So ... the TSO concert.
I wish we'd left before the end of the intermission. Then I'd only have positive things to say.
DH had told me TSO was a metal band with a penchant for Christmas music. I'd watched a youtube video of one of their shows - which actually was exactly what they did for the first part of the concert. I had liked it well enough to put up with the guitar riffs, etc.
What neither DH nor I were expecting was the second part of the concert. No Christmas related music at all. In fact, most of the songs sounded a lot alike..
Then there was this one song where the lead male was singing very weirdly. Another song where the female backups were doing some weird chant like thing in another language.
The piece de la resistance though came towards the end (good thing it was the end) when on the video screen they had these scenes of multiple women in white slip dresses doing weird dances ... and then the tarot cards showed up.
That was it for me. (I realize that a number of people on SA use tarot cards. For me personally, they are something that makes me completely turned off from any musician, movie, book, etc containing them.)
Definitely was a two-time visit. (first and last)
DH wasn't too thrilled with it either.
Oh well, overall it was a nice evening out.
I was at Planet fitness walking on the treadmill when DH called me. He told me to not be surprised when I came home to find the leaves in front of and on the side of our house (and our neighbors house) cleaned up.
Great. I had tried to casually suggest to DH a few weeks ago that we needed to do something about the leaves. That our neighbors were going to complain.
DH's response was that the leaves were great fertilizer, and besides our yard wasn't the worst one in the area....
We never got any kind of notice or warning, but the only logical thought is that the city came by and cleaned it up. And will be sending us the bill.
I suppose I should have just pulled up my big girl panties and cleaned up the leaves myself .. but DH does so little as it is ... maybe it was a little passive aggressive on my part - to just say, fine, we'll do it your way. I was expecting a warning or notice or something so I had something concrete to show DH - yes! something has to be done or else we'll be paying an outrageous amount for somebody else to do it!
Now all that's left is to wait for the bill to arrive ...
In other news ... we had our first snow flurries of the 2016-17 winter season this morning. None stuck of course. (More urgently need to get a snowblower! Something we were going to get once we had a vehicle in which to carry it ... which of course has not been bought yet. We also need a ladder so the gutters can be cleaned out - and possibly so that I can get up on the roof and clean out the chimney. Of course we have no way of getting a ladder home ...)
The Concert / The Leaves
So ... the TSO concert.