So, yeah. Let me start at the beginning.
My Brother and I are huge Chris Thile (and Nickel Creek) fans. We have been to roughly 20 of his shows, and we drive all over to see him play. This past weekend we saw the Punch Brothers show in Boulder, and ran into our old choir teacher! It was really fun to see the show and hang out with her and her family:
Then two days later drove up to Beaver Creek, in the mountains, to see another one. The drive typically should take around 2 hours, but on the other side of the Eisenhower Tunnel, the weather was crap snow and the drive ended up taking 3 hours. We missed most of the show and only saw five songs.
BUT. The guys came out into the lobby, and we got to meet them all. Oh, holy, crap.
You guys, seriously. I met Chris Thile before his solo albums and all his genius was on display for the world. It was cool then, but this time around, for some reason, I totally fell under the spell of his amazingness. I was shaking so hard... when he put his arm around me, I thought my knees were going to give out.
He's number 2 on my top 5 for a reason, y'all. Now I have met the guy, and seeing as though he Tweeted me last month, and (at least pretended to) remember who I was when I met him, I figure I have half a chance to seduce the guy at some point. I'm not kidding. Seriously.
SO! If you don't know his music or the Punch Brothers (his current band) - check out "Deceiver" and "How To Grow a Woman From The Ground." Phenomenal albums.
The binge! Okay, I don't mean the "binge," 'cause it wasn't a "binge." I mean, the "planned, controlled cheat. Well, I have to report that I haven't done the Taco Bell yet. I still want to, but just wasn't hungry when I got home from the airport and today I also wasn't hungry. But, I'll tell you that I DID have TCBY. In fact, it was sort of ridiculous. I got two small sizes... one White Chocolate Mousse and one Peanut Butter. The White Chocolate Mousse, I got chocolate chips on. Oh, yummmmm. It was just awesome.
A little over halfway through:
And then, the end (3rd cup is my Mom's):
I was so....
But also so....
At this point I don't feel mad at myself or like I did anything "bad." I did feel a little uncomfortably full after I ate them, but they were frickin' delicious. I did find myself questioning whether I'd be still wanting to eat the Taco Bell, and as of right now, I still do. I have been eating low carb other than the TCBY, and sneaking two of Dan's curly fries from Arby's.
I had the opportunity to eat bad when I had Denny's with my Mother on Tuesday before my flight. I actually said to her, "Well, I'm already cheating later today so shouldn't I just say to hell with it today?" She was supportive, but I ended up ordering a veggie omelet. She just said, "You can't help but to be good!" Well, I guess not. I just feel like I'll be I'd rather be in control. I mean, yes, when you decide what you want to eat, you technically control that... but sometimes we feel OUT of control when we make those excuses. You know: "Well I've already eaten bad today, why not go all out?" or, "I'll start my diet Monday morning."
I did take a picture of the omelet. The thing was incredible, it looked just like the menu.
My Mom got the yumtastic Slamwich with fries. Mmmmm....
I'll have more updates and photos of other stuff tomorrow. Don't despair! I just don't want to put everything all on one post. :) <3