Sufjan Stevens, The Christmas Unicorn

On Tuesday evening I went to Chattanooga to see one of my favorite artists, Sufjan Stevens.  He just released a new Christmas album, Silver & Gold, and played a Christmas show for us!  I had no idea he was even touring, but thankfully while I was out of town my friend, Ryne, texted me about it and picked up a ticket for me. We drove down in the late afternoon to get there in time for doors and left as soon as the show was over.  I even got some studying done in the car (in between sing alongs, of course)!

Occasionally, he would take a break from playing original music and someone would come up and spin the Christmas wheel. Everyone would shout at them and make noise while it was spinning.  Sufjan lead us in a sing-along to the song that the arrow landed on.  It was so fun!  I’m a lost cause if that doesn’t keep me in the Christmas spirit.

(This picture taken from Katie’s Instagram)

Of course, we had to look a little crazy and Christmas-y. Practically everyone had some sort of Christmas themed piece of clothing on. It was really fun to look at all of the sweaters.

What’s gets you in the Christmas spirit?  Christmas day will be here before we know it!


Life Lately: Food Fears

Things have been going quite well lately.  I have been greatly enjoying my time without classes.  This past week was my first with my new full time work schedule.  Working both a day job and a night shift job is a little difficult, but I think it went pretty well.

Here are a few things I have been up to lately.

I had Indian food for the first time recently.  I LOVED it.  I can’t wait to go back and get more.  I don’t know why it took me so long to give it a try.

I went to see James Morrison at the Cannery Ballroom.  This was the second time that we have seen him.  It was a great show.

This was taken while at dinner at the Wild Cow with some lovely friends. I got the black bean burger and hummus.  It was quite tasty.

I took a painting class on Friday!  This was taken at one of the middle stages of the painting.  The class was so fun! I would love to go back.

Last night I conquered my fear of sushi.  I tried it for the first time a few years ago and did not like it at all.  However, when I gave it another try last night I really enjoyed it.  I didn’t muster up the courage to try the snake roll seen at the bottom. Next time– baby steps.

I hope that everyone had a great weekend!