Happy July 4th

Looking forward to a well needed 4 day weekend (Have next Monday and Tuesday off for July 4th).    Hard to believe that last year at this time I was on my way to San Francisco / Los Angeles for vacation.  This year will be spent at home getting some much needed rest, and resetting my batteries as we start the 2nd half of 2017

Attended the U2 Concert on Wednesday  (30 Anniversary of the Joshua Tree).   Was a fantastic show.   It amazing how well the songs have remained fresh and relevant from when the album was originally release in  1987.   This is the 8th or 9th time seeing U2 and one of the best shows I’ve seen.   The giant video screen wall was amazing and the way they worked in different pictures and videos was a site to see.   Got floor seats and was able to get pretty close to the stage area where they started the show.

Here is the set list from the show

U2 – June 28th 2017 – MetLife Stadium

Big Brother Season 19 stared on Wednesday, but since I was at the U2 Show, I DVRd it and watched it last night.   Don’t know why I still enjoy the show after all these years, but I do

Don’t want to spoil things, but getting evicted after only 12 hours would be the worst.   Kind of like finally making it onto Survivor, and then being the 1st one voted off.

Knowing the shows as much as I do, there are certain things in Survivor (Making it to the merger, winning an individual immunity award, the family visits)  and Big Brother (Winning HOH and getting letters from home, Getting roasted by Zingbot, and playing in some the the famous challenges like OTEV) that I would be upset about if I missed out on them.  It’s no longer just about making it to the show, but also getting the full experience.

Getting voted off or evicted early would be a huge let down and would really suck.

Few random thoughts

Saw this a few weeks back and thought how does one become the official sponsor for professional Sports teams.   And does it make a difference?   (Note – I did not by these official Cheese Puffs of the Mets, just took the picture)


Thinking of the Mets, I will give them the next 9 game before the All Star break (3 at home against the Phillies and then 3 on the road against the Nationals and Cardinals) to see if this season can be salvaged.   They need to go 7 – 2 with 0 or 1 loss to the Nats.  That would put them at 43 – 44 and at least give them a shot.   Anything less, and I will have some free weeks until Giants preseason Football.

And Wimbledon starts on Monday.   Should be an interesting tournament this year with 5 legitimate contenders (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, and Wawrinka).  Should be fun to watch and would be great if all were to make it far.   Looking forward to my strawberries and cream for breakfast on Sunday, 16th.

And finally – Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen for winning the Tony for best new musical in 2017.  My daughter was a big fan from the beginning and has been playing the soundtrack nonstop for the past few months.   We were able to score tickets for August and am actually looking forward to the show.  Should be a lot of fun

Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Happy 4th of July  – Spend some time with friends and family and looking forward to a great 2nd half of 2017



About AverageAndy

An average guy living a great life in New Jersey.
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