This week’s Pikermi training started off great. Monday was cross-training/rest day, Tuesday I did 2 miles @ 10min per mile, and then Wednesday happened. We got into a little vintage rock n’ roll, and a whole lotta beer. It was one of those spontaneous nights. A guest at Husby’s hotel just happens to be a comedian with connections. His name is Craig Gass. Many of you might recall him as the guy that Miranda (Sex & the City) hooks up with while attempting Weight Watchers. Kinda gross and super funny episode.
Anyhoo, comedian-guy tells us to meet him at the “will call” window, and he shows up with 2 VIP passes for KISS! We were totally stoked! My first KISS experience was in the basement of our home in South Dakota. My brother used to listen to “Plaster Caster” and “Christine 16″ non-stop. You could imagine my excitement when we were told that not only would we be down in front for the show; but we also would be meeting the band and taking photos! Yesss!
The show was great! You wouldn’t believe that these guys have been at it for nearly 40 years. Gene Simmons is mesmerizing!
Friday came with a tingle in my throat and horrendous sneezing fits. That lead to Saturday night’s 12 hour shift with progressing illness taking hold. Sunday was spent sleeping into the evening hours, with said illness worsening to back-breaking cough, sniffles, and the threat of a fever! Those symptoms had me down; but not enough to keep me from these guys:
More on that in a bit!