I journeyed to the Houston area this weekend to see Jewel and Rob Thomas with my best friend. I have to admit that the show, the Jewel portion, was pretty darn good. This was aided in part by the seat up-grade that my friend was able to get that moved us from the rain drench lawn (apparently the Houston area has been the polar opposite of the Dallas area in regards to precipitation) to the seating bowl. Thankfully, the rain had been earlier in the day and we were able to sit in the uncovered area with out any weather burdens.
Jewel put on a great show. She was very active and playful with the crowd. A technical problem was a boon for the audience as we were treated to Jewel playing a couple of her classic hits solo. She played a nice mix of old and new material. I did find it interesting, however, that the majority of the 9,000 or so people seemed to be there for the Rob Thomas portion of the show. When my friend asked me right before the show why he had more fans, I simply waited for the high pitched female screams as he came on stage and told her that she had her answer. As for his part of the show, the seven songs we stayed for were alright, but our stomachs called for an early exit.
The Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Maple Nut, Boysenberry and Vanilla Malt.
We have received our shipment of Galaxy Granola and have both the Cinnamon and the Not Sweet Vanilla back in stock. We also have our Hardie's Kettle Korn and Chewy Pecan Pralines re-stocked.
Now for what I can only imagine would have to qualify as the feel good story of the week. The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, is donating 37.1 BILLION dollars charity. 30.7 BILLION dollars is going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is the greatest aspect of being rich, giving it away. Kudos to Mr. Buffet!