October 28, 2010

I give myself to you from the essence of my being and I sing to my god, songs of love and healing.

I have officially given up on online shopping. I bought a super cute camel pea coat that ended up not fitting and being entirely too thin to hold up to a Michigan Winter, so I unfortunately, had to send it back. It may be the third largest disappointment of my life, right behind the
house on Huron River Dr. and the Michael Kors purse fiasco.

The only good thing to come out of the disappointment was that my mother took me coat shopping and ended up finding a pretty cute jacket.

I'm usually not a fan of Guess but this coat was just adorable. I'm still searching for a camel trench/pea coat, but this will be a nice addition to my (ever growing) outerwear collection.

I also got a new pair of ear muffs which I am wearing as we speak (type? who knows?). Dork, I know.

All in all, a pretty good night-cupcakes, shopping, and dinner with my mom (in that order, by the way haha) and then watching Game 1 of the World Series with my dad. He actually asked my mom if I were coming over to watch the game with him...because he wanted me there...Who'da thunk it?

In not so happy news, I had to say good bye to two of my work friends this week :-(

Me and Christie at Patti's Birthday Party
(I unfortunately don't have any pictures of me and Emily together-sad)

Christie is off to Pennsylvania with her (now) husband and Emily moved out to Denver. It's so weird to go to work and not see them-I miss them both already!

Also, Pandora just played Vanessa Williams on "Lil' Wayne Radio". I think that's my cue to get up and change it haha

October 23, 2010

Glory days, well they'll pass you by. Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye.

Nothing of note is really going on, but I've taken a few pictures that I wanted to share. So pretty much, these are just things that make me smile :-)

First, is my hometown. A lot of people rag on Ypsilanti, where I grew up, but I love it and unless for some reason my parents move to the other side of the country, I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. It's got just the right mix of small town and big city. Case in point, when I was driving home the other day I passed by this:

Outside the computer repair store, there was a piano that had a sign saying "PLAY ME!". And sure enough, an old man sat down and started playing "God Bless America". I turned down my music and listened for a minute. I just thought it was really sweet.

Right next door to my hometown is Ann Arbor, and unfortunately, people often compare Ypsi and Ann Arbor, and try to shed a not so nice light on Ypsi, which I hate! And while I usually resent Ann Arbor for making us look bad, it does have some pretty cool stuff, like this:

It's a fairy door. Probably can't tell from the picture, but it's about 6 inches tall and there's lots of glitter and sparkles all around it. It's on the side of an art gallery downtown. There are tons of them all over and they've been there for years, but I've never actually seen one. I found this one when I was walking to the concert with my Dad and I saw all the glitter on the ground and before I realized what it was I asked if there was a drag parade that I missed. Haha.

Next, is my brother because he doesn't get mad when I send him random pictures in Target.


Lastly, is my nail polish. I'm loving all the new fall colors, and was really drawn to this gold that I found.

It's ULTA Lotsa Luxe and then I found gold glitter made my E.L.F at Target (It's called Golden Goddess) for $1, so you know I couldn't say no hehe I look like I have a disco ball on my fingers, but I kind of love it!

October 19, 2010

Cruel to be kind means that I love you.

First and foremost, it's October 19th. Meaning October is more than halfway over. Meaning November is almost here. Meaning New Years is almost here. Yeesh.

Last week, for my Dad's birthday, he took us to the Ark to see Nick Lowe.

A totally different vibe than the other shows I saw this month. I'm an most definitely my fathers daughter- A rap show, a punk show and a folk show all within a two week span. It was pretty fun-me and my mom went shopping beforehand down in Kerrytown and my dad met up with us for dinner before the show.
(Obligatory cell phone picture. Nick Lowe and his opening act Garent Watkins)

At the Ark, there are some obstructed views from posts and stuff. We sat down behind one at first and were debating about whether or not to move, when we noticed that, sitting in front of us, was Brandon Wiard, who I was basically in love with when I was younger. He used to play shows at a local record store and I would go watch him with my dad and just kind of stare creepily at him haha We ended up moving but it was the closest I had ever been to him, and I was so effing excited, even all these years later! lol

But, one of the best parts of the nights though was getting to wear my new shoes.

This picture doesn't really do them justice-Nude, patent leather pumps. Kinda plain, but oh so fierce.

They are a little too big, so when I was walking with my dad I told him that one of my feet must be bigger than the other because one foot kept slipping out, but the other didn't. He gave me a weird look and said "Well, some women have one breast that's larger than the other." To which I answered "I have that problem too, but right now we're talking about my feet." Probably one of the funniest conversations I've ever had with my dad. When he told my mom what I said, she just cracked up.

Yeah, we're weird. No big deal.

Besides me loving those shoes, I love their price tag even more.

Umm...$7.56? Yes, please.

Besides all that, life is pretty uneventful, which is fine by me. My grandmother moved in to my parents house this weekend, so that's definitely adding some stress and excitement, but it's only temporary.

The semester is about halfway done, and now it's time to start thinking about next semester. Like I said before, Yeesh!

October 8, 2010

Catch it on prime time, story at nine. The whole world is going insane.

Last night I headed out to Pontiac with Rebecca to check out these guys at Clutch Cargos.

Bad Religion
(Following my undying love for bassists, the one on the far left...yummy. Even though he's def a silver fox now lol)

It was the first night of their new tour and wow.... I'm pretty much deaf, my body hurts and I couldn't sleep last night because 4 hours later, I still had massive amounts of adrenaline coursing through my body, which a) explains why I'm up at 7:30 on my day off and b) doesn't bode well for the meeting I have to go to at 10am.

But it was totally worth it.

Off With Their Heads opened up for them, who I hadn't heard before, but ended up really liking. We got there early enough to get a place in the front on the bar. It was definitely one of those shows where you were either front row or back row-anywhere else and you were in the pit. And, at the ripe old age of 22, I'm too old for the pit. I ended up standing next to this kid who was super cute, but more on that later :-)

Bouncing Souls played next.
(Again, the bassist, in the hat with all the tattoos. I die.)

I used to listen to the Bouncing Souls way back when, so it was pretty cool to see then live. To be honest, I was really surprised I didn't see anyone from my past at the show. My old friends and I used to listen to these bands and this was the only date in Michigan, so I thought for sure I'd see someone.

The poor lead singer had a broken toe-poor guy. You could tell something was up because the rest of the band was jumping around and he wasn't :-( But he jumped/hobbled off stage during the last song and shook everyone in the front rows had (ie ME!!!!) Mad props for that one though.

(Bouncing Souls singer-crappy pic from my camera phone)

At this point, cute kid next to me (who will now be referred to as James) and I have been talking throughout the show, he asked me to add him on Facebook, etc. I told him he had to come say good bye to me before he left if we got separated in the crowd haha I'm a dork.

So Bad Religion came on next. They just wrapped up their 30th Anniversary tour, and like I said, this was the first night of their "Dissent of Man" Tour. The energy was crazy. My chest and arms are bruised just from being pushed up against the bar. They played a pretty long set, which was pretty sweet plus they played my fave so yay! Plus Greg, the lead singer, looked right at me and sang the chorus to it (The perks of being in front! :-)

(Greg from Bad Religion plus two of the bouncers-Again, crappy camera phone pic)

Every 30 seconds the bouncers were on top of me trying to grab a crowd surfer, which was kinda distracting, but they did a good job because I only got kicked in the face a few times lol James got hurt and had to be like lifted out of the crowd :-( And some total creeper came and stood next to me. He kept staring at me and breathing all gross. Plus he kept trying to talk to me...ew! Me and my friend on the other side ended up switching places and he *still* kept staring at me. Creep.

After the show, James hobbled up with his dislocated rib to say goodbye and give me his phone number, even though he lives 5 hours away, it was still a cute gesture. Also, I may or may not have invited him over last night hehe He didn't come obviously, but he said he'll make a trip down sometime soon or I could come up there. Not sure if it'll happen but sweet none the less. He gave me a kiss on the cheek and walked away.

But...he ended up parking right next to us haha My friend went to go bum a cigarette from someone and he walked me to the car and in the sweetest way possible, pushed me against the car and kissed me. I felt like I was 16 lol But it was fun...and he was sooo cute. I'll probably never see him again, but he definitely made the show more memorable. So James from Petoskey, if you ever read this-Thanks :-)

I was debating about going, but I'm so glad I went. Sometimes I miss my days of being a dirty punk rock kid, but I'm finding I thoroughly enjoy being a punk rock kid at heart, and not having to add the word (or be) "dirty".


This was a picture taken at the show. I'm in the middle, Rebecca on the right and James from Petoskey on the left. He's cute right? haha

October 3, 2010

'Til then I call-They sky might fall, but I'm not worried at all.

Last night I got the opportunity to see this man in concert.

Mr. Solo Dolo AKA Kid Cudi

Occasionally, Ypsi gets some big stars to come play, so last night he was at the Convocation Center at EMU. I ended up getting free tickets (and then almost not getting them, but then getting them again...phew). I don't think I blogged about going to see him because I didn't want to jinx it, but luckily everything worked out and me and Rebecca were able to see him :-)

Ro Spit and Paradime opened up for him. I was feeling Ro Spit, but Paradime, not so much. I mean, he wrote an ode to Guinness-Kind of reminded me of a low rent ODB. But I can't hate too much, considering he's from Detroit.

Then Chip Tha Ripper came out and I'd heard him before so that was pretty sweet. I liked him a lot-Anyone who has a song called "Plural" about girls and weed is thumbs up in my book. "Two goin' at once-I like my girls like I like my blunts". Hilarious.

Cudi put on a pretty short set, unfortunately, and there wasn't an encore, which was weird. I don't think I've ever been to a concert where there wasn't an encore, so that kind of sucked.

I felt old-all the kids were like 15. How do I feel old at 22? That's totally not fair!
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