Wednesday, May 09, 2007

a few shots from the show.

my super kawaii harajuku lovers shirt that i bought at the show.

give it up for g!

blurry gwen sings 'cool' from the crowd. next to her, blurry warren fitzgerald.

gwen, jill greenburg style.

winding it up!

tree and i hamming it up.

gwen stefani - ford ampitheatre - may 8th

see that freaking speck down there with the lights? yeah, that's gwen stefani.

i feel like such an ungrateful wretch, but my seats for this show sucked balls. i'll admit it, since i've been with joel, i have become incredibly spoiled when it comes to concerts. i had built this show up in my mind so much and was so excited because i heard i might get to have vip box seats. sadly, the guy who was supposed to get those vip seats went on vacation and forgot to secure those for us, so we ended up sitting in the back of the third tier. i really wanted to pout, but i DID get into this show completely for free. if i had to pay for seats i wouldn't have been able to go, so i thank goodness for small graces.

besides, it was gwen. i can't be upset when she's so absolutely adorable and i get to sing along with her.

the setlist was as follows:
the sweet escape
rich girl
4 in the morning
early winter
wind it up
danger zone
hollaback girl
wonderful life
instrumental intermission
now that you got it
don't get it twisted
orange county girl

the real thing [slow jam mix]
what you waiting for?

my memory is shite, so i actually wrote down the songs she played. her stage banter was sweet. she told us how ridiculously excited she was to be touring again and couldn't beliebe that the last time she was in tampa she was pregnant with kingston. she told us the only reason she goes on tour is to watch the crowds sing to her. she would point down into the crowd and tell members of the audience how adorable she thought they were.

because of how far back i was, i didn't notice that she had warren fitzgerald from the vandals in her backing band! i went crazy when she introduced him. this was even after gwen came up into the foot of the third tier with him and a few band members to sing cool - during which i stood up on my chair to try to take pics. they didn't really turn out that well though.

i know for sure that when no doubt tours to promote their next record i am not only getting floor seats, but i am going to be one of those insane people who camps out in front of the venue so that i can guarantee myself a spot in the front. i enjoyed seeing gwen last night, but i felt so freaking far removed. sure, they had screens up so you could see close ups, but i just felt like i was lacking something in not being closer to the stage.

i have a cold and i was singing along last night, so just imagine what i sound like today. pretty funny.

Monday, May 07, 2007


called the place i want to work at. the human resources rep is still not available. got her voicemail, so i left a message.
it didn't indicate she was going to be away for an extended period of time, so i'll just twiddle my fingers and see what happens.
wish me luck again.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

it's 9:11pm

i like bows.

i constantly notice one of my eyes doesn't quite open as wide as the other in pictures. it's not horrendously noticable, but enough to bother me.

i think maybe it has to do with my frankenstein scars, but i'm not sure.

just an observation.

it's been thundering outside. i like it.

i need to become acclimatized to this environment much faster. it's too frigging hot outside.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

What You Waiting For?

Things are in such a transitional state. This will be my last week looking after Goodwin. It's a little bittersweet. When I left yesterday, he was reaching for me from his mom's arms. As excited as I am to get to be around adults and maybe make some new friends, I'll miss the little guy. He's been a tough customer the last few months because he's been teething - he has six teeth now! - so it's been a battle, but now he's on the verge of walking and I'll be sad to miss that milestone.

But, like I said, I'm looking forward to getting on with it and going back to work. I've been really nervous about this. I mean, I know it'll be fine. Working down here ain't gonna be all that different than working up there, but I'm still feeling a bit anxious about it. I wouldn't be me if I wasn't. I just keep telling myself I was good at my job at ADT without even really having to try that hard, so if I find something that makes me happy, the extra effort will be easy to apply.

I got a call from a place that I *really* want to work at, and I'm the process of trying to nail down an interview. I should know more on Monday, so wish me luck.

Also, in major excitement for me news, I am going to see Gwen Stefani on Tuesday night! My husband tells me he thinks the seats are in a box, so this should be an incredible show. I'm a little bummed because I didn't like her new album as much as the last one, but you know I'm jonesing to check out the tour merch! My husband and I had to have a little chat about what my budget will be for that because you know when it comes to Harajuku and Gwen, I tend to get carried away. I hope they use the same people who made the Harajuku line for her our merch so the sizing is consistant. We'll see what happens, but something tells me it's gonna be a case of major indecision when I get to the merch booth.

I'm so freakin' excited I can hardly believe that I'm finally going to see Gwen perform. It hasn't really sunk in yet. And I reallllllly can't wait 'til she and the boys do the next No Doubt record because I still haven't seen them perform together either and THAT will be even better than Tuesday night for sure.

Anyways, I should get back to what I was doing before. I'm major multi-tasking right now - blogging, watching a movie [The Men!] and doing a little cleaning as well. Please, cross your fingers for me about that job! :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My husband's gonna be jealous.

Tonight and tomorrow Turner Classic Movies is completely indulging my major love of Marlon Brando. In addition to an all-new in-depth two-part profile on Brando, they are running a whole schwack of his movies. My tivo is going to be brimming full!

I'm recording The Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Sayonara, The Wild One, On The Waterfront, and The Missouri Breaks [with Jack Nicholson!]. I'm a little bummed they aren't playing Mutiny On The Bounty or Julius Caesar, but them's the breaks.

I deleted Rebel Without A Cause without watching it to help make room, but I'd trade Dean for Brando any day. I'm just that kind of girl.
Man, this weekend I'm just gonna sit around the house in my pajamas having a super Brando-fest. Anyone care to join me? It's gonna be a super sexy time!

May: I go broke on greeting cards.

Today I mailed off a buttload of cards. Mothers' Day and birhtdays.

You see, I send stuff to the grandmas for Mothers' Day and now that I'm married, I have 3 of them. Plus, two mothers. That's five cards.

Then, I have the birthdays. My brother, my two sisters, and my best gal, Katherine.

That adds up to nine cards. I should think about buying stock in Hallmark.

So, my little kiddies, start watching the mailbox for goodies.

If I thought about it, I know I am missing more people. I could probably send even more cards.

In other news, I am pleased to report a good friend has been attempting to assist me with getting a job at the company he works for. Today, he called and asked me to send him my resume so he could pass it on to the appropriate people; as in addition to the two positions I applied for, a third has opened up just today. So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I'll be able to get one of those jobs as I've been hearing very good things about the company in question.

Wish me luck.