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Countdown to Halloween

By concerts, employment, fashion statements, holiday fun, hot lead singers of bands, music, partying like a rock star, ruling at life, shopping No Comments

There’s only one week left until my current second favorite holiday. I wore my black see-through spiderweb shirt to work to celebrate. (Don’t worry, I wore it under a blazer over a green cami with a conservative pleated skirt and my Diesel boots – it was only a little inappropriate, but not too bad.)

My costume finally arrived via FedEx this morning, and I used my lunch break to pick up some shoes to wear with it at Hot Topic. I was going to get red patent leather platforms, but they were too painful to walk in, so I opted for some knee-high, white patent leather boots…that lace up the back with a ribbon. What? They were on sale. I’m pretty sure my entire office probably thinks I’m moonlighting at Ocean’s Cabaret by now. Oh well.

I also picked up the new My Chemical Romance CD while I was at Hot Topic – it was on sale for $9.99. If you don’t know The Black Parade was released today, you obviously haven’t logged in to MySpace yet this afternoon. Get with the program. Go to Hot Topic. Get it. It’s awesome.

The Aerosmith concert rocked. Check out Laurie’s blog for the pics. Be sure to notice Steven Tyler in a chiffon leopard-print shirt paired with red leather pants. Sweetness.

Snap out of it!

By concerts, condo, employment, hot lead singers of bands, music, not ruling at life 2 Comments

I feel so old and boring. I went on a business trip to Kansas City this week for the TranSystems marketing conference, and now I’m exhausted. Tom asked me to go out for a few drinks last night, but I took a bath and started reading The Blind Assassin instead. I can’t even remember the last time I went out on a Thursday. Hell, I can’t even remember the last time I went out on a weekend.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m bored or anything, and I’ve been very productive. It’s just that I find myself doing more old-people activities than partying – like cooking, decorating and going to Homearama by myself (and enjoying it). Homearama is an event in Hampton Roads put on by the Tidewater Builders Association where you tour a bunch of super-expensive, custom-built, decorated homes. It was very overwhelming.

Speaking of Homearama, I saw the most amazing zebra-print barstools while I was touring the houses in Suffolk on Sunday. They’re actually barstool-height, upholstered chairs. I asked the interior decorator of House #14 where she found them and stopped to purchase two on my way home. They’re so money. They look absolutely awesome in my place. Owning a condo involves a lot of shopping.

Shopping, shopping, shopping. I really need to cut back on the shopping. I have recently bought a few pairs of gorgeous shoes and a bunch of cute dresses and other party clothes, but since I’m being boring and I never go out…

I really need to spend less money on clothes and furniture and more on beer and rock concerts.

Because of this, I am making a pact to have an exciting weekend. I’m going to put forth some effort and find something to do tonight, and tomorrow night is the Aerosmith concert – so half my work is done. Perhaps I’ll even have some people over to tailgate on my new barstools before the show, since the Amphitheater is a bunch of dumb bitches that don’t let you drink in the parking lot.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, I will be wearing my Aerosmith thong to the concert tomorrow night.

(P.S. I have to tag this entry with “hot lead singers of bands” based solely on the fact that any person who remains a rockstar for as long as Steven Tyler has deserves to be classified as “hot” no matter how old he is.)


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I can’t believe The Shins are playing at the NorVa in Norfolk right now and I am missing it because I was too lazy and stupid to buy a ticket on my way home from work one day this week. Now it’s sold out and I’m not there. Instead I’m sitting in my bedroom watching the President prove to the nation that public speaking was not a required course for him in school.

Someone make my President stop saying “nukular.” Please?

Seriously. I mean the word is extremely prominent in all of his speeches — you would think he could have mastered pronouncing it by now.

Say it with me, George. NUKE-LEE-AR. NUCLEAR.

I think improving George’s vocabulary is sort of a hopeless situation. I should probably let it go. But before I do, I’d just like to say, for the record, that George, I also look forward to a nukular-free Korean peninsula.

It’s Something Unpredictable

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Last Sunday, I bought tickets to the sold-out Green Day show at ODU on eBay. The night before the concert, the guy I bought them from e-mailed me to tell me that he accidentally sold too many sets of tickets and that he didn’t have any to sell me. He refunded my money plus a few extra dollars to buy myself a drink so that I wouldn’t be mad. I was seething.

After I was done seething, Allison and I desperately called some radio stations and tried to win some tickets. We didn’t. We decided to drive to ODU last night anyway — we thought maybe someone would be selling some outside. It didn’t look very promising.

We decided to stand forlornly on will-call line in front the the box office window. That’s where we overheard some lady trying to sell back her tickets. Apparently she had grounded her kids for using bad language or something, so they weren’t allowed to go and she had three tickets to get rid of. Allison and I jumped right on that and bought two tickets to the show. The tickets were for the club section — Section 217, Row A. They were pretty sweet seats.

Once we got into the Constant Center, the ID check table put my wristband on way too loose, so I passed it off to Allison and got a new one along with a Bud Light and a Bacardi & Coke for her. (Apparently the club section offers a full bar, leather couches and body spray in the bathrooms.)

My Chemical Romance opened up. They said the f-word a lot. It’s a good thing that lady didn’t let her kids go listen to them — she’d have spent the whole week washing their mouths out with soap, I’m sure.

After My Chemical Romance, we had some lasagna. Yes, lasagna. On the first floor, they serve hot dogs and hamburgers, but on the club level, they serve lasagna with garlic bread and salad, so we had some of that.

Green Day was amazing. They put on the best show I have ever seen. They opened with “American Idiot” and ended with “Minority.” For their encore, they came back out and played a few more songs before closing the show with “We Are The Champions” and finally, “Time of Your Life.”

Green Day rocks my world. I’m really glad I finally got to see them.

I keep having really lucky Fridays.