This is based on an old post from my former blog, with different results, of course. The object is to play twenty (20) random tracks from whatever device you use for listening to music, adding your first thoughts about each track as you go along. Continue reading
It’s autumn, and the weather is awesome, and I can venture outside again, without gasping from the humidity. And because Kevin sleeps better when it’s cool in our room, I told him to leave the window open a few inches last night. And then we both slept like the dead … until he got up and shut the window early this morning. Continue reading
Last night’s dreams were a bit more on the strange side. I didn’t watch anything unusual on television. My guess is either something I ate for dinner, or the drink I consumed after dinner triggered the strange dreams I had. I should’ve written it all down before I went back to sleep this morning, because now I’ve forgotten a chunk of what I was going to write due to the dreams I had between 8 a.m. and 10:30. Continue reading
That’s how I slept last night. No dreams that I can recall. It only took going to an outdoor concert in the middle of nowhere. And can I say how unusual it is that I don’t recall any dreams this time? I always have dreams about any concert I attend.
The drive to the venue was nothing less than a scene out of Wrong Turn, and directly from my recurrent nightmares. And all I can say is plan your route well in advance. Especially when heading into the hills.
A better GPS app is definitely a must. But always make sure the route is optimal. Otherwise, you might wind up tossing your cookies because you’re suddenly in east scream worthy lost-ville. Then you’re worrying whether or not a cannibal will run out in the middle of the very narrow road, jump on your car, and take you away.
Why did I almost toss my cookies? Because me and my daughter decided to make things simple. We split a fast meal from McNasty’s before heading to see 30 Seconds To Mars. And because of the route the GPS app gave us – which was the fastest route – we wound up on roads which were basically a roller coaster … for a solid 20 miles.
When we got to the concert venue, we immediately agreed that we would take the other way back, paying the interstate toll, because there was no way we were taking those back roads home at 11:30 at night. We might’ve never gotten home… …
Scary af back roads and sweltering heat aside, the concert was great! There were 3 opening acts. But because I was there for the Leto boys, I had never heard of the opening acts, until my daughter mentioned this popular tune.
OOO! OOOH! I know this one! The entire crowd was on their feet for the entire Walk The Moon set. Joy Wave and MisterWives were really great as well!
But when it was time for 30 Seconds To Mars to take the stage, my daughter kept teasing me. “No crying when Jared Leto comes out on that stage. I swear to GOD!”
Of COURSE I cried! I’ve only waited for forever to see them! What did you expect? I cried for David Garrett too. But that’s a different story. He stole my heart with his talents. Jared Leto, well, I don’t think I need to explain myself. He’s just this big ball of energy whose eyes penetrate your soul. And he can f*cking sing.
Dear Jared, can you bottle that energy up, and sell it? Depression always steals mine.
The show was amazing. When Jared asked how many people were there for their first 30 Seconds To Mars show, the amount of hands raised shocked me. And when Jared said “What the f*ck took you so long?”, all I could do was laugh and agree.
Going home was interesting. Given how out of shape my lazy ass is, it took me a little bit to climb a small hill to get back to the parking lot – my annual cardiac stress test, imo. I’m pretty sure I lost a lot of electrolytes throughout the night which didn’t help matters. Those who have had heat stroke or heat exhaustion will understand how it leaves you more susceptible to future episodes.
But the heat wasn’t the worst. As I made my way up the hill, three drunks fell over each other, and I followed suit. I swear one of them stuck their foot out on purpose. Needless to say, OTC analgesics are my best friend today for bruises, body aches, & dehydration headaches. Jared & Shannon Leto were worth it though.
Time for more water. Maybe a 20 minute cat nap to refresh. Heat exhaustion sucks.
I’m not talking about Texas Hold ‘Em. Although it would be amazing to participate in a world poker tourney. After all, I grew up playing poker from a very young age. But I don’t have that kind of money. Come to think of it, I don’t have ANY money. If anyone wants to loan me $25k….. Just joking. I’ll earn it the old fashioned way.
But Live Nation is celebrating National Concert week by offering select concert tickets for only $20!!!
When Jared Leto first went live with this announcement, I missed it. But when I saw it earlier today, my eyeballs bulged, and I was immediately on the horn with Kevin (my husband) asking him if it was alright for me to get tickets. My daughter is all for it, of course, because JARED F*CKING LETO!!!!!
Jesus F*CK. Could he be any hotter??? STOP it, Jared! Tame that … beard!
There are other concerts, of course. But don’t wait too long! This opportunity only lasts for a few more days. Check here to see if your favorite artist(s) will be in your area. If you’re desperate to see your favorites, no seats are bad seats. Trust me. I got amazing seats for $30!