Friday, November 21, 2008

What the Buck?!?

Today I was going about work as normal and I had to run to the building next door to deliver some papers. As I was coming back to the other building I heard this weird click-clack sound on the pavement. I looked up, and what to my wonderous eyes did appear? A 4-point buck! He was just strolling along, crossing between our buildings, then crossed the road and continued down on his merry way.

I wasn't sure I really saw it happen, but I did! I've heard rumor that our building is prone to animal visitors, especially during the winter, but I didn't think I'd ever experience it for myself. I think this is an omen to a good weekend!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

La la la la la la - last night!

15 years ago, they said goodbye - last night they said hello. I'm talking about NKOTB (New Kids on the Block) of course! Last night my friend Kacey and I attended the most anticipated concert of the year, and the best part is that it didn't cost us one cent!

My friend Haley had free tickets and asked me to take them off her hands - I gladly agreed! The night started off very well. Kacey, sporting a side pony tail, had an awesome connection and managed to get us VIP parking. We pulled up to the VIP parking, mentioned our connections name, and they waved us right through. We felt pretty awesome!

The fun kept going after that. I needed to make a bathroom stop before the concert, and as I approached the bathroom I realized that I'd be in line for at least 20 minutes and knowing my issue with restrooms I also knew I may not be able to go. I thought about using the men's room cause there was no line (maybe 20 guys total attended the concert) and as I was thinking that this guy told me I could go in the mens room because no one was in there. So, I went; and so did about ten other ladies. While waiting, this girl came in and announced that she needed to go ASAP - well we all did, so none of us offered to give up our spot. She then had the best idea ever, she'd use a urinal. She walked over, hiked up her skirt to her waist and SAT on the urinal. She didn't hover, she sat! It was at this moment I knew I was going to experience the best night ever!

On our way to our seats, we encountered a girl who was already drunk. Her friend had to prop her up and ask her other guy friend to help her walk to her seat. We finally got to our seats and met our seat neighbors who can only be described as exotic dancers. Their outfits left little to the imagination and their dancing proved that they were taking lessons from Southern X-Posure. I'll have a video link up soon of our favorite dancer.

On to the concert! The boys got started with their new song, Single -which I actually had no idea it was theirs. Well they kept delivering The Right Stuff and stayed in Step by Step while they crooned us and performed some dances that I remembered all to well. I screamed to them over and over "I'll Be Loving You Forever" and for a minute I thought they were going to leave me Hanging Tough, but they didn't! They came back with hit after hit and great dance moves kept coming!

Looking out over the crowd, I noticed it was quite the collection of fans. We had 30+ year old moms who were dancing their hearts out and their kids were just staring at them (some were even sleeping during all of it). We then had girls who only know of the New Kids On The Block from TRL - and not the Saturday morning cartoons like the rest of us. They also have no idea what it means to shout "We're Tough!" or do the dance to "The Right Stuff". They still enjoyed the concert though. We then had people like me and Kacey - who, like the 30 year olds - would freak out when the old classics would come on and knew all the dances and could name each band member. It was a night to remember. We left the concert nearly deaf and kept shouting at each other cause we couldn't tell how loud we were talking. We were singing the songs on the way home and our tired voices kept cracking and going out on us - a good sign that you've enjoyed your night! I wonder if Coldplay will be able to surpass this greatness next weekend... Time will only tell.

I have so many great photos and videos to share and I will post them as soon as I get them from Kacey. Till then, keep Hanging Tough!

Friday, November 7, 2008

That's All Folks!

This post has no purpose or message - like 99% of my posts. Just something I found amusing that I wanted to share.

I was driving home the other day and listening to my iPod on shuffle when Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue came on (yes, I listen to classical music - get over it!). As I'm listening to the music, I'm picturing Tom & Jerry, the cartoon characters, having quite the battle with a piano and Jerry enjoying a night out on the town.  It then dawns on me that I've seen that before - it's not my imagination. Many of you may recall the great episode where Jerry leaves home and goes to the big city where he dances with a table decoration that's a girl and then gets kicked out. There's also a great scene where Tom is playing the piano music from Rhapsody in Blue and Jerry is in the piano and the piano strings start knocking Jerry around - it's about 11 minutes of great cartoon writing and music.

I then realized that cartoons were probably my first introduction to classical music, political satire and just good television. But I was also saddened by the fact that they don't make great cartoons anymore. My kids will never see Bugs Bunny yell at Hitler, Tom & Jerry fight, Elmer Fudd lose the rascally rabbit, or Road Runner throw a black dot on the wall, run through it and then have a train come out of it as Wyle E Coyote goes chasing after him. I better start buying these on DVD!