Friday, May 30, 2008
That incestuous beeping is interrupting my sleep!
(my brain hadn't fully registered that it was the alarm signally me to wake up; I just interpretted it as annoying beeping, like as if a large truck was backing up outside my open window)
Immediately afterwards, Dallas Green started singing to me in my head.
'Cause maybe then I could sleep at night
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light
This is something that I'll never control
My nerves will be the death of me, I know...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tonight, he had a band with him, and after the surprise of seeing so many people on stage, we were ready to enjoy the show. (I wa hoping he'd pull Casey Baker ut of his back pocket, but he didn't.) Dallas totally rocked out some of his old songs, Sam Malone, Simple Man, Day Old Hate, and Coming Home. It blew me away how amazing it was! Well, maybe not, because I already knew Dallas is amazing, but it was so cool to see him outside of the Alexisonfire and acoustic hats he usually wears.
I recorded some videos. They might be funny to watch because the camera was sometimes pointed in the general direction of the stage, and sometimes just sitting in my lap. I wanted to actually watch the concert, and not just follow it through the tiny view screen. I also grossly under-estimated the capacity of my memory card, and I should have taken complete videos of all the songs. :(
It's hard to pick a favourite song of the night. He played some of the new songs of his I love, like The Girl, Death of Me, and Sleeping Sickness, but I think his old songs stole the show. His rocking versions of Simple Man and Coming Home leave me begging for him to put out a live CD of this tour.
The Girl (clip):
Simple Man (clip):
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Shaking it up, this morning I stopped at 7-11 and grabbed a Premium Pink Energy sugar-free drink. Why? Duh! because it's PINK!
It's a light pink colour, like pink lemonade, but it has a light grapefruit taste. Zero calories, and NO aspartame, and no bitter aftertaste. My only complaint is that is comes in a 355mL can, which is a lot to drink, and a lot of can for me to wrap my hand around. (Red Bull and SoBe Arush come in convenient palm-sized 250mL cans)
It's made by Buzz Energy, the company that makes the Canadian energy drink Beaver Buzz, dam good!
I fell off the Red Bull wagon, or I'm back on it, whatever the bad expression for returning to an addiction is; I can never remember!
This time my addiction is slightly modified, and my drink of choice is SoBe Arush (marketed in other countries as SoBe Adrenaline Rush) sugar-free. I'll still slug back a sugar-free Red Bull if it is placed in front of me, but SoBe is usually cheaper and tastes different. Red Bull has a sweet cherry flavour, whereas SoBe Arush is more refreshing with its grapefruit-citrus taste.
I prefer the sugar-free to the regular kind, as the absence of sugar reduces the crash factor that would follow from elevated glucose levels.
I am being mindful of my energy drink consumption, as last year I was drinking 2 cans daily and as a result, experienced bouts of weakness, tiredness, dizziness and light-headedness. Through Internet research I discovered that Taurine (was first isolated from ox bile, so I bet that's where Red Bull got its name from) is used as a natural approach to treat hypertension. As a girl with already low blood pressure, 2 energy drinks a day was pushing my bp to near coma levels.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Pink skin = a result of spending 2 hours walking at the legislature grounds without sunscreen. I thought it would have been a lot worse. Next time I'm packing the sunscreen and the bikini!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It is suggested that I might have developed a Wii addiction, spending hours on end playing Mario Kart, neglecting the cleaning, TV viewing, music listening, and Internet surfing, that I usually spend evenings doing. When driving in my car, I constantly think to myself, I wish my Civic could do stunt jumps and get turbo boosts from drifting around corners!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
A few weeks ago, Miranda and I picked out 2 new fish for the house. I thought it would be brilliant if I get one for the office, too, so I would have something to "care for". The moment passed and I can barely take care of myself, so why the heck would I want something else to have to care for? Then, JJ brings me a plant to work.
Me, take care of a plant? The great thing about a child is that she tells me when she needs something. I don't hear boo from the plant! I won't be offended if people take bets as to how long it lives. I've had the plant for maybe not even 2 weeks, and already twice I have watered it because the leaves were starting to shrivel.
But it's pink!! and in a pink pot! (I do like the gift) Oh just think of the things I can do with a pink pot if the plant dies! (like get a fake plant!)
Thursday, May 08, 2008
The second song Miranda performed - Jump Down Turn Around. She's the kid with a black shirt and plaid skirt, hair pulled off her face. After watching it, I bet you will be humming Oh Lordy, pick a bale of cotton... (I know I am!)
Jump down, turn around
To pick a bale of cotton
Jump down, turn around
To pick a bale a day.
Oh Lordy, pick a bale of cotton,
Oh Lordy, pick a bale a day.
Tonight was Miranda's Spring Musical concert at school (to make up for the cancelled Christmas concert, as the students had been forced out of their school because of the fire).
Miranda was so excited to be playing the tambourine. Their first song was a French one, Sur le pont d'Avignon, which is a song about people dancing on the medieval bridge in Avignon, France. The song dates back to the 15th century!
Miranda is in the black shirt, with the tambourine, in front of the kid with the plaid shirt. I wish I had a better video, but we were in the back row so we could sneak out after her performance.
Sur le pont d’Avignon
Les beaux messieurs font comm’ ça
Les belles dames font comm’ ça
Les militaires font comm’ ça
Les musiciens font comm’ ça
On the bridge of Avignon
The handsome gentlemen go this way
The beautiful ladies go this way
The soldiers go this way
The musicians go this way