-woke up/got ready -helped boys pack car -got coffee -bought tequila/salt/limes/plastic dixie cups -went to the hawthorne theater -helped the boys unpack -watched bowling for soup sound check -gave them their gift from the boys (the tequila/salt/limes/cups; tequila is their favorite) -hung out with the boys and my friend nikki -waited a bit for the show to start -went out side and waited in line to give em my ticket, and gave some friends some tickets -watched the boys rock out! (they did awesomee!!) -then some guy jumped off the stage with no warning (usually when people jump they give some warning) and he landed right on my head, i punched him in the arm and gave him a dead arm because i was really mad, and it hurt SUPER bad. -felt better and watched bowling for soup rock out
then after the show is the best parts:
i found the boys signing as many things and taking as many pictures with people as bowling for soup we stuck around and talked with bowling for soup cj was commenting on how weird it was that the singer of bowling for soup took a picture of cj and a fan, and he just kept thinking 'wait, this should be the other way around, i should be taking a picture of her with him!'
and then... they invited us on their tour bus, and we just hung with them until they left! found out that the boys got paid more than they were originally going to be, and they also got rated very highly on some scale on their forms, and were commented on being 'very talented" on the forms and they are most likely going to be invited back for more shows at the hawthorne for more big shows in the future. they also got some of the guys from bowling for soup's phone numbers.
The photo is of a friend and me on the tour bus with the singer and drummer from bowling for soup.
all in all, it was an amazing night and the guys from bowling for soup are super nice, and cj did great, and made some awesome connections :)
so, i really wanted to go to the Blink 182 concert, i must say i am a fan, and they are one of cj's favorite bands. the tickets were pretty expensive though. They were doing contests for free tickets on the radio station that i listen to, so i facebooked them, and asked if they were doing anymore contests. they said no, but they had extra tickets and that if i picked them up i could have them for free! so we picked them up, and met our friends at the rose garden to wait in line. we waited for about 4 hours, but we had a good time just hanging out. when we got inside we found our seats, which were pretty good seats actually. (especially for free) There were 2 bands before Blink, one called Chester French, they were weird but ok. and then Taking Back Sunday. They did pretty good, i havent really listened to them much before the concert, but there was this really fat girl 2 seats away from me, and she was like singing all the words and dancing and screaming the WHOLE time they were playing. it was kinda annoying (and gross) When Blink came out though, they put on an amazing show. They loved portland, and said even though it was the smallest show of their tour so far, it was their favorite place. They had a HUGE light show thing behind them, it had 6 massive circle plasma screen things, and a ton of lights. at the end the drummer Travis Barker (ranked one of the best skilled drummers in the world) did a drum solo, while levatating over the stage and crowd. I posted the URL to a video from the concert on youtube, i couldnt figure out how to upload it, but definitely watch it, its so cool!! :) i didnt take it, but it was better quality than all my videos. enjoy.
His name is Lucas. I went with CJ's family to the local animal shelter, and we adopted him a few days ago. :) he was taken in a while back as a stray. They think he is a husky mixed with either Australian Shepard or German Shepard. he has a very husky like coat, and a Shepard body type. He is 9 months old, so he is pretty big, but he still acts like a puppy. He loves to play with tennis balls and frisbees, and he can jump realllllly freaking high. i like him :)
In the past few weeks, i have been to a gold award ceremony that made me relive my own troop memories, talked to my fellow troop-mates, and witnessed a few people around me who have needed some help, and some good advice.
yep. thats life. im taking what seems to be a billion credits. my classes are interesting, but theres alot of them. -my last term of constructed self/mentored self -punishment and corrections -policing in america -intro to poetry writing
we finished cj's room. :D he got his taxes back today so were going to go out, but we havent decided where yet.
other than that, brandon comes back monday and were going to have to do something fun this week. im going to try to make it back to the burg next weekend for the talent show and kates birthday, but no promises. i dont want to ride with my family or someone else because id have to go back on their schedule, and i wouldnt be able to get back until late sunday night, and i have class monday bright and early. im trying to see if erin or brandon or cj can bring me, but i dont know how thats looking yet. if i cant make it, ill have to make sure to take a trip down there soon!
JUST KIDDING! haha. 2 days ago i let brandon cut and dye my hair. he asked me what i wanted done, and i said i didnt care, and to do whatever he wanted to with it. I had to get the ends cut off due to split ends and a paint mishap, but it all ended up pretty good. we cut my hair a little longer than shoulder length, cut my bangs, and added a layer. the bottom layer is bright red, and we highlighted the rest of my hair with the left over dye.
so now, i have shorter, cuter hair with lots of bright red.
unfortunately i have no camera due to the fire way back when, and so i have no pictures, but i might have some tomorrow :)