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Can you be mad at an inanimate object?

Because I am. My damn IPod is driving me mad. Doesn’t it understand how necessary music is in my life? Doesn’t it understand that when you buy new music you expect it to want to play it? No, I know it doesn’t understand, but I want it to.

I bought a bunch of B-side Arctic Monkeys tracks and some new tracks from Sleepy Sun’s latest album “Fever” last night, but because my IPod won’t cooperate I can not listen to them anywhere other than at my desk and the old fashioned way of mix CD’s in my truck. I’m trying to not let myself be as angry as I am about it, but it gnawed at me all day at work. I can’t afford a new IPod at the present moment, but its definitely time to start saving for one. I could live without my cell phone before I could live without my IPod.

Peace – Sarah

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One Heck of a Birthday!

Tuesday – Dinner with the family at PF Changs. Got to see my sister & her boyfriend for the first time in a while which was nice and there was the usual embarrassment/comedy of my father and grandfather taunting the waitress. It was quite fun. Also tried Red Velvet Cake for the first time – Yum!


Wednesday – Arctic Monkeys Concert at Ram’s Head Live with my mom. Ram’s Head Live was a really nice venue. It used to be BAR of Baltimore and The Improv Comedy Club side by side. I’d been to both of them, but never Ram’s Head as a whole. It was hard to imagine it the way it used to be.

The opening band was Sleepy Sun and for some reason I never have much faith in opening bands, but Sleepy Sun was REALLY good. Like 70’s Psychedelic rock good, and go figure they’re from San Fran. Mom really enjoyed them too. She was sitting down for a little bit while I watched against the railing. She was text messaging me to make sure I was okay with her sitting down for a minute (being the good mother that she is). Then the following text messages went something like this.

ME: That song was good, but that girl dances like she’s on drugs.
MOM: That’s EXACTLY what I was going to say. Very good, but she looks like she’s on acid.
(I laugh out loud and the girl next to me tries to read my phone)
ME: LOL. Prolly is.
(Some girl and her boyfriend try to creep up on my spot against the railing, but I hold my ground.)
MOM: Don’t let those people push you out. I’ll come down and whip some butt.
ME: LOL. I’m fine mom – you’re cracking me up with these messages.
MOM: I know I’m soooo COOL 🙂

She is too funny.


So then Arctic Monkeys came on and WOW. I was so excited to be there for my birthday! The instruments were a little too loud unfortunately over Alex Turner’s voice, but it was still great and they even played more older songs than I would have expected which makes me happy because I like the old fast stuff. You weren’t supposed to bring a camera in so taking my Canon Rebel XTS was out of the question. And mom panicked about me sneaking my Nikon Coolpix L6 in. She said, “You’re just like your dad, always breaking the rules.” Kind of funny considering I was the goody to shoo child – lol. In the end they didn’t even check bags and everyone and their brother had a camera or their phone in the air. I’m not sure what the point of even saying No Cameras was. Anyway, the pictures are terrible, but you can view them HERE.

Thursday – My Actual Birthday. Heath and I went to see Clash of the Titans in 3D – which was very good, but I wasn’t sure what the point of seeing it in 3D was. All of the action scenes happened too fast for you to get the 3D effect and there really wasn’t anything else jumping out of the screen aside from that. Regardless it was a very good movie and my day as a whole was very relaxing 🙂

Gifts – So I’ve already talked about the gifts I received this year several times because they were books and I couldn’t help myself. But I did get a few other things such as a pretty new box to store my writing stuff in (which is a huge upgrade from the COPY paper box I was using), my aunt gave me some really pretty Tulips, and the girls at work got me some balloons!

Isn’t that just the coolest bookmark? Gives me ideas for the publication of my book one day 🙂

Sorry for all of the pictures, I was in a picture kind of mood.

Peace – Sarah

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– Birthday Week –

So I have and haven’t been looking forward to this week…

I’m NOT looking forward to the number 28. I don’t know why it’s bothering me, but I just feel so old and yet not at the same time. Like something’s expected of me at 28, something I haven’t fulfilled. I know there’s not and it’s irrational, but it’s bothering me nonetheless.

I AM looking forward to this weeks schedule. Tomorrow my family, Heath and I are having my birthday dinner at PF Changs (Candied Shrimp & Walnuts – YUM!), Wednesday my mother and I are going to the Arctic Monkeys concert downtown (I’m super stoked!), and then Thursday (my actual birthday) I took off so I could recover from the concert and Heath and I are going to the movies (likely to see either Alice in Wonderland or Clash of the Titans).

I hope it all pans out well and 28 doesn’t hassle me. It’s already started out so much better than I anticipated with all of the GREAT books I got this weekend – one of which (Beautiful Creatures) I can NOT put down! Imagine my excitement today when I found out its book 1 of 4, I can’t wait for the rest!

Peace – Sarah

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Weekly Round up…

Oddly enough this past week had similar experiences to the week prior which unfortunately was a bit draining. There never seems to be a shortage of drama in our society, I just wish it’d stop finding me. I don’t have the energy to waste on it.

On a good note I mended the broken bridge of last week and wrote some awesome new stuff this week for my book. The first time I wrote the book I forced myself to write it in order even if that’s not what I was actually hearing at the time. This time I’ve decided to write whatever comes to me and worry about piecing it together later. It’s made the writing so much more exciting this week. I wrote about magical trunks and prophecies and every time I re-read it I feel excited to read what comes next. I hope that’s a good sign.

I’ve been totally addicted to Arctic Monkeys for the past two weeks now, listening to them and Tegan & Sara on a constant loop together. I was super stoked to find out they are playing here the day before my birthday next month, but unfortunately no one really wants to go with me. It’s a little disappointing to me that no one likes the same things I do, but my mother has offered to accompany me just because she loves me and it’s my birthday. I hope it won’t be too miserable for her.

Lastly I am happy to say this week that I’ve officially lost fifteen pounds. I’ve been trying to shed this fat suit since January and it’s moving slow, but it feels good to hit this hurdle. I still have a lot to lose, but I’m determined like never before and praying the pounds will keep coming off.  

Peace – Sarah