Friday, December 23, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

These were by far our most ambitious costumes yet...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Palms Up

Soft fleshy hand probing with my feet. Could it be? Could there really be hands on the ground. Hands on the ground in front of me on the floor of the movie theater. Live fleshy hands? Palms up.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Windham Slopestyle

Saturday, February 26th 2011

"Wingardium Leviosa"

hmm...which one should we buy...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Congratulations, Mom!

Saturday, February 19th 2011:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Billie Joe!

Thursday, February 17th 2011:

After seeing an excellent performance of American Idiot on Broadway yesterday night with none other than Billie Joe Armstrong as St. Jimmy,

I just had to go back and get some autographs - and it was quite an ideal night to do so...warm temps made waiting for almost 2 hours a piece of cake. There were ten people already waiting before I got there around 8:20pm, which was even before the barricades came out (they came out around 9pm).

After the performance last night, Brian and I had no idea about the hubbub going on outside, taking our time inside before exiting. With Billie Joe performing just a few shows, I knew this would be a rare opportunity to catch him. So after he speeds off in his limo, I decided the best thing to do was to come back the next night...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend

Saturday, February 12th 2011:

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Wednesday, February 9th 2011:

Highline Ballroom - the smallest venue we've been to so far in NYC

I knew there would be three opening bands for Hellogoodbye, so we didn't rush dinner...we missed out on Now, Now Every Children and You, Me and Everyone We Know (don't quiet know what type of music we missed out on, but I guess I'll look them up and take a listen...) but I'm certainly glad we got there in time to hear Gold Motel, such happy, boppy-type, summertime music. Definitely a good sound to brighten your day, especially with the winter we're having...seems just only this past week that we've seen the sun more often than every four days.

After the set, I went to the merch table (why do they only sell men sizes??!) and the shirt I wanted was only in large, two left, so I settled for another, plus a CD. At the end of the night, I complimented the lead singer, Greta Morgan, on a great set...if only I had a sharpie on me, I would have asked her to sign my CD. When onstage from a distance, Greta looked like Amy Adams...

So, this would be our third time seeing Hellogoodbye, but just finding out about the show last week didn't give us enough time to listen to the new album that dropped in November. I love their banter and stage presence - you know they're having fun no matter what's going on in the audience. The lead singer, Forrest Klein, calls out his fellow bandmates that are "better" looking than him and jokes that they have to go...while his not quite as good looking band mate could stay. I thought that the bass player seemed full of himself (he was one of the "better" looking ones) and during most of the songs would have his back to the audience and face the amp instead - that was rather annoying. I prefer to see musicians just rock out and show off their skills...

Compared to their show at Avalon, this crowd just didn't seem that into it, aside from a couple of enthusiastic fans near us - this one burly guy went nuts the whole time, and called Forrest's name out loud, and Forrest is like, "how do you know my name?" I wish everyone had the same enthusiasm as burly guy...he's in the video below with his hands up...

1. Finding Something To Do
2. Would It Kill You
3. Getting Old
4. Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn
5. When We First Kissed
6. Baby Its Fact
7. You Sleep Alone
8. Coppertone
9. Dear Jamie...Sincerely Me
10. When We First Met
11. Something You Misplaced

12. The Thoughts That Give Me The Creeps
13. Here In Your Arms

If it was due to my recording "Here in Your Arms" or standing on a step stool or being surrounded by dead fish, I wish I didn't hold back my urge to dance freely since it's such a fun song...

they are so silly - love their enthusiasm and how they mixed in "Digital Love" by Daft Punk...awesome!

when Forrest says "Calm down!" he was either making fun of the non-craziness going on or he had a totally different pov of the audience than I did...

Monday, February 07, 2011

Okemo, here we come!

Friday, February 4th 2011:

We actually get to leave earlier than we planned to due homemade soup. Yup, too much garlic causes Brian to have a rather uncomfortable sleepless night, so he doesn't feel well enough to head to work. We leave around 2pm, nice and early for a Friday, I guess, but we probably took the worst way to drive up north - 95 to 91, hitting New York traffic, some Bridgeport traffic, avoided New Haven traffic by taking the Merritt, which had some slow downs as well, then hit some Hartford traffic, some Springfield traffic before deciding to grab some eats and a much needed bathroom break at Friendly's around 5:30pm in Holyoke, MA. Yup, three and a half hours later, we're hitting rush hour traffic...yuck. But thank goodness we stopped where we did for we hit awful traffic when we reached Northampton not much later, and it would have been a nightmare for our bladders...phew!

It was kind of amazing, definitely a cause for traffic, but huge flocks of birds were dancing above us near Springfield, creating beautiful patterns in the sky. It was like they were performing for all the commuters on 91, for everyone slowed down to admire the show.