Monday, January 28, 2008

Sitting here just thinking...

So I am already for this week to be over. Maybe its because I am broke. Maybe because I will be one week closer to visiting my friends. Maybe because I just am! This is the long lull before spring and summer (wait Dallas just has a HOT summer). I am ready for the hot weather. I am ready to hang out by the pool. I will be just doing it two people short for this season. :(

Back on a happier note, I have my class tomorrow and I find out how I did on my first quiz. I know I missed two questions but now I will know how to fix it. I am really excited about school and trying to get into a college in another state. I know I am almost 27 and just starting college sucks but I have to do what I have to do.

One thing that I wanted to do was to start writing. I want to start with poems or just writing what I feel. Well this is one step right? I need to learn to organize my thoughts and start writing!

So what really sucks is that I think that I will be going to a concert alone. My friends are not into the same kind of music but who cares. I have been to one before. It will probbaly not be the last. I have just gotten into Tristan Prettyman. I think some of her lyrics are wonderfull. She has the surfer low key attitude.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Foo Fighters Concert 01/23/08

From the Dallas Observer. (my review is below)

Here is a link to some of the photos from the Foo Fighters

Last Night: Foo Fighters at American Airlines CenterThu Jan 24, 2008 at 02:12:50 AM
Foo Fighters January 23, 2008 American Airlines Center Better Than: According to Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl, it was better than their last Dallas gig. “I think this may be the biggest show we've had here,” he said. “I think the last one was with the Weezer band. This one is better.”Download: Photos and videos ("Stacked Actors" and guitar battle and Grohl's guitar solo)If the crowd at Wednesday's Foo Fighters show was any indication, the band is far past being a household name. The mom and dad who tell their friends they're cool were there – with children in tow, of course – their actually cool counterpart, droves of college kids and one dude sporting a seriously creative black and red fashion mohawk filled the arena. (Admittedly, the floor was probably only half full, but the seats were packed.)And it's easy to see why everyone has fallen in love with the band: Dave Grohl is enigmatic. In under a minute on stage he had the audience clapping in unison. He fluttered about the stage, running from the west to the east throwing down the moves everyone attempts in Guitar Hero while dishing out power chords. Oh, but the massive American Airlines Center stage just isn't enough for Grohl. He made use of an aisle extending ¾ of the length of the floor throughout the set, particularly on shred-heavy songs like “Stacked Actors,” “Breakout” and “The Pretender.”The first time, he charged down the catwalk encouraging arena sections to applaud. The second ignited a solo binge by the band members –- the first few minutes were fun and impressive, the next few were a bit self-indulgent. It was the third walk down the center that resulted in mouths agape. Grohl sauntered down the aisle while playing “Skin and Bones” on an acoustic guitar. When he reached the end, another stage already set with drum kit and microphones descended from the roof. The rest of the band (and the auxiliary musicians including former Foo Pat Smear) paraded down the aisle and took their places on the second stage. The idea was great. The execution wasn't. The band performed an acoustic set (their whole performance was a glorious two and a half hours) on the other stage. It sounded great. The lighting was intriguing. So, what's my beef? Eighty percent of the audience was stuck staring at all the musician’s backs for the whole thing. The Foo Fighters did place microphones on the east and west sides of the stage, too, and rotated among them, but it still left the band performing almost entirely for the fans in the back curve. That said, the acoustic songs were, overall, stunning. The crowd's voice nearly overpowered Grohl's during “My Hero.” It was beautiful, and hearing thousands sing along brought heightened warmth to the song. Despite watching the band members' backs for the middle of the show, I'm still confident this one will go onto my list of best shows of 2008. The band's live energy is intoxicating. This heightened performance caliber leaves people feeling as though they were just a part of something meaningful... even though it was just a rock show. -- Chelsea IdeCritic's NotebookPersonal Bias: Back when the Foo Fighters were a baby band, my mom introduced me to their tunes. She also tipped me off to Green Day. My mom rules. By The Way: The Dallas show was the first of the band's tour with Jimmy Eat World. The next date is Friday in Memphis. Check here for a full schedule.Random Detail: Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins is a local. As Grohl put it during the show: “If it weren't for Dallas, Texas, we wouldn't have your native son, the greatest drummer in rock and roll, Taylor Hawkins.” He also name-checked Denton. Maybe little d is growing up?

This one from Lea Anne 

I personally thought the show was fantastic. I took my kid brother to his first concert. His exact quote was “this was the best Christmas present ever”. Mixed among us were tons of people from as young as him to people that are way older than my parents. The couple in front of us with their friend were completely wasted were pretty entertaining themselves. He is apparently a professional drummer. Nice people!

I saw the Foo Fighters two and a half years ago when they came to town with Weezer (or at least Weezer is why I went to the show). I had been a fan of Dave Grohl since the beginning of the Nirvana days but I just really had not gotten into the Foo Fighters. Don’t get me wrong I knew most of their songs but I went to the show strictly to see Weezer. Well that all changed when my ex and I decided to stay and hear a couple of songs from the Foo. We ended up staying until the last song! Not only have they become one of my favorite bands but I can easily say that 2005, before last night, was the best concert to date that I had seen. And I even saw Depeche Mode two months after that.

When they started with “Let it Die” all you could hear were cheers and claps for the band. I love the old shit that they play. When “Times like these” started I was full on jumping and thrashing my arm into the air. There is just such a great feeling to hear the songs from your younger past preformed live. To see my younger brothers face when all of the songs he knew were played. Its priceless.

During the acoustic set he said that he was about ready to go. Being 12 and out till 11:30 must be hard on a kid. I made him sit thru it and we got to hear big me as one of the encores. Not only was he happy that we stayed but he also got to see what an encore was like for a band that appreciates the fans.

All in all it was a fantastic show. I can’t wait until they come back. Now I have promised him that we will be attending Weezer and Rage when or if they come to town.

Holler Everyone
Lea Anne

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wed, Jan 9 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ok so you are moving to a new residence. Are you excited? Umm by looking at my boxes no!!!!! I have so much crap that I have to move, so little time to do it. I am too busy worrying about the future that I am not worried about right now. I have decided to purge every thing that I have now so that making the move in 11 months will be easier. I wish I could have packed up and left when my friends did. All I can think about is moving to Richmond. I wish I had the money saved and I wish that I could leave right now. But, I know all good things will come with time. I am not talking my self out of this move this time. My friends have just told me that there will be no problem with me living with them. I am so looking forward to being somewhere that I have never lived or that I don’t have family ties to. I want to experience something that is different from what I have always lived.

Back to my packing , I have a 500 square foot apt. I am getting rid of most of every thing that I will not need within the next year. I am moving into a house which has all of the elements that I have now. Dishes (gone), major appliances (gone), bed (gone), everything that I have held near and dear to me from my own apartment is gone!!!! I am sad because I have lived here for almost three years. My apartment has been my most permanent fixture that I have had in my adult life. I am so scared to live out of my zip code. That’s why my move to Plano will be a good step for me. I can’t wait!!!! After my step to north Plano, I know out of state wont be a piece of cake but lord almighty its going to happen! I have to do what I have said and follow through! All I can do is tell myself that this is really going to happen. I will be 27 years old, going to school full time and doing what I want!!! I have set a date that I will be moving Dec 26 or 27.

Regarding my family, gosh where do I start? I will miss all of them. But I have to keep in mind that there are millions of people that live 15,000 miles away from each other. I am very very close with my family members but they have to understand that what I do has nothing to do with them but everything to do with me. I will miss getting to know my niece and nephews but there are so many people that live far away from each other that I know that I can do it. I will have a great support system. I will also make full use of the internet.

All I have to wish for is that I will be able to make a smaller move now to make the bigger move in the future.

Keep thinking and dreamin!!!
Lea Anne

Sunday, January 6, 2008
So today is the Giants and Tampa Bay game. Who ever wins this game plays the cowboys the next round for the Playoffs. Mathew and Lea called me this morning about a plane ticket to Richmond. I have to ask my boss tomorrow but hopefully we will be able to work it out. Keep your fingers crossed. My neighbors went at it again this morning. Kicking and screaming and throwing each other against the doors and walls. Stupid gay men. I will be so happy to get out of here. I just thought about how I was going to miss a day of class for school. Shit hopefully I will be able to make it up. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my mom then went to Paul and Jennifer’s to spend time with them. I got a phone call from misty about Robert screaming and yelling at Jenna. I will feel so much better with out him around. This weekend I need to look at scholarship funds and call RCC to find out what needs to be done in order to apply for out of state scholarships. Tampa Bay just scored 2 mins left in the 1st quarter. I would really like for the Giants to win…… More bragging rights. Ok I am going to finish watching the game

So an update Midgets and the Sissy boys will be playing next week!!!!!! Game on Sissy boys!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year, New Plans

So go into the new year with new things that you want to accomplish on your mind. Pay your car off, start school, move into a house with roomates, move halfway across the country away from your family-wait that one is for next year. How do you make yourself accountable for everything that you decide? How do you get ready for that move that you have decided to make? How do you tell the rest of your family that you are actually moving and not just saying that you are? This is what i am going to try to accomplish this year. School is just a stepping stone to get what I want. Here I am 26 (almost 27). I have never lived outside of Texas. I want to. I want to expore things. I need to get a move on huh? I will do my best to keep up to date.

See ya soon