Currently

Watching Being Human U.S. Just finished Season 3 and it was great! Sorry, but it’s put this season of Vampire Diaries to shame.
Reading Just finished World War Z. Nothing shows the best and worst of humanity like the zombie apocalypse. There are scenes in that book that will haunt me for a long time.
Listening to Fall Out Boy (My songs know what you did in the dark) and Imagine Dragons (Radioactive) on loop. Yes, I am heavily influenced by TV commercials in my musical taste.
Making lots of blog posts to let things run themselves here for a couple of weeks.
Feeling excited, but unproductive.
Planning Little Man’s birthday party. We’re on our second or third theme change, which is stressful.
Loving the quiet and solitude while it lasts.
Working out again.
Eating tons of salads.
Enjoying our last couple of days of cursing and general debauchery until we have to be good influences again.
Grabbing blog train goodies instead of doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
Taking a break from most of my CT’s for June.
Dreaming vividly and violently every. single. night. And many of them involve people on the internet that I’ve never met, although those aren’t usually the violent ones.
Getting some nice MK snuggles.

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High Five for Friday

1. Veronica Mars movie is green lit! Shooting starts in June! Yay!!! Two weeks after I nearly lost my s**t over the VM Kickstarter, it’s official! Super excited!

2. Call Me Maybe, orchestra edition. Okay I’m sure I’m probably the last person on earth to see this, but just in case I’m not…

3. This recipe for cucumber/ vinegar/ honey deliciousness. 

4. Green things. I planted iris bulbs this week and I can’t wait to go get more plant-y goodness this weekend!

5. Pop Culture Happy hour podcast. Catching up on a bunch of back episodes and really enjoying them.

Also loving….

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on Thursday.
The Mentalist. Still. It’s our new comfort show.
Lazy weekend mornings when we can sleep until 9 and we don’t feel like Death on a Cracker.

Happy Friday!

Currently

Watching Real Housewives of OC reruns.
Reading Skinned again. Jason started it this week, so I’m rereading it.
Listening to Justin Timberlake’s new album free on iTunes.
Making many failed dishes. (I should not cook while sick).
Feeling congested.
Planning nothing really, trying to survive now atm.
Loving that he makes me laugh when I’m super cranky.
Blowing my nose constantly.
Missing the Pop Stuff podcast, but happy the hosts are going on to Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Craving chicken.

Also….

Super Duper happy and excited that the Veronica Mars Kickstarter has totally surpassed their goal! And in only one day!

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We went to see Muse!

Jason scored tickets to see The Muse concert on February 22.. Not only tickets, but passes to be in the Club Section, i.e. where all the fancy people hang out. We are so not fancy, so this was a little worrisome. Also, I don’t have the best track record with concerts. As my dad will tell you, “Jennifer Does Not Like Loud”. But we went with our usual philosophy of We’ll be together, so it has to be fun. And it totally was!

Thanks to Jason, aka Early McEarlyson, we got there way ahead of time. So we wandered around and took some pictures.

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After awhile we got in and found the club section. It was really cool up there. They had a buffet set up and it was an open bar. We were way up high, but it was a great vantage point. Our area was basically several rooms strung together. There was a bar room, a couple of buffet rooms, and a dining room. Each room had areas where you could sit at tables facing the stage. Then you go down a few steps and that’s where your seats for the show are located. I’m not explaining it very well, but here are some pictures.

The bar/ food area.

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This is how high up we were.

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A panorama pic.

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Light checks.

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We got some food and found a table.

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They had some really good food. Pizza, chips and dips, a ton of desserts, and a carving station with the best turkey. Did I mention all of this was free with the price of the ticket?

Anyway enough about the food, on to the show.

The opening act was Dead Sarah. We liked them, but I always feel bad for the opening acts because nobody pays attention.

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There was a little break for food and canoodling, then the show started!

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It was Fantastic! If you’ve only heard “that one song from Twilight”, you’re in for a surprise. The rest of their music is a lot harder. The light show was phenomenal.

One of our favorite parts of the show didn’t have anything to do with the music. There was a guy a few rows in front of us and he was SO into it! He was jumping around, pumping his fists, enjoying his own private mosh pit of one. We accidentally got several pics of him. Here’s our favorite.

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It was a really fantastic show. I’d totally go again if they come back. They put on a great show.

And now we’re totally spoiled with the “club treatment”. There definitely isn’t as much audience participation up there. Some people were obviously there for socializing and drinking, as opposed to seeing the show. But it was perfect for us, especially me, since it was a lot less noisy and I could walk around if I needed a break. And the bathrooms were right there, not a single line the whole night! It would’ve been worth the price just for the access to line free bathrooms. Seriously.

I think it comes down to what kind of concert experience you like. If you like getting down in the pit, catching a contact high, and general audience participation, don’t bother with the club section. But if you like a mellower atmosphere, I definitely recommend springing for the higher price, which isn’t all that much higher sometimes, at least once.

A really really great night!

Music Challenge at Scrappity Doo Dah

Every month I host a challenge at SDD, but I never blog them for some reason. So here is this month’s challenge. It’s always great to see the many different takes on the same theme. And I ALWAYS get at least one of the songs stuck in my head 🙂

For this month’s Scrappin’ to the Music Challenge, let’s scrap about school songs! I’m leaving this one pretty open, but here are some ideas-

A song your kids learned in school.
Your graduation song.
A song for a musical you sang while in college.
A song with “school” or “learn” in the title or lyrics.
Your school’s song.

You get the idea. And please let us know the back story of your song, if it’s not an obvious school song. Don’t forget to post in the Scrappin’ to the Music gallery and come back here and link us up so we can leave you some lovin’.

As always, here’s the fine print-
We have new guidelines for the Gallery. Check them out here.
Challenge Rules
Challenge Point Guidelines

Credits:
Blue Jean Blues by Bekah E. http://www.scrappity-doo-dah.com/sto…amp;amp;page=1
Lyrics by Nathalie Merchant
Make It and Love It and Janda Manatee fonts