Thursday, April 17, 2008

Making noise

Here is something that has always fascinated is it possible that boys are born with the ability to make the best sound effects for cars running, chases, guns shooting, swords (and light sabers) fighting, etc? You put a toy car in any female's hands and the sound will pretty much just be a vroom. Males, on the other hand, have the ability to make revving noises, skids...well, you name it! How?! As I am writing this I am listening to my son pretending his Boba Fett is shooting....something and the sound is just like a ray gun (or is it laser gun?) would be.
I pride myself at knowing enough about Superheros, Transformers, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars to have a pretty decent conversation with a group of men, but if they ever asked me to imitate the sound made when Optimus Prime transforms into an 18-wheeler I'd be screwed!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I did it

Section 119, row 25. Dinner plans are already made for before hand. I feel a little selfish and rebellious. Never done anything like this in my entire life. At 33 (almost 34) it's about time.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What should I do?

Okay, I have a bit of a problem. Not in a huge life problem like, "what is my purpose here on earth". Not even in a minute "where is the remote" kind of problem. Here's my problem......can I attend a concert by myself? That sounds really stupid of a question but right now that is really what is consuming my thoughts. How terrible am I?!

You see, I really want to see George Michael in concert. Like, really want to!! Why? I have no clue! Okay, I have to admit I have been a fan for the last 25 years and really didn't realize I was. Does that make sense? I remember first seeing "Wake me up before you go-go" on the Chum top 30. My brother got the Make it Big cassette as a birthday present (I got the Pointer Sisters) and I remember pretty much stealing it from him. And of course I remember the Faith album. I remember the whole thing. I remember how rebellious it was to listen to "I want your sex". Then when Listening without Prejudice came out I remember the big deal about all of the videos not including George Michael in it. And his last three albums well, I have bought the day they were released. All this and I didn't know I was a fan!

So, his most recent album "25" was released on Tuesday and I bought it via itunes. It came with 40 of his music videos. Included in these videos was one of George singing "I'm your man" at one of his recent European concert. Here's the looks damn fun! Like it would be 2 hours of dancing and singing and just good old fashioned pop music.

Here's my one will go with me. Many have said, "hey that might be fun" but clam up the moment they hear that the prices at the 100 levels at the ACC are $200. Even I admit the price is high, but here is how I am reasoning it out. My birthday is coming up soon. Instead of getting some bath stuff or something that will collect dust I was going to ask everyone for money. I would use that money to pay for the ticket. Then I would be getting one night of real fun out of my birthday. To me that just makes sense.

So, is it wrong if I just go by myself? I started thinking about any concerts I have gone to in the past and often I have ended up chatting with everyone around me. I remember in one recent concert talking to the girl sitting beside me (who did come alone) more than Joe! I think it's more the driving down there by myself that is putting me off. Am I crazy for even thinking of this?! I need feedback. I want to make a decision soon before I can't get tickets anymore.