Friday, March 30, 2007

burning some rubber

here's an image of what my parents are doing now that the weather's nicer. if you know my mom, you'll find this extremely funny. i know i did!

if you click on the image it'll show them in action.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

on the hunt

we've been in boone, nc the past week looking for a house to move into later this summer. we looked at about 30 houses in 2 days. trekking through high country on windy roads does not make susan a happy camper. i don't think i've ever gotten carsick, but i was on the verge more times than not. there's a few prospects but we haven't committed to anything. we'll probably make a move sometime in the upcoming weeks. gotta sell the home in the patch first.

i've been a little lazy when it comes to blogging. i'll have to get back on board soon, especially when we move. gotta keep the kiddies updated. i'm sitting at nate and katie's computer blogging this. we decided to stop in carbondale on our drive home. had to get the hair fixed. had a very unfortunate run-in with very bad hairdresser. i don't know what i'm going to do when be move 9 hours away!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

funk as druck

above is what you get when you have an open bar at your reception! thanks katie and abby. i've emailed a few people about redoing their pages, mainly because they didn't flip it over to complete the second side. i'll be happy to email anyone that is interested in filling one out, even if you didn't attend. it's always a nice keepsake to have and one can always use advice. i may be able to post it. if not, i'll be happy to email it.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

you don't have to turn on the red light

i'm sitting here waiting for 10 a.m. to roll around so i can purchase tickets to the police. yeah, the police are having a reunion tour and aaron is all about it. he called to make sure i was up, to make sure the tickets got bought. i'm up, i'm up already. he could have called me 10 minutes before instead of 30. i was resting so comfortably. i still need to fix my sleep schedule. last night...4 a.m. but that's after trying to go to bed at 1. i tossed and turned for about 2 hours, got up, played a little online gaming and attempted sleep again at 4.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

4 dirty birds

for much of the '90s i was consumed with the red hot chili peppers. music, art, correspondence, notebooks, etc. i'd find some way to incorporate them into every aspect of my life. i'd even given serious thought into getting the sprocket tattooed on my wrist. that's how much i loved them.

i remember the first time i saw them in concert. march of 1992. our high school rewarded honor students with cash and prizes, the renaissance program it was called. this year they got 30 or so tickets to the peppers. ohhhh, to win one. that was my ultimate goal that year. luckily i scored one (see my half ticket stub above) along with most, if not all of my close friends.

from here on out the details are sorta sketchy. i remember having to travel to what was once east berlin. to a small club, packed to the gills with people. a majority of us ended up on the second floor on the right hand side of the stage. incredibly close. rollins band recollection of them at all. fishbone also played and rocked. the main thing i remember with them was the reverb machine they used. finally the peppers took the stage. anthony wearing silver shorts, shirtless, his hair whipping around. they put on one of the best shows i'd ever seen. full of energy. it was amazing. it just clinched my love for them.

why the homage? last night aaron and i went to champaign and i got to relive why i love this band. it's been almost 15 years and it's almost as if time had stood still. they absolutely rocked. they probably have more fans today then they did years ago. my only complaint...they played 4 older songs...(if you have to ask, me and my friends, soul to squeeze and give it away)...i would have loved to hear more.

i'll post pictures and some video tomorrow. if anyone has details they'd like to add about the concert...please do so! i have a very bad memory so i'd love the help.