August 25th, 2001

...dreamers

If I were the King, All my subjects they would dance and sing, They could kiss my ring, And kiss my

The song continues, of course, but the subject line is only so big.

So, Barenaked Ladies were AWESOME!!! Such a fun show with great music and great times. From beginning to end, I had such an amazing time, it was really good.

I'll start at the very beginning (it's a very good place to start, ya know). STUNTS meeting went well. We had a lot of laughs, but managed to get through all our stuff in 2 hours. We wrote out a STUNTS mission statement, as well as brainstormed our roles as leaders and the ideal behaviors we and our participants(for lack of a better word) should exhibit. Then we each got a list of 12 incoming freshmen to call with the message to come to informational theatre program meetings next week. For the first call, my hand was literally shaking (I'm glad no one was in the room with me), but after that, I got my phone-a-phobia in check. It was especially easy because I had a spiel to work with, and most of my calls were to guys, who just sit and listen, write down the dates and times and hang up. *whew* Thank god.

After that, I took Nikki to my house so she could shower while I drove to pick up Amanda and Allie. Multi-tasking saves so much time. I return with them, and decide to bring beverages and pretzels on request of my passengers. I get these willingly, talk to mommy for about two seconds before pulling out and leaving at about 3:30.

We get on the road and in no time at all, are stuck in stop-and-go traffic. Welcome to Chicago. We sit and wait patiently, having a lot of fun talking and singing to whatever music we had on and enjoy our 2+ hour ride (minus traffic, the drive is about an hour). We pay the $1.70 in tolls there (4 of them, yuck) and get to the Tweeter Center at 5:45. Yes we are early. Yes I like it that way. Yes, Allie was bitching that we got there *too* early. She didn't want to just be sitting around. Well, boo hoo.

We enter, hit the bathrooms, peruse the merchandise, get some food (cus, you know, I hadn't eaten since my French Toast that burned me this morning). We sit around for a little while. I decided I wanted to buy a really cute concert shirt. It's baseball-style (actually called "raglan"...thank you Fashion and Interior Design course last year!). The sleeves are 3/4 length and maroon (ha ha, Maroon...title of their latest CD...anyway...) and the rest is white. It says "Barenaked Ladies" on it and has a picture of a mouse/snake/something (there was a giant balloon of it as a stage decoration). Unfortunately, there is not a list of cities and dates on the back, which I really like, but the ones that did have dates and stuff were kinda blah. I'm happy with my shirt though, cus it fits well and is cute.

We decided to go sit down around 7. By 7:15 it is pouring down rain. Happy we are in the pavilion and not on the lawn, we start making fun of the people who are just arriving and getting really wet. Allie is forced to eat her words, cus if we had come an hour later, we would have ended up like those unfortunate saps.

Warm up bands were interesting. The first chick was good, but country, so hard to enjoy. She was also really skinny. Like unhealthy, anorexic skinny. Really gross. The second band were the Proclaimers. I thought the name sounded familiar, but my friends were just making fun of me, cus we didn't recognize any of the songs. But then...they sang "I Would Walk 500 Miles", and I knew I was right! Yippy, I knew I had heard of them. That one song made up for the rest of their's kinda sucking. It's okay, cus it was fun to mock them. They were British, so they pronounced "out" like "oot". We like that. It's funny.

The second band gets off the stage at 8:30, and we know that the Ladies will take the stage at 9. We talk some more. I can only really have a conversation with Allie, cus the wussies didn't want to be on an *end*, so I was stuck there. Nikki got the other just cus she didn't whine about it before Amanda and Allie had a chance to.

The come on stage after a really funny intro about what you can't have...bottles, cameras, umbrellas...the basic, but then it gets to obscure stuff like skateboards, pants...I don't really remember any *really* funny ones, but it was a bunch of stuff you wouldn't have with you anyways.

About 5 songs in (maybe 20 minutes), they play a new song, and there's this *rush* of people out. Literally, about 150 people that we could see, were leaving. Allie said that they were just there for the Proclaimers and were leaving. I said they were going on a beer run.
Al: All of them?!?
Me: Why not? It's been about a half hour since their last run, the cups are dry, they need more.
Al: No, I think you are wrong.
So we wait and watch a bunch of people come back. Probably about 90% percent come back with beer. 95% of that 90 have more than one. Many with as much as 4. I was right and that made me happy. Allie was laughing cus she couldn't believe it. Silly Allie...it's a concert. People go to get drunk. And this is a Canadian band. All the more reason to get wasted.

They were fun. They would take breaks between songs to throw bugs at each other, run quicky covers of some popular songs (Bootilicious, When It's Over, Get UR Freak On, Dude Looks Like a Lady, and other stuff). They did a couple full length covers, but I didn't recognize them.

I was proud of myself, cus there were only a few songs I didn't know the words to. And most, I could recognize that it was a big song of theirs from a previous album, but I didn't know the words yet. There was only about 2 I didn't know, and then one new one that they did and the covers I didn't know. Other that, I was able to sing along with everything. It was great.

The bassist had a part where he got to play the Canadian National Anthem. Then he played it really fast. It was hilarious. At another part in the show, the drummer and keyboardist got a chance to "rock". I think they played "Wipe Out". I don't remember. By the end of the song though, the keyboardist was standing on the keys of the grand piano. It was so great. The guys are crazy. At another break between songs, the second lead singer told a story of how he was cooking a brat in the microwave with the foil still around it. It was really funny. There were a bunch of other times too, when they would just tell mini-stories or make jokes. It was so fun.

The concert ended and we headed into the crowds waiting to get outside. We found the car alright (even spotted my 8th grade science teacher...we didn't say hi cus she wasn't the best. Not mean or anything, just not very nice either). It didn't take too long to get out of the parking lot, but the chickies were all really tired and dying out. So I picked the music (3 Doors Down), cus I figured if they fell asleep, I could have a good time on my own.

I'm not sure when Nikki and Amanda dozed off (they were in the back), but Allie made it the first 10 minutes, through the first toll, before falling asleep. Rule is: whoever sits shotgun gets toll money for me. She was sleeping at the second toll, so I had to get it myself. She mumbled a clearly half-asleep "I'm not good enough for you", and I said she could go back to sleep if she wanted. We had decided on the way down to the concert that we were stopping at the Wendy's Hinsdale Oasis, but there was construction that split up the four lanes of traffic into two and two around a couple center lanes. While on our detour, we missed the turn-off for the Wendy's. We decided we would settle for the Burger King Oasis at O'Hare because that one had a TCBY, and we wanted ice cream.

Drive more...and more construction everywhere you look. We finally get to the O'Hare Oasis and wake up the sleeping chicks in the back. (Amanda had actually been up for about 5 minutes...she helped us to change CDs from 3 Doors Down to Sister Hazel). Nikki woke up instinctively and we enter the restaurant. We actually saw some people we know, make small talk (cus they aren't are favorite people), then they leave and we get food. the TCBY had closed at 10, so we were stuck with Burger King. I got fries and a Coke, though I've given up soda. Oops. We eat our "dinner" from 12:20 to 12:40 - I checked my watch when we arrived and left....I bet you care.

We continue home and the girls all fall asleep. Drop them off, thank them for coming with me, wish them luck on their sports they have the next morning in 6 hours, and make it home a little after one. I try my best to clean my car. They left it pretty messy...again. Gathering all my stuff was tough. I had a lot. And now that I don't have access to my driveway (Have I mentioned that I love construction?) I have to bring my CD player in with me, and my CDs too. And I bought a poster at the concert (it was $5). I got a BNL car sticker too (plain white with black letters...like the ones you can get for cities where you live...DF - Deerfield, LF - Lake Forest, HP - Highland Park...etc). The sticker was only $3. Those being cheep made up for the $35 shirt.

Now I'm home and relaxing at my computer in pajamas. It's 2:30...took me an hour to write this entry (I tend to go into detail, don't I?). Well, I hope you enjoyed reading it. If nothing else, this was so I could remember what the hell happened tonight. Yay! If I missed anything, I'll update later. For now, I'm going to do a little journal surfing, then going to bed. I'm sleepy. Very very sleepy. I didn't get a nap in the car (thank god...reminds me of the BNL song "Tonight Was the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel" - they played that).

Well, night night, I guess.

::My BNL Playlist::
*Alternative Girlfriend - they played this one
*Call and Answer (live) - not this one
*If I Had $1000000 - of course they played this one
*I'll Be That Girl - nope
*It's All Been Done - yes to this one
*Light Up My Room - nope...I'm sensing a trend, cool
*Never is Enough (live) - nope...damn, broke the trend. I *knew* I shouldn't have said anything.
*One Week (acoustic) - of course
*Some Fantastic - yes
*Too Little Too Late - yup
*When I Fall - unfortunately no
*Brian Wilson - they closed with this one
*Falling For the First Time - bien sur (of course)
*Go Home - pretty sure no
*Humour of the Situation - yes, and yes "humour" has a "u" because they are Canadian
*Never Do Anything - yes
*Pinch Me - of course
  • Current Music
    Look! Beer! Beer! Beer! Oooo...two beers! Beer! Four! Beer!
...dreamers

Sorry

I realize now that my last entry was really, really long. Parts were funny though. Read some, please?

Anyway, I read through my friend's list pretty quick. Not too much new going on there. Ci's friends was a different story. Geez, I had to go back to ?skip=45. (If you understand that, you and I both have to stop using this site so much. Damn). Anyway, half of it is must_be_pop crap that I don't care about. No fun there. The fun was in jcscottchasez's entry with the 34 comments. That's the good stuff. (I would have linked there, but I'm too damn tire.)

Done sifting through entries. Haven't seen new OTL trailer yet. So tired...so want naked Lance. Damn me, must find trailer, then go to bed. I'm too tired to wish everyone a good night. Blah...
  • Current Music
    Jess' Irresistible; then the whistle intro to GNR's Patience
...dreamers

Okay...

Watched the trailer...twice. Would watch it again, but my bed looks so comfy right now...need to crash.

Excited for movie, though most will be lame I can tell. It's okay though, cus it's Lance. And Lance can do whatever the fuck he wants, and I'd be okay with it. That's just the kinda guy he is.
  • Current Music
    That Girl or Mine or whatever NSYNC song ends the trailer
...dreamers

I couldn't stand lying in bed any longer, so I decided to get up

The first time I woke up, was around nine. I immediately dismissed the thought of getting up, because that would have given me 5 hours of sleep. Yuck.

From about 10:45 to now, I rolled around, tried to sleep, dissected my dreams (I had a lot of them last night). Basically, I got a little under 7 hours of sleep. It's going to be a great day.

First dream, there was this lady selling her house and my mom, my aunt Denise and I were looking around outside. My mom is big on flowers, so we were admiring some, and all of a sudden, there were bees everywhere. [Sidenote: I hate bees, but I've never been stung.] So I drop my purse and try to walk away calmly. I can feel a bee land on my face, next to my right eye. I close my eyes and stop walking. In my head, I'm thinking about the movie My Girl, and how that kid died from a bee sting. I don't know if I'm allergic, so I'm freaking out inside my head. The bee is walking over my eyelids and crossing from right to left. I slowly work my way back to consciousness and even when I know I'm not dreaming anymore, I keep my eyes closed, extremely scared.

Dream two, I don't really remember much of what went on, but there was a baby picture of my cat and people were talking about how fat she's gotten. The strange part here is that I'm never seen my cat as a baby, and I think the picture was just my sister's cat Tigger, with Cici's colorings (she's a calico. Very pretty).

Dream three. This is the cool one. This is the NSYNC one. I don't think I've ever had an NSYNC dream before, and it kinda makes me feel like I've reached the point of no return. Oh well...so they are performing in a concert. The strange is set up with a kind of "pirate ship kid's play area". A bunch of wooden stuff that make it look ship like. For whatever reason, I'm on stage with them, standing behind the "captain's cabin" or whatever, so that I can't be seen by the audience. [Sidenote: when I later thought about this dream, I realized I was dating Lance...random, yes, cus I'm a firm believer that he's gay. It may have been the comment I made in my last entry that stuck with me through sleep, but whatever.] So I'm basically talking to Lance during the entire concert. Even while he's dancing, because he's usually in the back for the choreography, so he's near where I'm standing. He tells me that he can talk because he told the sound guys to run tape of him. No one would ever really notice, because he doesn't get solos anyway. He tells me that Justin, JC and Chris could never do it, but Joey's been known to if he's sick. He says he was being selfish because he's not sick, he just wanted to talk to be the whole time. At one point in a song, they are supposed to have choreographed trick poses (like the ones where JC does a one handed handstand and his legs are way apart). Lance ducks behind the wood thing where I am while they run a hologram of him. Weird...he says they decided to do that, because no one would notice, and it's hard work to do that stuff every day. I don't remember the rest of the dream, but I remember feeling totally at ease with him, and us just having a normal conversation (well, semi-normal if you count being on stage of a concert). It was really cool though. Damn, I would want that to be real life.

Well, that's all the dreams I can remember, there were more, but they've slipped my mind by now.
  • Current Music
    Dream a Little Dream, It's corny but I do my own theme music
...dreamers

It's been a long day...always...

Well, not so much. Long yes, eventful...blah, no. I went to Best Buy cus I found a $20 gift card (whoo-hoo!). Unfortunately, there was nothing I was overly interested in. I decided I would buy Clerks on DVD. They didn�t have it. Okay, well, I never did get around to buying the Tabitha's Secret Live CD (though I have all the songs downloaded). Perhaps I�ll get that. Nope, didn�t have that either. "This bites, I�m leaving." So I did.

I went over to Dominick�s to return the Dexter Freebish tickets. Took forever, but I've really gotten to like the woman who works at the Customer Service Desk, Nancy. I felt horrible, cus it was taking so long to process the return and she had a headache. She looked sick and in pain. It made me so sad for her. Standing behind the Service desk was definitely the last place she wanted to be. And the kinds of people she had to deal with for the 10 minutes I was there, was unreal. I hate people. They are so unbelievably rude all the time. Yuck.

After, I went over to Ci's apartment. It was kinda dull, but all day has been like that. We went to dinner with the parents at a pasta place in Vernon Hills. Mmmm, baked mostaccoli...left overs will be lunch tomorrow.

After dinner, I made a stop by Target to pick up some Frappuccino (happy), and while walking to the checkout, I spotted the new issue of In-Style. I bought two, one for me, one for Ci, so I dropped off her gift before coming home. It is not humanly possible for Justin to be that hot. Damn it, but I want him really bad....grrr.

Currently, I am watching The Truth About Cats and Dogs. If you've never seen it, it's a *fantastic* chick flick that I would suggest to anyone.

Okay...this is to test out my HTML proficiency. Every once in a while, I glance over my sister's HTML 4 for Dummies book, and I learn something new. Inserting pics was my last lesson. Now I'm working on text.
Now the text is red.
Now the text is blue.
Now the text is teal.
Now the text is maroon.
Now the text is green.
Now the text is in Times New Roman

Okay, that's all for now.
  • Current Music
    None, but the movie is still on
...dreamers

Slow day on LJ

Hey! That rhymes!

I'm guessing not a whole lot of people are updating because Journal's been screwed up a bit. Blah.

That is all.
  • Current Music
    Nothing...that sucks to your ass-mar!!