I finally conquered my humongous To Do list! I'm all packed and ready to head out at too damn early in the morning for L.A. Yay!!!

I am SO looking forward to a long weekend with my best girlfriends, rockin' the last two shows of Adam Lambert's Glam Nation tour, seeing Darren Criss (twice!), Monte Pittman's solo show, showing [livejournal.com profile] llandaffaz and Vivian around L.A. and doing all the touristy things that I never do anymore, spending some long overdue quality time with [livejournal.com profile] editorzon, [livejournal.com profile] azewewish, [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_, [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva and [livejournal.com profile] sabrinagb, fitting in some holiday festivities, and all the other assorted shenanigans that are sure to ensue! I'm expecting lots of alcohol to be consumed, plenty of glitter thrown in the air, lots of great music to dance to, great conversations and abundant laughter. Good times shall be had! See y'all on the flip side! :D

(Oh, and thanks for any of those good thoughts sent my way today. The good juju definitely helped and all ended well! Hopefully that will be the last time I'll have to deal with the jackass ex-boss.)
Had I mentioned that I'll be in Long Beach this weekend for a family wedding? Well, I will be and I leave tomorrow morning. As per usual, I am packing at the last minute. Go me! :/ *frantic*

I'm traveling with my mom, several aunts, and my grandmother. The likelihood that my sanity does not survive the weekend in tact is very high. But, on the bright side: WEDDING RECEPTION WITH AN OPEN BAR!!! :D I anticipate many tequila shots on Saturday night. \o/

I won't be around until Sunday night. So I leave y'all with this: )

I hope y'all have a fantabulous weekend! Be good to yourselves; be good to each other! *mwah*

misc.

Aug. 31st, 2010 12:28 pm
♦ This weekend I'm off to San Diego for my cousin's wedding. I can always count on this particular branch of the family to throw one hell of a party when they marry off one of their daughters. So while I'm glad she's happy and all (blah, blah, blah) what I'm really looking forward to is (1) the opportunity to break out some fabulous formal wear and (2) the open bar!!! *g*

♦ In 8 days I will embark on my Glamtastic Vacation of Glittery Awesomeness!!! 3 cities, 4 Glam Nation shows, and 8 fantabulous days filled with several of my most bestest friends and as many damn good times as we can pack into a vacation!!! I cannot wait!

♦ I got a new camera for the trip! While I love my camera with the magical zoom lens, it's a bit unwieldy in crowded spaces like concerts. So I got a tiny camera that fits into the palm of my hand! Or my pocket! It's so small and shiny! )

What is the key to wearing black tie well? Go commando underneath. It adds an air of mystery. Oh, Matt Bomer. I do love you so! I also love Neal a lot. And Peter. And Mozzie. I miss Elizabeth though. There needs to be more Smokin' Hot Mrs. Suit in my White Collar. But, overall, this show entertains me immensely! *loves*

♦ Speaking of immensely entertaining: Kurt Warner is going to dance in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars!!! *laughs and laughs* Oh, Kurt. Also, apparently you can't put Baby in a corner anymore. *g* I'm kinda looking forward to this show now!

♦ I'm again walking in the AIDS Walk Phoenix on October 3rd. I realize that times are tough out there, but any contribution, no matter the amount, really does make a difference. If it's your will, you can donate to my AIDS Walk efforts here.

Pretty! And sparkly! )
My ability to thoroughly procrastinate even when I have very little that I actually have to do is really quite remarkable. So, in the hopes of finding a job sometime before we slide into Fall, I gave myself a stern talking to yesterday and determined to treat the search for a job like a job. So far so good. We may actually see something resembling progress before I go trotting off on vacation in two weeks.

Which reminds me, IN TWO WEEKS I'LL BE IN HOUSTON!!!!!!! I'll have me the lovely [livejournal.com profile] annkiri (who I may refuse to let go of)! And we'll be hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] shutyourface and [livejournal.com profile] eckerlilas (fangirling FTW)! And we'll be glamming and glitterfying and SEEING ADAM LAMBERT STRUT HIS STUFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flails*

And then after leaving a glittery wake all over Houston, I'll be flying to New Orleans where I will be meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva and [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and then we will proceed to get up to all kinds of shenanigans and probably varying degrees of trouble for the next four days!!!! Bourbon Street! Delicious food! Lots of alcohol! Hot men! More alcohol! Beignets! Fabulous music! More hot men! *g*

NOLA shenanigans will also include another Adam Lambert show and passes to a pre-show meet and greet!!!!!!! *flails again*

And then! Oh, yes, there's more! And then, assuming I've survived the sheer level of awesomeness of those 5 days, I will be flying to Atlanta where I'll meet up with [livejournal.com profile] llandaffaz for TWO MORE GLAM NATION SHOWS AND M&Gs ON BOTH DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I'll be sharing the same air with Adam 3 times in 4 days!!! *hyperventilates*

*laughs* Truth be told I'm facepalming a bit over that, especially since two of those M&Gs are on back to back days. But, the second Atlanta show is general admission, and the VIP meet and greet package comes with early admission, which was completely worth every penny to me separate and apart from getting to see Adam one more time. Barricades, bb! \o/

So, yeah, basically I have 8 DAYS OF PURE GLITTERY AWESOMENESS HAPPENING IN JUST TWO WEEKS!!!

And you know what else is all kinds of glittery awesomeness? TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! *beams*

And now I think it's time for a nap! Man, unemployment kinda rocks. *g*

fun friday!

Aug. 6th, 2010 11:26 am
It's Friday!!! Although, I discovered this morning that Friday doesn't carry the same level of excitement when you haven't been slogging through work for the previous five days. *shrugs* Oh, well. It's still FRIDAY!!! I think Friday's, whether or not they come at the end of a work week, should be full of fun and sparkly things!

:: [livejournal.com profile] llandaffaz and I made a completely unplanned trip to Albuquerque on Tuesday for Adam Lambert's show. It was at a teeny-tiny theater that only held about 800 people, we found out Monday night around 11 that we could buy tickets off of someone, it was only about a 7 hour drive, my calendar was suddenly completely clear *g*, so we figured, what the hell. SPONTANEITY FTW!!!

It was a little weird to discover that this Albuquerque crowd was probably the rudest, most obnoxious GA crowd I've been in, including metal shows! Seriously, 300 pound dude, there's no need to push over a 12 year old girl to get closer to the stage. She's about 4 feet tall and weighs all of 90 pounds soaking wet; I'm sure you can see just fine standing behind her. And really, people, this was Adam Lambert we're watching; WE SPARKLE WE DON'T MOSH!!! Ugh. There were so many people thrown out, and I ended up getting the 12 year olds in front of me so that I could at least keep some of the rude shoving and pushing off of them.

But despite the rude and obnoxious crowd (which is really SO strange for an Adam show, as just about everyone else I've encountered has been super nice), there were some awesome people there too. I ended up partying it up standing next to the most gorgeous gay couple in Albuquerque, seriously these boys were SO pretty and touchy and distracting even with Adam on the stage! And the adorable gay teenager in front of us in line who was just as excited to see Tommy as he was Adam and who was practically vibrating with joy after the show filled me with glee!!! And the show was AMAZING!!! Vicki and I had a blast!


:: So You Think You Can Dance!!!! I'm so pleased with the final three. With the exception of Alex who was knocked out by injury and Billy Bell, who was eliminated last week, these were my favorites from the start. I was driving home on Wednesday night, so I didn't get to watch the performance episode, but I finally found Kent and Neil's contemporary piece, choreographed by Travis Wall. I might have watched this about a dozen times already, and if you haven't seen it yet, I'm sorry about your life! GodDAMN. Those three boys make magic together.


:: Cheeks as the gay equivalent of Blanche Devereaux in a theater remake of The Golden Girls!!!! This sounds like the most fantastically hilarious thing ever!!! There is no way that [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva and I are not going to be there for this epic fabulosity!
Life has gone from good crazy to just plain crazy this week, but I'm steadfastly refusing to concentrate on anything but the sparkly until next week. So, let's talk about Adam! *beams*

I flew into Burbank on Tuesday to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva for the two shows in Orange County. We had so much fun!!! On Tuesday night I had upgraded our tickets to 5th row, center, in the pit. The seats in the pit were crammed in so tight you could barely move, so it was a good thing that security let those seated there rush the stage and stand at the barricade, otherwise it would have been impossible to dance. And, really, how anyone can sit through this show without being compelled to get up out of their seats and shake their ass is beyond my ability to comprehend. Believe me, J and I danced. *g*

Costa Mesa is the closest that this tour is getting to L.A. (at least as the schedule currently stands), so it was very much a hometown crowd for Adam and all the band and dancers and they all had lots of family and friends in the crowd. And, OMG, they all looked so freakin' HAPPY. Adam had this silly grin on his face for a good part of the show! And, even though the sound mix was a little off that night (hello! I'd really like to be able to actually hear Monte during his guitar solo!), it was still just so much FUN watching them have so much FUN!

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On Wednesday, [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_ joined us. The shows were part of the OC Fair, so we spent the afternoon at the fair, checking out the exhibits, avoiding anything fried on a stick, drinking frozen margaritas, and just catching up and enjoying some much needed hanging out time! It was awesome! Before the show, we found a table and some wine, and I did up our make-up and glitterfied the three of us in the middle of the fair! We were very sparkly! *g*

I had an AMAZING view. I made friends with the security folks on my side of the pit and they let me stand at the edge of the barricade on Tommy's side of the stage, actually kind of between the barricade and the stage. The sound mix was thankfully much better on Wednesday night. And everyone was just on FIRE! Monte jumped into the pit for one of his guitars solos. Tommy was looking especially pretty. Adam's vocals were stunning. It was fantastic! And Adam's encore of Whole Lotta Love that night is my favorite next to Fantasy Springs. Just incredible!

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Costa Mesa - July 28, 2010 )

Costa Mesa was DAMN GOOD TIMES!!! Now I need to get ready so I can make my flight to San Diego in a few hours. [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva has promised me tequila shots and believe me when I tell you I can use them. Tomorrow I fly back home, meet up with [livejournal.com profile] editorzon at the airport, and then dance until my feet fall off at the Lady Gaga concert! And then on Sunday, another Glam Nation show here in Tempe. After that, I'm planning on sleeping for days. As soon as that happens, I'll come back and fill y'all in on how life outside of Glam Nation is sucking hard. But, for now, I'm gonna get my glitter on, hang with my girls, drink myself silly, and dance until I just can't anymore! *nods*
I think that my show recaps are pretty much going to go something like this every time: ADAM LAMBERT BLEW MY FUCKING MIND INTO ITTY BITTY BLISSED OUT GLITTERY BITS!!!!! AGAIN!!!

I had such a blast in Denver, mostly because I got to share it all with [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva. We had AMAZING seats -- dead center in the fifth row. J is really channeling the ticket mojo for Glam Nation. *g* We chatted up all the folks around us who were all kinds of good times! I was especially amused by the cute gay boy behind us who was like this crazy mash up of Kris Allen's looks (plaid shirt included!) and Cheeks' personality (his snarky one liners were definitely for our entertainment!). J and I danced our asses off and basically had the best time ever! J wrote all about our time in Denver and the show HERE. I'll just have y'all go read what she said, reiterate my very eloquent and effusive show recap above, and get right on to the pictures. *g*

Allison Iraheta. Have I mentioned that this girl can ROCK??! )

Voodoo.
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Adam and Tommy during "Fever" (no kiss, but they still crank up the flirt factor):
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Adam during "Sleepwalker." I love this picture of him!
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Monte shreds the hell outa the guitar!
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I wish this picture was sharper. But, oh my heart, look at his FAAAACE!!!! His SMILE fills my heart with happy!!!!
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Seriously, Adam. How so pretty, bb? *loves*
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Thumbnails of high-res versions of all my Denver photos. )

After the show the good times continued when J and I met up with [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion for drinks. She is a complete sweetheart!!! It was so much fun hanging out with her and chatting and just generally having a fantabulous time! In short, Denver was FABULOUS!

louisville

Jul. 14th, 2010 03:37 pm
I actually DID make it home from Louisville. The rumors of me perishing from glam overload are hugely exaggerated, although it was close there for a moment. I had an absolutely FANTABULOUS time, but since I got back Monday morning, work has been a complete nightmare, so I haven't even had time to come here to flail and toss glitter about and share my pictures and just generally gush about how amazing Adam was and how is just completely blew my mind into tiny, sparkly, glittery bits all over again.

I finally did get my pictures uploaded last night though, so I'm hoping to write a re-cap post later today. I figure as long as I get my Louisville post up before the Denver show on Saturday I'm still technically ahead of schedule. *g*

Other than the glittery, mind-blowing awesomeness that was Glam Nation, I also got the chance to spend all of Sunday with two friends who I hadn't seen in over three years. Carole and Jerry are two of the most kind-hearted, beautiful, spiritual people I know and it was so wonderful to spend the entire day talking and catching up and just enjoying each others' company. It was completely refreshing and relaxing. I love spending time with people who motivate and inspire me to be the best version of myself possible; and that's exactly what they do and they somehow do it while at the same time being 100% accepting and non-judgmental of the me I am now. Plus I got to cuddle with their adorably spoiled golden retriever, Sweetie. So it was in all ways a lovely day that really did my heart good. :)

After being gone all weekend without my computer and dealing with the complete craziness of work once I got back, I am light years behind on LJ; so if something significant is happening in your world, or even if it's not, come tell me what's been happening with you! And I promise to post pretty pictures of Adam and Tommy later! *g*
Great Glittery Gods of Glam! This day needs to just be over already because then I can get on with my Weekend of Glittery Awesomeness! Less than 24 hours to Glam Nation in Louisville!!! *flails*

I'm not at all flaily about my departure time tomorrow though. My flight to Louisville leaves at 6:15! In the morning! In the motherfucking EARLY morning! This means I have to be at the airport before 5:00. I am so NOT cool with that. What the hell was I thinking when I made these plans??? *cries*

Whatever, man. There just better be a hell of a lot of coffee in my life tomorrow.

I haven't packed a damn thing, but since I'm carrying on I can't really take much so it shouldn't take me long. I did get my Flip video camera in on time, though, so I can document every glittery moment! I'm sure y'all will be SO pleased to be able to re-live it all with me later. *g*

*looks at clock* Go faster dammit!

I'm probably just as excited to spend some time with Carole and Jerry, who I haven't seen in about 3 years. Their deck is like a little slice of heaven and one of my favorite things in this world is sitting out there with them, drinking coffee, and discussing the mystery and magic in our world. They are two of the loveliest people I know and I'm so happy that I'll be able to spend some time with them on Sunday.

So, yeah, this weekend I'll be going from glammed out rock to philosophical conversations on the porch. *laughs* Hello, paradox! *g* Now this damn Friday needs to be over so I can get started on all that contradictory awesomeness!
[1] I survived this week. It was brutal though. I'm expecting next week to be just as harsh. Somehow, I'll get through that one too.

[2] I don't give a damn about work right now, because it's Saturday, and I got a good night's sleep, and I'm finally rested and relaxed enough to get excited about this weekend's shenanigans!!! T-minus 8 hours to Adam!!!! Eeeee!!!! *flails* I haven't packed yet, I have no idea what I'm wearing, and I have approximately 3 dozen things to do before I leave, but I can barely contain my excitement!!!

[3] I cannot wait to see [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva and [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_!!! We're gonna tear up the desert and rock out and have one hell of a good time!

[4] I hear there's some good shopping to be had in the middle of the California desert. Who knew??? But I definitely aim to find out. *polishes credit card*

[5] ADAM!!!!!!!! *flails wildly some more*


Ok, I'mma go do all the things I need to do so I can get going. I hope y'all have a marvelous weekend too! And, dear heavens, all my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Chile. May y'all be safe, no matter where you are. *hugs*
I'm home again!!! Did ya miss me? *g* I had a fabulous time in L.A., and I miss my girls like WHOA, but it's also good to be home. There's no way I can recap the weekend, and I've already posted about the first part of the weekend, so let's just hit some of the other highlights:

- AVATAR!!! Amazing! It's just visually stunning and emotionally satisfying piece of art! Seriously, go watch it. And I can promise you you'll want to do it again. I know I do.

- HOOKER HOLIDAY PARTAY!!! [livejournal.com profile] azewewish cooks a mean paella! And Love Actually is one of the best holiday movies ever! There was also plenty of egg nog with extra nog, and there were gifts exchanged, but mostly, there was much enjoyment of the lovely company!

- MUCH NEEDED MASSAGES. Perfection!

- LADY GAGA!!! JFC that was RIDICULOUS! It was probably one of the best concerts I've ever been to! She is just fucking fierce, and her voice is incredible, and visually it was stunning (I seriously lost count of the number of wardrobe changes she had), and her dancers were amazing (and OMG, so HOT!). The energy in that place! Incredible! She performed for two solid hours, and the entire time every single person was on their feet and dancing. Seriously, she blew my fucking mind! It was AH-MAY-ZING!!!

- DAS TEKNO!. Ok, so most of you will probably not know who the hell I'm talking about, and really, that's ok. But for those who follow Cheeks' and Cassidy's antics, Das is a total sweetheart! Before Gaga took the stage he tweeted that he had talked his way in to the pit. Lisa and I were just six rows from there, so I looked over and, yup, there he was! A couple of @replies later and he's telling me to come down to meet him, so I did. We chatted for a bit and took a picture (which he'll be sending me once he gets back into to town), but we were annoying the security chick, so I went back to my seat. He was super nice, though! And didn't seem nearly as high as his tweets normally make him out to be! *laughs* And then, because apparently L.A. really is the smallest damn town ever, after the show we went to K24 to grab a bite to eat and who walks in but Das and his friend! We hugged and said hi again and waxed rhapsodic about the show and, again, he was just really sweet. It was, admittedly, a little bizarre to have Das Tekno repeatedly appear in my Lady Gaga experience. But, somehow, bizarre is probably fitting. *g*


And the best part of the weekend:

- MY GIRLS!!! Y'all are the most incredible, kick-ass women, and I count myself blessed to be in such stellar company and to call you all my friends, and more, my sisters. *hugs*

So, yes, L.A. was fantastic. I can't wait to go back for NYE!!!
In less than 24 hours I will be in L.A., commencing all manner of mischief with my girls!!!!! Eeeee!!!!!

But I've got SO much to do today tonight! OMG! Where the hell did this day go???

I have to pack! And because I was weak last night and didn't finish my holiday cards, I need to do that too! And I need to get holiday packages ready to be mailed in the morning! And I need to watch Adam Lambert perform on So You Think You Can Dance! Well, of course, that last one NEEDS to be on tonight's To Do list. And, ack! I NEED TO PACK!!! *panics*

So, since I obviously don't have time for proper happy-making Wednesday recs of any kind, let me direct you to yesterday's fic rec. That story is STILL amazing! I would know, as re-reading that awesomeness is what I did last night instead of finishing my holiday cards like I told myself I was going to do. *facepalm* But it was totally worth it! And the fic completely stands up to multiple readings, which is one of my marks of a damn good story.

Now I'm gonna go back to panicking over everything I've got to do tonight. Ack!!!!!
In only 48 hours I will be in L.A. enjoying a long weekend of various shenanigans and good times with some of the most amazing women on the planet!!! So much GLEE!!!!! *bounces*

In the meantime, I'm working to scrunch about 8 days worth of work into 3 1/2 days, in addition to finishing off all the holiday "to dos" before I leave. For some reason, this math isn't working for me.

It's a conundrum. On the one hand, I want it to be Thursday OMGNOWPLEASE!!! On the other, I need approximately 6 or so hours in each day in order to get everything done! Tonight I am DETERMINED to get my holiday cards done. *looks sternly at herself* But first I need to tell y'all about the AMAZING Kris/Adam fic I read today! (Um, yes, while at work. Don't judge me!)

Melt Into Time (Kris/Adam, NC-17) by [livejournal.com profile] butterfly


It's SO good! I was literally crying half-way through the first part. And that, let me tell you, is seriously awkward when you're trying to surreptitiously read porn at work! It has a hazy, soft around the edges, fairy tale feel to it. And the characterizations are great. I love her Kris! The story is lovely; it just breaks you into a million pieces and then puts you back together again. And, it's just SO GOOD! *sigh* I think I have to read it again tonight. Right after I finish my holiday cards! *looks sternly at herself again*

Also, just because these pictures crack my shit up, here's some Adam with pink underwear at the Jingle Ball in Miami last weekend: )
The crazy thing here isn't that this was my second show of this tour. Nor is it the ridiculous amount of money I was willing to spend on good seats for this show. Or the lengths I was willing to go to in order to get my hands on meet and greet passes. No. The crazy thing is that the show was in Kansas City. Missouri. Kansas City fucking Missouri. I, on the other hand, live in Phoenix, Arizona. Which is to say, I flew half way across the country to see Adam Lambert perform a 20 minute set. My life! I'm obviously not the only one who has lost my mind, though, because it didn't take much to convince [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_ to join me in my madness! (Thank you, bb! I had a blast with you this weekend! *mwah*)

The weekend was a blast! In short: Kris was a tiny bundle of hotness, Matt was charming, and Adam was fabulous.

Adam beckons you in to read the details!


The pre-show meet & greet aka The Procession of Ultimate Awkwardness )

The show rocked! )

Backstage after the show... )

The weekend was a blast and completely worth all the crazy lengths we went to in order to make it happen!
I've been buried in work since I got back from vacation, but it IS Friday and last weekend was KICK AWESOME, so I'm calling it a win!

Let's see if I can manage the Cliff Notes version of vacay: )

In all it was a good time. Thank you, chicas, for an awesome birthday weekend! *mwah*
The Fabulous Girls' Weekend in Ojai was indeed FABULOUS! The weekend consisted of lounging by the pool, and much consuming of various alcoholic beverages, and lots of eating of delicious food, and enjoying the local biker bar, and celebrating the 4th of July small town style, and being reduced to a puddle of goo due to an amazing hot stone massage, and generally having a fabulously, relaxing weekend in the company of truly amazing women! Make no mistake, WE ROCK! *g*

For some inexplicable reason, however, despite the fabulously relaxing weekend, I feel like roadkill today! There is simply not enough coffee in the world to break through the fog of exhaustion clouding my brain. Why must weekends always be followed by the sucktasticness of Mondays???

Thank all that is holy for Adam Lambert, though, because this is pretty much going to be my happy place for the rest of the day:

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Picture of Adam from last night's Portland show courtesy of some awesome person on twitter.

Dear gods, how is he even possible??? *bites lip* I cannot wait until July 20th!!! *bounces*

So, while I continue to mainline coffee, stare at that picture of Adam, and try to do something about my ridiculous To Do list, tell me what's been happening 'round these parts! There's no way I'm going back through four days of LJ, so if there's something I should know, come tell me! Or, you know, just come by to say hi! *g*
Well, hello there, JULY!!! You certainly got here fast!

First things first on this hump day: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva!!! You, my dear, are one of the most fiercely intelligent, graceful, self-assured, driven, got-her-shit-together women I know. You are beautiful, inside and out. I respect and admire you so much and I am blessed beyond words to call you my friend. I can't wait to see you on Friday and to spend an entire weekend celebrating your awesomeness! *mwah*

Entirely related to the above, sometimes I think to myself, damn, how did I ever get so lucky to have such an amazing circle of women that I'm just so blessed to call my friends??? And I don't really know the answer to that, but I'm very damn happy that, whatever the reason, I do have some pretty fucking fabulous friends! *loves you all!*

Also related to the above, I am bailing from this pit of hell we call Phoenix tomorrow afternoon for an awesome weekend in Ojai with my girls, enjoying the cooler temps, lazing about the pool, drinking wine, possibly indulging in a massage, and just generally having an amazing, relaxing weekend celebrating the awesomeness of Ms. J. *g* I cannot wait for this to happen!!! Seriously, just the fact that I get to escape these hellish 108 degree temperatures makes me ridiculously happy. But combine that with a long weekend spent in the most fabulous of company, and I'm positively GIDDY!

In other awesome news, and not coincidentally, also related to the aforementioned fabulosity of my friends, *g* [livejournal.com profile] azewewish, amazing woman that she is, has scored us VIP tickets to see Down in L.A. in August!!! *flails wildly* The VIP tickets apparently include a meet and great with the band (!!!), photo/autograph and the like, some merch, early admission to the show, as well as admission to the sound check (!!!). And while she mentioned something about introducing me to Philip and his Cock of Awesomeness, I'm pretty sure that the tickets aren't actually that good. *g* Whatever, man. I am stoked for this!!! *glee*

In less awesome news, I had a client call me a fucking bitch and throw a chair at me yesterday. Thankfully there was prison bars and shatter resistant glass between him and me, but it was still scary as hell to watch him completely lose it like that. And in the crazy, mad rush to meet today's disclosure deadline, I've managed to spill my coffee TWICE! The same coffee. Twice! *facepalm* Can I have my long weekend now, please?
We visited the Getty Center. I had always wanted to go and I'm so glad we did. It's gorgeous. I'm definitely going to plan on visiting more often.

Here are a few pictures of the gardens and the awesome view of L.A. )
I had a great time in California this past week, but damn it's good to be home. And sleeping in my own bed is THE BEST THING EVER.

[livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_, [livejournal.com profile] azewewish, [livejournal.com profile] gingerpig, and I spent Saturday at the Getty Center. It was a gorgeous day and I loved the Getty. I'll have pictures to post later.

Then later that night, fortified with lots of alcohol, we braved the SPN convention crowd to see Steve Carlson and Jason Manns play. Man, that is truly an awkward venue for live music -- everyone is sitting in their assigned seats, no one is up dancing, and there is clearly not enough easily accessible alcohol! If I'm uncomfortable, I can't imagine how hard it must be to play to that kind of audience. But we did get up to stand over to the side during Steve's set so that we could dance and enjoy the music and try to pretend that that the awkward sitting crowd wasn't there. For the most part, it worked. *g* And, awkwardness not with standing, it was good to hear them both play, as it had been close to forever since I'd heard either one of them. And, as always, it was damn good times hanging out with my girls!

Since I was unable to sleep last night (even though I was SO tired!) I finally got caught up on Supernatural. I really liked On The Head of a Pin. More Hotass Angel of the Lord is always a good thing. *nods* And I wish I could tell you what I thought about It's a Terrible Life but the damn high def feed that I DVRed was fucked to next week and back and I only really got to see about a fourth of the episode. I am not impressed with this shit, Cox Cable!

I still have a hell of a lot of television that I'm behind on. I haven't watched any of Kings and this makes me very sad. I'm at least two episodes behind on Sarah Connor and Legend of the Seeker. And I haven't seen the finale of Battlestar. Eeek. I need another week off just to catch up on my shows!

Alas, the time off has come to an end. Now it's back to work, back to this damn job search. Grrr.

In happy real life news, though, Opening Day is only 7 days away!!! Baseball!!! I've missed you! *clings*
Egads. It's been over a week since I posted. Obviously, I'm still alive! (Despite the best efforts of these damn cat allergies. *sneeze cough wheeze*) I'm still in California, although I'll be heading home tomorrow. I miss my bed! But I've had a great time, and it's been good for me to just generally get away for a bit.

Since I'm supposed to be heading out the door about 30 minutes ago to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] gingerpig, let me just give you the highlights:

* Had a fabulous time with the boy. I am well and truly smitten. *g*
* Discovered the best sports bar on the planet with the biggest screen I've ever seen baseball on AND recliner chairs!!! Not to mention kick ass margaritas! If I lived in SoCal I might never leave that place.
* Had a great time channeling our inner 5 years olds at Disneyland!
* Spent several days in the lovely company of [livejournal.com profile] annkiri, getting pedicures and massages and just generally having a great time.
* Had a yummy dinner with [livejournal.com profile] annkiri, [livejournal.com profile] allaland, and S at Aroma. Love that place! And the company, of course, was awesome!
* Got to catch up with [livejournal.com profile] sabrinagb, [livejournal.com profile] editorzon, and [livejournal.com profile] azewewish during a relaxing night in.
* Got to spend some long overdue time with [livejournal.com profile] holywoodmermaid over brunch at Buno.
* Got me a [livejournal.com profile] wendy!!! *smishes* And I'll get to see her again tonight! *bounces*
* Finally got to meet [livejournal.com profile] gingerpig!!! She's awesome! I'm keeping her. *g*
* Had a lovely dinner at World Cafe to celebrate Becca's birthday! Yummy food, excellent drinks, and fabulous company!

Now, I'm off to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and [livejournal.com profile] gingerpig. (Eeee! I"m late!) And tonight there shall be more hanging out with fabulous people as we catch Steve and Jason playing. And then tomorrow, finally, it's back home. See y'all then!

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