Friday, February 10, 2006

Ok. Ok. I’m updating. I should’ve waited until she updated too, but it’s not looking good. C’mon, how many times a week do I click over only to start singing “Last night I had a dream, I dreamed I was in a desert called Cyberland…” you’ve got to do something about that… moving on.

Today I felt like a Nickel Creek failure. That’s right, me, a Nickel Creek failure. Apparently they booked a concert in Evansville, IN that I knew nothing about. It’s not on their site. It’s not on their myspace, it’s not even on pollstar. Only on ticketmaster. You’d think since I work in Ticketmaster every day I’d be accustomed to checking their site for concerts. But no, b/c I don’t ever buy tickets through Ticketmaster due to the raping that occurs from their fees, I go directly to the box office. Regardless, I didn’t know about this one. And wouldn’t have known about this one going on sale today if it wasn’t for a group leader who knows how I feel about Nickel Creek (if you know me, how don’t you know?) calling to ask if I wanted him to pick me up some tickets. He’s a ticket broker, but one of the few that I actually have respect for and like. Anyway, crisis averted. I’ve got tickets and they’re in row B. And they were free. Yeah, free. I just still feel a little failurish.

I haven’t blogged in over a month. Maybe b/c I got in this habit of only blogging things that I felt like were serious. Obviously not that they’re all like that, but you know what I mean. B/c obviously I haven’t felt up to sharing serious things via the blog world lately. January was kind of a rough month for me. New job at my job, one of my best friends moves away, lots of family stuff going on, church stuff, friends hurting and on and on. But I think I’ve realized lately that this is just life. A lot of our lives are going to be spent hurting. Whether it’s something we’re dealing with on our own, or something someone we love is dealing with, things hurt. Funny how things turn out. Anyway, the new job is going well. I’m really enjoying it, although a lot of days I think I’d enjoy Jamie’s (the friend who moved away, who’s job I took) presence more. But it’s good. A nice change. One thing I’ve been struck by so much lately is how much of our healing has to be put on hold sometimes just to be able to deal with every day. And sometimes our life is lived in the midst of the times we feel like we’re on hold. Just a thought.

In a much less important fashion, I decided this week that something was wrong with me. I was in Jo-Ann Fabrics, picking up a couple things for something I was working on when I found myself finding this random guy attractive walking around. The problem with this is that I thought he was attracted merely b/c he looked so comfortable in a Jo-Ann Fabrics store. He was a painter, buying painting materials. It wasn’t that serious. However, I actually wondered what his life was like. Maybe I just need a date. :)

Tonight I’m going to Chicago for the evening to see Ellery. I’m really looking forward to it. There’s really nothing better than a road trip to see good music. And for the record, they make great music. :)

And now, for my favorite comment of the week:
“And you know they’re going to stick it to you, b/c you’re a woman. And it’s the American way.” This was said by my neighbor in reference to the fact that my hood won’t stay closed on my car and I don’t want to take it in and pay to have it fixed. Classic. I have one more, but a certain unnamed friend told me I couldn't quote them due to the lives of the innocent who could be affected. But boy was it a good one.

I love spring tour time. just in the next two months, I've got tickets for Ellery as mentioned above, Nickel Creek also as mentioned above, David Gray and Aqualung, (how good is Life in Slow Motion!?), The Fray (who shot to my top 5 after seeing them with Ben Folds in the fall) and theaforementioned Ben Folds. Yay concerts. I'm just happier when I'm seeing live music. I'm also in the next month going to Atlanta to see Jamie and taking my little sister to see Wicked for her birthday in Cincinnati. Now if it'll just get warm enough to wear flip-flops again, life will be as close to perfect as it can be. Or at least a lot easier to deal with.

So there. An update. Now I don't have to hear about my absence anymore. :)


Blogger Emily said...

yay! an update! And yay all those fun shows. you're one busy lady, Miss Liz! Very cool, though.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Lizzy, I'm glad to see an update from you. I wish Ellery would be back in Cincy soon. Did you buy an advance copy of their new album yet? I don't think you should...

9:53 PM  

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