Tuesday, March 13, 2007

never a dull moment

actually, it's been a very subdued spring break. i've been able to spend a great deal of time a) sleeping b) eating c) with the family and d) with two of the best people i know in the world (jeremy and amanda - in no particular order). sadly, the lovely, bright, HOT sun hasn't put a dint in the pastiness that is my flesh. i haven't spent much time in the sun. saturday, i laid out beside my uncle's pool, but the sun refused to cooperate at all and kept hiding behind clouds - only coming out for brief moments of strength. it was a beautiful day, just not suitable for helping the progression of my future skin cancer. at any rate, my break has been low key. lots of eating out, seeing movies, and going to concerts. actually, i've seen 1 movie - 300 - which, while fun and pretty to watch - was extremely vapid and...well - i think vapid sums it up perfectly. and i've only been to one concert - but it was sooooooooooooooooooooooo ridiculously good i can't even begin to explain how much i loved it. well, i guess i can - i'm seeing the same 2 bands again on friday night, when i get home. jim and i are taking an overnighter to asheville, NC to see band of horses and cary ann hearst at the orange peel with luke and lucinda, then crashing at luke's place.

i cannot say enough about either band of horses or cary ann hearst. i went to see band of horses, and they were awesome live. cary ann hearst and the gun street girls (her all male band) were amazing, too. i didn't expect that. opening bands are usually - ehhh - take it or leave it. but this band - especially the lead singer - was just unreal. cary ann's voice was somewhere between dolly parton and jenny lewis - husky, southern, and raw. her songs are hillbilly rock (but not rockabilly - although i'm not sure what the distinction is), and once you hear them, you won't be able to stop singing them. i had such a great time at the show. i can't wait to go see them again!

the only downer was, after 3.5 hours of 3 bands, hard rocking, and a few beers, we returned to the parking lot (at 12:30am) to find the car not where we'd left it. NOT a good feeling, especially in downtown orlando - where you're not sure if the car was towed or stolen. turns out we parked in a tow away zone - as evidenced by the TEENY TINY little WHITE non-reflective sign posted in an obscure place. it took us almost a full circle around the parking lot to find the sign with the towing co. number on it. i felt stupid, needless to say. but anyway, we got the car back and made it back to lakeland by 1:45am-ish. it was worth it - to see this show.

at any rate, i have 2 more days in la-la land, until i have to return to the harsh realities of real life and responsibilities. it really is great being mindless and aimless with nothing more to concern me than what to waste the day doing (or not doing, as the case may be).

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