I've got my life in a suitcase, I'm ready to run, run, run away...

New blogger background.  It's kind of tacky and kind of cute, and it's better than nothing.  I gave up on the background I was making because for some reason I was incompetent and the size is way wacky.  So, sometime when I have a little more effort to devote I'm going to start from scratch and make something better.

CONCERT.  Okay, the concert was amazing.  I had SO much fun.  I have the best boyfriend in the entire world.  Barcelona, the opening band, turned out to be really good, and Andrew bought me their CD which is almost as good as their actual performance.  They were a lot like The Fray.  I think they have a lot of potential and I hope they put out more good music.  Copeland was awesome.  Aaron Marsh is a very interesting man, and he has a very pretty voice, and he writes very good songs.  I really enjoyed them, and I was getting pretty irritated at all the people that felt it was their duty to proclaim their displeasure all throughout the performance, and I might have smacked them if I wasn't such a nice, peacemaking person.  But anyway, in my opinion, Copeland was fantastic.  Relient K was a lot of fun.  They didn't play any pre-Two Lefts Don't Make A Right, But Three Do songs, which was a little bit disappointing because I am a big fan of a lot of their old music.  Softer to Me, For The Moments I Feel Faint, My Girlfriend, and Pressing On are all awesome songs, and I would have liked to hear modernized versions of them.  But nevertheless, the band was highly entertaining.  We enjoyed some good cover songs, such as a song from The Little Mermaid, the theme songs for The Office and People's Court (an homage to the venue in which the concert took place) and the Five Dollar Footlong song from the Subway commercials.  I laughed a lot.  The Matt Thiessen/Aaron Marsh duet of Let It All Out was lovely.  The whole concert was very good.  After the concert we went over to Centro, a tasty restaurant, for some dessert.  It was delicious, despite a little mishap that I won't talk about because I don't want you to hate that restaurant.  I had the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and Andrew had the Chocolate Creme Brule.  I also had a decaf latte, and Andrew had a glass of milk.  They gave us yummy bread, too.  And we drank like, eight glasses of water a piece.  The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious and the service was great.  The whole night was really lovely.

NANOWRIMO.  I'm going to either die of nervousness before it starts, or die of lack of sleep once it does.  I am seriously going to be writing non-stop until December 1st.  But I am so, so, so excited.  I am sure my novel will be crap, but I really just want to be able to say that I did it.  If nothing else, I've thought through my main two characters pretty well, and I hope to give them a lot of depth, even if the story ends up not being very good.  But we'll see how that goes over.  I just want to write 50,000 words.  That's my goal.  So, anyway, I have a special green composition notebook and swirly green pen that I have been scribbling in whenever I think of something.  It's an awesome pen.  I also have a NaNoWriMo station on Pandora that I am fine-tuning so that it plays the perfect genre of writing music.  Nice, mellow, jazzy, folksy, piano rock.  It's pretty boss.  I feel like maybe I am taking this too seriously, but I don't really care.  I am nervous.  I am excited.

Today for lunch we all got Hy Vee Chinese food.  It was SO GOOD.  I love Chinese.  LOVE.

Tonight I am going to my little brother's football game.  The fake little brother, not a real one.  Anyway, it is our district game I think, or something like that, so it's a pretty big deal.  We should win.  I am stoked for it.  Afterwards we'll probably go get some food and have a good time.  I think Matt is coming to the game too.  Andrew isn't coming because he has to do pep band stuff at the Ballard game tonight, so that is kind of a bummer.  But the best part of all is that it is Em's 21st birthday today!  Yay!  It's pretty weird that she's 21.  I think she was 14 when we were first friends.  Actually, we weren't friends then.  We pretty much didn't like each other at all.  But then eventually we spent most of our time together, and I spent the night at their house like, every other weekend.  And now we're almost all grown up.  Weird.  Haha.

The End.


  1. Oh my word! I totally need to call you to find out what happened at Centro!!!!!

  2. Hahahaha I'm surprised you haven't heard yet Manda. I'll just say it ended up being a very cheep date. *hint hint* Haha. Centro really was quite good. Definitely will be going back there. The concert was awesome. I had a lovely time with you, Girlfriend. I was totally on the verge of telling the people around us to be quiet during Brightest. They made me mad.