Monday, May 24, 2010

Holy Awesome Sauce, Batman

There are three concerts I want to go to this summer. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go to two of them, which is very sad.

The Barenaked Ladies are coming in July. I've always wanted to see them live because they're pretty dang hilarious (not to mention the fact that their music rocks), but unfortunately the show is sold out. Not to mention the fact that I don't have anyone to go to the show with anyway. So no BNL for me. Sad day.

The Swell Season, a new favorite group of mine, is also coming to Salt Lake, in August. But unfortunately, they're coming on a Sunday. I can't go to a concert on a Sunday. The guilt would eat me alive. Plus, I don't have anyone to go to this show with, either. So no Swell Season, either, which is doubly sad.

But there is one last concert that I will be going to this summer. It is literally a once-in-a-lifetime event. I will most likely never get this opportunity again. This is a musician that I have literally been listening to my entire life, and that is not an exaggeration. He is a rock and roll genius, and he has never played in Utah before. His name is Sir Paul McCartney. I just got tickets today. I'm going with my mom and dad, and it is going to be AWESOME!! Especially because my dad has been listening to the Beatles for over 40 years now, and he's finally getting the chance to see one of them live. I'm so excited for him. And for me. Holy crap it's going to be awesome. The best part is that the show is five days before my birthday. It's going to be a ridiculously awesome birthday, that's for sure.

He might be an old man now, but I've heard he still puts on a great show. The thought of hearing songs like "Let It Be" and "Hey, Jude" live makes my heart flutter. Seriously. The music Paul McCartney wrote and helped write is still some of the absolute best music I've ever heard. The Beatles will always and forever be the best band ever in my mind, and seeing one of the geniuses behind the best band ever excites me to no end.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Creative Juices Dried Up

I've noticed that I have a lot of friends who do hobby or semi-professional photography. I also noticed that a lot of my friends are super creative and funny writers, even just on Facebook. I also have a lot of friends who are really good at other visual arts.

I am good at none of these.

My creative juices have hit a major drought, apparently.

I miss writing. But I don't have any ideas to write about.

I also think photography is cool. I've wanted to learn to take cool photos for a really long time. But I don't know the first thing about photography, and I don't have Photoshop (though I do want CS5 really really really bad—maybe I'll get it soon, if a student friend of mine will let me use their educational discount).

I hate it when I have the urge to do something creative but have no inspiration and nothing to do. It makes me sad.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Welcome, Penelope Joy!

My sister had her baby yesterday. This is Penelope Joy.

I think she's adorable. I can't wait to meet her in person.