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why “yes” I AM a fan of “sleep” on facebook

So last night the hubby and I had “date night”.  I really don’t like crowds or loudness as a rule, but I LOVE music.  Anyhow, date night was tickets to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top at the Bell County Expo.  This is my first time going to the expo center.  It’s tiny little venue, but that just could be my perception of it having grown up with the Astrodome.  Even the “nose bleeds” at the expo center are about medium grade seats…so there’s not really a “bad” seat there.  Our seats were awesome.  Side stage about 50-100 feet from the stage.  Essentially front row.  Anyhow, the freakazoids were out in droves for Skynyrd.  I don’t like being in crowds.  I don’t like crazies and drunks.  They scare me, honestly.  If you’re 60, dancing like you’re working a pole, while you slosh beer everywhere then you NEED to be aware that you scare normal people.  Men and women alike fell into this category.  Aaaaannnnnyyyyyhow, the opener was decent.  Can’t remember his name.  Skynyrd was tired.  They were on stage like it was a job at Safeway.  They were yelling at the crowd and getting a little ticked that the crowd wasn’t cheering like they felt they deserved.  Ok, so I’ve always been a fan of the original Skynyrd music, but anything created after 1977 doesn’t count.  Really, it just doesn’t.  1/2 the band died in ’77.  That’s NOT the same as replacing 1 or 2 members.  Now, 2011, there is only 1 original member (a guitarist) remaining.  This means, to me, that they are essentially a cover band or a tribute band and NOT the original Skynyrd.  They cranked the volume up to a point that had me fearing my ears might bleed.  My fault for not remembering my ear plugs.  When ZZTop came out, it was awesome.  They were energetic and appeared to me happy to be there.  They made the performance look fun.  I felt like I ENDURED Skynyrd and ENJOYED ZZTop. 

Showing my age, though, I still managed to drag my carcass into bed by 12:30.  Party animal I am not.

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Drama hurts…

When will people learn that drama hurts?  Do people take pleasure in hurting others?  At least twice a week I want to shut down my facebook account, delete my email, and lock my doors.  I don’t take volunteer work lightly, but it always seems to lead me to heartache.  My daughters wanted to join girl scouts.  Despite my anxiety that makes it difficult for me to walk into situations that I can’t control, we went.  We joined.  I volunteered to help the troop and even paid my yearly dues to be an official adult GS member.  It’s obvious the leader is overwhelmed.  I volunteered to fill any position she needed as she appealed to the parents for help.  Was I chosen to fill a position? Nope.  Was I even contacted? Nope.  Is she still needing help? Yep.  We joined a few homeschool groups, against my instinct to just never leave my home.  It came out that there was a need for a teen group.  We attended the meetings.  Parents asked me to create a facebook page for it.  I did.  Now I see that someone else has started a teen group, too.  I wish I knew what it was I did wrong.  Actually I wish I’d just never volunteered.  It doesn’t make sense to have two groups that the teens have to keep up with both, pick one, or be divided.  Them being divided sort of defeats the purpose.