Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yay for Free Concerts!

Last night, Amy Louie and I went to see the Music Builds tour for free! Free is always good right? We got comp tickets from a friend of mine from work (Thanks Sara!) and didn't even have to pay for parking or anything. We enjoyed ourselves and even got upgraded. When we got there, we had to go to guest services and present my ID because we were on "the list." Then we got our hand stamped, not a ticket. Louie overheard a ticket taker tell someone coming in that people with lawn seats could sit in the back of the pavilion. That's what our seats were so when we got close to the seating, Amy asked an usher what was up and it was true! So we got to sit in the back of the pavilion but still it was a chair and it was shady (till the sun started to set)

We got there just as Jars of Clay was getting started. They were followed by Robet Randolph and the Family Band and then Switchfoot. The main event was Third Day. All the bands were good and reminded me of why I enjoy live music so much. My favorite part of the show had to be when Third Day had everyone join hands and Mac led us in prayer! My second favorite part was the ending. Third Day did their encore, then they were joined by Robert Randolph and Jars of Clay for some more and finally, all the bands took part in a rockin' cover of U2's "When Love Comes to Town." You rarely get collaborations like that except for live shows. It was great!

And then we got a golf cart ride to the parking lot.

That is all.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I has a sad :(

Friday was the last day of work for Angela, the best student worker we have ever had at the library. She is hilarious. Mary and I always look forward to hearing her adventures from over the weekend and the latest drama in her life. She technically graduted in May and continued to work for us this summer, while finishing up a summer class that she needed to make everyhting official. But Friday was the last day she could work. She is looking for a real job while contemplating a move to San Diego.

She will be missed! She was a hard worker, always looking for something to do and willing to do whatever crazy thing we threw her way, She picked up extra shifts during breaks and subbed for people all the time. We always half listen when the students answer questions just in case we need to interject and with Angela, most of the time we think, "wow, that was a good answer!"

She has promised to stop in and keep us updated on how things are going, She is a pretty determined gal, so I have no doubt she will do ok. Afterall, she navigates the city bus system with ease which I could never do.

Here she is getting ready to go shelve books for the last time.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Rare Saurday Off

Today is a very rare occasion that I look forward too. It is Saturday and I am not at work. Of course this means, I have to be at work on Monday, but I can deal with that. I work most Saturday's during the academic year and as a result miss out on many outings etc... with family and friends. It is weird to be home right now. My sister called me and was surprised I was not at work.

I have a couple more things I want to get done and then it will be time for Robin Hood! The last show of this season. No more until next year. That makes me sad. I am sure I will find a new obsession though, I usually do.

Totally unrelated to any of the above. I got a new ring tone for my cell phone the other day. It is the Sugarland song, Settlin'. The chorus is:

I ain't settling for just getting by

I've had enough so so for the rest of my life

Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high

Just enough ain't enough this time

I ain't settling for anything less than everything, yeah

I have decided that this is my new theme song. I need a new job, that pays me enough to pay some bills and enjoy life too. I need a job that is challenging and allows me to think, not just respond. I am tired of just letting life pass me by and it is time to do something about it.

I ain't settling!

BTW: while typing this post, I was fighting a lazy cat you wanted more than anything to be laying across the keyboard. If there are any typos, blame it on Max.