Thursday, July 24, 2008

Viva la Vida....

COLDPLAY!!!! At one point in the concert they begin to exit the stage, as thought it appeared, but they don't. They ran right up the aisle we were sitting in. We all were so in shock that we couldn't get our cameras out or touch them. After they ran past us they headed over to sing a set of songs, this is how close we were to them. Amazing.

The eight of us standing outside the United Center after the concert. What a hard to say with words.
I love this shot. Each song had their own lighting, was a fun touch. There were also these huge balls hanging from the ceiling, some moved up and down while other remained motionless. But these balls would portray different images of the band playing, the crowd dancing, media clips....Very cool

Yes, here is Chris Martin. The concert was incredible. The band is unbelievably talented, I have a new found appreciation for their unique nature!

Coldplay opened with "Violet Hill" from their new album, great tune to get the crowd going. They played pretty much every song off of "Viva la Vida". Many of the old favorites were thrown in there as well. They were filming for a video during the song "Lost" which is one of my favorites. I can't wait to see the video!!!
I will definitely go to another Coldplay concert, my expectations were exceeded! Love that.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Have you ever?

So yesterday, Saturday, my entire day was booked. I had a tire rotation appointment in the morning and then I was working the rest of the day. Well, that all changed.

I did start off my day at the tire shop, which let's be honest...I've had some problems with this place and my tires so starting off the day there didn't seem like much fun. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised when they got me in and out in less than 20 minutes (I've spent hours there). So my day started off great.

Then I headed to the theatre to catch "The Dark Knight". I was looking forward to seeing it, but everyone kept saying how great it was and I was wondering how I would bring my high expectations down, so I wouldn't be disappointed. I didn't have too, I loved the movie!!! The acting was great, the stunts and special affects rocked, it was shot in Chicago, and Heath Ledger was AMAZING!!!!

Lastly, my dad, brother, and I headed down to the city to catch the White Sox game. Oh it was great, my first of the season. We ate a little pizza before the game and enjoyed a night game at U.S. Cellular. Despite the loss, we had a great time.

Despite how the day would have originated, I love how it turned out even better than I could have expected. Now that was a fantastic day in my book!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Join me

Without getting into what I'm experiencing and feeling, I was listening to this song "Came to my Rescue" and tonight I'm making this my prayer.

Falling on my knees in worship
Giving all I am to seek Your face
Lord all I am is Yours

My whole life
I place in Your hands
God of mercy
Humbled I bow down
In Your presence at Your throne

I called You answered
And You came to my rescue and I
I wanna be where You are

In my life
Be lifted high
In our world
Be lifted high
In our love
Be lifted high

Friday, July 11, 2008


Pregnancy....well for one I'm not pregnant nor will I ever be for a while. But I'm intrigued by this phenomenon but really cannot relate to women who have been pregnant, can't get pregnant, or are trying to get pregnant. BUT, I do have some common sense.

I saw Martha Stewart's daughter on a talk show. She is 42, divorced and really wanting to have a child. So she is going to extreme measures to best prepare her body to get pregnant at her age. That means tons of monthly ultrasounds, lots of drugs, shots, doctor appointments...and all of this for a cost of $28,000 PER MONTH!!!

Are you kidding me? I mean, come on! Yes, she is dying to have a child and she is trying really hard for this to happen (which I have not been in her shoes so I don't fully get it). But maybe, just maybe it's not suppose to happen or happen this way or at this time. OR is that really the smartest way to spend 28 grand every month?!

As you might have picked up upon, this pissed me off. I don't even need to go into orphans in Africa not having food to eat, but as a person who works hard each month to make it, then to hear this chick spending tons of money in one month that I don't even make in a year on drugging up her body so that she has a healthy egg to impregnate made me sick.

Am I off my rocker? Is there something that I am missing? Oh, please do tell.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Spoken too

I feel torn in so many directions. As I search for teaching jobs I am running into the realization that there are few far and in between jobs available...which I am ok with. I know that something will happen, I feel that God has allowed me so many different and unique experiences in my life that He is opening up a new avenue for me. I can't wait to see where and what I will be doing. Despite this excitement, there are days of confusion, frustration, questions...A friend gave me a verse, Jeremiah 33:3, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." I am claiming and clinging to this during this season of my life.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I can't wait...

~for football season to start

~to move into my own place

~to find out how The Food Network will impact my little brother since he is really getting into some of the shows

~see how my sister will do in drivers ed

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Taste

1. I love going there to watch people, nearly did not have enough time for this.

2. Why the hell do people purchase fruit with their tickets? I'm talking about watermelon and grapes, not the chocolate covered bananas. I mean, you do not go to the taste if you are on a diet or trying to stay on one. Go get yourself a funnel cake for crying out loud!!!

3. As a single girl, it amazes me to see the couples there. How did they begin dating? Or I can't believe those two are together, I would have never have thought that.

More later

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The next 4 days

I'm so excited for what will transpire over the 4th of July weekend. This is what I love and live and friends! I can't wait to attend Ribfest and see ReoSpeedwagon, go to bbqs, attend the taste of chicago, see old friends from college, and have a bachelorette finale party. I would love squeezing in a Sox game too. Wahooo!!! Let the fun begin.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A funny kid comment

One of the days I was watching my boys during my overnight stay, we had a rough day. The kiddos were not getting along, crying, fighting, and getting into trouble. As I was talking to the five year old we were having a discussion about choices and consequences. I asked him if he knew the different consequences that he could face. He said, "yes" and then I asked him to tell me what they were. He said, "he could be put in a timeout, get a spanking, be sent to his room, or get a tatoo." I said, "a tatoo?" He said, "yes". I asked him to explain what he meant and he said, "he would get a tatoo of his dad's hand on him!"

Man it was hard to not burst out laughing!