Champagne Fizz Hat, Sharon Riggs, Interweave Knits Weekend 2009
I am thinking that I will…NOT be making this one.
Allergy Awareness Pinback Button 5 Pack
Description Does your child have an allergy that people around them need to be aware of but you’re not always there to tell them? This listing is for 5 pinback buttons featuring the allergy information, color, and center image of your choice. Want a peanut allergy button in blue with a truck? We can do that! A milk allergy button in purple with a flower? We can do that too. We here at geek details are well aware that not every child can vocalize their allergy yet and that sometimes a little help is needed to remind people of the allergies a child has. Why not do it in a fun reusable way? Each button is handpressed using a Tecre button maker. This means that there are no bumpy edges or bits of mylar sticking out around the edges. All my buttons look like professionally made buttons you’d buy from any brick and mortar because they are made using the same professional grade parts and machine, but come from my home to yours.
Have a kid with allergies? This pinback button set is perfect!
Based on a VH1 poll, here are the Top 40 Top 40 Songs Of the 90′s:
01 Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
02 U2 – “One”
03 Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
04 Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
05 Madonna – “Vogue”
06 Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back”
07 Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time”
08 TLC – “Waterfalls”
09 R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
10 SinÃ©ad O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
11 Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
12 Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know”
13 Dr. Dre (Feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg) – “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang”
14 Mariah Carey – “Vision of Love”
15 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
16 MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
17 Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name”
18 Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
19 Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
20 Hanson – “MMMBop”
21 Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”
22 Beck – “Loser”
23 Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue – “Whatta Man”
24 House of Pain – “Jump Around”
25 Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
26 Eminem – “My Name Is”
27 Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
28 Ricky Martin – “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
29 Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
30 *NSYNC – “Tearin’ Up My Heart”
31 Radiohead – “Creep”
32 BLACKstreet – “No Diggity”
33 Spice Girls – “Wannabe”
34 Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”
35 Oasis – “Wonderwall”
36 C+C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
37 Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
38 Christina Aguilera – “Genie In A Bottle”
39 Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris”
40 Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
I think I might need to spend some QT on Amazon’s MP3 downloads and grab some songs that I don’t already have. I’m such a sucker for lists!
As you may know, I’ve been trying to find a new apartment. I thought I had found one, but I was denied at the last minute. It turns out that even if your salary qualifies for low income housing, your overtime has to meet the guidelines, too.
So…yesterday, instead of unpacking, I went apartment hunting.
I now have two choices–Oak Park Village and Rosehill Pointe.
Oak Park Village is in a slightly sketchier area of JoCo and doesn’t have very good reviews on an apartment review site when you look at the overall reviews. When you look at the reviews for the past year, it’s improved drastically, however. The floor plan is nice, there are washer/dryers in every building and the clubhouse is nice. Plus, it has U-verse cable, which I lust after. Four-channel DVR! Perhaps because of their less than stellar reputation, I can get a 775 sq foot apartment for $495 (including pet rent).
Rosehill Pointe has better reviews and is in a better location as far as my work and day to day life are concerned. It’s right by the police station, so crime is not an issue. It’s also within 10 minutes of practically everywhere I go. Sadly, it’s also looking to be about $560/month (also including pet rent) for a slightly smaller apartment and having to hoof it to another building to do laundry. U-verse also appears to be withholding their 4-channel DVR awesomeness from Rosehill Pointe.
So now, I am faced with a decision. Am I cheap and potentially live in sketchville? Or do I pay an extra $65/month (which could easily be my cable or electrical bill or half my car insurance bill) and be in a more convenient location?
In short, they were awesome.
I bought my friend Elizabeth a ticket for her birthday in May and we’ve been looking forward to the concert ever since. We got there about half an hour before the show was supposed to start and were greeted inside the door by a man asking where we were sitting. When we told him we were in section 232, he told us to go upstairs to get a seat upgrade.
So we go upstairs and stand in a long line and get new tickets–section 121. Much better.
We got seated after Franz Ferdinand had played a song or two. I’ve not heard of them before, but they were a lot of fun and I’ll probably be getting a few of their MP3s soon.
After FF played, we wandered the concourse a bit, I got a tote bag (of far more use to me than a t-shirt, no matter how cool the shirts actually were) and we kinda had a “OMG WE’RE AT THE GREEN DAY CONCERT!!!” moment.
We got back to our seats and entertained ourselves by watching people text message the jumbotron.
There were three proposals of marriage. Let me tell you, after the first one, it kinda loses the awesome factor.
At some point, a mention of a pink bunny goes up on the screen. Looked on stage and sure enough, there’s some dude dressed up in a pink bunny costume and a Green Day t-shirt, clowning around.
Finally, the lights went down and the show started. Billie Joe got the crowd going within five minutes. Additionally, I think I’ve now come across someone who says the f-word more than I do. It was hilarious.
We were on our feet the entire time the concert went on and it was a long concert! Two and a half hours of fun, singing and dancing. I’m writing this two days later and my voice is still hoarse and I’m still sore.
So freaking worth it, however!
They started out with music from their new album. I must say, I didn’t really like the new album that much when I first heard it, but after seeing them perform it live, I love it.
After a bit, they started singing some of their old stuff and it was like a gigantic Green Day singalong. Fantastic!
Instead of taking a break and leaving the stage, they started singing Shout! and laid down on stage. At that point, they sang music from other bands for about 5-10 minutes and then got back up. We got some Doors, Beatles, and just a fun mixture of good music in there.
When they got back up, they kept of the mixture of old and new music. They pulled two fans up on the stage to sing Longview. The fans were terrible singers, but it was fun to watch them run around on the stage and you could just see them saying in their head, “I’m on stage with Green Day and that’s Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool and AAAAGGGH!!!!!!!!!!!! the awesome will make my head explode!”
There were two encores, but I liked the second best when it was just Billie Joe, an acoustic guitar and Good Riddance.
Check out Back to Rockville for my favorite review of the evening and some fun pictures of the show.
PS: Billie Joe is so totally on The List now.
I have a busy week ahead of me!
I am going to see Green Day tomorrow night. Yay!
I am getting the keys to my apartment Saturday and will start moving that day.
Saturday evening will be spent at Starlight, watching Chicago.
Sunday will be more moving and hopefully some unpacking!
I have started a hat in a skein of Noro Taiyo, which I picked up at the 25% off sale at The Studio. I am completely neglecting both of the shawls I have on the needles.
Update is over. Time for me to go back to eating soup and wishing lunch lasted all day long.
Slackhole: to be both a slacker and an asshole (or arsehole, if you are feeling British).
Coined today at work for the benefit of a co-worker.
Example: The drive-through person at McDonalds didn’t get your order right? What a slackhole.
Go forth and use my new word. Otherwise, you’re just being a slackhole.