Saturday, May 29, 2004

Guatemala...Fifteen shows in one city is just too damn many. Oh, I did find time to go horseback riding, and rapelling down the side of a monutain, and ziplining through the tree canopy. Went shopping in the market in Antigua, got souveniers for everyone. Hopefully, I will be home is as little as two weeks, but they may be adding cities to our tour, so I may be in South America until August 8. Panama was cancelled, but they may add additional cities in South America. I am getting two and a half weeks off in Ecuador, Nate and I are going to take surfing lessons. Should be a catastrophe waiting to happen. Nate and I have decided this will be our last tour, and we are planning on moving to central florida, so if anyone has advice on jobs or places to live, let me know. I will write more later (probably monday when I get to El Salvadore). Anyway, got to go to work now. Bye. If I ever find highspeed I will put pics up.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Hello Everyone!
Greetings from Miami. Just wanted to let you all know that my plans for the summer may have changed. One of the cities on our tour was cancelled so now we could get done three weeks early, or they might give us a different city/country. I don't know. No decisions have been made. But, I do leave tomorrow for Guatemala. And after two weeks there, I will be going to El Salvadore. But after that, it is all up in the air. Anyway, I will keep everyone informed on what is going on.
Okay, so it has been a really busy week. I had to go the chiropractor, and the dentisit. Yuck! Plus Nate is visiting, so we did the tourist thing and went to Islands of Adventure to ride the rollar coasters and went to old town to see the car show (Nate into car stuff). Anyway, I have pics to put up, but I don't have time now, we are driving to Miami today. Tomorrow evening we leave for Guatemala. Supposedly, there is internet access at our hotel there though, so I will still be in touch. Plus, I just installed an airport card in my computer yesterday, so now I can use wifi while I am at bored at the airport. Anyway, gotta go. I will see you all when I come back from tour (sometime after Ecuador, hopefuly around July 13 or so).

Sunday, May 09, 2004

"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
So, I am back from my grandmother's house.
And tomorrow night Nate arrives. I am a little nervous about Nate coming down. I mean, on tour everything is great between us, but now he is going to have to meet my mother. And my mother is VERY, VERY Strange. I realize everyone thinks their parents are wierd, but my mother actually is wierd. Who else has the inside of their garage painted to look like the interior of a spaceship (Doctor Who's TARDIS to be exact). And while most mom's have dishes in their china cabinet, the one at my mom's house is filled with quirky sci-fi figurines and wierd movie-tie-in happy meal toys. I have given Nate plenty of warnings about my mother's unusual behavior and strange quirks, I don't think anybody can ever be really prepared to meet her. And that's not even going into the ultra-feminist rants she can go on. "A ring on the finger is a ring through the nose." I am a feminist and all for equality, but my mom tends to take things to far. (Dad, if you are reading this, you know you are partly to blame for her hatred of men. Sorry, but you know it's true.)
Anyway, I have so much packing to do. It is like as soon as I got home, my suitcase exploded all over my room. And now tomorrow I am going to have to rush around and attempt to clean it all up so Nate doesn't think I am a slob. Although, since we live together on tour, he should already know by now that I am a slob. Oh well. I have to start packing for tour anyway. I have no idea what to pack, since I have never been to Guatemala, El Slavadore, Panama, or Ecuador. Should be interesting. And hot (except Ecuador, it will be winter there).

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.
--Drew Carey

Oh well, time for bed, I got a lot to do tomorrow.
Sweet dreams all.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Miss you Nate!

Went to the
DEROOT concert last night at the Club at Firestone. Here is a pic of me and Amy before the concert last night. I wore my "My Boyfriend is Out of Town Shirt". Heard some cheezy pick-up lines (like, hey baby, need me to keep you company while your boyfriend is gone?) Amy wore something with lots of cleavage (she was broke and hoping to score free drinks). The concert was good, Deroot has come a long way since they used to be be the amateur garage band that played the Fairbanks Inn. Saw the most adorable thing, there were a bunch of kids at the concert, they hung out on stage while their parents got into the mosh pit. I did feel kind of old at the consert, especially when I saw highschool girls in the pit. Or the girl who had to have her mom drop her off outside the concert cause she isn't old enough to drive. (When did I become so old? Oh well, at least I'm not as old as Nate--haha, just kidding babe) It was Rob's (the lead singer) birthday, and his parents and Grandmother were there. As we were leaving, some guy tried to stick his face in Amy's breasts, when Mrs. Mulligan (Rob's mom) walked by and said to creepy breast guy "Don't do that, I know her mother!"

Anyway, going to my grandmother's for mothers day. Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there.

Monday, May 03, 2004

I miss high speed internet access. And cable. And room service. While I love being home and getting to visit my mom and all, living in hotels does have it's good points. Like the fact that I have new tour pics I want to put on the site, but I have to go through dial-up here so it takes way to long. Also, it takes forever to download amy music. Aurgh! How am I supposed to steal from the recording industry if it takes me forty minutes to get one song?
Oh well. I did put some new pics up on my tour pics page (just click above). But I can't put up more cause of the damn phone line. Oh well.
And what is with my mom not having cable? I am so sick of network tv. Commercials suck.
Oh by the way, Nate, if you read this, I miss you!
Changed the template on my site (a few people complained it was confusing). This one is simpler. Updated my links. Check 'em out. Some are for good causes, others are just for cool stuff.

So TShirt Hell has a shirt that with a piture of Bush with the words "I bet you'll vote this time Hippy" on it.
I love this shirt. Definately has to be the next thing I buy.
But you know what? It is still not as cool as my thong that says "If you can read this, I must be drunk". They stopped selling that, too bad really, cause I can think of quite a few people that would be perfect for. Oh well, dr appointment in the morning, got to get to bed.
Sweet Dreams everyone!

Sunday, May 02, 2004

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So I am watching Alias tonight (Isabella Rosselini was awesome) when it gets to the end with the previews, and there are clips from the season finale....that will air in three weeks! In three weeks I will be in Guatemala. Damnit! That means I will have to have mom tape it and save it till I come back in the middle of July to watch it. That sucks. Fucking May Sweeps.
Oh well.
Anyway, so tomorrow I have to go to the doctor, just a checkup. I hate doctors. But I am home so rarely that I end up having to schedule all my appointments (dr, dentist, chiropractor, etc.) all in the same week. Yuck!
So Nate flies in Monday to visit for a week before we go back to tour. If anyone has any god suggestions on things to do, feel free to email me (he has never been to Orlando before). I figure Islands of Adventure is always a good choice (I love roller coasters). Epcot is a possibility depending on funds (Nate would like test track). Old Town for a Car Show, since Nate is a car freak. But that won't fill up a whole week. So if anyone has any other suggestions, let me know.
Oh well. I've rambled on long enough now. Bye All.
I am so addicted to the show Alias. Whenever people look through my big book of DVD's the first thing they notice (espicially since I keep my DVDs in alphabetical order) is all the Alias season one and two dvds. And there is a new episode on tonight. In fact, I watch so much Alias (my mom tapes it for me and ships it to me on tour so I don't miss any episodes) that I now have my boyfriend hooked on the show (or maybe he just likes to watch Jennifer Garner dress up in skimpy outfits and beat people up).
Anyway, I just downloaded the new Black Eyed Peas album, Elephunk. It is very awesome.
Speaking of mp3s however, I am very mad at Apple right now. I have always been very much on the Macintosh bandwagon. Until recently, however. I have an imac, an ibook, and an ipod. Never had any problems with any of them. Until my ipod started having audio problems. Turns out the jack that the headphones plugs into was cracked. Then the crack grew, and the plastic disintegrated. So now I cannot listen to my ipod at all (unless I play it through my computer, but that defeats the whole point of having a portable mp3 player). I had thought that my problem was unique for my ipod, till I go online and find out that lots of people have been having this problem. Ipod knew this was an issue on both the 1st and 2nd Gen Ipods, and did they recall them , of course not. In fact, since my warrenty is no longer in effect, Apple says that it will cost more then $200 to get it fixed. I can get a new 20gig ipod for only $299. But I won't buy a new ipod, especially since I may have the same problem. And besides why would I want to give Apple more of my money and reward them for selling me a defective product? So for now, Apple is on my shit list. And if I get a new mp3 player, it will not be an ipod, Apple will not be getting anymore of my money anytime soon.
Well, that is it for now. For those of you with ipods, watch out for these problems.