RIP Blackie

Feb. 1st, 2015 10:58 pm
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So, we had to put our cat to sleep tonight.

He was a stray who turned up outside our house not long after we moved in, and me and my Aunt Bernie spent a long time just feeding him outside everyday and getting him to trust us. Then we started letting him in the house. At first it was just for a night, and then it was, 'it's raining, he should stay in' and then it was 'it's winter, it's cold, he can't stay out in that,' and then 'it's summer, too hot, he should stay in' and then he just stayed in all the time. In the infinite creativity of kid!brains, we called him Blackie (and made this sound less common by declaring that his 'real name' was 'Blacken Decker,' a store at which my Aunt used to work, though, as is the case with most felines, we pretty much just said 'Here Kitty, kitty kitty!' Upon finally declaring him 'our cat' we took him to the vet, only to discover he was already fixed. He'd belonged to someone before, or else he'd gotten caught in one of those catch and release traps and had been fixed. He also had a claw that wouldn't retract, and the vet said this was likely from a BB gun. He'd had an exciting life before he came to us.

He used to always stay on my Aunt's side of the house, and while he was friendlier than the evilbitch!cat my parents had at the time, Amanda, he was still pretty shy. My Aunt died in 2001, but Blackie still mostly stayed on her side of our house, and over the years slowly migrated over. It was only in his senility that he started acting cat-like, either that or the dogs had finally rubbed off on him - he turned into this crazy begging fool. One day, just last fall, I'd made myself dinner, went to get a drink and found the cat on the table eating my food.

But, anyway. He had this thing on his side that finally ruptured and was bleeding everywhere, and so tonight was the night. A trip to the emergency vet and a couple hundred dollars later and that was it.

This is the first time in my life we haven't had a cat. It's kind of weird.
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BLACKIE
1994 - 2/1/2015

RIP Luna

Dec. 29th, 2014 12:13 pm
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Well, another sad day.

1. We got Luna from my grandfather's nextdoor neighbor, who had her living outside in like a 4x4 concrete square of yard. Mom talked them into giving her up, but instead of just, you know, giving her to us, they took her to the humane society and by the time we found out she was there, we were third in line to get her. Somehow, the other two potential adopters fell through and so we ended up with her. I remember we got her the day after an Aaron Carter concert and Zach and I ended up not really caring about the concert at all because PUPPY TOMORROW. Not that she was really a puppy, at 14 months, but still.

2. She ruled the house. Colby was fucking terrified at her. My room and Zach's room are both at the end of the same hallway, and Luna's been pretty much confined to that hallway, so Colby turned into a giant wuss whenever it was time for bed. He refused to go down the hallway until you blocked Luna off and then he'd run down the hallway really quickly. Goofs.

3. Zach joked that you could play rock-paper-scissors with our dogs. Colby's scared of Luna, Luna's scared of Radar and Radar's scared of Colby.

3. Buddy was mine, Nash was Dad's, Luna was Zach's. He's taking this super hard, but at least he knew it was coming, she was old and sick.
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06/22/2000 (08/22/2002) - 12/29/2014

Radar

Oct. 30th, 2013 10:14 pm
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Meet Radar, our new puppy. He's about 4 months old, he's a German Shepherd (mix?). We got him today (well, Wednesday, but I'm
backdating this post). Left the house around 9:45 and drove for an hour and a half down to Caroline County to get him. After a brief round of teething-is-fun, he settled down and slept on me for most of the drive back. Meeting Colby went well. Luna was not tremendously pleased, but that's okay. She's old. The cat didn't care about him and he didn't care about the cat, so that was nice - the cat definitely appreciated it, Colby's first reaction was to swat back when the cat swatted him. But then, they had cats roaming around the main office of the shelter where Radar came from.

Took us fucking forever to pick a name. Bandit was an option for a while, and we thought about keeping his shelter name - Bentley - and then Dad and I were pretty sold on Bear, but Zach protested that because of Bear on Person of Interest (ignoring that Buddy was named after the Air Bud movies). We picked Radar because it took him all of thirty minutes to locate and infiltrate the cabinet where we keep the treats. We now need child locks on said cabinet. Smart little devil.
He's super cuddly, which is nice. Colby gets a little grumpy about sharing his toys - and by his toys, I mean any toy in the house including new ones purchased for the puppy (teething ones, especially)) and old toys he never even liked. So we need to work on that.

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So, in a doubly cruel twist of fate, I am having another horrible day.

I woke up this morning to my mom telling me that Nash, our 7 year old German Shepherd, was acting weird. He was really lethargic and didn't really show an interest in the things he usually does. Normally if she says 'feed the birds' or 'go get Colby' he'll get all excited. Today? Nothing. He was just moping around and breathing kinda funny. So, I got up and we went to the vet - the Emergency Vet, actually, as our usual vet inexplicably had no doctors in the office today. Nash hates cars, he usually whines and barks the whole way, but today he laid down in the backseat, and that was after struggling to get him into the car in the first place. Also noticed his gums were really pale. They took him back, did and x-ray and within five minutes, they knew what it was. In those five minutes, I had googled symptoms and come up with the same answer.

Hemangiosarcoma. It's a relatively common cancer found in dogs, but even more so in German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers. You almost never know your dog has it until this happens. It can effect a couple different organs - the skin, and the heart are popular ones, but so is the spleen. That's what Nash had. A tumor on his spleen had ruptured, and since HSA is a cancer of the blood vessels, the rupture means that cancer cells have potentially just spread everywhere. They could have done a splenectomy and tried to stop the bleeding, but if they'd found it in other places while they were in there, that would have been it. Even still, unless it was completely benign, a very very small chance, the surgery would have only given him a couple of months of intense chemotherapy. So, we had to take the other option. We both lost it about halfway through the whole talk with the vet.

I stayed at the vet while Mom went home to inform/get my dad and my brother. My dad works night shift and he was asleep when mom got back. Nash is his baby, his best friend, like Buddy was mine. Mom said he completely lost it when she told him. Can't blame him at all. He just watched his Mom die on Monday, after a week of sleeping at the hospice with her.

They brought Nash in the room with me and left me be. He was on painkillers then, at least, but he still seemed really uncomfortable. His belly was really swollen, and by then I'd asked to see the x-ray. The mass was huge. Like, the size of two softballs, maybe? He was really cold, too, and a couple times I thought he was going to die while we were waiting, the way he was breathing.

Mom finally showed up with Zach and Dad. Did not help at all that there was a seriously cute GSD in the lobby. Dad and Zach were both in tears when they walked in. Dad lost it some more, and then, when we were as ready as we were gonna get, we called the vet in.

It was so quick.

With Buddy, he was older, and we'd known it was coming for a while. Not that that made it any easier, but at least we had warning. The day we took him, he could barely stand up without falling over. This... this just... last night Nash was scarfing down his dinner and mooing and playing with Colby. And now he's just gone.

Dad's taking it the hardest. Everything reminds him of Nash. Everything reminds all of us of Nash. I gave Colby a treat and he started sobbing. His computer desktop is a picture of Nash and when he saw that he broke down again. He gave Colby one of his and Nash's favorite treats and again. We even decided not to tell anybody because we've got the viewing tomorrow and the funeral Friday, cause none of us would be able to stand it. I don't even know how he'll make it through even without people knowing. Here's hoping no one asks how the dogs are doing...


Nash, you were a great dog. You were the first puppy we had, and we loved you with your cow noises and your inexplicable fear of walking on tile floors and your obsession with milkbones. We didn't have you nearly long enough and we'll miss you.

I hope you're with Buddy and Grandmom and everyone else we've lost, of both the two and four legged varieties.



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12/16/2006-10/23/2013
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Rest in Peace, Grandmom, I love you. I'll miss you. So much.
11/27/1928 - 10/21/2013

So, my grandmother died today. We knew it was coming. She's been in the hospital for a while now, and she'd been in hospice since last Tuesday. Dad and his brothers had all been taking turns staying with her, and the doctor's had been saying 'any time now' and 'soon' all week. It was this morning, around 9, while he and his oldest brother were there. She'd had Shingles, and then developed pneumonia and some other unknown infection and didn't get better. We saw her on Monday, before they moved her out of the hospital. She recognized us, asked about the Ravens game, told my brother he looked good after his surgery.

God, it was hard.

We've always been close. She was the closest out of all my grandparents, with the exception of my great aunt, who pretty much was an extra grandparent. She lived with us until she died when I was 11. I think hers was the last funeral I've been to, since I miss my grandfather's last year. I'm down to one grandparent left now.

I don't know how my grandfather can do this. They got married the day after my Grandmom turned 18. They had four sons, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. It's been 67 years. Almost 68. Her birthday is Nov 27th, and their anniversary is the 28th. My birthday is the 29th - we've always celebrated all those things together and... and it's going to be so weird not having that anymore.

When I was little and would spend the night at her house, she would always read me this book, The Diggingest Dog, and we'd always cook dinner together and have ice cream and talk about books. And I think one of the best things I've ever heard was when I heard my grandparents talking the last time I did spend the night about how well I'd grown up, how mature I was. And I'm glad they thought that, because I certainly don't feel like that right now.

iTunes is kicking my ass - playing sad Disney songs I didn't even know I had (hint: Goodbye May Seem Forever from Fox and the Hound is sad on a good day) and other death-y songs (Death Cab for Cutie's What Sarah Said is also a bit of a punch in the face, Yellowcard's Dear Bobbie is also a bad choice). And sometimes I just think of something that reminds me of her - like a line from the book that I can hear in my head in her voice - or that I didn't get to tell her that I finally got somewhere on her line of the family tree project I've been working on. Or my dad was talking about how one of his brother's said he doesn't think he can make it through talking at the funeral - I don't know how I'm going to make it through watching at the funeral.

Not knowing what I believe in makes it even harder to deal with. Because I want there to be something else - I want that sooo much, the belief that I'll get to see her again, her and my other grandparents, everyone else, that I'll get to see Buddy again someday, too. But a part of me doesn't think that that's a thing that can be real. I just don't know. But then I guess no one ever does. It's a sucky headspace to be in, though.

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Hey all! I know LJ has all but disintegrated, but if any of my friends are feeling generous toward all of adoreable canine/feline kind, my local Humane Society is having a Wag & Walk-A-Thon Pet Fair Fundraiser thing on October 12th.

Here is information on the event.

This is a link to pledge for myself and my canine of questionable intelligence, Colby.

We (as well as the pets it would be helping) would much appreciate anything you can give!

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So, my brother had orthognathic surgery today. My brother and I were both born with cleft palates that we had fixed when we were babies. Nonetheless, we've both had some pesky side effects (shitty vision, mostly). And one of those things for him (almost for me, but I somehow managed to avoid this part) was a weirdly developed chin/jaw. So, after years of braces and prep for this, a bunch of arguments over insurance and confusion between doctors, it was today. I stayed home for all of this to stay with the canines, but he and my parents left the house around 5 this morning to head downtown to the hospital. He had to be there by 6, and they started the surgery at 8:30, said it would take 6-8 hours.

They were planning to do 4 things:
-Break his jaw in 2? 3? places and readjust it so it was better aligned. They'd place a splint at the roof of his mouth to keep it all in place and use heavy-duty rubberbands to keep his jaw mostly closed while it healed. (Note: really good, rather funny blog along the same lines here if anyone is interested).
-Remove wisdom teeth (only 3).
-Fix partially deviated septum.
-Cosmetic chin reconstruction stuff?

All in all, it's a bitch of a surgery and involves weeks of liquid diet on syringe and then mushable liquids and all sorts of fun stuff.

But, of course, this is my family, so something had to not go to plan.

The surgery ended up taking 9 hours. They finished around 5:30, I think. The complication: wisdom teeth - which was supposed to be the easier-ish part of the surgery, I'd imagine - were fucking hell to get out. I don't know why they were surprised by this because my dentist had to cut some of my baby teeth in half when he was pulling them because the roots were so deep. Then, since this had been so complicated, they opted to remove the splint they already had in and just wire his jaw shut, which takes away nearly all of the flexibility the splint/bands would have allowed and has also altered the projected timeline in ways that I haven't been informed of yet.

Mom's staying the night at the hospital - he'll be there til at least Sunday, maybe Monday. And despite being told they'd have a private room, it is not, in fact, a private room and she almost couldn't stay the night. Strange.

But, yeah, superfun times here.
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Well, first of all, today marked one year since we got Colby! It also would have been Buddy's Birthday.

Anyway. Concert. Dad and I left around 4:30, made it to the venue by like 5:15, grabbed a bite to eat at the mall across the street where we park (despite the 'no event parking' signs, because they're stupid (seriously, a) we eat at the mall before we go to the concert, and are therefore mall customers, b) we park in the furthest spots away (which are never occupied except on concert nights) and c) there are a ton of concert people parking there, so clearly everyone opts to ignore the pointless signs).

But, yeah. Wandered through the gates around 6:15, thankfully with no ridiculous hikes (though the path from the street to the gates makes for a wonderful drunk test course when leaving, especially when no one turns the lights on). Chilled until 7 when the first opener, Nic Cowan started. He only played a few songs, but he was pretty good. He sounds better live than on CD, I think. Dunno what he played, really.

By 7:35 the other opener was up, Levi Lowrey, a little more bluesy. He play a little longer, 8:10ish, I think. They'd both played in front of this weird curtain thing, which was weird.

Zac Brown Band started at about 8:40. Played til 10:30, which was a pretty lengthy set. 22 songs total. They played an into for a few minutes until the curtain dropped, and then started into Jump Right In, and then The Wind, As She's Walking Away, then Where The Boat Leaves From into a cover of Bob Marley's One Love, then Free with an Into the Mystic cover (Van Morrison). From there: Natural Disaster, Toes, Day That I Die, and a Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band cover), and then Colder Weather. From there, they did an acoustic set out on the stage extension thing which included a cover of Seven Bridges Road (Eagles), their song Martin, then David Gray's Babylon, and James Taylor's The Frozen Man. Then it was back to the main stage for Keep Me In Mind, one of their really new songs = Day For The Dead, Knee Deep, Metallica's Enter Sandman, Goodbye In Her Eyes and Chicken Fried. Came back from the encore dressed as crazy black-lighted skeletons for Led Zeppelin's Kashmir and Charlie Daniels' The Devil Went Down to Georgia, which was well and truly epic.

Took us forever to get out of there, but made it home by 11:40 or so. Got some great pics despite some sucky lighting (and more distance than I've had at the last few shows, being right up by the stage).


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Happy Christmas Eve!

It snowed here today (unexpectedly). The puppy had a blast in the snow. :)

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PUPPY

Jul. 12th, 2012 11:14 pm
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So, the puppy's doing well. We ended up naming him Colby and we figured out that his birthday is roughly April 11, which means he's 13 weeks and a few days old already. He's really smart - he's known sit literally since the day we brought him home. He's good at down and decent at leave it and roll over. He stays sometimes (still working on that) and for some reason shake is just not registering at all. He's pretty good for walks (now that he's finally figured out that he's supposed to walk not spin around and sit on your feet (that was a fun few days)). Nash seems to like him most of the time (he has grumpy moments, but so do the rest of us). He's sleeping in a crate in my room, and luckily he sleeps through the night (even if that means waking up at 7am), so yeah. My nocturnalness is suffering (except for this week when I'm dog/puppy/house-sitting for my cousin. I'm back and forth during the day, but spending the nights not at home). Our other dog, Luna, isn't a fan - she mostly just ignores him and tolerates his presence (but she's 12 years old, so we'll cut her a break for being grumpy). He falls asleep on car rides (which is awesome because Nash hates them (he makes this awful high-pitched sireny sound, so fun)).

Anyway. Pictures.
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Puppy!

Jun. 22nd, 2012 06:18 pm
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Got a puppy today! He's a lab mix, about 10 weeks old. Still haven't thought of a name. He's really laid back and chill. Mash is getting along with him, too. Thinking maybe Misha, but let's vote!

 

View Poll: mobile-poll.

 


ETA: Ended up naming him Colby. He's a silly, sleepy, cuddly puppy.

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So... First of all, Happy 19th Birthday to my brother, Zach. Who does not have a facebook, twitter or an active LJ account. So I'm really saying happy birthday on here for no reason.

Anyway. Concert post. This is one. First one this year.

Dad and I left at like 4:15, stopped for a quick dinner and made it into Baltimore by 5:15. Pretty good time considering we got into the city just as the Oriole's game was ending. We had a Meet and Greet so we stood outside until 6:30 chatting with people in line with us (and laughing hysterically because the instructions we got said to be there by 5:40 or else we'd be late - and because we were slowly being cooked in the 90some degree sun).

Finally, at 6:30, they let us back. Had a rapid fire, picture taking thing with Colbie Caillat. Headed into the Pavilion in desperate need of water and shade. Chilled until 7 when Andy Grammer started.

He played: Pocket, Ladies, Slow, a cover of We Are Young (by FUN) mashed with his song Keep Your Head Up, Lunatic, Miss Me, Biggest Man In Los Angeles, and Fine By Me. The only song I knew was Fine By Me (and the FUN song, but that isn't really his...) but he was awesome.

Gavin DeGraw came on at like 8. He was really epic. Opened with Sweeter. Into In Love With The Girl, Crush, Soldier, Never The Same (I think? Not sure...), Candy, Follow Through (Acoustic), Stealing, I Need A Dollar (cover of something)/Chemical Party, Run Every Time, Chariot. Encored with Radiation and Not Over You. After his set, he was out signing by the merch stand. Stood out there for a while, but didn't quite make it to the front of the line. He stopped when Colbie Caillat started, but said he'd be out again later.

Colbie played: Fallin', The Little Things, Begin Again, Realize, I Do, Make It Rain, I Never Told You, What If, Lucky, Oxygen, and Favorite Song, didn't leave for their encore and played I Won't instead. Then finished with Brighter Than The Sun and Bubbly.

Took a lot of pictures, between Dad and I. I think I won this round of 'Who Takes Better Pictures?' but mostly cause Dad's camera was being wonky. We found out our Security Guard friend quit, which *sadface* but we did get to meet Gavin DeGraw on our way out. Convinced we weren't, given the swarming horde of people, but we did. Got tickets signed and a picture with him.

All in all, a good night.
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So my grandfather, who has been in the hospital since Spring Break, died a little while ago. They moved him into Hospice Care on Friday so we knew it wasn't going to be much longer - kind of hard to keep livign when stop eating and drinking and rip out any tube they connect you to. I feel like I should be more upset about this, but the guy's been miserable since 1998 when my grandmother died. We were never really close, either. Mostly I just feel bad for my Mom and my Aunts and Uncles.

So, Rest In Piece, Pop Pop. 9/22/1927 - 5/16/2012.
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So my Mom made me this awesome quilt out of concert t-shirts!
It's so warm and comfy!

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So. That was (and still is) exhausting. I came home on Tuesday after I got out of class at 3:15 (also, yay for a perfect score on my Gilded Age paper!) and we got home around 6:30. Zach helped me get out of a level I'd been stuck on in Dragon Age II for forever and I managed to beat the game (Yay for a RUNAWAYWITHANDERS OPTION!) before [livejournal.com profile] kismekilmeluvme picked me up around 8 so we could go hang out. We had a tasty dinner and an amazing dessert and caught up and it was fun. Came back to my house and chilled for a while.

Woke up early yesterday so I could be productive for a little while, ended up running out for groceries and some books. Was hoping to find a Kent State thing I'd been looking for, but didn't. Chilled for a while at home, left around 4 and headed for DC for the concert. Got there maybe 5:30ish. Chilled til just after 6 when they let some of us in early. It was at the 9:30 Club, which is a weird and not terribly awesome venue. I miss Recher. So much. They let about 30-40 people in early and by let us in, I mean shuffled us into a dark, warm basement for 45 minutes. until 7 o'clock hit. We did get to go in before the people waiting outside and unlike Rams Head, they don't charge for that privilege, so that was admittedly nice. Got spots on the rain, but they were in teh center so that was less awesome because microphone stands are annoying, and then we had to wait until 8:30. It was a loooong wait. On the plus side, I beat the level of BubbleBuster I'd been stuck on on my phone for forever.

Vanessa Carlton was the opening act and I cared so little that I have no idea what she played, My camera was camera was being wonky as fuck so i didn't even have the distraction of playing with settings to keep me entertained. She played 8 songs, and was off by like 9:10.

Matt Nathanson started at 9:30, as the name of the venue helpfully suggested. This was his second night in a row playing there. He played: Mercy, Falling Apart, Modern Love, Still, Queen Of (K)nots/Tainted Love (Soft Cell Cover), Princess/Jesse’s Girl (Rick Springfield Cover), Laid, Bottom Of The Sea, Room @ The End Of The World, The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel Cover), Sad Songs, All We Are, Drop To Hold You, Car Crash, and Detroit Waves/Acrobat (U2 Cover). Encored with Faster, Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes Cover), and Come On Get Higher. Played til just after 11. It was a pretty fun concert, even if he wasn't quite as funny as he was at the other small venue shows I've seen him at (Recher, Towson). He made jokes and there was plenty of laughing, though. There was terrible, terrible lighting though. It was either too dark to take decent pictures (which has never ever ever been a problem for me from the front row) or I had a spotlight shinign straight into my eyes. So, didn't get any pictures, really. Afterward, there was a meet&greet if you'd bought any of his Merch and I'd gotten a shirt and a free poster, so I went to do that. Dad scored the set-list, too. Got to meet Matt again and got the poster signed and a picture with him. At first I thought he remembered me from one of the other shows, cause he was like "Hey, it's you!" but that was followed by "Front row, huh? Nice!" Anyway.

Got out before midnight and ended up home around 1:15 or so. Ended up crashing at like 2:30 after packing and showering and then got up at 5. I planned to sleep on the car ride back out to Frostburg, but I couldn't fall back asleep. Got back here around 8:30, got mostly unpacked and organized and took a nap from 9 to 10 but I have been so so so ridiculously tired all day long. My Psych class is always dark and room and it took considerable effort for me to a) get out of bed and go to class b) stay awake once I was there. Lunch helped, so I was awake for Gilded Age. Have to go back down for Capstone later. Joy. And then maybe possibly chilling with friends if I manage to remain conscious.

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So. That was (and still is) exhausting. I came home on Tuesday after I got out of class at 3:15 (also, yay for a perfect score on my Gilded Age paper!) and we got home around 6:30. Zach helped me get out of a level I'd been stuck on in Dragon Age II for forever and I managed to beat the game (Yay for a RUNAWAYWITHANDERS OPTION!) before [livejournal.com profile] kismekilmeluvme picked me up around 8 so we could go hang out. We had a tasty dinner and an amazing dessert and caught up and it was fun. Came back to my house and chilled for a while.

Woke up early yesterday so I could be productive for a little while, ended up running out for groceries and some books. Was hoping to find a Kent State thing I'd been looking for, but didn't. Chilled for a while at home, left around 4 and headed for DC for the concert. Got there maybe 5:30ish. Chilled til just after 6 when they let some of us in early. It was at the 9:30 Club, which is a weird and not terribly awesome venue. I miss Recher. So much. They let about 30-40 people in early and by let us in, I mean shuffled us into a dark, warm basement for 45 minutes. until 7 o'clock hit. We did get to go in before the people waiting outside and unlike Rams Head, they don't charge for that privilege, so that was admittedly nice. Got spots on the rain, but they were in teh center so that was less awesome because microphone stands are annoying, and then we had to wait until 8:30. It was a loooong wait. On the plus side, I beat the level of BubbleBuster I'd been stuck on on my phone for forever.

Vanessa Carlton was the opening act and I cared so little that I have no idea what she played, My camera was camera was being wonky as fuck so i didn't even have the distraction of playing with settings to keep me entertained. She played 8 songs, and was off by like 9:10.

Matt Nathanson started at 9:30, as the name of the venue helpfully suggested. This was his second night in a row playing there. He played: Mercy, Falling Apart, Modern Love, Still, Queen Of (K)nots/Tainted Love (Soft Cell Cover), Princess/Jesse’s Girl (Rick Springfield Cover), Laid, Bottom Of The Sea, Room @ The End Of The World, The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel Cover), Sad Songs, All We Are, Drop To Hold You, Car Crash, and Detroit Waves/Acrobat (U2 Cover). Encored with Faster, Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes Cover), and Come On Get Higher. Played til just after 11. It was a pretty fun concert, even if he wasn't quite as funny as he was at the other small venue shows I've seen him at (Recher, Towson). He made jokes and there was plenty of laughing, though. There was terrible, terrible lighting though. It was either too dark to take decent pictures (which has never ever ever been a problem for me from the front row) or I had a spotlight shinign straight into my eyes. So, didn't get any pictures, really. Afterward, there was a meet&greet if you'd bought any of his Merch and I'd gotten a shirt and a free poster, so I went to do that. Dad scored the set-list, too. Got to meet Matt again and got the poster signed and a picture with him. At first I thought he remembered me from one of the other shows, cause he was like "Hey, it's you!" but that was followed by "Front row, huh? Nice!" Anyway.

Got out before midnight and ended up home around 1:15 or so. Ended up crashing at like 2:30 after packing and showering and then got up at 5. I planned to sleep on the car ride back out to Frostburg, but I couldn't fall back asleep. Got back here around 8:30, got mostly unpacked and organized and took a nap from 9 to 10 but I have been so so so ridiculously tired all day long. My Psych class is always dark and room and it took considerable effort for me to a) get out of bed and go to class b) stay awake once I was there. Lunch helped, so I was awake for Gilded Age. Have to go back down for Capstone later. Joy. And then maybe possibly chilling with friends if I manage to remain conscious.

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So, the hurricane knocked out our power early on Sunday morning. Which meant we spent all of Sunday being bored and realizing how much of our lives revolved around glorious technology. My phone died like an hour after the power went out and so I didn't even have that tech. Finally got it partially charged when we went out to get food. God, Sunday sucked.

Monday, it was still out (finally came on yesterday afternoon, but it was no longer my problem since I've been in Frostburg since Monday afternoon).

Got my room all organized (mostly) and everything. My roommates are mostly awesome, which I pretty much knew already, especially [livejournal.com profile] paytofay. The only exception is that we don't have internet right now and that is driving me kind of insane. I'm chilling in the library with my laptop now, though. And I've made serious progress on Dragon Age II.

Classes start for me tomorrow, which I have mixed feelings of awesomeness and dread about.
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So, the hurricane knocked out our power early on Sunday morning. Which meant we spent all of Sunday being bored and realizing how much of our lives revolved around glorious technology. My phone died like an hour after the power went out and so I didn't even have that tech. Finally got it partially charged when we went out to get food. God, Sunday sucked.

Monday, it was still out (finally came on yesterday afternoon, but it was no longer my problem since I've been in Frostburg since Monday afternoon).

Got my room all organized (mostly) and everything. My roommates are mostly awesome, which I pretty much knew already, especially [livejournal.com profile] paytofay. The only exception is that we don't have internet right now and that is driving me kind of insane. I'm chilling in the library with my laptop now, though. And I've made serious progress on Dragon Age II.

Classes start for me tomorrow, which I have mixed feelings of awesomeness and dread about.
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Got a new tattoo yesterday. Buddy's pawprint.








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Got a new tattoo yesterday. Buddy's pawprint.








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