Sunday, March 29, 2009

Julia FREAKING Nunes

Why hello there, internet. How have you been? I've been freakin' fantastic thanks for asking. What did I do on Saturday? Say, I think I went to go see Julia Nunes at The Living Room in NYC. (If you don't know who Julia is go here and find out, you won't regret it)

I went to this amazing night with my sister, and we got there really early because we wanted good seats. To our great surprise, there were already people waiting outside playing the ukulele and such. Julia came and hung out with us a little while later, which was very exciting. I now know she is just as funny and amazing in person as she is in her videos. We had pizza, played songs and laughed a lot for almost two hours before they let us in. It was all great fun.There were a few nerdfighters there as well, and we all freaked out because someone who looked like Hank walked by. It obviously was not Hank, but it was exciting nonetheless.

Then when we finally got in we got pretty awesome seats right in a table at the front, to the left of the stage. She acted silly for a while and made us all laugh very hard, and then she started playing. I have tons of footage on my camera/computer, which I will upload eventually, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. She told us a few really hilarious stories, one about her and her friend Dan spying on a naked girl in the dorm next to hers. I sang throughout the entire show, very loudly, along with many (by many I mean few) others.

Afterwards we got to meet her, say hi and take a monumentally ugly horrible picture of my sister and I. Julia looks adorable, of course. Grrr, silly photogenic celebrity. I am not uploading this picture because it is just that ugly, and you're just going to have to take my word for it. I can't wait to see her again, the emotions in her songs come across so much when you're there in person, it's very touching. Best night, ever, no competition.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day and Weekend Activities

Today, as you might gather from the title, I had a snow day. I spent most of the day inside my house drinking warm things and reading, but then I had to go out and shovel. Boy, was that fun, I fell about 10 times and I'm 90% sure I have a bruise the size of a plate on my thigh. These bruises are even worse than the ones I developed ice skating with my friends on Sunday. Oh Winter, you're so fun to injure myself in.

Something else that happened this weekend was my mom thought it would be a good idea to loose the keys to our car when we all headed down for some Starbucks. After vetoing my idea of hot wiring the car, I was deposited at the library until my mom could come back and get me with the car. Some good came out of this unfortunate incident, however. I got books! Oh, how I love books. Right now I'm almost finished with The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, which was/is amazing and hilarious, I practically feel in love with the main character in this novel, she's a riot. Some other books I got when I was there were: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Into The Wild, and The Bell Jar. All of which I am very excited to read.

When I was at the library, I was wandering in the Children' Section (which is a lot less creepy than it sounds) and I stumbled upon something magical. That something magical is the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. When I was in elementary school, these were my absolute favorite books in the world, I read all of them. So, naturally, I had to check at least five of them out and got the weirdest look ever from the librarian helping me. I plan to dive into those after I finish the other stack of books I checked out while there.