Monday, August 4, 2008

First Day of School

My kiddies had their first day of school today. Everything went relatively smoothly and I didn't have to threaten anyone with my body bag. Just kidding. They were all on their best behavior today, we'll see how long that lasts.

(I had a very cool comic graphic for you, but blogger doesn't want to upload graphics today. What a shame.)

I have very little voice right now. I'm not sure how much of it was from having to talk all day and how much of it was from the activities engaged in last night. The SO had been dying to see a concert called Projekt Revolution. It was an all day music event with 10 or so bands including Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Armor for Sleep, Hawthorne Heights, etc. Unfortunately said concert was scheduled on the day before the first day of school. I tried for months to get out of it, suggesting that my darling find someone at work to go. No luck. I was petulantly told that this was the last time we'd get to do something like this because we would have the baby.

True. I have no plans to take a baby to a rock concert and damage it's hearing. Of course from the way Smudgie was kicking during the concert he's either an aspiring music critic or he was having a good time too. He was quiet until Chris Cornell came on, then got quiet through most of Linkin Park but started kicking up a storm during the LP encore. I'm concerned he had his own little mosh pit going on in there.

The concert was terrific. We were in the first section infront of the stage, just about 10 rows back. Loud, bright lights, and lots of fun. I did find it a bit depressing when Chris Cornell came on. I remember him from ages ago, back when he fronted for SoundGarden. I looked at him and couldn't help but think, "Damn Dude, we got old." No criticism of him. Now that he's given up that dorky spiked hair and grown it out again he looks good. Really good. But neither he nor I are spring chickens any longer. It was cute, from our angle I could see his kids with their protective head gear dancing along to dad.

Of course the kids around us were interesting. Just like when GreenDay released their last, today's teens and preteens think they "discovered them." SNORT! I used to have a GreenDay button that said, "I was listening to GreenDay when you were in diapers." I felt the same way last night. The teens and early 20 somethings were looking at us older folks like, "What are you doing here?" My students when I introduced myself and told a bit about me were shocked to find out I'd attended the concert last night.

So I'm about to take my "I was up til 2am and then back up at 5am" backside to bed. My SO is so sweet to me the first day of school. A dinner I didn't have to cook, a hot shower, and a foot rub I didn't even have to ask for. {hugs precious} Can you hear the teeth grinding from there? Precious isn't exactly someone's favorite endearment. Something about it sounding prissy. *giggle*

Now run along and check out the blogs by Anny Cook, Amarinda Jones, Kelly Kirch and Sandra Cox. Lots of good stuff.


Amarinda Jones said...

I know someone who calls me 'precious' - he does it to drive me nuts so yeah, I am with you SO on that one

Molly Daniels said...

K went us in utero to an REO Speedwagon, but I wasn't feeling him move yet. He now likes rock, so maybe we influenced him??? Glad you had a great time and the SO pampered you for your long day:) 1988 or 89, my hubby's niece and nephew came to him with the 'new fantastic band' whose song 'Kokomo' was racing up the charts. The band? The Beach Boys!
He and I laughed; he'd been listening to them for 20 years; I still have my 45 of 'Surfin' USA' and '409':)

Anny Cook said...

Can't say that I do concerts... a loooong time ago, the house hunk took me to a Barry Manilow concert for our anniversary. It was LOUD and I was unimpressed. Would rather just listen to the CDs.

Then a couple years ago we went to an outdoor concert at the State Fair for Gary Allan. That was pretty cool. I enjoyed that one--even sitting on the ground.

Kelly Kirch said...

I will leave concerts to the young whipper-snappers. I always feel far too old afterward. That and I get roaring headaches. Ah well. You'll be glad you went to one more before Smudgie was born.

Happy work week, Jae. Take care of that voice so you can holler at the chillin'.

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Ms. Jae, Glad you and Smudge enjoyed the concert. I'm sure the SO appreciated you going. And kudos to him for taking such good care of you on your first day back at school. He's a keeper:)

Anny Cook said...

Where oh where has Jae gone?