Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hey all. I've dropped off the face of the earth, and now I'm back! What an incredible journey it was! Who am I kidding? I have no idea why I haven't been blogging. I thought I would have gotten back into the swing of things after my Maui entry, but apparently not. Of course these next two weeks are going to be TOTALLY busy which makes me think I really will have no time to blog. I so badly want to be the blogger I used to be. To at least blog once a week. That is really not much to ask...I know this.

On Tuesday John and I are heading up to Humboldt to visit the families and to go to Maddy's first communion. I can't wait! We will get 4 whole days to spend with everyone, (2 with each family). Normally we never get to take long trips up north other than Christmas so this is a real treat.

The following week will also be crazy because on Wednesday John and I will be heading over to Bakersfield to see No Doubt. Let me just say that I CANNOT WAIT! After seeing them 10 times this 5 year break as not been enjoyable. I believed them when they said they were just 'taking a break,' but I never knew if I was actually going to get to see them in concert again.
I am also a member of their fan club, which allowed me to purchase tickets first so we have great seats. How sweet is that? I have to show ID once I get there to pick up the tickets from will call, which allows people just wanting to resell the tickets to not be able to purchase them. I haven't had good seats to one of their concerts ever since the online ticket selling became so huge, so I am really excited.

They are even having a special chance to 'meet No Doubt' before the concert for the fan club members. However it could cost $2,000 minimum, (which they would donate to charity.)

Am I considering this?
Do I know it is CRAZY?
Do I care?
Does my husband care?
Is he trying to let practically take over this situation?

I'm really trying to figure out how I can swing the $2,000 for the meet-n- greet, but so far I've got nuttin. The auction ends on Tuesday so that gives me 48 hours. I'd like to try to use my cancer card first, but that would only work if I had some sort of terminal cancer. I know, I know...that is a horrible thing to think of, but I'm really starting to feel desperate!

Anyway, after the concert it will then be time the Grundbuck Reunion '09. Rebekkah and her family will be paying us a 5 day visit over Memorial Day weekend, and I can't wait! They are actually moving to Georgia in July for two years while Adam gets his masters degree. (More on that later).

All you need to worry about is helping me come up with a plan to A) Convince John to let me bid on the auction, and B) where to come up with the cashola. Should I start collecting donations? Selling my furniture? Sell my car? HELP!


Sarah said...

If only you had some collectible dolls to sell.

Lori said...

Okay, I wish I could pay your way, but I have to pay the mortgage first...and then feed and clothe the kids and then, well, you get it!
But I wish you well in your venture and I would TOTALLY use the cancer card...heck, you had to deal with it, you might as well use it to your advantage!

What I really wanted to let you know was how happy I am to see you blog...I know how hard it is to keep up with it, particularly with Facebook/ easy to post a status update, and just be done with it. But keep it up, you are very funny! (Aren't I your biggest fan/stalker?)

Daniel and Brianne said...

That's so awesome that you are going to see No Doubt! They are coming to Fresno and I totally wanna go but since I'm a blimp and my ankles swell when I stand for too long (and you cant't sit during a No Doubt concert!) I will have to wait until the next time around. Sigh!
However, I will live vicariosuly through you and do a rain dance of sorts that the two grand magically appears in your bank account. Let me know if it works. :)

Mauleigh said...

Why have/had cancer if you can't pull that card every now and again?? It's not like you asked for cancer to have barging power, it just came to you. So I say, use it's powers for good. As in a meet and greet with No Doubt.

Amber Sweeney said...

oooh Paramore is opening for them! I'm so jealous! My sister is going to this one when it comes to the Twin Cities.