almost given up looking into people’s eyes

Rachel setting up her keyboard
  • I believe in supporting artists and their art. I buy more music than I should. I brought Rachael’s newest album from Amazon.
  • Since I don’t live in the area, I didn’t know Rachael Sage’s concert was a gay pride event. I was surprised! This was my first gay pride event (and hopefully not the last). Cool. Anyhow, I thought this was just a regular concert. I didn’t even know Rachael was gay prior to the concert but one of her songs did make me wonder but I thought, “nah”.
  • I never carry cash.
  • I took two beta blockers just so I could have this weird semi-smile on my face. Without it, I’ve been perceived as angry. I tried to smile. I hope it was a smile. Rachael smiled back at me so I’m guessing it was a success.
  • I wish more people had shown up. Besides one couple and the other performers, everyone was shy. (Shy is awesome πŸ™‚ but we need some extroverts too).

With that out the way…just clearing the air. The Rachael concert was so awesome. She hugged me. I don’t hug humans but I sorta hugged her back. OMG. She also personally signed her painting. Now I can’t frame it because I always have to be able to see the back of the artwork.

We made eye contact several times. I was sitting right in front of her. Rachael is the opposite of shy. She is the most extroverted performer I have EVER seen. Most musicians I like fall into the quiet, introvert type so I was shocked by her. She is a comedian. I can tell she majored in theater (at Standford, I think?).

rachael sage in concert

Needless to say the show was fantastic. She even got up and sang right beside me. She got in the chair right in front of me and sang. It was surreal.

Her manager Wendy was super nice. Thanks for the tickets and for suggesting Rachael sign the artwork.

It could have been a complete disaster. That is why I did the bullet points at the beginning of this entry. Heh. Certain people made comments and those points are my um, points. Every story has two sides. πŸ™‚ I’m going to post more about the concert in my music blog.

Rachael’s art
autograph of her artwork

I cropped out the part where she personalized it because I don’t want my name shown on this blog. She signed it, “For —-” heart shapeΒ  xoxo

Rachael XO’ed me! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Sky, my betta fish died. 😦 I’m thinking of ordering 3 african dwarf frogs to put into that aquarium. It is so hot so I’m not sure if they will ship here. They don’t like to ship anywhere that is over 90 degrees. Of course the 90 degree heat starts tomorrow. I wish I could find a local pet store that sell them. I have checked all but one pet store. My other frogs (M & M) are doing fine. They always want more food.

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SICK. Still sick. Since I’m a new patient, I can’t see my doctor for 2+ weeks. Sometimes I can eat but yesterday I just gave up trying to work after lunch. I felt so bad that I called the nurse line. She told me to go to the urgent care center since I can’t see my doctor. But I FELT TOO SICK to actually get dressed and drive to the center so of course I didn’t go. I was so frustrated. The sickness comes and goes. I guess I can wait until July. I hope I can.

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Save the best for last. WORK. I facilitated a teleconference today. I have too much on my mind to be really embarrassed. It was a minor disaster. πŸ™‚ What did you expect? For me to shine at talking??! LOL. Gosh, I really sucked. The only thing I did right was saying, “good morning”. In the past I would have felt mortified after the meeting but I’m dealing with a lot of crap right now. I’m trying to sell my house. DMV won’t listen to me. I’m sick and I don’t know why. Who cares about a stupid meeting?

I do wish my manager had been able to attend because I know my supervisor probably made it seemed it was much worse than it was. She called me a monster from the movie, “Scream” so yeah, she doesn’t like me. hehehe. (SHOCKER!) My manager is a little nicer and lenient. She may have thought I did better……….I don’t know. It was a total waste of time! The freakin’ end.

bravedancing

(I started a new social anxiety blog. I hope it evolves into something more. I haven’t updated as much as I would like. Busy!)

I won tickets to see Rachael Sage in concert tomorrow! *happy dance* She held a giveaway via twitter. Now I LOVE twitter. I take back all the bad things I said about it. I discovered her music through Spotify. Love. Music = love…and peace. πŸ™‚ This will be my first concert since seeing John Mayer in 2010. Looooong drought for me. I just haven’t been motivated to see anyone because I only wanted to see Mayer. But now I’m also thinking of going to see Alabama Shakes this Friday (tickets only $5.00 – only going if I’m caught up with my class). And the thought of me having a chance to see D’angelo makes me swoon. No he isn’t doing a full fledged US tour yet but I know it is coming. C’mon D, we love you. My point is that I’ve let Mayer go since he can’t tour, and now perhaps I can enjoy all these other great acts. (Even though I think I would be fine just seeing JM tour every summer).

I also won a piece of original artwork by Rachael Sage. I’ll get it after the concert. I can’t wait to frame it and hang it in my country home one day. YAY. I love spontaneous living but it probably isn’t the best thing to do if one is already overwhelmed but this is MUSIC and music is my lifeline. The almost two hour drive is the only downside. But a concert in a new-to-me venue it well worth it. So excited!

In other news about me, I made an 85 on my second test! *not so happy dance but not sad dance either* I was one question away from making an A. I knew that answer. I changed it at the last second. Sigh. Anyway, considering how far behind I was I’m happy with an 85. Yes my standards have been lowered.

The one thing I miss most about going to school is the lack of reading for fun. Oh well, I’m trying to finish a few books that I’ve started. Hopefully during the fall I will be able to read for fun but I’m not counting on it. That will be my most demanding class…that is why it is last. oh dear.
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I went to DMV at 8AM today. I would like to say everything is resolved…OF COURSE IT ISN’T! She told me to go to City Hall. Um, well I called them and they told me to go to DMV. %$^^$# So now what? I will call the dealer and maybe they can do what they were supposed to do in the first place and get it all resolved. No, I don’t really believe that will happen. :/

I had coffee for the first time in a week. I stopped drinking it due to nausea. Now I’m thinking I should have never gone back. Oh well it is too late now. I am going to attempt to mow the lawn. If I get sick again, this will suck because I have to make it to see Rachael tomorrow. Hoping for the best. I have to stop with this sick ish.

Update: Feeling nauseous and a little dizzy but I did manage to mow my mom’s front yard. I will be okay.

More Rachael for you:


I hope she performs this. πŸ™‚