Tori Kelly – Live in DC!

I said I had fourth-row seats. Uh, no. I was in the second row!! I recorded a few of the songs.

Dear No One

All In My Head/Say My Name

Prince tribute – When Doves Cry

Suit & Tie, PYT, Thinkin About You

 

Daydream

 

It was a great night. I’m so tired. It was a long day. More about my DC adventures later. I just wanted to post about the best part of my day – the concert!

Nobody Love

The Tori Kelly concert is this Saturday! I haven’t had time to focus on the fact that I’m going to see Tori Kelly in concert. I’m too nervous about driving around DC and all that. I won’t  get excited until I get into the parking garage at 7 PM.

I will be snap chatting all Saturday afternoon and some of the concert. (kat3x5). I’m weary of being around people at the concert. I just have to get out of my head and try to enjoy it.  This is what happens when you spend all of your time alone. Being around people gets harder and harder.

This week I…

Music of the week: Janet Jackson, Jonathan Larson (Rent soundtrack), Ellie Goulding, Jewel, Kanye West, Lissie, Coldplay, Tori Kelly

Instead of listening to new music, I’ve been listening to artists with large catalogs. This week was Janet Jackson. I know people love Prince, and I get that. But Janet Jackson is my Prince. (no offense meant). She and I share birthdays, so I feel like we are kindred spirits. LOL. I went to DC to see Janet in concert. I had to pay $40 for parking!! But it was right beside the venue, so that was a good deal. I saw her on the Velvet Rope tour. Good times.

TV of the week:  How to Get Away With Murder, basketball

Since the Wizards or Lakers aren’t in the playoffs this year, I’m kind of bored. I’m still watching some of the games, but I’m not really into it. Like a lot of people, I would like to see the Warriors win the title.

Movie of the week:  none

Book of the week:  I just started reading We Have Always Lived in The Castle by Shirley Jackson. This story is sort of like my life. My life is a work of fiction. No friends. No people. No one. Well, I have a dog. And my neighbor mowed my lawn for FREE with his tractor yesterday. Isn’t that nice? Maybe I don’t live in a castle…yet.

Plans for the weekend:  TORI freaking KELLY. Need I say any more? I may do some wondering around DC. Other than that, I will be trying on my clothes from Thred UP. I hope I don’t have to send anything back. I have four boxes coming. haha. I will split up my haul into two posts. I also have a LeTote post coming. Stay tuned. 😉

I have to go. Saturday will be interesting. I’m just glad to get out of the city for a while. And then I’m off to Asheville for my birthday!  I also have more time off from work during the summer. I usually take all my time off during the spring and winter. I rarely get time off during the summer, but this year I have a few days off in July in August. And I have one day off in June to see Ellie Goulding (June 10). Total yayness.

I’m really going now. So much to do. So little time.  Bye. 🙂

where I belong

Who is going to see TORI KELLY on April 23rd in Washington D.C.? AHHHH!

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They were trying to give me 16th-row seats. Hell no. I turned that offer down for 15 whole minutes. I wanted front row seats, but I ended up with a 4th-row seat. Not too shabby. Sigh. I know a better seat will be available later. UGH. I’ll settle with sitting in the fourth row.

Believe it or not, I have never been to DAR Constitution Hall in DC. So that’ll be cool. I’m not looking forward to paying $20 for parking. That’s DC for ya. But at least, I get to book my parking spot online in advance.

I would say no more concerts for the remainder of 2016 and 2017 BUT, John Mayer is in the studio right now. So there is a chance if I can get a really good seat, I’ll see him. I’ve seen him in concert twice so…There aren’t that many people I want to see live. I can’t believe I’m going to two concerts this year, and it is only January!

I gotta go back to work. lol. Tori Kelly. Fourth row! YEAH!

You’re not breaking me

Good news post! 3 good things: Grammy’s, gym and wig. 😉

Tori Kelly got nominated for Best New Artist!!!! OMG. YAY. Best news evah! So happy for her. People were saying she was going to get left out. I don’t think she’s going to win, but I know she must be on cloud 9. Congrats. I hope she wins. Now I have a reason to watch the Grammy’s. YES!  Congrats to James Bay too. Both got nominated in the same category.  If Tori wins, I will die.

And….D’angelo got nominated for Record of the Year!! Amazing! Wow, I can’t believe this. The Grammy’s are going to be so fun. D’angelo better show up. I don’t think he’s going to win either. Damn. But at least The Academy recognized him.

I have to say a few negative things about the nominations. Um, Alabama Shakes for album of the year? UGH. I hate that album. Oh and D’angelo should have gotten nominated for Album of the Year. That goes without saying. Bummed that Carly Rae was completely snubbed.  Still so excited, though. AHHHHHHHH! Fun times.

The whole list of nominees can be found here.

I finally cancelled my paid gym membership. It was so easy. I didn’t even have to talk to anyone! I emailed. She offered me $10 off a month, but money isn’t the only reason I’m cancelling. I go to the free gym more so I’m sticking with that. Free vs. paid? Free wins this time.

I went to the free gym this past Saturday.  Two weeks in a row. woohoo. 😉 As I was walking in, a woman was leaving so I had the whole gym to myself again. I did two miles on the treadmill. No weightlifting or bike.

If only I would go to the gym after work. I don’t see that happening. I have my schedule set.  Work, nap, eat dinner, back to work, practicum, leisure time, bed. I have to get my nap in. Nap or workout? Nap wins almost every time.

See how exciting my life is? lol.

I got my wig today. I already wore it out of the house when I took my dog to the vet. I don’t think I did a great job cutting the lace, but it was fine for today…according to me. I LOVE IT! It was so expensive, I’m glad I do love it. I’m glad I paid extra for thickness because otherwise I know I would complain about it being too thin.

My only complaint is that the back is too short. Other than that, no complaints so far. No shedding. But I haven’t had it for 24 hours so…who knows?? It looks real as it should. What else can I say? I’m in love with it.

The interesting part will be taking care of it. I suck at hair. I’ve been trying to find info on taking care of it. But I guess I’m supposed to take care of it like normal human hair, but I’m not good at that! WAH. I need resources.

For now, I will calm down because it is like new. I’ll worry about issues as they arise.

Gotta go back to work for my “late shift”.

I tend to shut people out

OMG. People are still defending Bill Cosby! I’m looking at Whoopi Goldberg – a person I like.  For the record, I have never liked Cosby and I’ve always thought he was a jerk. Okay, maybe I did watch the Cosby Show growing up but ever since the late 90s, I’ve disliked him. So when all this came out, no surprise to me. I hope he has stopped raping women.

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It’s funny how people judge success. What is it? 2.5 kids, home ownership, a significant other and exceptional grammar? That is not my definition of success. Obvs. Success to me is living the life you want. Whatever that may be. Considering my life and my abilities,  I’m successful. I don’t know how to say this without sounding like I’m putting people with extreme social anxiety down. I’m not looking down on them OR thinking they could simply do better if they had motivation. I’m not one of those people…I never thought I would be able to get a job. Ever. I think my fear of that has motivated me in spite of my disabilities.

With my social anxiety and panic attacks, I should be homeless. So anything above that is a win. I’m not trying to be funny. All the doctors I’ve seen say I have the most severe case of social anxiety they’ve seen. I see everything I have as a blessing. I don’t compare myself to Susie because Susie doesn’t have SA so why would I compare my accomplishments to hers? That doesn’t make sense. Susie may look down on me. Whatevs. That has nothing to do with me. That’s all on him or her.

Don’t get me wrong. There have been times when I compared myself to the Susies of the world. But then I realize what they have and what I have. The comparisons need to stop. It’s pointless.

Well this is the only me that I know how to be
Sorry if that don’t fit your reality
I’m giving one hundred percent of me
So take it or leave
Whether you’re in or out
This is what I’m about

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I got my Tori Kelly CD in the mail. I ordered it on Sunday and received it Monday. Awesome. 🙂  I want to share some of her music. So here goes:

This is an oldie…from 2013. 😉 Tori Kelly – Dear No one

This is her current single: Should’ve Been Us

One of my  favorite live versions of Nobody Love

Tori @ The House of Blues in Anaheim:

I’ll stop now. I hope to see her on tour in the fall. ??? A girl can dream.

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Now I have to go post another eBay auction.