Saturday, March 24, 2007

Osmond Bros Reunion!

For all you children of the 70s, get ready for the biggest reunion of the decade--the Osmond Brothers! As another example of my great musical taste, I was a big fan of the Osmonds in the 70s, particularly Donnie & Marie. Read all the details here.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Martina McBride on Idol

Martina McBride will appear on American Idol on April 18. I'm so excited. Her new album, Waking Up Laughing, will be available on April 3, I'll be the first in line to buy it. You can take a listen to all the tracks here. I love it already!

Monday, March 19, 2007

The FL Update

Well, I'm sure you're all curious as to how the trip went this past weekend to get my sister and move her stuff and her 2 cats up here. Let's just say it was hell, pure and absolute hell. My sister left on Thursday with my other sister on the train to come up here, while my mom and I stayed in FL to finish packing the apartment, supervise the movers, and take the cats home on the plane.

The packing and move went fine, but the travel day was excruciating. Everything that could go wrong did. The vet gave us pills to sedate the cats but only one took the pill. Luckily, it was the meaner of the 2 cats. The vet had said she'd come over and help us load them in the carriers, but when we called her she was an absolute bitch and we had to beg and pay her to come over. (My mom and I are scared of cats and don't really know how to handle them.) Once the cats were packed up, we had an ordeal at the airport trying to check in with them, then when we got to security we were told we had to take the cats out of the carriers and walk them through the metal detectors with us! No one had ever told us this was the procedure. I just assumed we'd walk them through in the carriers, and they'd take that little wand and look over the carriers. Who in their right mind would ask you to unpack a nervous animal in the middle of the airport?

My mother just about flipped out, and the head of TSA was being a complete asshole. Somehow a nice lady from Jet Blue took pity on us and helped me to maneuver getting the cats out and through security, but I was shaking cause I was so scared that the cats would scratch the crap out of me, and/or get out of my grip and go running through the airport. Luckily, the drugged cat was practically comatose, and the other cat was so scared he was motionless too. It was pretty unbelievable.

After the inevitable delays, sitting on the tarmac for 1/2 waiting for a gate, and the 45 minutes waiting for bags, I finally got home only to have my very ungrateful sister get on my case for a very stupid reason. Just because she is sick doesn't give her the right to treat everyone trying to help her like shit, but that's basically what she's doing and it's getting very old very fast.

New Release from Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi, one of my favorite 80s bands, is going strong and set to release a new album June 19. Read about Lost Highway and Bon Jovi's upcoming live performances at the CMT Awards and on American Idol. Here's hoping they tour. They are amazing in concert and I've liked their past few albums enough to go see them again.

Thanks to Jeffro for the tip.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Tonight I'm enjoying this great flavor of Haagen-Daz light, blueberry cheesecake. Even if you don't like light stuff, I guarantee you'll like "ribbons of blueberry and crunchy graham crust pieces are swirled throughout our creamy cheesecake ice cream" as described on the web site. With all the stress I've been under lately, I could eat the whole pint, but I guess I won't or Jeffro will kill me.
Need to go and pack and get ready for my trip. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

FL Bound

Well, looks like I'm finally off to FL on Thursday to help bring my sister and her two cats back home. I doubt I'll have time to blog until after I get home this weekend. Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jeter Coming to Old Town

Ok, not Derek Jeter, but hey, that got your attention. I wanted to let you know that Jeffro's band Jeter will be playing out on Friday, March 9th upstairs at Bistro Europa in Old Town, Alexandria. They're opening for The Strohs around 9:30. Bistro Europa's got a cool vibe, plus it's metro-accessible, so come on out, and bring your friends. No cover.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Finally! Good News

It looks like my sister will finally be released from the hospital tomorrow. She's been in for at least a month now. While it's a huge relief, she still hasn't been cleared for travel, so no one's sure when she'll be able to finally come home. But the most important thing is she's made enough progress to finally get out of the hospital.