funny, last time i updated i was watching adventureland. again, i am updating and watching adventureland.
i’m on day 2 of my lemon diet detox. i cheated yesterday with raw vegetables, and i cheated today with a strawberry. the drink actually isn’t bad. it’s actually pretty delicious. i’ve been reading TONS of reviews and testimonials about it. most of them are positive, but a bunch say not to detox simply to lose weight, which is precisely why i am doing it. i don’t really feel hungry, i just keep thinking about food, and i want to eat it just because. i’m guessing i’m going to gain it all back within a month or two, but whatever. i wouldn’t mind being 10-15lbs lighter for a month. i’ll use that month to get all my beach trips in.
i will start eating healthier, however. i don’t mind eating healthy. there just aren’t a lot of different foods i enjoy. i’ll just eat plain grilled chicken and vegetables everyday.
anyway. my boo just left for work. i sure do love that turd. he’s the best.
i am trying to do this 3 day detox where i only drink water and eat fruit and raw vegetables. i’ve been solid all day, no problem. but i get home from work and i see bagels. and i know we have cream cheese. ugh. i want it so bad. SO BAD. is it okay if i just lick a little cream cheese? i have an apple but it’s going to hurt my teef.
watching adventureland and i hate kristen stewart. i also hate this iPad because this post took me about 15 minutes to writw rather than 3. i hate the landscapers outside my window also.
i thought having a tumblr would be a lot of fun, but considering i have no life, there is not much for me to write about, and i end up just feeling obligated to update with stupid things like this.
i’m laying in bed with my cat. i’ve got nothing to do. watching “gran torino” for the illionth time. i’m trying to sell this dumb iPad, which i know i should have never bought in the first place. i posted it on craigslist and facebook marketplace, and i already got a message back from a lady in south africa wanting my paypal information. i think i’m stuck with this thing. mom and i talked about raffleing it off at totaros during the summer concert series. we’ll see.
i wish i could nap because i really don’t know how many more times i can check my email and facebook. i don’t know what i want to do today.
i have money, but i don’t want to spend it, and i’m too impatient to save it. want to record music but its too hot where the recording stuff is. want to have beers with my brother but i drank the past 10 nights in a row. just heard a voice that made me cringe. i want to talk to rob but i have nothing interesting to say. i want to squeeze bizzy but he no like that.
now watching jay and silent bob strike back on comedy central. not really that good when it’s censored.
i’d upload pictures to here but this ipad isn’t really capable of completing such DIFFICULT processes. there isn’t even a caps lock. so dumb.
last night was the final keystones tryout. i got to run more drills than the first tryout. it felt really good to start skating/playing again, even though i’m exhausted today. it’ll be a good tournament. we’ll see how my coaching skills turn out to be.
afterwards bryan, duges, meredith and i went to the blarney stone for a drink and a “pot of gold” appetizer sampler, which was hardly a pot of gold at all. it was “name that tune” night, so we played and ended up winning. our team name: dugerz/big red dugies (aptly named for duges). our prize: a $50 gift certificate to the blarney stone. not bad. (we didn’ cheat using song identifying software or anything like that..maybe).
had to get up for work this morning because there was a party of 15 coming in. i got to work, set up the 15, and they called to cancel because one person has the flu. so now i’m in bed but can’t sleep because i have to wait for my mom to call me to pick her up.
man, i thought i was excited the night before the show. i’m even more excited the day after! i can not believe that i had the opportunity to see this show. i’m so glad i bought the tickets, and i’m kind of kicking myself for not shelling out more $ for closer seats.this was honestly one of the best shows i’ve ever been to.
it started with conan’s opener, reggie watts. from where i was sitting, he looked like ?uestlove, only with a bigger fro. he was great! his routine was based primarily from his synthesizer. beat-boxing loops, singing about stacking “fuck” and “shit” and making a “fuck shit stack”, and singing an indecipherable song on his nord electro (i believe that’s what it was). his anecdotes about philadelphia were accurate, where he told us of a man who was approached on a street because he was walking vigorously. it makes no sense, i know. regardless, he was hilarious and i would definitely see him again.
the show was about to begin. the band takes the stage as music is already playing. the crowd is going nuts. suddenly, there is a split-second break in the music, the lights come up and the band takes over and begins to play curtis mayfield’s “move on up”. i immediately came to tears, as i was incredibly overwhelmed at what i was seeing. even now, i am getting choked up. la bamba took the lead, as he strolled up and down the aisles, intimately serenading us fans. i forget what the second song they play was, but i remember that the “loveman” (pender) sang and i don’t think i could have smiled any harder. the song casually flowed into a segment in which pender held a note on his trumpet for a good few minutes, which everyone yelling “hold that note”! i’ve seen him do this before, but i honestly forgot how INSANE it is that he can do that. the band finally finished up and lights faded down.
up came a video showing a fat, long-haired, heavily-bearded conan o’brien passed out on a floor of empty pizza boxes, waking up to a phone call which turned out to be a wrong number. over the next few minutes we were given a glimpse of conan’s post-tonight show, pre-tour daily life. playing nintendo wii, bouncing alone on a trampoline, sitting in his own piss, etc.. finally conan receives a call to do a tour, he accepts, shapes up, and finally, we hear the voice of andy richter “LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, CONAN O’BRIEN!” i miss joel, but andy ain’t to shabby.
out comes this lanky, pasty, red-headed creature of a man, who just so happened to be donning a FLYERS JERSEY! i have never been more in love in my life. the man i adore, wearing the jersey of the team i adore. he joked how glad he was that there wasn’t a game on because we would have made him display it on the projection screen. after a while, he took the jersey off and tossed it to the crowd.
the first 20 minutes of the show, where it was just conan talking to us, were really fun. he talked about what happened with NBC, how he’s legally not allowed to say or do certain things, and how for the first time in his life, people have actually paid to come see him. that made me insanely happy.
i was impressed by how much research they did to prepare for a show in philly. they made a lot of references to the city and really made us feel appreciated and important. i especially liked the ad-libbing with triumph. “it’s great to be here in the city of [philadelphia], i think i’ll go get a [cheesesteak] at [pat’s king of steaks]. sounds cheesy, but i laughed hysterically.
not long after, andy richter was introduced. probably my FAVORITE part of the show was his introduction song. andy richter entered the stage to the creepy russian guy song. my most favorite video/song of the year. (here it is, for all you n00bs- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ZxknCZ_Tw).
conan sang a lot of songs with the band. he did his version of “on the road again” to which he sang, “my own show again” (this has been stuck in my head since last night), his own version of “i will survive”, and “the weight” by the band. i love watching him play. he looks like he really loves it.
oh! and guess what! he had special guests! TREY ANASTASIO came out (wearing a danny briere jersey!!) and did a song, which blew my mind, i’ve never seen him live before. anddddddddd they did the walker texas ranger lever! oh wait, he’s legally not allowed to call it that anymore. that’s right, it’s now known as the “chuck norris rural policeman handle”. anyway, they gave it a few pulls and out came some of the classics! walker kicking a man on fire through a window into a pile of combustable tanks, walker getting shot after proposing to his girlfriend, and a little boy being misled to jump off of a ladder. however, they saved the best clip for the second special guest, who just happened to be from upper darby. “this special guest is one of the funniest women on t.v., upper darby’s own, TINA FEY!” lemon came out on stage to pull the lever. “i’m gonna do it upper darby style”, backing her ass into the lever, revealing probably the great walker texas clip of all time. you know the one, “….walker told me i have AIDS.” yeah. that’s all i need to say.
at one point, conan explained he wanted to have a really great prop for the show that everyone could see, so he went out and blew half the budget on something really special. that something was the gigantic inflatable bat from meatloaf’s “bat out of hell” tour. i agree with conan and andy that the bat in no way, shape, or form looked like it came from hell. it was amazing regardless.
as the show winded down and the encore started, i decided that i really didn’t want to be in my seat anymore, so i decided to walk down to the pit, RIGHT UP TO THE STAGE. i had just stopped filming for a second, and as soon as i did, conan got off the stage and went up the aisle with his guitar RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. i took a picture and patted him on the back as he went by. a minute later, he appeared on the balcony and then back down on stage again. at the very end, they threw out these gigantic crowd balls with stickers of his cartoon face on them. one bounced off my head and landed in front of me, so i jumped on it and claimed it for myself. free souvenir. i dig it.
for the very last song, everyone was on stage dancing and singing, even the masturbating bear made an appearance! so psyched i got to see him! the show ended (sadly) and the stage emptied. la bamba came out right next to me to talk to his family. i was holding my gigantic yellow ball above my head, wanting to get a picture with him. one of his family members saw me, and tried to get his attention so i could get a picture, but security shuffled us out before i could. whoever you were, man, thanks for trying!
i am so so so so happy that i bought the tickets, and had a really good friend to go with (shout-out to BRENDA!). there was not a moment during the entire show when i could breathe. my breath was honestly taken away by the show. the music, the guests, the jokes, THE POMP, everything. everything was amazing. i’ve never cried so much at a show, and i’ve never laughed so much either. i am incredibly happy for conan. i know i’m sounding like a cheeseball right now, but i have been in love with him since i was in middle school. he was my first love. i’m really glad he got to do this, and even happier than TBS is giving him a show. i can imagine he will have a lot more freedom, and i know the show is going to be amazing.
conan o’brien, i love you.
he’s wearing his flyers jersey.
you can see the bat out of hell! and trey anastasio in the back in a flyers jersey.
i can’t believe i stopped recording. i could have had a great video instead of a creepy photo.
my giant ball that someone ripped the hair off of :(
once facebook stops being stupid i’ll upload the videos i took.
i feel like a little kid the night before christmas. i JUST remembered that i’m seeing conan o’brien, my first and longest-lasting crush, live tomorrow at the tower theatre. i can hardly contain myself. i met him when i was about 15 years old, and all i could muster up was a lousy “we have a website about you”, to which he looked at me like i was a total psychopath. if i could meet him again i would tell him how happy i am for him. i would tell him that no matter what he reads or what he’s told, he will never fully know the amount of support he has behind him from people all over. i’m sure he already knows, but i want to reassure him that he is the king of late night, and he always will be, and that despite what happened, he will be better off. his following has grown tremendously since the tonight show thing happened, and i know he’s aware. i’m just so proud of him, and whenever i think about him, i become so overwhelmed by the support he’s been receiving that i start to tear up.
conan o’brien, i fell in love with you when you were the chubby, prepubescent host of late night. after 10 years, my feelings are unchanged. i can not wait to see you tomorrow and even if we never meet again, just know that there is a 21-year old girl in conshohocken, pa who thinks you are just the bee’s knees and couldn’t be happier for you.
i just put this episode on for the first time and i already don’t like this dummy that wilson is seeing. i also CAN NOT believe talb is STILL cheating on his wife! wtf!?
i’m currently at home watching HOUSE with meredith after a long day of waiting for it to rain with no success and not really working anyway. we moseyed on over to mare’s graduation party and stuck around for the flyers game. my heart aches for their loss tonight. it wasn’t all that bad, i got to talk to robert a few times. he’s hanging with his BFFs tonight. he’s my poopsie poops. i love him.
just heard the word “heinous” on t.v. makes me think of dwight schrute’s heinous culprit.
mere put on SVU and there is a young girl talking about seeing her parent and brother bone. i’m REALLY digging the theme song. kind of jazzy and reminiscent of the 90s. good slap bass.
mom came out. she got nuts with a tequila on the rocks. we stopped at guppies and shortly after transferred to the pub. saw lots of folks there, including my elementary school boyfriend. it was good to see him and know that our love has lasted throughout the years.
once the pub closed, a few of us headed to the diner, including a strange 30-year-old man who overheard us talking about it and decided to follow us. he sat down with us, hardly spoke, and got upset when leighann and therese called him old and asked him to leave (even though he never left.) we ate our food and parted ways. a truly bizarre meal.
i’ll be doing a raindance for most of the day today. if it rains before 4 o’clock, i don’t have to go to work. that would work to my advantage, considering i have two graduation parties to attend and a flyers game to watch, which i would really rather not have to do from work by myself.
if there is a god, and he wants to gain another wolf to his wolfpack, he will MAKE IT RAIN on them hoes. because i ain’t tryin’ to work today. thanks.