kukla_red: (Cricket)

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week.  Oy.  Not that anyone out there is waiting with bated breath for my every word, but I do enjoy jotting things down here and it boggles me that I haven't done it for so long.

Work has been... well... perhaps the less said about that the better.  What's been going on here for the last couple of weeks deserves its own entry and I'm just not ready to do that.  Suffice it to say I am still employed but the bloom, perhaps, is a little off the rose.  Well, one petal at least.

The concert was great.  Josh Groban has such an amazing voice - it gets me every time.  I know a lot of his material is on the sappy side and I was kind of embarrassed by all the middle aged ladies who were crowding the stage at times but Sarah and I had a blast.  The tickets I bought were rather high up in the stratosphere of Nassau Coliseum.  The good seats were over twice as much and I just didn't want to blow a huge wad on this.  But they were at least close to the stage, so we'd see OK as long as I brought the binoculars.  Which I did.  However, once the opening act started a woman with an official-looking badge squatted by my seat and asked me how many were in my party and would we like to move down?  Are you kidding??  She gave me 2 tickets for section 102 - we were 4 rows from the floor and right by the stage, close enough to just about touch Josh when he made one of his many visits to stage right.  It was wonderful - especially for Sarah, since this was her first real concert.  I guess they had trouble selling out some of the pricey areas of the arena and they didn't want poor Josh to have hurt feelings so they gave away a lot of tickets and filled in all the areas he could see from the stage.

He didn't sing all the older songs I would have loved to hear, but he did sing many of them and he was charming, cute, funny and sang like a dream.

And yes, I will confess that I screamed like a 14 year old seeing The Beatles for the first time when he came on stage.  Sarah got a good laugh over it, but she screamed too.

I'm really glad we went.  It was a memorable evening.

So tonight is date night and we're going to see The Simpsons Movie and have dinner at our favorite tex mex place near Times Square.  I'm hoping for some downtime this weekend.  I need it badly.

I finished the 7th Harry Potter book - I made it last as long as I could but I finished it on Tuesday.  Sigh.  I don't want to post any spoilers but it was really really good.

This weekend, I have Charles de Lint books to read and laundry to do and a man to love.  Sounds pretty good to me.

kukla_red: (Default)

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week.  Oy.  Not that anyone out there is waiting with bated breath for my every word, but I do enjoy jotting things down here and it boggles me that I haven't done it for so long.

Work has been... well... perhaps the less said about that the better.  What's been going on here for the last couple of weeks deserves its own entry and I'm just not ready to do that.  Suffice it to say I am still employed but the bloom, perhaps, is a little off the rose.  Well, one petal at least.

The concert was great.  Josh Groban has such an amazing voice - it gets me every time.  I know a lot of his material is on the sappy side and I was kind of embarrassed by all the middle aged ladies who were crowding the stage at times but Sarah and I had a blast.  The tickets I bought were rather high up in the stratosphere of Nassau Coliseum.  The good seats were over twice as much and I just didn't want to blow a huge wad on this.  But they were at least close to the stage, so we'd see OK as long as I brought the binoculars.  Which I did.  However, once the opening act started a woman with an official-looking badge squatted by my seat and asked me how many were in my party and would we like to move down?  Are you kidding??  She gave me 2 tickets for section 102 - we were 4 rows from the floor and right by the stage, close enough to just about touch Josh when he made one of his many visits to stage right.  It was wonderful - especially for Sarah, since this was her first real concert.  I guess they had trouble selling out some of the pricey areas of the arena and they didn't want poor Josh to have hurt feelings so they gave away a lot of tickets and filled in all the areas he could see from the stage.

He didn't sing all the older songs I would have loved to hear, but he did sing many of them and he was charming, cute, funny and sang like a dream.

And yes, I will confess that I screamed like a 14 year old seeing The Beatles for the first time when he came on stage.  Sarah got a good laugh over it, but she screamed too.

I'm really glad we went.  It was a memorable evening.

So tonight is date night and we're going to see The Simpsons Movie and have dinner at our favorite tex mex place near Times Square.  I'm hoping for some downtime this weekend.  I need it badly.

I finished the 7th Harry Potter book - I made it last as long as I could but I finished it on Tuesday.  Sigh.  I don't want to post any spoilers but it was really really good.

This weekend, I have Charles de Lint books to read and laundry to do and a man to love.  Sounds pretty good to me.

I confess!

Jul. 19th, 2007 09:42 am
kukla_red: (Nanny Jo)
I am a Grobanite.  I love Josh Groban - not in a "O my Gawd he's so cute I must scream" kind of way.  That would be completely creepy since I am, I believe, old enough to be his mother.  Of course, lately I feel like I am old enough to be everyone's mother.  But I really love his voice.  Ever since I first heard him sing on an episode of Ally McBeal I have been completely blown away by his voice.  I can't say I love every song he does - some of them are too sappy even for me.  But I have all his CDs and I do listen to them.  When I'm alone.  Or with Sarah - she likes him too.

So this morning I gave in.  I've been dying to see him perform in person for ages and I've resisted getting tickets for next Wednesday's concert but today I succumbed.  I clicked my little mouse, used my Ticketmaster account and now I have 2 "print it yourself" tickets tucked in my purse, just waiting to surprise Sarah.  What - you though I'd take David?  Nah, he'd go just to please me but it really isn't his thing.  Sarah, on the other hand, will squeal with excitement when I tell her.

So next Wednesday we will do a nice Mother/Daughter thing and scream our lungs out for Josh.  And I WILL remember to bring my opera glasses so we can get a decent look at him.  I didn't spring for the really expensive seats but we should be able to see a bit.

What burns my toast about this whole transaction are the fees they tack on to the price of the tickets.  Here's the break down of the bill:

2 tickets @ $55/each             $110.00
Facility charge (WHAT?)              3.00
Convenience charge (??)         20.50
Delivery (it was an email!)           1.75
Order Processing Fee                 3.50
Additional Taxes                           3.00
Grand Total                             $141.75

So for 2 tickets that should have cost me $110, I get another $31.75 added on.  It's quite a racket they have going.

Well, the concert will be fun and by that time I'll be grousing about the high price of the tee shirts.  No, I won't buy one!  I'm not that nuts.

I am rather pleased though - it's nice when you make a wish come true for yourself.

I confess!

Jul. 19th, 2007 09:42 am
kukla_red: (Default)
I am a Grobanite.  I love Josh Groban - not in a "O my Gawd he's so cute I must scream" kind of way.  That would be completely creepy since I am, I believe, old enough to be his mother.  Of course, lately I feel like I am old enough to be everyone's mother.  But I really love his voice.  Ever since I first heard him sing on an episode of Ally McBeal I have been completely blown away by his voice.  I can't say I love every song he does - some of them are too sappy even for me.  But I have all his CDs and I do listen to them.  When I'm alone.  Or with Sarah - she likes him too.

So this morning I gave in.  I've been dying to see him perform in person for ages and I've resisted getting tickets for next Wednesday's concert but today I succumbed.  I clicked my little mouse, used my Ticketmaster account and now I have 2 "print it yourself" tickets tucked in my purse, just waiting to surprise Sarah.  What - you though I'd take David?  Nah, he'd go just to please me but it really isn't his thing.  Sarah, on the other hand, will squeal with excitement when I tell her.

So next Wednesday we will do a nice Mother/Daughter thing and scream our lungs out for Josh.  And I WILL remember to bring my opera glasses so we can get a decent look at him.  I didn't spring for the really expensive seats but we should be able to see a bit.

What burns my toast about this whole transaction are the fees they tack on to the price of the tickets.  Here's the break down of the bill:

2 tickets @ $55/each             $110.00
Facility charge (WHAT?)              3.00
Convenience charge (??)         20.50
Delivery (it was an email!)           1.75
Order Processing Fee                 3.50
Additional Taxes                           3.00
Grand Total                             $141.75

So for 2 tickets that should have cost me $110, I get another $31.75 added on.  It's quite a racket they have going.

Well, the concert will be fun and by that time I'll be grousing about the high price of the tee shirts.  No, I won't buy one!  I'm not that nuts.

I am rather pleased though - it's nice when you make a wish come true for yourself.

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