The Concert

On Saturday I went to my first concert.

IT. WAS. AMAZING.

I am still in the happy-from-music stage.

The Script, American Authors, and OneRepublic.

I heard about this concert last Friday (just over a week before the concert), and at that point I knew only about 3 OneRepublic songs, only 1 American Authors song, and I had never heard of The Script.

But I have been wanting to go to a concert, and I thought OneRepublic would be fun to see. I looked up the concert that day, and saw there were still tickets available. So I talked to Dad, and we decided to listen to more of OneRepublic’s music, to see if we liked it enough to go.  We didn’t get around to listening to it until Tuesday.

On Monday night I made a semi-final decision not to go, and I texted my friend (who was talking about coming with us) and told her we weren’t going to go.

And that’s when I heard Counting Stars playing from my dad’s office.

I went downstairs to tell him I had changed my mind, but when I went down there, my mind was swayed.  After listening to more OneRepublic (and liking most of their songs), I changed my mind.  Dad came up later that day and said, “Hey, these guys are cool, I think we should go see them.”

So I texted my friend, and told her we were going.  We were able to get tickets that night.

And I could hardly wait.

Bethany and I had way too much fun together – we danced for a good part of the concert.  I was so very thankful to have someone to dance with!

I am not sure what else to write – it is hard to describe.  The skill the musicians have is amazing – I was so glad that they used a real piano.  Also, the guitarist played a mad guitar solo before Counting Stars.  SO.  AMAZING.

At one point, the microphone that OneRepublic’s main singer was using stopped working.  He played the intro to a song (a beautiful piano piece) and then when the song got to the place where it should start, he kept messing with his microphone. After a few moments, he starts singing, “My microphone wasn’t working, but now it does.”

There were several unusual instruments used – dobro, viola, cello, and banjo.  It just adds a neat edge. And for the last song, OneRepublic had 4 or 5 drums lined up across the front of the stage, and during instrumental portions of the song, they would play them. I am so not good at articulating this – it was great.

Well, I think I’ll quite trying now.

Except for one final thing:

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN AND AMAZING AND JUST…GAAAAAH.

I don’t feel like this post does my mood justice. But I am not that great with words.  Oh well.

Here are some photos.

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Bethany and I – American Authors playing in the background

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The Script

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Us and The Script. =)

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The Script had asked everyone to take out their cellphones, and it looked so cool.

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OneRepublic playing Secrets

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(Same as above)

Note: As with all things, if you are under your parent’s authority, don’t just take my word for it, make sure they are O.K. with it!  I do not necessarily endorse everything that these artists have done or put out.  Use discretion.

GAAAAAAH!!!

Just attended my first concert. Oh. My. Goodness. So very, very epic. I feel so blessed that I got to go!!!

For those of you who are interested, American Authors, The Script, and…ONEREPUBLIC!! So much fun!

 

 

 

Note: As with all things, if you are under your parents’ authority, please don’t just take my word for it. Ask them.

hello again.

Life gets busy.  And certain things get put on the back burner – like this blog.  :) 

So to catch up…

Life mostly consists of three things – school, work, and family – mostly kitchen management.  Drake and I officially manage dinner and keeping the kitchen clean, and I do much of the meal planning and making of the main dish, while Drake often helps with sides.  It keeps me busy!

I think I have mentioned before that I was blessed with a job at a small salon in town.  I recently passed my one year anniversary there, and I have really been enjoying it.  I clean, answer the phone, and do other secretarial work.  Sometimes there’s time to study or read, which I always enjoy.  Often there are fun people I get to meet.  Today there was this ADORABLE four year old that helped me for a little while.  She was so sweet.

School.  School.  School.  That’s the other one.  So my midwifery school is going well. I am hoping to have it done in about a year, and then I can figure out where I want to go from there.  At this time, I am pretty sure that I don’t want to continue with midwifery, but I still want to stay in the alternative health world.  I am currently thinking about naturopathy, but we’ll see where I am in a year.  Who knows what will change!

So those are the big three.  I haven’t been doing much trying of knew recipes, or creative cooking, just because I have been so busy.  Mostly I am just trying to get a dinner that works with my food restrictions onto the table. 

Oh, and food restrictions…so I think I have written about not being Primal/Paleo anymore.  I started incorporating more grains into my diet earlier this year, and helped me feel better. Now I am avoiding red meats, dairy, and caffeine, which my doctor has me doing to speed healing.  It has pushed me to try new things.

A few weekends ago, my cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents came and visited.  We all had too much fun.  Love all of you – I am so blessed to have you all!

Aaaand last night we started dance lessons!  Drake and I danced together. So much fun. Looking forward to more dancing.  :P

Well, that is all for now.  See you around!

~Allison

Breakfast

This was my breakfast a few weeks ago.  The light was beautiful, so I took a photo.  Thought I’d share.  :)

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Morning

Freshly washed

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Shining in the sun

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New

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Morning after a rain

New Additions to My Room

So remember back in ‘11 when I was redoing my room, and I posted photos of the various developments?  If you didn’t, you can check it out here, here, here, and here.

(Not that you have to.)

Well, recently, I have been adding some more fun touches to my room.

The first was inspired by some sticky jewels that my mom had.  They were my favorite colors, but I wasn’t sure what I should do with them.  And if I couldn’t find anything to do with them, she was going to get rid of them!  (OH NO!)

So I stuck them in a random pattern all over my fan.  And I LOVE it!  But then the little sticky jewels started falling off and sticking to the floor, so I had to reattach a WHOLE bunch, but I think I have most of the ones that are going/did reattached.  Basically, I hope that there are no more that are going to fall off.

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I love quotes.  I wanted some way to put quotes on my wall, but I am not that great at fancy handwriting, and I don’t always care for typed-up quotes (they have to be just-so).  I can’t remember where I had the idea, but I got a bunch of old magazines from work and cut out TONS (and I mean TONS) of letters.  Then I found several quotes I liked, and started taping up the letters.  I am not totally sure about the outcome.  What do you think?

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All the quotes

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Top – from “The Valley of Vision”
Bottom – can’t remember

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-Booker T. Washington

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Don’t know

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Top –  American Authors
Bottom right – Charles Spurgeon

The Other Day I Had A Chip Sandwich

This was Meiling’s lunch yesterday.  She let me try one.  Not bad at all.  But somewhat weird.  Just the textures.

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