I woke up to a text from my boss asking me to log into my work email to check for something. Bleary eyed and vacation-brained, I attempted to type my password SIX TIMES to no avail. I texted my boss saying I would try again later because it wouldn’t let me in and that’s when she told me she had my password changed. A tidbit of information that would have been useful earlier! Not that there is anything bad in my email but I feel kind of violated that they can check it.
It’s really only day three of my vacation but I’m already staying up late (woo hoo! midnight! paaaaarty!) and getting up late (woo hoo! 8:30! wild woman!). I’ve spent two full days at Bumbershoot listening to all sorts of great music with friends. New loves include: Carrie Rodriguez, Elvis Perkins, Matt & Kim (you are SO right about them, Dave). Rekindled loves include: World Party and De La Soul and RAPHAEL SAADIQ. His was the best set I saw. It is impossible for me to hear his music and not dance. At one point, I had to turn around and tell The Fella that I could hear HIM singing louder than Raphael. That about sums up how much we think his music rocks.
One thing I did learn is that in my “old age” I am not fit for two whole days of crowds, standing and battling long lines. I’ve totally turned into that person who prefers an intimate venue with sit down seating. Le sigh. There seemed to be an inordinate amount of young people at the festival. Like during the De La Soul set when they asked the audience if we remembered what we were doing in 1989 (they were celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their first album 3 Feet High and Rising) and I looked around and realized that more than 75% of the crowd probably wasn’t born yet. Add to that the fact that the majority of them had zero concert-going manners. And while I’m bitching about them, what is with kids these days rolling joints or chugging 40s out in the open? At least when I was their age we employed this thing called DISCRETION.
I saw Inglorious Basterds which was brutal but funny and well done. Plus, we went to the theater that serves booze which is TOTALLY the best way to watch a flick. Today I am meeting up with Kaply for a little girlie time- mani/pedis. I might do some thrift store shopping. And then I better get my act together and do some laundry and pack because tomorrow is Los Angeles. Yes!
I could seriously get used to this.