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Things I Did Today:

• Woke up early and by early I mean around 9ish. I've been waking up at 9 lately which is good because I didn't really like waking up at noon. Even though I say that I'm sure that I'm going to go back to my sleeping schedule as soon as it's 2010.
• Went to the mall.
• Was shocked to see that they already had people there to direct cars into the parking garage. It was early in the morning! There was no need for that since the parking lot was pretty empty.
• Parked in my usual place and went straight for the Hallmark store.
• Bought cards for my parents, grandmother, friends.
• Went back home to fill out cards and pack the presents.
• Ventured out to the post office.
• Encountered rude people! (They weren't rude to me).
• Mailed my packages and cards after 30-40 minutes of waiting in line.
• Went to the back to take out money.
• Went to my Mom's bank to deposit that money into her account.
• Went to the grocery store.
• As I was leaving the store ... I forgot the one important ingredient for my holiday treat.
• Back to the grocery store.
• Finally back home.
• Ate lunch.
• Worked on my Mom's birthday present. (Her birthday's on the 27th).
• Received awesome Christmas presents from [livejournal.com profile] r_me_time.
• Cleaned the kitchen.
• Sat down.
• SURFED THE NET AND WAS EXCITED TO SEE [livejournal.com profile] url_girl'S RETURN TO LJ. EEE!

This was the first time in a long time that I did something all day. It felt like working a 9-5 with all that running around. The point is is that everything is finished. Well, mostly. Haven't wrapped presents for my cousins' kids that I'm seeing on Christmas Eve and in the haste and paranoia of wanting to get presents mailed out on time, I forgot to buy package material for the cousins' kids gifts. My mom's going out tomorrow for her shopping so maybe she'll find me a box somewhere that I could use.

*breathes*

PS: How did my screencaps go from this )



To this )

See? This is why I never finish these projects. The more I stare at something, the more I see the imperfections, the more I want to correct everything and change everything. Now my PowerDVD program doesn't work the way that I want it to and I still refuse to use VLC player because all the caps come out so dark. Ugh, I don't know what to do. Help.

musicandme: (bj ; *snuggles*)

Apparently the water went all the way up to their waists in the house so they had to leave. My aunts stayed at a neighbor's house who lives higher up and my cousins slept on a table or something. The house is a big mess, water probably ruined everything, and my cousin's kid (she's 16 --- I think) is cleaning up most of it. So, they're okay. I know many people have had it worse. Thanks for your thoughts and I hope everyone who has family there are able to get in contact with them.

musicandme: (music ; mj billie jean)

i didn't think that i was going to write anything today. i don't know what else to say that hasn't been said or i didn't want to clutter the friends list with more michael. though, for me, there is never enough michael.

many of us grew up with him. we saw him from his "i'll be there" to "never can say goodbye" to "dancing machine" to "thriller" to "bad" to "dangerous" and to "blood on the dance floor" and "invincible". he was literally there as we (his fans) grew up. i was born in 1985 and i remember when the singles from bad were all over the radio. i tell this story a lot but it's because the memory is so vivid. i was in my mom's dental office and i heard "man in the mirror" for the first time. i remember feel so excited and happy to hear a new michael jackson song on the radio.

i felt that way every time that i heard a new michael jackson album or song. i know a lot of people have these stories. michael's been so part of their lives and most of us share in that experience of having a michael jackson memory. i consider myself really, really lucky to have discovered his music at such a young age because he's truly rooted in my life. i've never stopped being a michael jackson fan and i never will.

it has really hurt to watch the memorial. i haven't really stopped crying since they started. the memories, the speeches, the montage, the michael songs, his daughter speaking to the crowd for the first time. he really did as good of a job as he could do protecting those kids from the media. it's kind of incredible in this day how we could not see their faces or even hear from those kids until now. i imagine he didn't want them to suffer the scrutiny that he'd faced at such a young age.

but, he'll definitely be missed. i don't think that we'll ever see anyone else like him.

today is a remembrance day for him and his music and his dancing and his originality so i'll leave you with a few videos.


this is the man in the mirror from the moonwalker video. it's the version i grew up watching.


here's the famous billie jean video from the motown anniversary special.


this is probably one of my favorite songs of his in his entire catalog. it's such an inspirational song. it's just one of those songs where if i need to kick ass, i'll listen to it to get inspired and feel pumped and confident about myself.


never can say goodbye. it's appropriate.

musicandme: (10th kingdom ; thx jesus!)

Happy Easter for all who celebrate! I've decided to regress and dye easter eggs this year. Um, I couldn't find any of those PAAS dye kits like they used to have when I was kid. Were they just all sold out when I was looking for them? If I can't find them next year I'll just ebay it or buy it online from somewhere. Anyway, here are pictures of the process and the finished product!



The rest of the pictures behind the cut. )



Hope everyone had a good one!

musicandme: (kathy ; never a d-lister)

Well, this isn't going to be one either. I'm really not above begging so I need about 100 views on this song before I send it off for the contest on myspace karaoke. Even saying those words made me want to hide in my shell but I at least want a shot at it! So, spread the word or at least give it a listen or a click. Um, I recorded this while trying to be quiet and was unsuccessful.

myspace karaoke contest (make it mine)

Help me out folks! I plan on pestering. That's never fun.

I'll be back with a real update soon. I've been listening to a ridiculous amount of Broadway songs and yes, it was very upsetting to hear about the passing of Natasha Richardson. I just didn't believe that it was happening and thought that she'd be fine. But, yes, Broadway to come.

musicandme: (icon ; oh noes!)

The Bishop supports Loretto's efforts to remain part of the Sacramento community. I'm reaching out to everyone here and anyone who is willing to help our school. It's such an important institution for the women of the Sacramento area. These women need choices. Anyone can go to whatever high school they want but if they want to go to a college preparatory institution with a parochical slant there are only a few choices: Christian Brothers (co-ed), Saint Francis (all female), Jesuit (all male), and Loretto (all female). Take away the latter and women are left with Saint Francis. Have the four schools, our brother and sister schools, gives it an even slant.

Two other all girl institutions have been shut down already in previous years and though I don't know of their efforts, I know that that's the last thing that they wanted for their schools.

The last thing that we want for our school is to go down without a fight, an attempt to keep our school open for generations of Sacramento women to call home as we alumni do.

http://tinyurl.com/LHS-on-facebook
Loretto Facebook Community

I hope it's enough to save our school. I really wish I could go to the rally but any Sacramento area people go and show your support! I'll be thinking about you guys.

*ahem*

Dec. 2nd, 2008 10:55 pm
musicandme: (icon ; music is love)
Me + Spring Awakening = *ded*

Icons plz.
musicandme: (randy ; way too excited)

It's finally Thanksgiving and that means that I had a half day today.

That also means that I have four complete days of vacation in which I'm thinking about what I'm going to do. I'm going to be doing the eating thing tomorrow but since we don't really have a lot of family over, Thanksgiving is just an ordinary day with a fantastic parade and a hell of a lot of food for me and my mom.

I used to boycott the holiday because when I was 8 years old my dad decided that he wasn't going to come for Thanksgiving and that was really crushing. Honestly, it's not like I remember many Thanksgivings that I had in my house with my family but I remember being 8 years old and my dad telling me that he wasn't coming for Thanksgiving. I remember crying on the phone and asking him why.

It was one of the first times that I really felt the effects of the divorce on me and it was a painful experience. You know what? Most of the time I'm really Chandler for Thanksgiving. I just want the food, I want the day but then it's over and I don't really think about it much. But, I guess my mom and I now have this new tradition of buying food, watching the parade and just doing whatever.

So, I'm thinking about what to do. I have a lot of movies that need watching. I have a lot of DVDs to go through. I'm thinking about doing that. I'm also planning to see Milk soon. The movie prices are kind of outrageous at Arclight so I'm debating on whether or not I should wait for it to come out nation wide so I can see it in other theaters for a cheaper ticket. Although, I love Arclight I don't know if I want to pay $14.50 a ticket.

Ah, what are the holidays without these entries?

musicandme: (qaf ; teevee love)

I see that we all have an overwhelmingly positive response regarding Dexter. We love Dexter again, yay! I'm very excited for the upcoming episodes.

Okay, I'm typing this with extremely blurry vision right now so please excuse the typos but I really can barely see the monitor because everything is blurry.

I went for an annual eye exam on Saturday and discovered that my vision has gotten worse. I've gone up like a whole grade or something. Pretty bad but not really bad enough I guess. But I left my glasses there so I could get the lenses changed then I remembered Thanksgiving break and realized I wouldn't have my glasses when I'm just relaxing around the house. Downgrade!

So, my mom's getting my glasses tomorrow so that I can see what's going on Thanksgiving. Yay!

In other news, I think that I really liked Luke and Noah from ATWT before but now I think that I'm kind of obsessed with them. I've discovered fic and have been indulging myself in that and going back and remembering how great those little clips were of them. I'm definitely going to put together some kind of Luke/Noah DVD for my viewing pleasure.

musicandme: (dexter ; i heart dexter)

I really miss watching Army Wives and Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights.

Or in other words, I miss seeing Drew Fuller and Gale Harold on my television on Sunday nights.

That's why Michael C. Hall is there to fill the void.

Hey, Dexter. )



I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving on Thursday. I have a half day on Wednesday and then movie watching for me! I cannot wait. I CANNOT WAIT.

Oh, and in real life news. I went to the eye doctor on Saturday and my vision changed significantly since March 2007. At least I know it now and got new contacts and everything. Although, my glasses are being held hostage and I need to get them back ASAP.

musicandme: (disney ; old school disney)

So, I left home pretty early yesterday since I was going to Disneyland. I left around 10 and wasn't watching the news and didn't know about anything that would be considered unusual going on over there.

I drove into Anaheim and oh my god. I don't think that I've ever seen smoke from the fires hover like that. I got into the parking lot and it just smelled like smoke. Not only that but it was extremely windy and hot and I'm sure that the fires made everything hotter.

In the park, it literally felt like the smoke cloud was hovering over everything because in the far distance you could see patches of blue sky but it was generally this patchy cloud of brown, brown smoke. I'm surprised I'm still breathing normally today with god only knows what floating in the air.

Well, that made the lines incredible short at Disneyland and we rode on pretty much everything. Still, I'm thinking about everyone who has lost their homes, people who are being evacuated, people who are worried and scared about what's going to happen.

It just really could happen anywhere and I live near the hills so it could happen here too. I know that I'm definitely going to do what I can to be more prepared. I know that they tell you to make a scan and disc of your important information so that's definitely something that I'm going to do.

I'm watching the news and there are a ridiculous amount of freeway closures. If I was still living at my uncle's place I can't imagine how I would've been able to get home last night with the 57 freeway foreclosure.

But, just hope that everyone's okay over there.

musicandme: (hanson ; 1997 > real life)

Just when I think that my feelings for something and someone have dissolved a little, I end up seeing them and I turn into a little girl and my love for them is completely renewed. That's pretty much how I felt about Hanson last night.

Admittedly, I was tired. I go to work at 7 AM and they didn't play until 10:15ish. So, I was exhausted and I really didn't think that I was going to be into it. The minute I heard those opening notes to Something Going Round? Screaming, jumping, dancing, more screaming and my throat feels scratchy and dry.

I loved every single minute of it. My enthusiasm for them didn't waver once even though I was dying of thirst and the bar was ten feet behind me, I didn't want to move from where I was standing. I was waiting in anticipation, hungry for the next song and I never wanted it to end.

Where ... did this come from? I guess throughout I just felt like I was seeing old friends. That line in Mmmbop is pretty definitive of the way that my relationships have come and gone.

"You have so many relationships in this life. Only one or two will last."

Yeah. The person I heard that with for the first time and the person I thought was going to be in my life forever disappeared without a trace. I never thought that that was going to happen. But, it did. I thought about her last night and wondered where she is.

"So hold on to the ones who really care 'cause in the end they'll be the only ones there."

When I was twelve years old I didn't think that I'd still love this band as much as I did then. I think that at twenty three? I only love them more.

Back with an actual review, later.

musicandme: (jonathan ; thinking)

I guess I've been keeping this window open just trying to figure out what to put in here. I thought, "Maybe a picture?" No. "Maybe a picture with the dates on it?" No. "An image of him?" No.

In the end, I'm just going to put this. Another year has gone by and I still find myself typing in his name in the imdb search box and expecting to find a new project listed there. I was so used to doing that five years ago. Five years ago he completely consumed my life. My "goal", my ambition was really to get involved in a project that he's involved in just to be able to say that I've worked with him in some capacity. I think that [livejournal.com profile] scifi_addict can definitely attest to my weird outbursts in high school because I really was completely infatuated with him.

Then in September 2003, I finally saw him in person. His attitude just came off as a little arrogant, a little shy, and I was intimidated. I didn't want to hunt him down for a picture or just to meet him. I was too nervous and scared to meet this man that I was completely enamored with. I couldn't do it. He meant so much to me and I was nervous. I said that I'd have plenty of chances to meet him again.

November 17th, I read an article in a newspaper in Ohio saying that he'd died. I only believed it when the producers of The Year That Trembled e-mailed me back and told me that the news was true.

I keep reliving these moments every year during this time because it all feels like it was yesterday. It's the first time that I ever felt that pain and for someone that I didn't know but for someone that I really did admire, deeply. His ambitions were really the same as mine and at that age, being a college freshman, I had high aspirations and ambitions for myself and Jonathan definitely became a symbol for that. With him gone, I felt and at times I still feel lost.

Every year is different and every year I'm at a different place in my life but I can mark those moments with his passing. Five years ago today Jonathan Brandis died and it's something that I will never forget. I'll never forget how much he meant to me, how much he represented for me, how much he impacted the lives of so many people and he'll never know. So, Jonathan, wherever you are, thank you for what you gave me and continue to give me today. I'm thinking about you.

Thank you.

Nov. 10th, 2008 10:14 pm
musicandme: (shelter ; friends&lovers)

First of all, just wanted to say thank you for everyone who responded to my last (a lil crazy) post. Everyone has those nights and it was just a shit weekend so I just really appreciate everyone's words. For those who can relate to my situation, I'm sorry that we have to go through that. For those who said kind words (that's everyone) you have my love. I'm really glad that I have a place to go when I'm not feeling very well and where people will listen. It means a lot.

So, I've somewhat returned to being my old self today. There are still residual feelings of anger and sadness but I know that that's going to pass. I just went to work today and my co-worker really cheered me up throughout the day. Unfortunately, something that I had been working on got completely erased and that sucked. I was almost done with it and for some reason when someone's logged into one of our documents while we're working on it, if we try to save what we're working on, a document gets erased. So, in this case, what I was working on got erased and his copy was saved instead. That sucked.

[livejournal.com profile] marishna beat me to it but here's a video of the brilliant and wonderful Keith Olbermann from Countdown today:



I know that I'm preaching to the choir when I post it here but just try to spread the word where you can. As much as I am really, really, REALLY disliking our governor right now, it seems like he's trying to get on everyone's good side and opposing the Yes on 8 decision. The fight rages on.

I hope that everyone had a really wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with a Heroes review.

Oh, did anyone watch Witness to Jonestown yesterday?

musicandme: (qaf ; life sucks)

I am so fucking mad right now. I thought that I'd just go ahead and document how pissed off I actually am. Not only am I mad but I'm just sad and disappointed and it's making me feel like ... I don't know. What's the lowest form of molecule that you can be? Is there a word for that?

I went to Las Vegas this weekend to see my dad. I drove (with mom) on Saturday morning to get to Vegas at an early hour. I didn't really have anything planned with my dad but I wanted to get some time in. I wanted to talk to him and hang out just like last time. I wanted to do these things and did these things happen?

No. No, of course they didn't.

What did end up happening? I called my dad when we got there around 11 AM and I said, hey I'm here so what's the plan? The plan was that he has to go "somewhere" with his brother-in-law and then they're going to Church at 4 and they have to drop my grandmother off at the casino after that.

"Where are you going?"

"Somewhere."

"Where are you going?"

"This place."

"Where are you going?"

"My brother-in-law is a contractor so we're going to this quarry to ..."

"..."

I didn't know what to say. To think that I actually drove all the way there with the intention of finding out how he is and spending time with him and of course, I'm always on the back burner. I'm always last. Everyone else is more important than me. That's the way it is and that's the way it's always going to be so I have to remember that.

It wasn't until after five that he called and told me that he's not feeling good and has to take his medicine which leaves him sleepy and he's knocked out until the next day. I told him that I came there to see him and he said that I have to forgive him because he doesn't feel good. Well, the reason that he doesn't feel good is because he was touting around that brother-in-law of his. For someone who had heart surgery, he's not doing himself any favors.

This asshole fucktard, excuse me, brother-in-law has been there since October 28th. I am there one weekend. I am there one day in a weekend because I made it a point to leave early on Sunday morning. I mean, what am I thinking trying to have a relationship with my father?

Fuck him. Fuck if he's going to get a phone call from me for the next month until I find myself there again to see some people from the Philippines.

To say that I'm upset is an understatement. Tonight, just felt like the cherry on the pie of how my weekend has turned out. It really is just one of those, kick you when you're down moments that I've really come to enjoy in my life. < / sarcasm > Normally when I'm feeling like this I stay home all day and try to feel better with watching a lot of my favorite shows or movies. Instead, I'll go to work, sit there, not eat and attempt to make it home without the urge to crash my car into something.

Kidding, almost. Not really. But, definitely feeling that way though, you know? Rejection hurts. Rejection from a parent just makes you feel like you're not good enough. You're not worth this person's time. I look to my father for something that I need. No matter what he does to me, I keep trying to come back for it. Maybe it's male attention, affection because god knows that I don't get that from anyone except from him and I barely get it from him.

I guess I'm just one of those people with no self-esteem that I have to depend on things like that. Not even low. Just none of it. I don't remember the last time that I thought that I had some. And it's weekends like these, moments like these, days like these that make me think that this can only get worse.

Welcome to nablopomo, day nine.

musicandme: (vote for change ; california)

TGIF, indeed.

I don't know if I updated about this, I doubt that I did. I got my laptop back! Apparently they had to replace the logicboard. I mean, that's a pretty big boo boo and I know that that's no fault of my own. Well, Apple's AppleCare fix the problem without charge and I guess I'm okay with that. [livejournal.com profile] juteux said that her computer comes with a warranty that says that if it's fixed three times (in a year was it?) then they give you a new one. Me thinks Apple are bastards and won't do that. Just a guess. I wish though. Those new ones are awfully pretty.

But, I do love mine. There's no hate. Nothing to hate. I still need a good Mac icon.

So, I'm going to Vegas against this weekend. That's twice in two months. If you guys don't remember, the first time I went because my dad was having a quadruple bypass surgery and now I'm going back to check up on him. He's doing really well he says so I'll be observing that for myself.

Leaving early in the morning, about the time that I go to work so I don't have a problem with getting up early. I'm scanning pictures from an old photo album of mine, putting them on a disc for him to have since he liked looking at the older pictures on my laptop last time.

I also have to cheat on nablopomo since I don't think that I can post an entry tomorrow so I'll be posting something tonight at midnight. I don't really know what yet but it'll be something.

Had a good day today. Just went to work and came home. Nothing particularly exciting happened. I got to watch Obama's live speech on the computer. Oh I know. I'll post about The Office tonight at midnight. Yeah, that'll be something.

Also, I think that it's terribly appropriate that Milk is coming out at the end of the month. I hope that that does something to sway those Yes on 8 people that exist.

musicandme: (vote for change ; california)

Statement by No on Prop 8 Campaign on Election Status
Roughly 400,000 votes separate yes from no on Prop 8 – out of 10 million votes tallied.

Based on turnout estimates reported yesterday, we expect that there are more than 3 million and possibly as many as 4 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted.

Given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.

It is clearly a very close election and we monitored the results all evening and this morning.

As of this point, the election is too close to call.

Because Prop 8 involves the sensitive matter of individual rights, we believe it is important to wait until we receive further information about the outcome.

Geoff Kors
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8

Kate Kendell
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8



They haven't given up yet and I don't think that any of us should either. As a heterosexual woman, one would think that this proposition has nothing to do with me but that couldn't be more wrong. I know that many on my friends list are against this proposition and not only those living in California but all over the world. This proposition has everything to do with everyone. It's another landmark for change for those of us who yearn for a society eradicated of bigots, homophobes, racists, etc.

Because of the initial reports, there was disappointment, a feeling of loss, a feeling of hopelessness among most of you. I felt that way even as the numbers began to appear with 12% of the districts reporting.

With Barack Obama as President, I do believe in change. I believe in his optimism. I believe in the power of his message and I believe in his supporters that we're all going to do the right thing.

This isn't the end of something. This is only the beginning. I don't just want this state to "tolerate" differences. I want people to accept them. Tolerate just implies that people put up with something. But accepting an idea? Being more than okay with it? Approving of it? That's change.

Don't lose faith. If you're upset for California, help us. Write in, call in, spread a message to friends and family in California. Do. Not. Give. Up.

Thank you.

Nov. 4th, 2008 08:07 pm
musicandme: (vote for change ; california)

I can't stop crying.

There are just no words and thank you to those who voted and hopefully we'll have another eight years to turn things around for us all.

NOW LET'S ALL FUCKING CELEBRATE!

*THROWS CONFETTI!*

*THROWS A PARTY!*


... well, I'm still thinking about Prop 8 and will be checking up on that. But, this is an incredible step forward.

musicandme: (icon ; music is love)

Here I am on another blog day and not only that but I have a concert review to fill day three. This is the first time that it's rained in Los Angeles in a year and it just so happened that it decided to rain on Saturday. Yes, rain in an open air venue? Not good.

I was thinking about leaving the house at about 3 or 3:15 to get to the venue to wait it out. Yeah, I'm a very patient person especially when it comes to concerts. I really love being in the front row but not because I'm close to the artist (though that's always amazing) or that I really want to get their attention (I think front row is fucking awkward for that reason alone) but because it's convenient! I'll explain later.

So, I had a PIT seat to the concert. I originally bought two seats in Section B but discovered a PIT seat during one of the many (four) pre-sales and snatched that sucker up. So, I couldn't leave the house until 3:30 because just as I thought, "I should leave now" this loud BOOM came and rain followed it. I just waited it out and it did eventually dry up around 3:30-3:45. We (mom and me) got there around 4:15, probably earlier. I live really close to the place.

I get in line, we mistakenly enter the venue where they have a group associated with the Grammys? I've never heard of it but apparently it's for college students and you sign up and you can go to soundchecks. Again, never heard of it. So, we were kicked out of there and had to stand near another gate. I was behind a few girls. By a few I mean, four.

Then another group of girls came who were complete Jason Mraz fangirls. I mean, following him around the tour to several dates type fangirls. All message board members. Now, how do I put this? What is with members from a message board? I mean, what is it that they have that kind of "myspace" mentality? I mean, people who constantly, constantly post on message boards, make friends and then proceed to completely ignore or think "lower" of people who don't do the same? What is with that? I'd like an explanation. It's also a completely sociological experiment. Someone needs to write a paper on that because I'd love to read it.

Um, I also have to say that I was really rude to my mother. I mean, I don't mind going with her to events where we're seated or places where I may not want to go alone but I guess I was having rebellious issues. I never went through that rebellious stage when I was a teenager. I never felt like I had to because my mom let me have a lot of freedom. So, there are times where I'm bratty and completely ignore her for my own reasons. But, we've made up since then, kind of.

After waiting outside at the gate, they finally opened it up at 6:30. Then, inside, we had to wait again for them to let us in since the curtains were drawn. I guess we got in about 6:45, almost 7. I'm against the barricade and I threw my jacket over the front, pressed up against my purse and that felt so, so good. The barricade was almost taller than me though so my arms hurt a little from hanging over it.

Two Spot Gobi and Lisa Hannigan were the opening acts. Two Spot are from the UK and Lisa's from Ireland. The RKOP board people seemed to love her but she just reminded me of a toned down Martha Wainwright. Two Spot sounded like The Script but again, toned down. Didn't take any pictures of them but the lead singer was hot. They played in the dark for part of their first song since for some reason the venue didn't turn on the lights at that point. There weren't that many people in the venue except for all of us who were in the front so they basically played for us.

Lisa Hannigan was next. She's cute, a little too meek which just doesn't fly with me at a show. At least be interesting. She did play a song that I really liked. It was descriptive and just very lyric based. I liked that.

Lisa Hannigan and band. )



Finally, Jason hit the stage close to 9. Click below for photographs!

Jason Mraz slaps that stage upside its head. )

Setlist:
Make It Mine
Remedy
Clockwatching
If It Kills Me
Only Human
Bella Luna
Beautiful Mess
Live High
Oh Happy Day
Dynamo of Volition
I'm Yours
(Encore)
Lucky (with Lisa)
No Stopping Us
Butterfly
Song for a Friend

God, Song for a Friend was so incredibly intense live. I don't think that I really got to see his last tour the way that it was meant to be seen. I went to that show in January '05 but it was such a rough night that it wasn't enjoyable. I'd say that this show redeemed that one. It was the first place that I heard "I'm Yours" in its original form and Mr. Curiosity, I believe.

I think that that was a complaint of mine and of the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] missfactonista (who I FINALLY got to meet and I'm so excited that I have!!), we wanted to hear more of the old stuff! I understand that it's a tour for this album but I think that that's what I enjoyed about the shows in 03/04 is that he threw in a mix of songs. This had nothing to do with the curfew of the Greek Theater but I enjoy going to his shows and hearing a Right Kind of Phrase thrown in or 0% Interest but the furthest back we went was The Remedy and No Stopping Us.

With the election coming up (TOMORROW) I really enjoyed the political atmosphere, the support for Obama and the strong support for NO ON PROP 8. There was a scrolling marquee of No on Prop 8 on the screen and Love not 8 written on Jason's arm. Hopefully it all goes well tomorrow is the last thing I'll say about politics here.

Jason is always going to be an amazing performer though. I think that he's incredibly engaging, entertaining, heartfelt and passionate. Hopefully he'll be back around here again! A moment of nostalgia, here's my first LiveJournal post about Jason Mraz that I wrote back in July 2003. Oh, I was such a n00b. And if you'd like to see the rest of my photos in all of their unedited glory, go to my flickr account.

Oh! Celebrity sightings, Mr. David "I'm Way Too Cute For My Own Good" Archuleta was there in Section A with his family. After fans recognized him, he was taking some pictures but then his dad dragged him away.

Also, random one, I saw Mare Winningham on the corner of 6th and La Brea and my St. Elmo's Fire loving heart burst. :X

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