dragons and other cool stuff

Our little Rockinrolla turned fourteen on May 18 (**sniff**) and we took him and his big brother out to eat and to The Flaming Lips concert. Which was totally the coolest concert I’ve EVER SEEN.

Confetti, balloons, a giant clear hamster ball bouncing around on the audience’s heads, the Ryman Auditorium… As an added HUGE bonus, Brad and Rockinrolla worked their way up to the stage and got to see the entire concert from, like, two feet away. Brad is elated that Wayne Coyne SHOOK HIS HAND.

(If you look closely, you might see Brad bouncing up and down in ecstasy and Rockinolla with his elbows on the stage.)

I have been cleaning like a madwoman while Rainbow’s at preschool (going most excellently, btw – he warbles happily about the teacher and going to play with his friends ALL THE TIME) because our weekly cleaning person failed to show up both this week AND last and we’re having Rockinrolla’s middle school lacrosse banquet here in, like, two hours, which is awesome except that I can’t stand having anyone in the house unless it’s clean and smells nice, dammit.

(gargrarrahhhgagghh curse spit gruh grumphhhh)

(and yes, yes, I’m totally spoiled to have a cleaning helper-person once a week (downstairs only), but I do work part-time and have an energetic little sugar-monkey at home the rest of the time, so I pretty much require it)

BUT! Wanted to also share the newest article up on Like Totally 80’s about Dungeons and Dragons. My older brother LOOOOOOVED it, and his affection for the game rubbed off on me but good.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dave cedillo
    May 26, 2011 @ 00:59:14

    i found your 80s website via a link from the ‘stuck in the 80s’ guys in tampa bay. then i found your blog from a link on your 80s website. very cool. after seeing ‘the fearless freaks’ documentary, i’m jealous of ANYONE who sees the flaming lips.

  2. Mama Jamz
    May 26, 2011 @ 21:03:15

    Thanks, Dave, for reading and commenting. I’m glad you liked the piece. Like Totally 80’s is actually the site of one of my high school friends, Alli Summerford Denning. I’ve been writing for her for several months and it’s SO much fun to research and relive the 80’s.

    I haven’t seen the documentary, but would love to after going to the concert. The concert was so, SO fun. I’d totally go again tomorrow.

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