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12 March 2007 @ 11:16 am
A Concert, the Green Lantern, and a New Icon!  
Alright, I'll post, and then I'm going to go read Shall Rise Again, chapter 18, and then I'm gonna read Jess' rec list, but then I really must finish the contest fic.  I'm still in my pyjamas, but if I don't do this now, it'll be hanging over my head, so, guh.

Rick Springfield puts on quite the show.  He may be fifty-something, but he still looks pretty good, all considering.  I kept thinking, "He's the same age as my Sunday School teacher...  wow."

The concert was just like high school (some of them in the fashions of 20 years ago...  banana clips, anyone?), with the pretty girls screaming for him, only it was as if everyone had swelled a bit.  We had great seats, perfect, really, second row, center, right in front of the mic, especially when I found that the moment the lights dimmed all of the aforementioned swollen girls rushed the stage...  (at a Rick Springfield concert?) and the people on the front row were screwed if they were claustrophobic.  These girls (Women.  Women.  My.  Age.  Or older...) had hands outstretched toward the stage (a good many of them with WEDDING BANDS on), groping the man.  Ew.  There was one who was a restraining order waiting to happen.  My husband was the only straight man within 500 yards, sitting amidst a bunch of standing, dancing, thirty-something women.  He was a good sport.  Looking back, I should've brough my friend Jeff, instead.

At first I questioned why Rick would even play an Indian Casino in the middle of Okla-freaking-homa.  I sure wouldn't.  But then it became abundantly clear.  This must be a huge ego boost for him.  And he really looked like he was having a good time, for the most part, I guess.  He did forget where he was (er, Okay, Oklahoma, that I understand), and the words to a couple of his own songs, but that's forgiven, I suppose.  I mean I walk into a room sometimes and forget why I'm there, and I'm over 20 years younger than he is.  So.  Had a good time, even if he only included my favorite song in a medley of greatest hits (boo, hiss).  He played Jesse's Girl.  So I was pretty happy.

Aaron's birthday party went okay, although it rained, and we were unable to do the Batmobile pinata, and I got the cake wrong, evidently, Robin's shirt is red.  Aaron said,  "It's okay, Mom, you're a girl."  And he loved his present from Granny.  Slept in it last night!

Aaron's the one in the hat.  This doesn't even begin to cover the unbelievable number of people that were in my tiny house, or the joy derived from the Green Lantern costume.  I had to find a ring for him, he wanted my Orbis with the green orb, but had to settle for a mood ring I had from college.

Okay, now I must really get to work.  Thank you again for the new icon, blueangelique!
I feel:: busybusy
I hear:: stuff I got from elle blessing
ex_justduch on March 12th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
"It's okay, Mom, you're a girl."
How cute is that? And anytime, dearie. :)
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on March 12th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
He's a mess... you know five year-olds, right?
ex_justduch on March 12th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yes.......my 5 year old mini me is beyond a mess, lol!
seegrimseegrim on March 12th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
only it was as if everyone had swelled a bit

Oh gosh, I laughed out loud when I read that!

So you live in Oklahoma? My husband took a job in Tulsa and we lived in Broken Arrow for two years. A very interesting two years.

Glad the birthday party was a success! And I love the icon!

Can't wait to read your finished product!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on March 12th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
NO! I don't live in Oklahoma. I am a Texan! A native texan. We have a joke here:

Q. Why doesn't Texas fall into the gulf of Mexico?

A. Because Oklahoma sucks.

(no offense to Oklahomans, it's a lovely state, I'm, sure)

I can't wait to read it, either. =P
seegrimseegrim on March 12th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Um, lovely. Sure. The company my husband worked for went out of business and we were actually happy because we knew we'd have to move!

I guess it's all relative. Kind of whatever you're used to, maybe.

Peki: buffy smilepeki on March 12th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
My husband was the only straight man within 500 yards, sitting amidst a bunch of standing, dancing, thirty-something women. He was a good sport.
"It's okay, Mom, you're a girl."
Double lol! Oh, your boys sound awesome :) Yay for the birthday party going well!
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on March 12th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
It was a pretty fun weekend, all in all. Okay! Am off to read your fic! I keep getting distracted by real life!
Comic Book Goddess: Batman Starry Batmanrainpuddle13 on March 12th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
*snickers* Being a girl is no excuse for not knowing that Robin's shirt is red. *tsk tsk*

And the Green Lantern *squee*

It just makes my heart sing to see your boys decked out in their comic book character outfits.

I'm sitting at work right now elbow deep in small press/alternative comics right now.
Carrie Leigh: vintage winkcarrie_leigh on March 12th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
*hangs head* I know, but I've been forgiven...

I love that he loves the Green Lantern! He's all about the sidekicks and underdogs... he wanted a green Arrow costume, too, but I couldn't find one. They also like Justice League's Hawk and Dove a great deal. We've had to modify some other costumes to look like those.=P

My favorite is when they mix DC and Marvel characters together(they don't know any better) but I like Spiderman and Batman working together!
(Anonymous) on March 12th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe when they make the Justice League movie we'll be able to find a "real" power ring. Tell Aaron I sure looked for one. Love the picture of A in costume, Please email to me.
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on March 12th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
They're making a Justice League movie?
(Anonymous) on March 13th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
yes, I read that somewhere. Supposed to be making it as live action sometime this year with all the characters, not just the well known ones.
Carrie Leigh: armchair reviewcarrie_leigh on March 13th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
To HECK with the kids! I'm excited about that!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: D/G Quidditch Kitjandjsalmon on March 12th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
HA HA HA! I'm glad you had a good time at Rick Springfeild. I remembe ras a little girl thinking Jessie's Girl was written for me.

And the cake is adorable. I am incredibly jealous at your awsomeness - even with the green. ;)

*squeezes little Aaron's cheeks!*
Carrie Leigh: Respect  - art by Makanicarrie_leigh on March 13th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
That's the song that inspired "His Girl." If you squint and look sideways, you can kind of see the similarities. I've got another one in the works, and I'm finished with the prequel to His Girl, but my beta's had it for MONTHS.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on March 12th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Rick still looks pretty good *giggles* I can't even imagine what it would be like to be caught up in that sort of a reaction to a pop star now!

Aaron's party looks like it was a smashing success! He's so cute in his Green Lantern costume. Us girls, apparently, don't know things like that ;)
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on March 13th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
I was just embarrassed for those poor girls. The were acting like complete idiots!

Yes, I'm just a girl in a houseful of boys. What could I possibly know?
fallenwitchfallenwitch on March 13th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
I take off my hat to you as I look at your beautiful house crammed full of little ones running around, tearing it up, high on sugar and adrenaline. You are clearly a better Mom than I will ever be.

BTW, love your new icon!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on March 13th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I wasn't a very good mother after everyone left, as I was swearing while mopping up mud off of my shiny clean hardwood floors.

It's only twice a year, right?
Elizabeth: shinylittlebit_liz on March 13th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Agh I love Rick Springfield! Mostly because I'm a huge General Hospital fan, but Jesse's Girl is one of my faveorite songs.

I'm from Texas too, by the way.
Carrie Leigh: I'm not obsessedcarrie_leigh on March 14th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Another Texan D/G'er! You know, for such a big state, you'd think there'd be more of us. I'm in the panhandle (Amarillo) *sigh* but I grew up in Irving, Carrollton, and Arlington. Went to college at UT Arlington. Where are you?

I didn't even know Rick was back on GH. I used to watch it with my grandma when I was, like, maybe eleven? Back when he was on it the first time.
Elizabeth: patricklittlebit_liz on March 15th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm from Houston, although I'm going to college in Boston right now, so I'm back and forth I guess.

Yeah, he's back on GH! He's hardly ever on- I don't think he has a contract; he's just sort of recurring. Mostly he gets screentime with his son, Patrick, who's a new young hot surgeon at GH. Just like his dad lol. That's Patrick in my icon here, actually, playing with his racetrack ha ha.