Saturday, August 8, 2009

Life is just a dream here….

This looks to be a busy (at least for us) and fun weekend!

This afternoon, we're planning on attending a meeting held by our Congressman, Joe Donnelly (who is really a good guy), concerning health care. Ken has a question he would like to ask, and it should be interesting to see what happens. I told Ken that considering what's been going on at town hall meetings across the country, we might see some fireworks. He said, "If that's the case, I'll be glad to stand up for the guy, say that he's trying to answer the questions they’re asking him, so STFU!" (And he didn't use the acronym.) We are both disgusted by the lack of respect and civility we're seeing lately. Here's a clue: as soon as you start shouting, all discussion stops, and nothing gets accomplished. Is that really what people want? Dissatisfaction is one thing; shouting down your opponent is something else entirely, and completely counterproductive. I'll be writing more about some of these shouting matches soon...a big surprise, I know. [grin] I hope to get some pictures at the meeting, and to have some interesting things to report.

Saturday evening, we'll be meeting up with a special Mystery Date Blogger! I won't reveal their identity until we both have a chance to write about it. We've been reading each other and corresponding for some time, so I feel like I know this person already, although we've never met. I'm quite jazzed about it. So far, we're batting a thousand on meetings with fellow bloggers (we met Marty in Vegas, and went up to Detroit to see Mark), and I'm confident that we won't eff up our average with this meeting! Pictures will be taken!

Then...are you ready to rock?

What? I can't hear you! I said, ARE YOU READY TO RAAAWWWWK?!

Alice Cooper I knew you were! Me too! Sunday night we're going to see the legendary Alice Cooper at the Morris in South Bend. We'll have to make do with eleventh row seats. Blue Öyster Cult is opening, and although I was never into them as much as Cousin Shane was--I had the 45 of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and I still love the song "Godzilla", but I think Shane had all of their albums--it should be fun to see them. Alice is who I really wanted to see. I've liked him for years, and back when I ordered the tickets (I think that was in May), I wrote about the battle I had with my Mom over the poster of Alice I hung on the wall in my bedroom. I'd leave for school, and when I got home, she'd have taken it down and rolled it up. I'd put it back up. She'd take it back down. I don't recall how long that went on, but I finally hung Alice (pun intended, for those who know about his elaborate shows in the past) on the inside of my closet door, and that seemed to end the silent battle. I've already confirmed that I can take pictures (as long as they aren't for commercial use), so I'll have plenty of picture-editing to do this weekend! (I might even try to get a video...!)

I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing black to the concert. What else would one wear to a BÖC/Alice Cooper concert? One of my favorite Alice songs is "Welcome to my Nightmare." I like how it has a sort of laid back yet creepy vibe.

9 comments:

  1. Omigod, I just had this conversation with Shawn about yelling. No one hears what you are saying when you yell. All they hear is blah blah blah asshole asshole asshole. If you want someone to listen to what you have to say, and I mean REALLY listen, you'd better have a plan in your head before you start talking and use honey, not vinegar.
    I wanted to see the Cooper show but it wasn't in the cards this year. ;) Would've been ironic though. lol
    Love,
    Jamie

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend. We look forward to getting a full report on the political meeting and Alice!

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  3. Hi Beth,
    These orchestrated shouting matches at Town Hall meetings really have me steamed. I'm not sure how I feel about the healthcare package. Something needs to be done, but I worry about the impact of the current plan on the economy. So, I have questions. Unfortunately, private interest groups are trying to shut down the political process by drowning it out rather than facing the real issue. I'd rather see a healthy debate than something like this, which is an insult to our intelligence and the political process.
    Best,
    Marty

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  4. Wow, what a weekend! I can't wait to hear about the meeting with the mystery blogger. Have fun & I know you will :)

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  5. Oh boy, I was just writing about the shouting and craziness going on at these townhall meetings. Good luck. And Beth I think what you wrote about my son is right on the mark.

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  6. Love the Rock Opera effect. Should be a great show :o)

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  7. I used to love BOC, I think they are fantastic. I probably still have the vinyls downstairs! You are going to have a blast at that concert, I'm sure of it!

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  8. Silence contains every sound that the future holds.
    Listen to the sound of silence if you want to dream.

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  9. Beth,

    I went to Cooper show too. I really loved it. I was hoping you could email me. I needed a few photos or video of show.
    If anyway I could get some from your "eyes".
    Please, let me know.
    Very inportant show to me...me first meet&greet with Mr. Cooper and I didn't get enough shots of show!!!
    Help please.

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