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2011 Monsterball Tour

Last night, the hubs, my bestie, and I went to see Lady Gaga at the Amway Center.

The Amway Center is a brand spanking new arena in downtown Orlando that is meant to bring bigger names than were getting booked at the old Amway Arena.

The place is beautiful. A major upgrade from the old arena and the area across from it has exploded with new shops, bars, and restaurants.

We left early because we had VIP tickets that allowed for early floor entrance. We also took a cab so we could all drink without having to worry about driving home.

We waited in a line outside. And once we got inside, waited in another line.

We were behind this guy:

We waited for at least an hour and when they let us in, we got right up on the stage. We stayed there for about two seconds until we realized we were starving and needed alcohol.

So we hung out at the lounge inside the stadium for a little bit.

If you find yourself staring at this picture for a long time, that’s just Lisa entrancing you with her sea blue eyes and supermodel nonchalant smile.

The show was sold out.

There were a LOT of people dressed up like Lady Gaga and I wish I would have gotten some pictures of them, but I felt a little weird about it.

Semi Precious Weapons opened and I really liked them. I might have to do a little Amazon mp3 shopping today…


After the opening band, we were waiting for LG to come on stage and I witnessed unbelievable bigotry. It blows my mind that this crap still happens in 2011. Anyway, some redneck dude was getting in the face of the guy standing in front of me. The guy did nothing to provoke him and even said nothing to him after the guy called him a fa**ot. I mean, really? At a Lady Gaga concert of all places? I think heterosexuals were the minority there. (Oh, and he wasn’t even gay. His girlfriend was in the bathroom.)

Later on during the show, the redneck dude was trying to push his way through the crowd to get to the front when another guy called him out to the guards and they took him out of the crowd.

Ahhhh. Karma. Sometimes you do work.

He didn’t get kicked out though. I saw him again standing in the back of the general admission area when I went to get a drink during the show.

Of course, Lady Gaga was effin awesome. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

My only complaint about the concert is that Lady Gaga had a huge walkway in front of the stage and she barely used it. That was a bummer but she was still amazing.

After the show, we got a cab ride home. The driver decided to put ALL the windows down. WTF?

We all had an awesome time! And we get to do it all again this Friday when we see Ke$ha at House of Blues. Smile Can’t wait!

What’s the last concert you saw and who would you love to see in concert? (I’ve seen almost everyone I’ve wanted to see because I’m such a concert junkie – but I still haven’t seen PJ Harvey, Placebo, or 10 Years and I really want to!)


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Random Goodness

I’m gonna do what I do best in this post: talk about so many random things you won’t know what you just read after your done. And you’ll be tired. Very tired.

I bought Suave Kids shampoo the other day based solely on the fact that it smells like strawberries. I get distracted by shiny things too.

I really thought I was going to lose a toenail after the Sarasota Half Marathon on Sunday. My toenail, that was already close to black from the Gasparilla Half, has been feeling pretty tender.

I’ve been avoiding taking my toenail polish off to see the damage because ignorance is bliss in my world. So today, I thought I would take a quick peek – and then instantly cover it back up with nail polish again.

Um. The bruise is gone. What the crap? It hurts NOW that there’s no bruise? I do not understand the world of toes. Maybe one day I will know what they are thinking.

Way too many pictures of my toes on this blog.

While we’re on the topic of running, I decided NOT to run the San Diego Rock n Roll this year. I was going to use it as an excuse to visit my family but I think I’d rather still visit them and not run a race. Maybe next year. Instead, I’ll definitely do the Clearwater Iron Girl Half Marathon next month, which I need to sign up for before I forget.

I love Futurama – and that it’s back with new episodes on Comedy Central. That reminds me that I haven’t done a TV Tuesday in awhile, which is sad. Probably more for me than for you.

And I just might be nerdy enough to have most of the characters displayed above my computer at home.

Last but not least, I’m not a big fan of Michelle Trachtenberg – ever since she showed up as Buffy’s sister on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hi, I’m Paula. I like to judge celebrities based solely on their characters and not on their real personas. I think she’s on Gossip Girl right now, which I don’t watch.

Anyway, holy bejeebus does she look good here. Just thought I would share. Well played, Buffy’s sister. Well played.

Now without looking back at this post, wait 5 minutes, and then tell me something I said in it. Go!


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Things I Pose With

I’m taking a rest day today, which I need, but it’s killing me. I want to work out. But that may also have to do with the guilt from the mass consumption of bunny-shaped graham crackers dipped in frosting for dinner.

I wanted to remind you all that today is the last day to enter my giveaway. So please do so if you haven’t already. I’ll post the winner tomorrow (evening probably). Smile

While going through some pictures the other day, I realized that I have a problem. I see things. I pose with them. Now it’s time to make my problem known to the world. And by world, I mean my 10 awesome readers. So I give you…things I pose with!

The mall.

The honeymoon.

I have been looking for that silver purse in my hand for a year now. WHERE ARE YOU?

Atlantis in the Bahamas. This one worked better in my mind. I do not look like a gold, flying Pegasus. Or do I?



Man, I wear these jeans a lot.

Looks like I’m not the only one with the problem…

I also have a hugging random stuffed animals issue, but we’ll leave that for another post. I’m sure you are all feeling a little dumber just from reading this one. Winking smile

By the way, I was just supposed to be doing my taxes and I blogged instead. Awesome.


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ABC’s, Easy as 123!

Yesterday was a long day packed with a full day at work, a workout, and then 2 different birthday parties…all on 4 hours of sleep that I blame on Wicked the night before.

Today I’ll be running around getting chores done (including an oil change) and packing up my gear to head to Tampa for the Gasparilla Half Marathon tomorrow. I will sub-2-hour this race. I will sub-2-hour this race. (If you keep saying it, it happens, right?)

Because I have no original ideas and I do everything that Michelle does, I will do the ABC’s of me.

A. Age: 34 (and my next birthday is a little too close for comfort – like Jm J Bullock)

(See, I bet none of you get that joke. THAT’S how old I am.)

B. Bed size: Queen (I want a King bad, though.)

C. Chore you hate: Dishes. We have a dish washer, but we wash dishes by hand because the hubs doesn’t think the dishwasher gets dishes clean enough. My mom always washes dishes by hand too, which I hate. And then I end up marrying the one man in the WORLD that doesn’t believe in dishwashers.

I’ll be doing these after I post this.

 D. Dogs: Is this a question? Or are you calling me a dog? Not cool, Survey. Not cool. If this is a question, I do not have a dog. They bite me and that makes me sad. I do have a bunny who is the sweetest thing on Earth.

E. Essential start to your day: Generally waking up starts my day. Otherwise, I think there is another issue at hand.

F. Favorite color: Dark green

G. Gold or silver: Silver. Although, I do have 2 partial gold teeth. If you see me lying dead on the side of the street. Go for my teeth. They’re worth it.

H. Height: 5’9

I. Instruments you play: Air guitar and Rock Band guitar

I also sing..terribly. And dress up like Avril Lavigne. But let’s not talk about that.

 J. Job title: Instructional Designer (For now, my job title seems to change a lot.)

K. Kids: None. And no plans for them.

L. Live: Orlando, FL  – but dream of moving West some day

M. Mom’s name: Susanne – with a S not a Z – she’s a trendsetter like that

N. Nicknames: P, and the hubs will call me Pooks. I have no clue where Pooks came from but it sounds funny when he says it

O. Overnight hospital stays: None. It’s really expensive there and I suggest a hotel instead.

P. Pet peeve: Toilet paper roll where the paper hangs from underneath, sprinklers on while it’s raining, littering (especially when people throw things from car windows)


Q. Quote from a movie: “I’m so hungry, I could eat the ass-end out of a dead rhino.” Gary Busey – Point Break 
Not inspirational, but often how I feel.

Why does this come up when you google Gary Busey?


R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: 2 (much) older brothers  – they are about 13 and 15 years older than me. And yes, we have the same mom and dad. Well, I think we do, at least. Winking smile

Tim and I at the Cheesecake Factory in Long Beach or Redondo Beach. Some beach.

 I couldn’t find a picture quickly of me and my brother Tom, but I’m sure he’ll say the Cryptkeeper looks just like me.

T. Time you wake up: Weekdays @ 6:12 – the most possible sleep while still being able to take care of the bunny and make it to work on time.  On the weekends – as late as humanly possibly.

U. Underwear: Oh, I’d love some! Thanks!

V. Vegetables you dislike: Squash  (It always tricks me into thinking it’s a cucumber. But it’s not. Oh. It’s not.)

W. What makes you run late: Trying on 80 different outfits in the morning until I’m happy with one. 

(Side fact: When I was in elementary school, my mom used to give me a dime every morning that I didn’t cry over what outfit I wore. Eventually, I caught on and started picking out my outfits the night before. She caught on and stopped giving me dimes.)

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth mostly. Probably my wrist when I broke it in Kindergarten.

Y. Yummy food you make: Cupcakes. Hubs also loves my Oreo Truffles.

Z. Zoofavorite animal: Meercats.

We got this pic at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. OMG. So cute. I want one! Meercat Manor makes me sad though because they’re always dying. I never recovered when Shakespeare didn’t return home.

There you have it! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I hope to be back with a race review tomorrow and a recipe on Monday. Don’t worry, it’s an easy recipe. Don’t think I magically learned how to cook or anything.

So tell me, what’s YOUR pet peeve?


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