Friday, April 21, 2006

from tired to hyped!

This is from last night, while I tried to IM w/ BJ, and w/ a girlfriend of mine, but I cut myself off b/c M got out of the bath and it was time to spend w/ her and get her to bed.  This is the color of her towel, bright pink!

I'm tired, would be listening to Train but that'sin the kitchen and if I go in there, Imay as well just lie down (lay?).   :)   Train is the music of the moment again, as M's teacher, Mrs. O., returned M's cd yesterday.    M and I both really enjoy Train.   Mrs. O was going to listen to "Get to Me" as a possible song for M's class to learn in ASL.

Over the past week, M and I listened a lot to Teada cd's.   Teada is a great traditional Irish band from, guess where, Ireland!.   They're also all in their 20's and nice looking boys, so I laugh and call them a boy band:)   Very good show Monday night.   Friends saved us front row seats, and M really enjoyed that.   We first saw them at the Potomac Celtic Festival 3? years ago.   We hear a fair amount

And THIS is from just now, via IM with AOL Journals, but no, it didn't work (this is the color of M's bathroom!):

CeiliSunDancer [12:58 P.M.]:  Flying!   I should be at lunch, should have been for almost an hour now.   I got some peanuts and a diet Coke from the vending machine, and now I'm FLYING.   I don't like colas, but I need the no-sugar sodas and some food to tide me over, for my hypoglycemia.   The caffeine has kicked in.   Somehow, I've learned that it makes my mind focus, too.   It's also quiet enough in here that I'm not distracted too much, so I'm flying through my to-do list, thoughts here and there and new notes and zoom. 
AOLJournals [12:58 P.M.]:  I'm sorry.  AOL Journals isn't here right now.  Try again later.
CeiliSunDancer [12:59 P.M.]:  What?   AOL Journals isn't here right now?   Shouldn't that be 24/7, on demand, it showed up in my buddy list?!
AOLJournals [12:59 P.M.]:  I'm sorry.  AOL Journals isn't here right now.  Try again later.

I actually wrote that part originally as one really long sentence, too, lol.   My mind can race like that.   No wonder I'd get so sick when having a regular (sugared) soda that also has caffeine in it.   Having JUST the caffeine is rather cool, lol, timed right in my day!  

Yeah, part of what I meant to write last night was that M and I listen to a lot of Celtic music.   We both dance Irish dance my focus is ceili and set dancing, which she used to do with us, and her focus now is on the Irish stepdancing.   She also enjoys other styles of dancing, as do I.   We also both like music a lot.   When she heard Teada at that festival, she REALLY liked them.   They'd just won the best newcomer award or something prestigious in Ireland, and we both could see why.   They ended up being her favorite band for a while, and we saw them again 2 years ago at a small concert in a church, and then on Monday night.   The show 2 years ago, M was so excited, she crocheted or knitted a bookmark thingy and they were really patient and good with her, just 9 years old then, and signed her t-shirt.   We couldn't get an updated t-shirt this show, as they didn't have any!   They did invite people to get up and dance, but this was a sedate crowd.  (They apparently were more rowdy then they were for ANYTHING else, lol, and they meet every Monday for concerts, but, still not exactly get up and move your feet and dance type of crowd.)   M said later that she almost did get up for the last set of reels.   She's a preteen now, and more self-conscious (tho also more skilled at her stepdancing, too).   Teada got a standing ovation, it was fun, good boys, good sound, good band.

Interestingly, M was only so-so about hearing that Kelly Clarkson is playing locally in July, close enough to M's birthday I'd have gotten her tickets, on sale tomorrow.   She does like Kelly Clarkson.   She was disappointed it wasn't Train:)  I'll have to check their schedule......  M would also like Black-Eyed Peas "and, Mom, their concerts wouldn't be censored!"   LOL, I told her that Mom could still censor the concert by not letting her go:)   I do think they'd be too wild / sexually oriented for her at this age/stage.   I had to nix her attending Green Day, too, even if I am still torn about whether or not she's ready for their cd.  

M's favorite artist USED to be Phil Collins a few years back -- absolutely LOVED the music from the Tarzan movie.   I really need to get that in DVD now.   Back then, she wanted the cd first, and also enjoyed his other music, and referred to him as her favorite musical artist, too.   Yeah, she likes Avril Lavigne, and Hillary Duff, and liked Backstreet Boys, and even some stuff I do not like, but I'm glad she has her own opinions and isn't just liking something just b/c others do.

Okay, this took me, what, less than 10 minutes to write up, including adding in the two posts I'd written.  LOL.

Oh, we also go to ceili's and other events / places where live Irish music is played, too, (including dancing to Eileen Ivers and to O'Malley's March!), and she does like the Bogwanderers (as I do!), but her favorite is still Teada. 

Sigh, okay, my mind is off of work now.   Maybe I'll grab a bite to eat before returning to it (counting writing this time as part of lunch).   I think I'll be ready to meet with JP now after he gets back from his meeting, so that's good:)  Things are going well with him, and I think we work well together, etc.  



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