you know, it sucks sometimes when you look back at a friendship and see how good of a friend they were and how much of a terrible friend you were. And then it also feels like crap when you look back at a friendship and realize that they have been a terrible friend to you when you've tried to be a good friend to them. I'm not saying that I was the perfect friend in this situation I have in my mind, but man, I've been treated like crap. I have a hard time letting go of relationships, but I really am dragging myself down with this one. I think its time to let go..
So here's my new dilema. I have recently (about an hour ago) found out that there is a Switchfoot concert in Seattle at the showbox on the 1st of October. That is only a month away!! I have to go. now i just have to get someone to go with me (ie drive me there) and I have to put up the funds. I really want to go! I have to go.
and so it is. according to CNN, blog is an official word in the dictionary! It was newly added this year along with words like bootylicious, 24/7, SARS, bada bing, etc. Great ?
On a side note... I went out to breakfast with my good friend Jenna this morning. We ate at the Evergreen fair! It was fun. had scones... lemonade(melonade for all my homestar friends). I went on the scariest carnival ride ever. I seriously thought I was going to die three different times.
and, on another side note... I just got a call from my new Band Directer up at Trinity. He was very nice asked me a few questions about my musical history, and then told me I wouldn't need to audition! guess I'm qualified ? Cheers for less stress!
Today was crazy and its only half way over. We went to the aquarium... saw the seahorsies. Saw the sea otters (and the lazy snoozing river otters!). Saw the Tonya Harding. They actually let her out of her tank and let her roam around the harbor steps.
Another night, another two games of Risk. This time, I won the first game It was great, great, great. The second came was complete madness. I lost, but I was close to winning. We played until 3 AM. madness.
Well, my attempts for world domination were nul. We played 3 games (they were faster because we used mission cards). My first mission was to kill all Green troops, which was Greg. I was one my way to doing that when Rachel got her mission, which was to kill all Yellow troops, which was Molly. The second game I had the mission to control all of Asia and South America, which to me seemed impossible (and it was). Game 3 was by far the best. My mission was to control North America and Australia, which seemed really hard. I had a very strong hold on Africa and also held South America. I tried pushing into Australia, but Rachel was strong there. Molly was really strong in Europe and was a threat to everyone, so I began taking Europe from her when Greg killed off Rachel, and his mission was to do so, and he won. Oh well. Go Red.
Tonight was the first night that I've ever been disgusted by Cold Stone ice cream. I was with Jenna and Joel, and decided to try the cheesecake ice cream with a brownie and cookie dough. The brownie and cookie dough were great, but the ice cream was not. It tasted less like yummy cheesecake and more like cheese! cheese ice cream is gross. GROSS!
"It is time that convinced Christians stopped trying to reconcile their spiritual beliefs with the modern age and understood that if one thing comes clearly through every account we have of Jesus's teaching, it is that his followers are not urged to accommodate themselves to their age, but to the mind of God."
We FELLOWSHIPED tonight. I lost in the fellowshiping. My fellow fellowshipers kicked my booty. But I was blessed, a few times; and in the end it didn't matter. I feel as though I was martyred by a cow and two sheep.
It's final. I have my tickets to the Winners Never Quit tour, coming to Seattle on November the 9th. This, if you were not aware, is Five Iron Frenzy's farwell tour. Bleach will be there(DAVE!), and holland (they rock!). It will be a grand night.
On another note, there is something that has been swirling around inside my head for the past two weeks, and I want to get it all out but I don't really know how to say it. We'll see if I write about it later.
I am so sick and tired of people who are so irresponsible and selfish that they don't respect other people's property.
Here's a clue: if I say "please don't touch my stuff," don't touch it! The fact that you ignored me was so disrespectful.
If you borrow someone's pots and pans clean them after you use them! And don't pass them off to me because now I have to clean the pots that I never even used, that don't even belong to me, and have chili and who knows what else baked into them!
I got another email from Kevin last night, it was great.
But anyway, back to Creation.
Thursday was nice. The sun was behind a cloud most of the day and the heat was bearable. The highlight of the day was of course Swithfoot. Carly and I rocked out the whole show and knew every word. Aren't we such good fans? Tim was wearing a Noise Ratchet shirt. Some girl or guy infront had this awesome sign. Heaven is better than Switchfoot but we like you anyway!
Being the geek that I am, I took notes on the setlist of the show. Remember that dream setlist I posted a few weeks ago? No? It was on June 15th, so go read. Anyway... I wanted to post their festival setlist, so you know what they did right, and what they did wrong.
New Way to Be Human
Adding to the Noise
This is your Life
Learning To Breathe
Chem 6A (on request)
More than Fine
Dare You To Move
Meant To Live
Okay. so that was a great show. But think about how much better it could have been! Oh! The possibilities! First of all, opening with New Way was great. I've never seen them do that before. Loser is always good in concert, so that was great too. All the songs were good, but there was an extreme lack of songs from their first CD. I mean, they only played Chem 6A on request. And they didn't play the everyone favorite 24! Jon actually apologized about that one though. And there was no Beautiful Letdown... Which is my favorite from the new album. Just imagine if they had played Augustine....
So yeah, Switchfoot was great of course. Brad Stein was that night after newsboys and he was awesome! Completely awesome. He was funny, but more than that, he had some amazing things to say. Its good to know that records were like big CDs. I'm only 17, so I was too young to know that one.
I don't even know where to begin for this post about Creation. How about from the beginning? Then shortly after will follow random highlights and overall impressions. Enjoy.
Carly and I, with Kyle and Miles in tow, took off just after four AM on Wednesday. That was a smart thing to do.
Wednesday was a really long day. We arrived around 7:30 and had camp set up before 8:30. Luckily, we ran into Nathan and Alex right when we got there but they decided to not camp with us. We were with them very much the same though.
The heat was completely unbearable that day. completely.
Audio Adrenaline was the best show of the night, by far. Tyler Burkum is the best... really. From his Back to the Future quotes to his amazing voice, he rocked the whole show. He sings lead on two songs now.
Rebecca St. James was also that night, actually right before Audio Adrenaline. I'm not a big fan of hers, but her concert was great. I enjoyed the first half from the hill, but I decided I wanted a better view of the stage (her back up singer (also her little brother) was really good looking) and I enjoyed the show even more down there (not because of the guy!). The sound is so much better down in the pit than on the side of the hill where we normally sit.
More on Creation later. I'll be talking about Switchfoot, Bleach and so much more! :)
Before I post about Creation (and I will, no worries), I need to blog about Kevin. Oh yeah Kevin Breuner. I emailed him for his birthday, as I do every year, once a year, July 22, and he emailed me back while I was at Creation. This is what he wrote:
Thanks for the birthday message!! Didn't your e-mail use to be email@example.com ? Or something like that? Or was that a different Sarah. I thought you lived in Central Washington. Were you at our concert last Saturday? If not, how did you find our website?
Kevin's awesome and he remembers me. Thats special :)
I just had one of those moments where I forgot my name. Does that ever happen to you? I guess its been awhile since I've heard my name or thought about it, so i was sitting there... watching le tour de france and I saw my name on the computer and I just stared blankly at it. Then it all of a sudden hit me. thats me!
pirates of the carribean: good movie. goooood movie.
and, tomorrow night there will be two good chick flicks on tv. You've Got Mail (my fav...) and The Wedding Planner. I just forgot what channel though.... one of the 50's... I don't think I'll watch, but for all of my chick-flick loving friends (aka Travis).. there you go.
Last night beheld the best pyrotechnic display I have ever seen. Gasworks was the place to be of course. There were some other things going on besides the fireworks of course. For example, the dancing lady in the purple halter top(showing way too much creatively tan-lined skin!) and short (really short!) wrapped skirt on the hill across from my own.
There was also the lady who sang the national anthem.. yeah.. she must know Mrs. Miller or something, because they sounded awfully alike. and I mean the word awful. If you guys don't know Mrs. Miller... come to my house some time and I'll introduce her to you.
After the national anthem came the Charlie Brown death march... then it was the fireworks. good show.
Here is some more wise words from the man: jon foreman
"Neither Death nor Hope know any boundries in this life. However, one of them will not pass beyond into the next. We all try to block it out: breathe is a fragile thing: a gift not an obligation."
And more reasons why Jon Foreman is my hero:
"Tonight was incredible. The show sold out and left a few people outside. So I went out and played a few tunes for them. I love the whole street performer aspect. Cars driving by honking, people singing along. I've got to remember to put out a hat next time. I wanted to give the people that couldn't get in something that the people inside couldn't get..."
"And last night there was some concern as to whether or not we would have an opening band. So we decided to open for ourselves. I mean, er, wait. we didn't, um, it only, um, kinda looked a little like we do. Yeah this band, "the Cheat" opened up. They have the best walk on music ever, "everbody to the limit," maybe you've heard of it?"
Oh, and by the way. The switchfoot tour journal has been updated. good writings.
For those who have known me longer that a year, you should know that earthsuit was my favoritest band for quite a long time. Quite a long time being.. maybe a year and half. For the past year it had seemed that earthsuit was somewhat deteriorating, (you know, no label anymore, band members going back to college, etc..) Well as the sadness marches on, Earthsuit is not in existance anymore. It seems Paul and their latest drummer Darren are making something called Math. I'm not sure if its a band or what.. but its Math. Adam has gone on to create Macrosick and I just cannot wait to hear whats coming out of that! Whatever it ends up being- it will be crazy, I know that for sure.
So tonight I'm just wandering back to the suit days. They were crazy.. (just ask my sister)
And in honor of it all... here's some really good one time
Everybody body get your hands up and grab for more new wine thats falling more than you can stand up.
I've got the vision for the rough terrain, desolate the scene, Lord, hit me one time, infiltrate the mind
Everybody, everybody, body body, Everybody, body, body,(what!) its the one time shot.
I just made a cake for Leah's birthday. (its saturday, but I'll be gone so I'm celebrating it now). I can't really say its the best cake I've ever made. I'm sure it will taste great, but it just doesn't look very nice. The frosting is kind of messy. The best cake I ever made was for Leah and Canadian Jen when they came home for spring break. That was a great cake.
So I went kyaking. thats something I've always wanted to do. It was great fun, very hard of my arms, but very fun indeed. We went in seattle. molly, laura, jenny and I. You know when you're crossing the 520 bridge and you see all the kyakers by the arboretum? Yeah, that was me today.
small detail I forgot this morning. It was 80 degrees. We were on the water for 2 and a half hours. I forgot to eat breakfast. So we were in the mexican food joint after we got off the water and we were about to get our food when I got really light headed and passed out. Yeah. good times, not so much. Luckily Laura was right behind me and caught me. so when I woke up on the floor ten seconds later, I hadn't really hurt myself. It was embarrassing.. people were asking me a lot of questions... but the guy there helped me to a chair and gave me a really good pineapple sugary drink. Then I felt completely fine.. just a little confused. I don't like not knowing whats going on, so when my friends were trying to tell me what happened I was mad that I couldn't "be" there to see it for myself.
So then we go grab Greg to go play mini golf. I'm very proud of myself. I finished 3 above par. Best I've ever done in Mini golf... I know thats not really that good though.
So Jenny and Laura drop me off at home.. they leave and then I realize Leah has my phone.. and my keys.. and my dad has my truck... the house is locked.. the garage is locked.. all the windows and sliding doors are safely secure... I was officially locked out. I went to Bobby's house where his wonderful Mom and Sister entertained me for an hour and a half before another lady whom I've never met before took me to woodinville where I am still awaiting my dad to pick me up.
So where, you might ask, was my family this whole time?