Spears Style

Alright. Time to snap out of this crabby funk I’ve been in for the last week or two. I’ve been so stressed out at work between year-end, drilling season, and everyone else being on vacation that I can’t stay focused and haven’t been sleeping which has caused me to become a complete basket case. Hell, I wouldn’t be around me right now if I could help it. I almost skipped out on New Years Eve festivities Thursday but I knew that would just make my mood worse so I ended up going to a party at the last-minute. I’m glad I did because I had a good time and met some new and interesting people. I had dinner yesterday with my parents and my brother and it was a disaster. It started off okay but as the night went on my brother started irritating me more and more. I think it’s the job of siblings to torment each other, but unfortunately I’ve never been very good at it. My baby brother on the other hand, is a pro. When he was 6 he put toothpicks in my mattress, I spent an hour picking them out of my right thigh that night. The last year or so the kid’s had a growth spurt and not only is he now bigger than me, but he’s also been pumping iron like crazy. Last night he was beating on me as usual and instead of grabbing the jug of water I was reaching into the fridge for, I grabbed a container of Christmas ham and I whipped it at his head. (Quick, hand me a razor! I hear losing your mind and shaving your head is totally in vogue right now.) As stupid as that was, I started laughing- and then I started crying. I grabbed my coat, told him I fucking hated him, stormed out and blubbered like a school girl all the way home. What the bloody hell is that about? I’m like a child sometimes, exhaustion hits and I get crabby, irritable and emotional over the slightest things. I’m actually embarrassed, I had to avoid my Mother’s calls today because I didn’t know how to explain my little outburst of riddiculousness (which should totally be a word, btw).

At least I’m feeling a bit better today. I slept for a good 12+ hours last night and then I spent the day putting away Christmas decorations and rearranging furniture with my patio doors open. The fresh air was nice and I always find cleaning and decorating to be therapeutic. There’s nothing like being in a crabby mood and taking it out on your counter tops. I was a bit irritated with a friend tonight though. I was originally supposed to spend NYE with this specific friend but then she bailed on me to go to a party hosted by someone I can’t stand. This morning she called and asked if I wanted to go see the new Sherlock Holmes flick with her and the guys but at the last-minute she couldn’t get ahold of her husband who was out, and our plans fell through. If there’s anything I hate it’s when people leave plans until the last-minute or bail out. I hate being disappointed, and since I’m a pretty excitable person, I usually am.

Tomorrow I’m going to get out of the house and get some sunshine. Maybe I’ll get in a good work-out and go see some friends. It’s actually kind of ironic that I’m relating myself to Britney Spears right now because this morning I totally had an urge to watch Crossroads.

The Music In My Life

I don’t usually reduce myself to celebrity stalking but I will admit I have been following Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) on Twitter. The guy tweets like every 10 minutes, seriously- but anyway… I noticed he’d put up some posts about an upcoming tour and one thing led to another and it got me thinking about all the concerts I’ve ever been to and if I could remember them all. What a scrapbook I would have now if I’d kept all my ticket stubs.

These are the concerts I remember attending. I tried to do this somewhat chronologically but it’s impossible. Some of these I’ve seen more than once…

-Aaron Carter (yes that baby face backstreet brother waving a lollipop was my first concert!)

-The Backstreet Boys, X2

-Britney Spears

-The Moffatts, X5

-Psycho Blast (The Moffatts, Soul Decision, McMaster & James, Christina Auguleira)

-Finger Eleven

-Paul Brandt

-Shania Twain

-Emerson Drive, X3

-Rob Thomas

-David Lee Murphy

-Reba McEntire, X2

-Gil Grand

-Brad Paisley

-Taylor Swift

-George Fox

-Jessie Farrell

-Gord Bamford

-Aaron Pritchett

-Rodney Atkins

-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

-Carrie Underwood

-Sara Evans

-Sammy Kershaw

-Shane Yellowbird

-Terri Clark (I saw her concert from a distance at Stampede when I left the Reba concert on the same night.)

-Beverly Mahood

-The Wilkinsons

That’s all I can think of right now but I know there’s more. Maybe I’ll remember them later.

**The BEST by far: REBA, Emerson Drive, and Brad Paisley. All were GREAT entertainers!**