I have tried to get her to enjoy Buddy Biscuits and Mr. Pugsley's and Mr. Barkley's (vegetarian) to no avail... she's kinda picky...
Ummmm... some of y'all know, this pisces chick here's been having some troubles of a personal nature but i've been doing my best to deal and take care of me, myself 'n' i. Thanks for all the support. I feel it... I am doing what i can to stay busy, occupied, out of trouble, and far, far out of sadness's way!
As a part of distracting myself, Tuesday evening i went to the "San Diego Fair," of which i used to be a huge fan. Now, unfortunate but true, i take issue with that scene because of animals there... mostly doing the unthinkable and heartbreaking-est stuff... "living" in makeshift pens, the local urban 4-H'ers having "raised" them to sell them... plus the pathetic "pony rides" where they just go in circles all day and night... and it's held at the Del Mar Racetrack- and horse racing is one of my pet peeves (no pun intended!) and there's "meat" sold, and goldfish given as "prizes"... all the problems associated with fairs and animals, etc. Depressing.
However, i was able to sneak into the fair (who said i was a saint?! HA!), therefore not aiding financially the fair :o) so that was kind of bad (illegal) but good in a sense of showing my non-support of what they do there.
Truth be known, I went to go hear Rick Springfield in concert. Yes, he's still touring after all these years, with some talented musicians and his cute wife, Barb, and sometimes their two sons and his dog, Gomer. (He's always been a huge dog lover, one of the reasons i dig him.)
Well, the deal is this: I used to be a huge fan, and no, not when he was in his "General Hospital" heyday of the 1980s (and I hear he's back on that soap opera again now!). I was a regular concert-goer for RS about six, seven years ago when his really nifty CD called "Karma" came out. It's one of his best...
*OK, you really can stop laughing now!*
Ol' Ricky was teetering on vegetarianism at that time as i recall, though i think he's no longer veg (bummer). He did date Linda Blair for a time years and years ago, however, and she's currently quite the wonderful animal activist...
Awww... reunited a few years back!
Of course, Murphy's Law again, my digital camera ran out of juice so i have no photographs to show for the night, but a friend e-mailed me some and i'll post 'em as soon as i can. I'm sure you're all dying to see them. (Now i'm laughing!)
I did have my cell phone and was able to call and have two far-away pals listen to the concert, which was not quite as good as having them there with me but very fun just the same.
The concert was fantastic... I'll spare you all the details, but it was much more than "Jessie's Girl." Rick and his band do a bang-up job singing a version of the old and beautiful 1980s tune by The Dream Academy, "Life in a Northern Town" and also it was fun hearing a new song of his, "Jesus Saves (White Trash)."
I also snuck backstage with some of the "groupies" (believe it, he's like 55 years old and still looks gorgeous - and does "get the girls") and i was able to say hello and talk a little bit and get a nice big ol' hug from him. I have met him several times (again, like seven years ago) but you can be sure he doesn't know who the heck i am...
I can't tell you how much fun it was in words but i can tell you how desperately i needed to kinda cut loose. And i did i did i did i did i did i did...
Also was entertained by a hypnotism show there by my buddy, hypnotist and all-around good guy Mark Yuzuik http://www.greatfun.com/ which was fantastic. I got a chance to talk to him before his show and get caught up on things in his world, and that was fabulous.
Funny (?!), neither he nor Rick mentioned the shirt i wore (on purpose) to the fair:
"Vegetarians taste better"
Heh. Gotta promote the cause, kids!
After writing two stories all day today, i went and saw a movie with a friend of mine tonight, "The Break Up" with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Heh. Ironic title for the moment...
Anyway it was a mighty good flick!!
I recommend it, to be sure.
After the movie, we grabbed grub at an Asian restaurant called "San Sei." I ordered Vegetarian Rolls, which are actually vegan, and a side order of steamed, salted edamame. Yum.
And to all a good night, good day, good week, good month, good year...