Mar 31, 2012

Blue October at Rams Head Live, April 1, 2012

Before heading to Orlando on Monday morning, we'll be traveling to Baltimore to see our favorite band, Blue October, at Rams Head Live (April 1, 8 p.m.). Lead singer Justin Furstenfeld will open with a solo performance, which we are extra psyched to see!

You may know Blue October from hits like "Into the Ocean."

But Matt and I love ALL of their songs and we play their albums whenever we can, especially on long car rides. Here's one of our favorites, currently on the set list for their "Any Man In America" 2012 tour:

The tour name comes from Blue October's latest album and if you haven't heard it yet, I urge you to go buy it! The cover is a photo that Furstenfeld's little girl drew for him:

And the album is all about his bitter divorce and his fight for his rights as a father, something that Matt can unfortunately relate to. The songs on that album always bring tears to our eyes, no matter how many times we listen.

We had the privilege of seeing Blue October's AMIA tour live last fall, so this will be our second time watching (we'd go to all of the shows if we could). Never have I cried at a concert before. I did at that one. And I have no doubt I will do so again this Sunday.

Here's a video I found on YouTube from the show we saw last October at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD:

That song is called "For the Love," and it's all about why Justin performs. Listen to the lyrics. If that's not pure, raw emotion, I don't know what is. If you are not moved to your core at a Blue October show, you are not human!!

I'll be sure to live tweet and twitpic from the show so be sure to tune in to my Twitter feed April 1 at 8 p.m. EST!

Mar 29, 2012


Sheeeee's baaaaack!!! Yes, I have resurrected my old blog and am hoping I can get in to writing about my personal life a little more now.

As most of you know, back in 2010, I made some major life changes. I got separated, divorced and am now remarried to a man who makes my heart and soul complete. There is so much I could say about that whole ordeal but in the interest of peace and moving forward, that's exactly what I'm going to do...move forward and don't look back (for the most part).

So, bear in mind that old posts on this site that refer to my "husband" are referring to my ex-husband Rob, not my current husband Matt. I am also now a bonus mom to three more awesome kids, for a total of SIX kids between Matt and me. Yes, we are the modern day Brady Bunch. :)

If you haven't followed along with our wedding blog, check it out here. I plan on putting up pictures and details of our wedding week at some point (hopefully before our first anniversary!)

I've also been focusing on our new social media venture Media Fl@ir. Seeing that Matt and I met on Twitter, and we have a passion for social media, we figured it was the perfect business for us to start together and we are having a blast with it!

In fact, there's currently a contest on our Facebook page to win a Disney Souvenir from our upcoming spring break trip to Florida (oh, how I wish I had been doing this blog the past year or so...we have had so many adventures, trips and experiences that I really wish I had documented here. Oh well...).

Anyway, just click here and give our page a like, then comment on the post about our Disney souvenir giveaway, and you're automatically entered to win! Plus, if you love as as much as we love you, you'd naturally want to have liked our page anyway, RIGHT? ;)

So there you have it. I am back. Now let's see how long I can live up to the pressure to keep on blogging. Right now it's fun again to me and I'm looking forward to it. The moment it becomes taxing, burdensome or just plain boring, I'll probably step away again. But I'm going to do my best to ensure that doesn't happen.

Oh and that blogger meet up I had been planning just before my world turned upside down? It happened! The wonderful Cissa Fireheart and Mr. Shiny took over the planning while I'll handled the chaos in my life, and the very first NoVACon was born!

And now it's almost time for the next! NoVACon2012 will be Saturday, April 14. You can find all of the details on Cissa's site here. Hope you can join us!

Now I need to get some sleep after fixing this site up ALL NIGHT LONG. I have laundry to do, bags to back and some fun to have starting Sunday night (I'll be sure to blog all about it of course!). Hope you're as excited to have me back as I am to be back! :)