1. I didn’t have any plans on Sunday, and was trying to decide if I wanted to watch Olympic Trials on TV that evening or if I wanted to get ahead on blogging stuff instead, when my phone went off with a text from one of my friends, asking if I wanted to come along to Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness/Panic! at the Disco/Weezer at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park that night. So, in what became one of the most spontaneous evenings of my life, about two hours later I found myself in Tinley Park at a show I had no expectations of attending.
I was most excited to see Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, because I really like Andrew McMahon, and even though I knew he wouldn’t play Konstantine (one of my favorite songs of all time) because it wasn’t November 11 and he only plays it on November 11 (11/11), I was still really happy I’d get to see him live. He did play Dark Blue from his Jack’s Mannequin days, which basically made my night, because I’ve also always liked that song. Let me tell you how much, “Have you ever been alone in a crowded room?” spoke to my angsty teenage soul. Hahaha.
Speaking of my angsty teenage years, Panic! was up after Andrew McMahon, and wowza. What a throwback.
Granted, Panic! has gone more of the way of Fall Out Boy than most of the other alternative/punk bands of the ’00s, in that they continued to make music under the same name instead of rebranding three times like Andrew McMahon. I had a serious, “Eff, I’m old,” moment when Brendon Urie, the main guy in Panic!, mentioned that the band had formed 12 years ago, and then went into “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies,” which, according to Wikipedia, was released as a single in February 2006. That is something I do not want to think about, nope, not at all, not even a little bit, thanks. Obviously “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” went over really well with the crowd, since that’s probably Panic!’s most notable song, but what was mind boggling to me was that there were SO many kids there, and they were all singing along as if this had been something they listened to on the radio when they were driving home from high school, except nope, they definitely did not do that, because they all were still wearing BRACES and are probably looking forward to including the concert in their “What I Did This Summer” reports that they’ll be assigned to write on their first day of eighth grade next month, so when that song was on the radio they were probably, you know, two years old. I CANNOT.
Weezer went on after Panic!, and finally all the poor, poor parents who got dragged along to that show could have their moment. My friend and I left three songs into Weezer’s set, because we’re too old to stay out late on Sunday nights, but not old enough to be willing to stay out late to see Weezer haha. But it was still a really fun way to spend the night 🙂
2. In my apartment, we have a cupboard that I have long referred to as Where Dreams Go to Die. In this cupboard, my roommates and I stored all of our Tupperware/similar food storing containers, and it was one of the most frustrating things about my apartment. Multiple bottoms had no matching tops, several tops had no matching bottoms, and there wasn’t a lick of organization in the whole cupboard, which turned putting away leftovers and food prepping into an experience that generally made me want to tear my hair out. So, with some spare time on my hands on Saturday and a whole lot of Type A motivation, I went to work.
Ahhhh. Look at that! Everything has a mate! And, beyond that, since I emptied out the entire cupboard, it was so easy to put everything back in a nice, neat, organized manner, so now you can, you know, find things. I’m sure it won’t last long/at all, but for the moment, this just filled my heart with happiness.
I’ve been making eggs for myself a couple times per week for breakfast for just about six years now, and I don’t remember ever getting an egg with twins in it before. I was, unsurprisingly, pathetically excited about this.
Do you have any good ways for keeping Tupperware organized? Other than moving into my own apartment where I would have total and complete control over the cleanliness and organization of the place (but also much higher living expenses and crushing loneliness, which is not worth it for me).
What kind of music do I need to listen to to end up at concerts that aren’t overrun by people without driver’s licenses and/or the ability to drink legally? Because I know Lolla’s going to, as always, be filled with a bunch of people who weren’t alive in the 90s, and I’m concerned I’m about to tap out on my ability to handle teeeeeeeeeeeens at shows. Ugh, I’m so old.