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I'm at work, trying to kill the last half hour before I can leave and meet people for dinner and then the Adam Lambert gig at Heaven. By this point I'm practically vibrating with excitement. Really, I'm no good to anyone, work-wise!

I went out Sat night with a bunch of the girls from the Lambrits board. (I am really wondering at what point one becomes a "Glambert" - I really hope I'm still on the other side of the line!) We had a few drinks, grabbed wristbands at GAY bar, and then tried to get into Heaven. No dice. They were just being really strict with the door policy, saying members and regulars only. And you know, fair play or whatever. I get that they have a certain expectation for their crowd makeup, and they knew there was another gig Monday, so they weren't anxious to let all those fans in. But it was really frustrating. (Leaving aside completely the fact that, technically, I am actually in their target audience!!) Funnily enough, another girl and I had hung back from the group to finish our drinks, so we got in line alone and they let us through. We might have gotten all the way in (we were at the metal detectors) but then we noticed the others had been turned away so we got out of line.

Anyway, we talked to the bouncer guy and he kind of said well maybe later on if it's not too busy we'll let in non-members. (They were letting in non-member guys, just not girls unless you were with a large group of men.) So we went and had a drink at a nearby pub, then walked around the back and watched the band & Adam (saw Tommy & Monte, so that was cool) arrive. Finally, after much discussion, and hearing that several other people had gotten in (there were a million Adam fans wandering around that I didn't know - our group had about nine) we tried one more time. I was pretty embarrassed by this point, and kind of hanging back, so I don't know what was said, but they let us in. Only problem? We got in, paid and went to the main floor, and Adam had already performed! It was not ideal. The conspiracy theorist in me wants to believe that the guy timed it like that on purpose, because he hadn't been too nice over the night. A lot of the bouncers were fine, but a few were a bit rude and he was one.

Anyway, whatever. I had a fun night hanging out with everyone, and at least we know that Adam got a massive crowd out for his first UK gig. I'm sure tonight will be fantastic, with the number of fans who will be there, and seeing him twice would have been really above & beyond. Also, on the very bright side, I was smart and wore flats. The girls in heels were really really suffering by the end of the night!

And, just because I never posted it, here's my pic with Adam from when he was here before!! I did want to write it up (he signed my ipod! I babbled about sharpies! he was tall!) but I bet at this point it won't happen.

ETA: To the 95% of my flist who aren't Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, or AI fans in general, sorry for the recent spam. Someday I will find something else to talk about!
jenepel: (HP: Hermione "YAY")
I was all set to post about how annoyed I am about several things in life but then one of those things cleared up and now I'm just kind of all over glee so I can't even manage to complain.



Seriously guys, I am beyond excited about this. He isn't doing any "real" (as in, you can buy tickets) concerts in the UK. He's performing twice at Heaven, and yeah on Sat we're gonna go and try to get in, but that will be pure chance, and who knows if it's gonna work. Heaven, in case you don't know, if the club connected to GAY bar, and it's huge, popular and always packed. They've already said they're going to give first ins to members, of which none of us are. I've been there a few times, but it's really more of a guys place then girls, and anyways I've never been big on the whole clubbing scene. As far as I could tell, the vast majority of the girls there were straight anyway.

BUT WHO CARES, BECAUSE WE HAVE TICKETS FOR MONDAY NIGHT!! He's doing a second performance then, sponsored by HMV, tickets only available as prizes. We first found out about it when it was listed as a pure HMV reward, which means you could redeem points off your HMV card (which I did not have) to get tickets. Of course those were gone immediately. There was vague talk of them opening it up again, so I hemmed and hawed and then finally signed up for a card and bought £100 worth of stuff (that was the spend for the right amount of points). And yeah, that sounds crazy, but it really isn't (I swear!), because all I did was buy the guitar hero disc (since mine was the wrong region) and extra guitar and wii remote that I've been meaning to get since Christmas. I had to give back [ profile] iamseb's, so now we can play again, yay!

So yeah, those points were just sitting there, and I was checking HMV occasionally. And in the meantime they put up a contest where if you pre-ordered his CD you were entered for a draw to win tickets, so of course all of us did that, but despaired of winning. And then this morning, suddenly there the tickets were on HMV again! I had some minor freakouts as my session timed out and then I DELETED THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MY JUNK MAIL like an idiot, but I called customer service and got it sorted out. So yeah, TICKETS. SOON TO BE IN MY HANDS. OR ELSE. (Sorry, I can't seem to turn my capslock off about this!)

This is more detail then you need, obviously. BUT I'M SO EXCITED PEOPLE!!!! SERIOUSLY. ADAM FREAKING LAMBERT.

(I really MUST update my icons - haven't added any in like six months (maybe a year?) and thus no AI ones at all. Shocking!)
jenepel: (Piz "I want to die")
Sorry for non-response on recent entries, flist, for I have vanished under a pile of tax returns. Look for me (hopefully) after April 15th when I shall attempt to become sane again. Apparently it has become so bad that I've actually made myself sick. This morning (sorry for the TMI) I felt nauseated the entire ride, and about half-way through actually stumbled off at a random stop and threw up on the platform. (This was pretty much completely mortifying.) Cue worried people (a lady gave me water and a man fetched an attendant) and then sitting in the station room for a half hour while they made sure I was okay. That was good, but what was ill-advised was the cup of tea I drank while there. It sounded so good at the time! And you know how you feel much better right after you throw up? Well, I called my boss, he said okay but when will you be here? so I hopped back on the tube and went on in. I still had about 30 mins to go on the ride, and it was seriously rough feeling.

Half an hour into work I threw up again - goodbye tea and a few crackers that I had managed to get down. By then it was agreed that I could go home despite the deadline, but I admit I am now completely reluctant to get back on the tube. I seriously don't think I can face the hour long ride without throwing up again. I'm drinking Ginger Ale, which Isla nicely got for me, and frankly having a really hard time concentrating on anything tax related, thus this entry. I want to be in my bed, but my bed is so far away!

Speaking of my bed (like that segue?) I had a weird dream last night. It was one of my just hanging out with celebrities as if I know them dreams (for previous examples see Adam Lambert & David Tennant - I'm too lazy to link those properly) and this time it was Kris & Katy Allen. We were at some kind of benefit, although who knows why I would have been there (!) and seated at the same table, just chatting. From what I remember they were really nice and friendly, and we talked almost the whole time about music and what we liked and what his influences were and stuff. I don't know if he was famous in the dream, because I don't remember feeling star struck, but he was definitely a musician. Maybe I was famous too and that was why? :) Even weirder, I actually had another Kris Allen dream just a few days ago. We were at a concert or a show or something and he gave me his seat because I couldn't see over his head. Meet Jenn, the only person shorter than Kris! I don't know where Katy was in that one though.

So yeah, I have a strange brain. And I feel sick. UGH. Plus, to make it worse, I have to meet with one of my freelance clients after work tonight. They were even going to feed me dinner (an older couple, really sweet) but I don't think that part is happening if I still feel like I do now. I can't skip it though, the 15th is only two days away and they owe!

ETA: Just threw up for the third time (this is so embarrassing at work!) and am going home in a taxi. Just gave in, it's not worth it. Not sure what to do about appt tonight though, maybe I can push it until tomorrow and skip bookclub?? That sucks.
jenepel: (HP: Tax Time Ravenclaw)
I'm on base b/c I was meeting with some tax clients, and it turns out that the Freedom Cafe (inside the Liberty Club, omg) has free wi-fi, so I'm online! Yay. Actual internet that actually works and lets me check my email. Seriously, internet issues at work and home right now (although work got cleared up on Friday I think) so I'm behind on EVERYTHING. While I'm here I figured I might as well put up this half-written post that I've been writing all week in Word or whatever. SO...

I forgot to actually put any kind of away message on this, but I've actually been on holiday once again, thus the lack of posts. (Oh who am I kidding?! I haven't posted regularly in months! This must be rectified. I cannot believe my last update was when Claire had her seizure.) Anyway, last week I (and 4/5 house mates) were away skiing in the French Alps. Oooh la la.

It was actually a really cheap (well relatively cheap) trip. Budget airfare (easyjet whoohoo), ski rental deals online, and a chalet we rented to share with 20 people total. Basically it was one big party. Oh and lots and lots of skiing! Six straight days, which I think is more than I have ever done all at once. I actually feel decent about my skiing now. I'm not going to be skiing black runs any time soon, but I feel good about the possibility of many red ones in my future. And the people who went ran the gamut for skiing (or snowboarding) ability, so everyone managed to find someone to go out with. Also, on the last night we had a giant party at the Chalet which included Raclette cheese, tons of other food, and colour-coded drinks that matched the runs. You were supposed to only drink the ones of runs you had been on, but that didn't last too long. I mostly drank green actually, because it turns out that I think Creme de Menthe makes very yummy cocktails! (Other people may have said it tastes like mouthwash, but whatever.)

So yeah, good trip indeed. Other things happening?

Family health stuff, Tax Bitches, the World Cup, TV, Kradam babblings, weddings & Jenn (almost) turns 30! )

Whoops! My updates always get out of control. I really just need to post more. (Oh and where’s that 12 of 12 from January? Well technically, it does exist, just not as an LJ entry.

ALSO THIS! From [ profile] silly_cleo: Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you. Then re-post this (if you feel like it!) and spread the love.

Um, yeah so some of that is slightly unaccurate now (I found a place for my bday!) but most of it's good and I'm leaving it. Also it turns out that the Freedom cafe is now called Rugbys - who knew? :)
jenepel: (Disney: HSM Kelsi)
No this isn't my 12 of 12. Geez I need to do that. I have the pics, I'm just not that excited about it this month.

So generally I have this google doc where I start to write my LJ entries. Sometimes I completely empty it out, and other times there are about ten unfinished entries in there that I never got around to posting. At the moment it's the latter. It's annoying - I don't know why I can't just post what I write and not worry about "completing" them properly, but that's NOT really the way my mind works. So instead I just end up printing them half-finished for my regular journal. Urgh.

I went home this weekend unexpectedly, which was a bit frustrating. My parents are in Russia for two weeks (well, were - they got back yesterday) and a lady in the village was looking after their dog and cat. Now she has looked after them for about 10 years now, so this isn't an unusual thing. But she called me on Wed totally freaking out about Zack (golden Lab) and basically convinced me that he was at death's door. (He's 14 and definitely slowing down majorly, but as far as I can tell has been doing okay.) This is more detailed then I meant it to be! )

So other than the whole hanging with the dog time, the only thing I did over the weekend was a little bit of freelance accounting and a whole lot of watching American Idol. Yeah, you read that right. I have fallen into the abyss. Seriously, I can't even defend this. I mean, not only am I watching AI, but I'm watching the season that IS ALREADY OVER. What is wrong with me?! So I'm not sure how this happened - I got linked to some clips of the concerts or something, and then I got curious about contestants (ahem...Adam) and so I wanted to see some of the early rounds to I procured them. And then I had all that time on my hands and was sufficiently interested enough to go back a few rounds, and then suddenly I was starting at the top 36 and watching the whole freaking season. THE ABYSS I TELL YOU. I'm at the top 8 or so now, and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna watch the whole thing. (Oh whatever, I know I will.)

The thing about AI is that I kind of can't believe I've never watched a season before. This whole entry is LONG. This is Idol talk, and some Disney stuff. Oh and Eurovision! Click for the Eurovision! )

So yeah, American Idol woo-hoo. Who knew. Please do not judge. :)

Um, on the subject of HSM, I rewatched them recently too. Actually I've been on a serious Disney kick this couple of weeks. On [ profile] insanityjones's reccing (hahaha - I bet you really appreciated that name check!) I watched... keeping you in suspense? )

Um yes, now that I have shown you how sad I truly am :0) I think I will stop. I'm hungry anyhow...

Oh! Bad news on the Buzzcocks front. Evidently the Beeb has retracted their offer to Noel Fielding because of some drug related stuff (which was OVER, as in he admitted to being CLEAN and they canned him, WHATEVER). Um yeah. So now not only have we lost both Bill and Simon, but we've had Noel dangled in front of us and then cruelly snatched away. WTF is that? I love Buzzcocks, and I will persevere, but this is NOT ON.

Double Oh! Vote for fabulous women! It's on the top 8 now, and actually most of the people I liked are now gone. Buffy's still hanging in there though. And two Firefly gals! VOOOOOOTE HEEEEERRRE!!

Seacrest out.


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