01 June 2009

Mr. Rawr Takes a Vacation

current mood: yuckers

bruises cover your arms,
shaking in the fingers with the bottle in your palm,
and the best is, no one knows who you are.
just another girl alone at the bar.
~ “Don’t Trust Me” by 3OH!3

This weekend I made a whirlwind trip to Fort Worth. I was there for 48 hours and 37 minutes. I did not sleep much. I did consume a lot of adult beverages, however. A big thank you goes out to both of my host families. I would also like to thank American Airlines for making the whole trip possible. Oh my, I don’t want to forget anyone, um. . . Alamo rental car and Priceline.com. Oh, and last, but definitely not least. . . Mr. Rawr for being a fantastical traveling companion. I believe I may still be detoxing from the trip. I think I need to eat some charcoal tablets and get my stomach pumped. I definitely cannot recover like I used to.

Amazingly, I am making the same trip again in 2 weeks, to pick up Girl Twin and bring her to visit for a week. She has been packed for a couple of weeks already. I cannot tell who is more excited; me or her. We are going to have the most amazing time! I bought her a Travel Photo Scrapbook, which we will work on her last day here. That way she can return home and show everyone the highlights of her trip right away.

While on my trip I was lucky enough to have a rental car which had XM radio. It also had a USB port so that drivers may plus in their iPods and listen over the stereo system. Unfortunately, the USB port was broken. XM did work, however, and I listened to AltNation for most the weekend. I heard previews for the new 311 album that comes out tomorrow. I also heard previews for the new Taking Back Sunday album, also coming out tomorrow. Both seem to be solid records. So, support the music industry and make a purchase. The new DMB album comes out tomorrow too – but I previewed it last week on Pandora.com.

Today, I bought my Toad the Wet Sprocket tickets. They are coming to town at the end of July. Beginning Wednesday night, my summer concert series begins. I get to see Better than Ezra – then Toad in July – Green Day in August, and U2 in October. Plus I will soon be buying my Voodoo Music Festival tickets for Halloween 2009 in New Orleans. And while they have not announced the full line-up – they have confirmed Beastie Boys and KISS. Looking forward to that weekend – though I am truly hoping no New Balance managers are there.

I need some advice before I close this entry. Since I often solicit medical advice from those without medical training, I want to know how long to wait to go to the doctor when you have a pus weeping cat bite on your wrist. It seems that the only way I can get the redness and swelling to go away is by using lots of Neosporin and Band-Aids. The bite continues to weep though, leaving a yellowish brown colored residue on my Band-Aids. If I just keep it covered, will it heal itself? Let me know.

Thank you for picking me up at the airport. As always, you have pleased me immensely.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: Thank you for leaving additional bruises on my arm in an attempt to determine the source of the original bruises. Now no one will ask questions for sure!

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