wow...it's been a while since the last time i posted...

this weekend, was supposed to be the first annual sheeps vs. freaks kickball game at Hartford (DMB) but right now i'm sitting at home and they are there...not playing kickball.

I don't know what it is, but my enthusiasm about DMB is slowly fading. don't get me wrong here, I love the guys, I love their music, but it's too expensive at times. I actually enjoy the pre and post show activities than the show themselves. hanging out with everyone and eating burgers off the mystic Grill2Go2. laughing at heide who is always dropping something. bridget who's mind jumps topics faster than mine and is a great source of amusement. lenelle who's always taking care of everything and so many other people.

most of all I do miss hanging out with matias. he's a true dmb freak-zoid and a crazy person that I love (and miss) being around. unfortunately due to fucked up people being in his life, things have changed dramatically this tour. oh well. atleast he's happy right?

so here's a recap of other things going on:

this time last weekend I was getting ready to head down to Richmond, VA for Carbon Leaf's Endless Summer Luau II. I cannot believe the great time that I had. It was the most fun that I've had in a while.

Got to Scott and Abby's around 5:00 after a 2.5/3 hour drive down from Alexandria. Traffic was horrible but the music selection was great! (the new Everything is awesome!) Met a few new people, two freaking cute dalmations named Sprite and Prince and then headed off to the show follow Michelle and Troy down 195. Arrived at the gates of the island to find that a line had already been forming. Jumped in line with Angie and her friends and the fun began. Finally got camp set up and then I changed into my "costume". I didn't get the coconut bra, they scared me after I finally found out how little support they actually covered. (CLEAF shows= Jumping, Coconut bra = No jumping or moving or bending over or running or walking or breathing for that)

Started giving out the leis that I brought with me to some friends and parents of "friends" of mine and then waited for the music to start. Tim, Michelle, Troy, Scott, Abby, Danial and others were a great source of amusement to me. Especially when Tim decided to attack the Roly Poly Sandwich guy. Ever seen those people walking around in those stupid plush costumes? Well that was Roly Poly and that's who Tim almost took down. Not to mention almost took his head off too. HAHAHA...Roly Poly avoided us for the rest of the night! :)

The show was amazing! I couldn't believe the level that it was taken to! Carlos Chafin as an amazing accordian player and keyboardist! Matt on percussion was not only extremely talented, he was also extremely cute! :)

The show went off without a hitch. During Desperation Song, the rain really started to fall and didn't stop until around 7 Sunday evening. We didn't care though. I got a group of people together to play volleyball and the night went of from there. Cheering at passing trains, reaking havic on waterlogged tents with flying volleyballs, screaming and yelling and talking trash till well after 4 in the morning - and all in the pouring rain. It was amazing!

I couldn't help but to think of the atmosphere that surrounds Carbon Leaf and how it parallels part of the atmosphere of DMB. Except I was with a completely different group of people and I actually know this band. :) But the comfort level and carefreeness is definitely there.

What else? My last day teaching is the 17th of August and I still haven't even really begun to look for a new job. I don't mind though. I'll find something to cover the bills for a while. I just need to be able to work and design again. I need to explore my own creative genius and stop worrying about directing that of my students. Teaching is a great job, but it's very tiring. *I* want to wear myself out mentally...not my students. :)

And you know I'm going to miss this gig so freaking much too!!