Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Rest Of It...

This has been such a busy weekend! Let's start with the rest of the pictures from the New Orleans Trip, if you dont know what im talking about, catch up here and here.

Here's a better picture of the creepy Living Statue thing.

Here's the Pedestrian mall, I guess it was over for the day because everyone had packed up and left, there was only like three carts out. The stores on the right were all still open, they had really neat stuff. (But super expensive)

I absolutely LOVE the fire escape on that building. I have never seen a fire escape like that and was absolutely amazed at it's being. I love the look of this street and want to live in a city with buildings over looking a main street AND have a fire escape outside of my window that I can sit on at night and just watch people and time go by.

By now it's starting to get dark and getting closer to when we need to go stake out our place in line to get into the show, because even though we had tickets, the place only held 1000 people. I wish I would have had the guts to cross the street and take a picture of the hoards of lesbians waiting to get into this concert. Honestly, there were about 50 straight women, 5 guys(3gay), and the rest were lesbian's. I can't say it shocked me, because the turnout was the same when we saw her play in Tampa last year. Anyway, here's some stuff from the concert. To get an idea where we were, there wee two levels and the upper level hung over the stage on the sides. We were on the upper level on the side, about 20 feet away. She looked at the upper level more than the pit in front, it was amazing to make eye contact with someone your such a big fan of. Sonja almost peed her pants. :)

Apparently, if your video is over three minutes long, you can't post it, I practically have the entire concert on video, so here's the only two videos I have that are under three minutes.

We left to head home after the concert around 1 am, we made it into Florida and around 6am we had to stop because we couldn't stay awake any longer. Even almost hitting a raccoon doing 95MPH didn't keep us awake. So we pulled into a rest stop and napped for an hour. When we woke up we wanted to make it back into town for breakfast at our favorite restaurant before we passed out, so in kind of a hurry, Sonj wasn't watching her speed, and we definitely didn't see the trooper radaring up ahead. So 281 dollar speeding ticket later, were back on the road. We made it home in time for brunch, then got a two hour nap in before work. It was an amazing trip, and I cant wait to go back. I loved the city, all the people there were so kind and courteous. We wanted to go back for the Gulf Aid Relief concert that Ani is playing in, but money and work got in the way. Maybe next time.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Road Trip Part II

Hello again!! More pictures from our Road Trip to New Orleans!!

We just parked and started walking down the French Quarter. That's not me in the green. :)

This is one of the stores we stopped in for souvenirs. The beads on the top, yes, those are women riding on flying penis's. There are more naughty ones but I didn't get any good pictures of them.

This guy/girl creeped me out. He/she is a live statue. I had never seen one in real life. I felt the need to tip him/her to take their picture.

Sonja stood in traffic to get this picture. We listened to the song Decatur at least 100 times the whole trip. Go here for the cool video to it.

I have a ton more pictures of us in the French Quarter, but they're all on my phone and I don't have the connector. I wont post all of them, because who wants to look at all the shops we went into, although all the shop doors doorhandles were at like knee level, I guess in case the town gets overrun with gnomes, they can still open the doors, rather tan chew through them. :)
The actual concert post is coming soon, i'm trying to figure out how to upload video's straight to the blog because youtube is being a little bitch, so i'm refusing to use it now. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Two Things Tuesday...Road Trip Edition!!

Welcome home to me!! If anyone hasn't heard yet, Sonja and I went on a road trip, there was a concert in New Orleans, and after a few grueling hours of calling employees to get our shifts covered for Saturday and Sunday morning, we did it. We went to see Ani Difranco perform at Tiptina's, its a 10 hour drive there, we made it in 9. We left Orlando at 8am Saturday morning, the documenting of our trip will be portrayed in pictures and captions. :) This trip will be broken up into three posts, so without further adieu...

Welcome to the second consecutive Two Things Tuesday!! Road Trip Edition!! This may be a long one...hold on tight!!

Two Bridges: (well, maybe three)


Two State Signs: (We missed Alabama, then refused to go back because its a slightly smelly state ((No offense to anyone who lives in Alabama)))
The Mississippi Welcome Center is like a mansion. Literally. You walk in and it has massively high ceilings, chandeliers, and the sweetest little old women behind the counter. They asked us to sign the register and if we wanted coffee, and I, who am ever hesitant about accepting coffee from strangers, politely decline, Sonja accepted. Turns out it was the BEST coffee we had ever tasted. So that's what the gratified look in her picture while holding her cup up is.

I dropped my camera trying to take a picture of this sign. :( It didn't break thankfully. Louisiana, what can I say? It's pretty much just a great state. They're coffee wasn't as good, but not as bad as Florida's.

I was surprised as to how clean they're public restrooms were, it was so clean it was picture worthy. 

Two of my favorite road signs:
Just because Pascagoula is a fun word to say...more on the "Tunnel Ahead" later.

I got so excited to see this sign...WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS!!! (and I had to pee so bad)

-Now the tunnel, keep in mind, they don't have tunnels in Orlando, or surrounding cities I have been to. This was Sonj and I's first tunnel experience together! 
It's like you experienced it with us! 

Two water towers: 
Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Spanish Fort Town Center, I have no idea what state this was taken in. Sorry. :(

Two of the classic "Take a picture of the person taking a picture of you":
We had to. :)

That's all for today, and the select few pictures of our trip up there. Next post is our few hours in New Orleans, then the concert. :) Tons of pictures and a few videos if I can figure out how to do it. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

On the road!

We have been on the road now since about 8am. Florida is freaking huge to drive out of, our ETA into New Orleans is looking like 6pm. Trip is going great!! Only stopped twice so far, have both iPods and a few movies, I think were set!!