The Friday Five!
2. Yes, that is the man himself, last night, one of only three shots I got before my camera battery died. Still, you have to appreciate a man who can wear a sparkling jacket like that. Impressive! The concert was SO MUCH FUN, although I am paying this morning because I went to bed VERY late and still had to get up at 5am, because six and a half month old babies don’t really care if you were out at Barry Manilow till all hours, they just want to be fed when they are hungry. We did have a blast, though, and even got moved to better seats by basically making a spectacle of ourselves and begging when someone from Team Barry came around with tickets. (Okay, I was the spectacle. Dana and Courtney just sat there, looking embarrassed.) The only thing I regret is not getting a T-shirt, but the line at the booth was REALLY long by the end of the show and by then I was already thinking about how I was going to have to get up in about six hours. So oh, well. But who needs a T-shirt when I have pictures?
3. In other news, my Tarheels won last night, advancing to the Elite Eight. My friend Courtney’s husband, who is a State Fan, graciously agreed to text us scores and updates, so we knew what was happening even while losing ourselves in the magic of Manilow. Now, we play Louisville on Saturday, and hopefully I will be able to give it my FULL attention.
4. Thanks to everyone who came out for the live chat I did yesterday at Readergirlz. I was kind of nervous, and then the server froze up so I couldn’t answer questions for a few minutes, which almost gave me a nervous breakdown, but it all worked out in the end. I was typing as fast as I could, but there were still a lot of questions I didn’t get to. So if you posted one and I didn’t get to it, I’m sorry. Maybe next time…
5. Finally, the Ben Lee song I spent pretty much all of last year listening to, “We’re All In This Together,” is now in a Kohl’s commercial. Which is kind of weird. I feel like it was the soundtrack of my life for so long, and I think I got a little proprietary about it. Which is just crazy, I know. But isn’t it weird when a song means so much to you, and then you have to see it in a different way? Then again, it is a great song, and this can only mean more people will hear it. Music is meant to be shared! Just ask Barry Manilow.