Neurotic Fishbowl: It's My Birthday, Bitches!*


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It's My Birthday, Bitches!*

I thought that St. Patrick's day was going to be kind of mellow at least for the first part. I went to bed at about 5:00 am (I spent a lot of time reading, taking a bath, watching movies on TBS, and just generally fucking around), so I didn't get up until around 2:00 this afternoon.

I had just heated up some pizza and was watching Major League (I love that movie) when Foxy called. The conversation went something like this:

Her: "Guess who's going to the rodeo with me and Shelly tonight to see Brooks & Dunn?"
Me: "I don't know. Who?"
Her: "You!"

A friend of ours is on the rodeo committee and was able to get a bunch of awesome seats to the show, so I got to go along with them.

I hadn't been to the rodeo in about two years (the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the biggest rodeo in the world) and was supposed to go on Tuesday to see Rascal Flatts, but the lead singer had bronchitis, so the show was cancelled. The weather really sucked that day and Ben wasn't feeling well (which meant I would have had to sit alone), so it wasn't a big deal, but Shelly and Foxy have been to like six shows this year and were always talking about it, so I kind of wanted to go.

The rodeo was fun. My favorite part - aside from the concert - was the calf scramble where twenty-eight kids race to get calves to raise the next year for the show (all animals sold at the show raise scholarship money). One girl had the last calf and had him roped and almost in the ring when he got loose and another boy got him. I felt so bad for her since she had really wrestled with that calf, but they announced later that since she had worked so hard, she was going to get a cow of her own anyway. It totally made me happy.

Brooks & Dunn were awesome, though they didn't play "You're Going To Miss Me When I'm Gone," which is just about my favorite song of theirs. I've been a fan for years and saw them back in 1992 or 1993 when Martina McBride opened for them, but I didn't realize until how awesome Ronnie Dunn's voice is until last night. It's easy to sound good on the radio, but much harder to sound good live in front of almost 75,000 people.

After the rodeo, we went to Sherlock's on Westheimer to hear my brother Russell's band Adrenaline play. They're really good, doing mostly covers, but they're recording some originals now, which you can hear on their MySpace page. It's really good.

After we left there, Satyajit had texted us to see where we were, so we went and met him and Lambo at 59 Diner for some food. I love 59 Dinner and was so happy when it went to being open 24/7. The nice waitress Emily even comped my Oreo shake since it was my birthday and Satyajit paid for all of our meals. It was a great time and we laughed at everything. OMG. It was so much fun.

So, it's a few hours until my birthday dinner at Lupe Tortilla (Mmmmm) and I am so excited. I love birthdays! Yay!

* Quote from Shelly when we went to New Orleans this year for New Year's/her birthday. I'm supposed to say this at least twenty-five times today.

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Happy birthday! :)

.: kat said on March 18, 2007 11:55 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at March 18, 2007 04:28 PM to see this post.

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