So for Ben's birthday I got him tickets to the Rock Band Live Tour which includes: Panic at the Disco! Dashboard Confessional, The Plain White T's, and the Cab.
We show up to the show psyched of course and first thing I run into a girl I went to college with and learn she now works for some of the local radio stations. Ben jokes about how I run into someone I know everywhere we go and we chat for a little bit with this girl and her husband. She asked if we were there for the meet and greet and we told her we were just there for the show. Our conversation ended shortly after that and Ben and I got in the normal line. About five minutes later my friend's husband comes over to tell us some of the people who won access to the meet and greet from the radio station didn't show up and asked if we wanted to go to the meet and greet for Panic at the Disco. Like I would say no to that?
So we got some amazingly sparkly wrist bands and filled into the lower reaches of the E-center and got the security talk about what we could and could not do in the bands presence (You can't give them food, because of a freaky fan who baked her hair into cookies, you can't hug them because who knows what you'll do with your hands, and you can't ask them to sign any articles of clothing you're wearing.) We were then told we could talk to the guys, have them sign one item, and then we could get a picture with them well..... BEN AND ME WITH FREAKING PANIC AT THE DISCO!!!!!
So we got our tickets signed by the guys and got our picture taken (which only took three tries since Ben's phone didn't want to take the picture), and then went on and enjoyed the show. All and all this is the most enjoyable birthday present I've ever given to Ben. Yea for Ben's birthday.
The show was great and we were in the general admission section which means we squeezed quite intimately with hundreds of people to get as close as possible to the stage so we could watch the musicians sweat. IT WAS AWESOME!
So Ben's birthday was actually last month....on the 22nd, and I made him a cake but I forgot to post a picture so here it is....a month late. Oh well, it's the thought that counts. Devil's food cake with homemade peanut butter frosting and chocolate chips. Jackie, Eric, and I all sang Happy Birthday as we surprised him, and I almost dropped the cake. It was priceless. I also got Benji some tickets to a show in Salt lake that happens to be taking place this week on Thursday. It also happens to be during Ben's fall break so he doesn't have to miss class to go. How serendipitous is that?
My cats are survivors. Batman has outlived his brother, moved with us three times, and as of yet has not gone missing, been eaten or even been sick. Beatty Cat has gone missing twice and both times just when we thought he was gone for good he shows up; a little skinny but never to much the worse for wear. Both of the cats traveled back to New Hampshire with Ben and I this summer but on the way back to Utah in August Beatty cat became lost in Ohio. We stopped to visit my second Mom, Chris and her husband. As we were about to leave Beatty jumped out of the car and when we tried to grab him he got scared and ran... and ran....and ran until he was in the woods and we couldn't find him. So looked all day and stayed an extra day but we couldn't stay any longer than that. Chris and Scott put up flyers and kept looking. One of their neighbors saw my cat and recognized him from the flyer. They tried to catch him and were feeding him in the process. Eventually they succeeded and returned Beatty to Chris's house. Chris then sent him back to us via Delta airlines. So now he's home and we're soooooo grateful to have our little buddy home.I wish I could do that with my tongue. My little adventurer...I'm so glad he's home!
So I've been so bad at updating my blog of late but I have some good news... well it's been good news for a while. I lost my cat on my trip from New Hampshire to Utah and my cat was left in Ohio after he ran into the woods. Well.... HE'S HOME!!!!!!! My Beatty cat arrived home back on Oct. 2 and our family has been reunited.
Ben, Beatty, Me & Batman.
It's past my bedtime so I'm going to sleep now, but I'll update more tomorrow.