|the keyboard guru|
|the appreciative (but sound sensitive) audience|
|the disco cake|
|the cousins (and look, it's Megz!)|
|the birthday girl|
add to that a few incidences of getting completely lost in IKEA - many hours of driving - eating some pizza - eating some scraps of the FIRST cake I made (oops), and maybe just a teensy little bit of stress...
who me? stress? I know, you're shocked.
the band did great by the way - they didn't place - but they totally should have. That's my professional unbiased opinion at least.
speaking of professional unbiased opinions - Todd Nuke'em from X96 was the Emcee for the night and I think I saw his jaw drop off his face when Veggie Teen tore up the keyboard. I certainly heard him say some words of amazement regarding the keys being on fire... but I might have been too busy hooting and hollering at that point to be able to quote him directly! A huge shout out of thanks to Megz for Sher for joining us for the fun - auntie Megz even got up there in the stage crowd and encouraged Veggie Teen to do a fist-pump or two... ish.
and a truly well-written 5 paragraph essay about my weekend adventures would conclude here with what I learned from the experience and how I'm so glad we did it all... in all honesty - I'm sure I learned something, and I'm certainly glad we did it... but I'm just SO tired that the wrap-up paragraph might have to wait... I think some of my motivation got left behind in IKEA... somewhere between housewares and the 5 square mile display of shelving.