fiarra: ([digimon] mimi. glee!)
2012-09-20 11:35 pm

i know we only met, but let's pretend it's love

I feel like many things have happened, except not really. If that makes sense?

Anyway. The bio picnic was last weekend. Peach cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting were a success. Next time, the peaches will be cut smaller, but the cake itself was really good. The frosting was the real hit though. It was eat-with-a-spoon good. I don't normally make cream cheese frostings, but yummmmm. So yes. Also there was lobster and lots of other delicious desserts.

The really exciting thing that has happened in my life is that I got to see Ed Sheeran perform at House of Blues last night. It was super last minute (read: I didn't have a ticket until 1.5 hours before the show). Me and a friend had wanted to go, but the resale tickets were like $100 online; which is RIDICULOUS on a GA ticket that was sold for $30. So we were like, no we are going to spend no more than $60 if want to be there. We spent all of yesterday stalking the internet for tickets with no results. Finally, in a last ditch effort, I withdrew $100 and went to lurk outside HoB. There was a dude selling tickets outside and I talked him down from $75 each to get two tickets for my $100. So I texted Kadie to be like DRIVE LIKE THE WIND... and then went to go stuff my face at Boston Beer Works.

The show was AMAZING. He has such charisma on stage and is such a solid live performer. I mean, it's just him with his acoustic guitar up there... doing crazy things with the loop pedal. And honestly, witnessing the 15+ min version of You Need Me, I Don't Need You was worth ALL OF MY TIME AND DOLLARS. I am definitely going to another show when he's back in the area.

Today I made turkey white bean pumpkin chili that was sooooo good. And there are plenty of leftovers, which is awesome. Then on Saturday I am going APPLE PICKING and we are having a baking extravaganza with pie and crisp. I also found a recipe for crockpot apple butter that I am so excited to try out. I am turning domestic!
fiarra: ([vocaloid] miku. sing)
2011-05-23 04:01 pm

Panic! at the Disco Concert

OMG YOU GUYS. Just, omg.

EVERYTHING IS PANIC! AND NOTHING HURTS.

hey hey, we are a hurricane )
fiarra: ([ppl] adam. hbic singing)
2010-09-16 02:08 am
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full circle [you electrify my life]

Exactly one year ago yesterday I made the following post:
http://starsparkle333.livejournal.com/272568.html

And then I drove to New Hampshire and watched the final stop of the American Idol Season 8 tour. I laughed, I cried, I caught a feather boa from the sky and I thought it was the highlight of my life.

Then this summer happened (and is finishing this weekend in Florida). And now I know that 9/15/09, when I drove to a different state with $200 cash in my pocket to give to the stranger who I was going to be sitting front row with, was only the beginning.

It was the third time I got to watch Adam perform live. On Monday, when I get on the plane back to Boston, I will have seen him 20 times. Twenty is an obscene number, I know. But each show has been different. Each show has been special. Not even because of Adam, but because of the people I got to share that experience with.

I love you all for helping make every moment special. And of course, I love Adam for being the reason it all happened. (I get sappy at 2am.. sorry)

So I'll just leave you with 2 videos behind the cut. Two videos that to me... are sort of a visual representation of how far Adam has come... and in turn... how far I have come as well. ♥

way down inside )
fiarra: ([ppl] lady gaga. bad romance)
2010-03-29 06:26 pm

new projects and busyness

My life in quick points because I'm too lazy to type things up.

- Ricky Martin came out. His blog is presh and I may be a little verklempt.
- I'm going to see Gaga with my sister on July 2nd here in Boston. I paid a small fortune and have already told her that this is her graduation/birthday/christmas present for this year
- I started knitting another scarf and hope to finish it in a week or so.
- I still don't know if I'm going to the Kiss Concert on May 22nd. Some girl said that Adam was supposedly going to perform, but it is unconfirmed. And while I like Kris, Kesha and Orianthi.. I don't think that's enough to make me pay up.

I have a pile of grading for tonight and a summer to plan. And a very large part of me is freaking out about summer planning and how uncertain everything is. At least I'm definitely getting paid for it...
fiarra: ([bleach] hitsugaya. bored)
2010-03-17 11:49 pm

here i go, this is my confessional. a lost cause, nobody can save my soul

I am so bored. I should be reading a paper. And instead I am like, *woe* because twitter is down.

So I shall talk about what I have been up to!

From the 10th to the 14th I was in North Carolina for my first conference! To start off, it is a pain in the ass to fly with a freaking poster tube. It's always falling on things and not fitting in overhead compartments and just ugh. I also almost died trying to get the damn thing printed on Tuesday. Staples was an ass to me about getting it done and finally I had to leave it at a 24 hour Kinko's and pick it up at like 6am on Wednesday before my flight south. I also had a minor breakdown Tuesday over what to wear because I had no idea how formal/fancy this was going to be.

I should have known better. It was an ECOLOGY meeting. Half the people there didn't even bother looking different than like... jeans and hoodies. There were definitely some girls dressed up (and looking quite fashionable, which I was jealous of), but the people I was with were all like "omg what is she wearing?!". Sigh.

Anyway, the flight down went without a hitch. We checked into the hotel, went to lunch and then went to register and go to the first social. First of all, omg so many people. I am AWFUL in social situations, I am such a wallflower. So this was like the stuff of nightmares. Luckily I found a few people I knew and talked with them for the night.

Thursday and Friday were the talks and poster sessions. Let's not talk about how many talks I half dozed through..... Thursday was kinda awkward for me, but Friday went much better. I had my poster that night and I definitely got some good ideas from the people who came to talk to me. Now that it's warmer, I have a lot of ideas for what I wanna do to develop this method better. :D

Friday I also went out to dinner with my advisor and a bunch of other people. SUSHI OMG. It also produced my favorite moment of the entire weekend: chatting with my advisor about the giant robot anime franchise in Japan while everyone else at our table just stared at us. I shit you not, it was amazing.

Saturday there were more talks and then there was a banquet on a riverboat. It was so much fun with good food and dancing. Then we went out to this bar where they had a DJ. My advisor was there. Ladies and Gentlemen, I danced like a fool in front of my advisor to Tik Tok. We're talking like.. singing along and miming some of the lyrics and jumping around. How do I live with myself? lmao.

Anyway, Sunday rolled around and it was the TRAVEL DAY FROM HELL. Here's how it went down. There were storms up here in New England. I was due to leave on a noon flight with 2 other people. We all had connections to catch at LaGuardia, mine was at 4, theirs' was at 2. Our plane left NC 1.5 hours late, so they missed their flights. When we got to NY, it was a mess because so many flights were delayed and apparently half the world was trying to get to Boston after missing connections. When we got there, the people in our group who had left on an "11am" flight (it left 2 hours late) were still there on standby lists. We got in at 3:50pm, but my 4pm flight was delayed half an hour. Some of the earlier group got put into my plane and we left at like 5. The 2 people I was with for the first flight were put on a 5pm flight (not mine). We got into the air and it was super windy with turbulence like whoa. Keep in mind that this is a 40 minute flight. We got to Boston and the lights were out on the runway... so we circled in the air, waiting. By not the plane is dead silent because there is so much turbulence and we're just... waiting. And waiting.... There was too much wind to land on the backup runway. After about 40 minutes of circling in the air and tense silence, the pilot says that we are going to PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. Folks, this is definitely not Boston. WHICH IS WHERE I WANTED TO BE. We landed in RI at 7:30 pm. From there, we waited an hour and a half for a bus that the airline got us... and we drove to Boston. I got home at 11pm. And I wanted to die. Ironically enough, the 2 on that 5pm flight were landed in Hartford, CT. Also, about half the flight did not have their luggage when we landed, so there was a lot of yelling.

I have decided that the world just wants me to visit every airport possible. So far I have Logan, Bradley, LaGuardia, JFK, Providence, Philly, Denver, Houston, LAX, Charlotte, Wilmington. Gotta catch em all!

On other notes. Lady Gaga is coming to Boston on July 1. Tickets go on sale Monday. Decent tix are $185. I promised my sister we could go. Now I am not sure I will be able to swing the cost even for poor seats. I'm really disappointed honestly. I will talk to her this weekend about maybe getting some sub-par seats? :| I'm not asking like front row here or anything. :(

Also, there are hints that a summer tour WILL happen for Adam. So I'm trying to balance that thought with these Gaga tix. Because I will literally sell things I currently own in order to get amazing seats for Adam. And then part of me is like, but what if he opens for Gaga... ARGHHHH This is hard guys. WHAT DO I DO.

And finally, I AM GOING TO SEE STEPHANE SKATE IN THIN ICE AT FOXWOODS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. I am sooooo excited omg you don't even know.

And I will shut up now. This is too long. I will ramble about cosplay and Anime Boston tomorrow.
fiarra: (Default)
2010-01-04 01:55 am

GRIDLOCK NYE IN LA

Let me tell you the story about how I went to Los Angeles for 48 hours even though I live in New England, which makes this entire trip absurd to the max.

So I left CT at around 11am from Bradley International. From there I stayed in DC for a few hours and then went on my merry way to LAX. I was in the back of the plane by the window so I got to see the amazing sight of the lights of LA as we flew in. There is something so... idk... I love seeing cities all spread out and glowing like that. Got of the plane and was hit by California air. <3 It made me realize that, yes, I really do miss California. A lot.

Then I got on a taxi.. with a very rude taxi driver. Who took me to the wrong hotel. And then gave me part of my change back in the form of pennies. I did not like him very much. Oh yes, and the wrong hotel.... I ended up walking like 2 blocks to get to my real hotel cuz of him. *frowny face* And then I had an hour and a half to get ready for the ~PARTY!!!!! I should probably note here that I looked absolutely fabulous, except then I didn't take any pics of myself.

Ok, the rest is going behind a cut.
cut for epic and massive amounts of fangirl )
fiarra: ([ppl] legwarmers)
2009-10-02 01:19 am

papa-papa-paparazzi

I haven't made a real update since Sunday o_o;;

Um.. this week has been hella long. Lots of lab prep and homework assignments. All culminating in today.. when I woke up at 5am. We left the marine center at 6am to go up to New Hampshire for an oceanography trip on a boat. (Yes.. I heard the joke about 3829018490821 times today). It was fun but it was soooo cold. even with underarmor and like 4 layers. Ridic. I am going back to CT Saturday to get my winter jacket and heavier stuff. Next week we are going up to Maine with the classes from Tues-Fri and it's gonna be cold. *woe*

But I think things are doing well with everything. I wish I were doing more with my research. =| But I seriously don't have time. After the trip to Maine I'm really gonna buckle down.

I am bummed cuz like 2 days ago I decided I wanted to get tickets for Lady Gaga/Kanye. And then today they announced that it wad cancelled. And I'd just told my sister like last night that I was gonna do it. Bah. Apparently she is touring later next year though... so I guess we'll go to that. (I may just be hoping a little bit that Adam is going to be opening for her... like that rumor that started today)

SPEAKING OF RUMORS. My emotions have been toyed with continuously this past week. Hints of things dropped here and there. Anticipation of things that never end up happening. And it's just like FFFFUUUU~ why god why. I would be happy with like 20 seconds of the single.

Meh. I need to sleep. Have a youtue video.



I loooove shit like this. Raw keyboard and voice. And still sounding totally amazing and badass. *happy sigh*
fiarra: ([loveless] ritsuka. !!)
2009-09-27 01:15 pm

Writer's Block: Most memorable concert

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Hello topic I can ramble about forever. I've been to... 6 concerts in my life on my own. 3 of them were the American Idol concert. I'm not sure what that says about me. Ozzfest when SOAD and Disturbed were there with Jacob. Panic at the Disco and Paramore with Justin. The Idols alone, alone.. and with people from the internet. (lulz don't follow my example kids). All were special in their own way really. Ozzfest I got to see 2 bands I really really enjoy and probably will never see again live. Panic was just fun even if they are *totally* my scene. Paramore was the first concert I ever attempted to take lots of pictures at a concert and it was fun bouncing around. And then. you know my Idol experiences recently. Perhaps the best part of those was meeting so many awesome people and for once... not being so closed away from social experiences that I let myself meet them. I think personally that's my biggest achievement. I don't talk to people that easily.

Hey.. look at me not really answering the question! I think for now... front row at the final show of Idol was the most magical though. I am ruined for all other concerts really. Except maybe for when I pay a million dollars for good Adam tickets and my brain explodes from the sheer amounts of awesome and sex on stage. *cough*

Anyway. 11:20pm. Totally just rolled out of bed like 20 min ago. I have a lot of homework to do today, but I think I will procrastinate and go shopping for food, a calculator and a venti pumpkin spice latte. Priorities. I has them.

Also... Daughtry singing Poker Face.. acoustic?! My mind is blown.