Monday, March 30, 2009

Party Like a Rock Star

Colby and I started our journey of dates with a +Live+ concert this weekend. They played at the House of Blues in Boston. Smaller venues are always so great to see shows in, they just feel so much more personal. This was a double date with some great friends and we also had dinner at Beer Works (right across from Fenway) which has outstanding beer! It was a really fun evening which got us home at about 2am... when I was getting up at 6am to get Ariana ready for dance competition, I was questioning my ability to hang with the cool kids anymore???

Let me go off on a tangent here... I, like many other women, have a real affinity for a hot guy on stage in any sort of musical endeavor. I like anyone from Eddie Vedder to Ray Lamontagne. But, at my ripe old age, I would like to share something with these rock idols... While you could take your shirt off and dance around and elicit an excited feeling in my 'special spot' when we (you- the rock star, me- the fan) were in out teens or 20's... you have to recognize that there is a certain point where you (the rock star) need to keep your clothes on and preserve that sexy image that resides in my head. Right, Mick Jagger?

DONATE TO STAY GREEN: Day 3 of the Earth Hour 2 Earth Day Challenge
There are tons of ways to keep your junk out of landfills. One of the best ways is to donate it. We all know the standard donation ideas, but here are some more unique ones:

• Donate old glasses at One Sight: drop off old prescription or nonprescription glasses at your local Lions Club, LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears, Target, or BJ's Optical store (they'll give you a receipt for taxes), or mail them in (and request a receipt)
Donate an old car rather than let it end up in a junk yard. This can be a great tax write-off.
• Donate sneakers in ok condition at Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes to aid the hurting worldwide. They coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, netting over 1 Million pairs donated for these disasters.
• You can also donate sneakers that are not suitable for wearing to Nike's Reuse a Shoe Program. The Reuse-A-Shoe program takes your worn-out kicks and turns them into Nike Grind, a material used in sports surfaces, playgrounds and even new Nike products.
Donate your wedding dress to a metastatic breast cancer patient who will be a bride herself.
Almost anything you have can be donated to a local church or charity and will keep tons of garbage out of our landfills while also saving all the resources of creating a new product.


  1. I love it, you are so right. Besides men should learn at a certain age, they should try to keep their shirts on.

  2. Sorry to disagree with you, but when Sting just took off his hoodie, and he had a tight tee shirt under---I thought I was going to go ga-ga!!

    His body was more ripped than I had ever seen---and I have seen him every time he has come to Boston!!

    Can you say---WOW!!! (Must be all that tantric sex, huh?)