Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Go Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

The Empire State Building is going green tomorrow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the teenage mutant ninja turtles (if you don't believe me, check out their website where they have the lighting schedule). That's right, TMNT is more influential than you think. 

I guess I should also mention that the Empire State Building will already be green anyway because it's EARTH DAY today!!!

Happy Earth Day everyone, and happy TMNT 25th anniversary tomorrow. Maybe I should go put on some green...

Monday, April 13, 2009

What a Party!

Saturday was my birthday, and we had a rockin' awesome party to watch the Sounders soccer game and have some birthday cake. One of the guests brought green cupcakes to match the green colors of the Sounders (and it happens to work for Easter too). We also had a delicious dinner made by the Studly Hubby that was supplemented with yummy sides supplied by other guests. We had 11 people over, which completely filled up our living room, and there were even more people I would have liked to invite. Next time we are looking for a place to live I think a larger living room might be on our list of requirements, so we can have even bigger rockin' awesome parties.

This was our first big party since we moved to Seattle, I think, and it was a great success!

The cupcakes and cake, which were both superb. Another fantastic dessert was an amazing vegan cobbler brought by a guest and completely polished off at the party... yum!

The Studly Hubby had a lot of recovering to do on Sunday. He was a great birthday party organizer and host and I gladly recognized and accommodated his need to take it easy on Sunday.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Builders and the Butchers LIVE at the Crocodile...!

Last Saturday night we went to a rockin' awesome concert at the newly renovated Crocodile in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. We saw the Builders and the Butchers (PLEASE go check out their website, they have streaming music so you can get a taste of it and you will fall in love), a blue-grass/rock band from Portland OR. They have a really neat, unique sound and put on an AWESOME show.

This is them playing onstage with a good shot of the audience (~200 people boogying down):

We've seen a lot of live music, but we've never seen this: halfway through the show, a woman got up onstage and started dancing around with them. They happily encouraged her, and we assumed they knew her, but at the end of the song the lead singer asked her for her name, then said into the mic, "believe it or not, this is NOT the first time a total stranger has gotten up onstage and danced with us." Well after that, since they obviously didn't mind, more people got up onstage and started dancing with them. Some of them were not so sober. One guy in particular almost fell off the stage, we were a little worried about him but he fared ok. They encouraged the audience to sing along, they handed out shakers for the audience to shake, and then for the last song they made everyone in the first two rows of the audience get onstage (plus everyone from the first two opening bands) and they all danced around together. Here's a picture (sorry it's a little blurry, it was getting late!):

It was so much FUN! Plus I've heard that they have actually played the last song OUTSIDE in good weather... NEAT!

I highly recommend this band, both the music AND the show. Plus, if you're ever in Seattle, the Crocodile is a pretty nice place too...