Saturday, October 8, 2011

Don't stop believin . . .

. . . you can be an Angel by day and a Rocker by night!  Yesterday was a great day.  I spent the morning and afternoon co-chairing a gala luncheon for the Angels Foster Family Network where we learned how important it is for babies to have a “forever home” and loving, caring adults in their lives.  Then, in the evening, I helped my husband re-live his rock concert going high school days where we attended the Night Ranger/Foreigner/Journey Concert.
Here’s what I learned about saving babies by day and “rocking out” at night:
1)      I should never use the term “rocking out”, ever again.  I should just pull out my feather brush and leg warmers and call myself “totally RAD”!  Anyway, if you ever see a concert at Cricket Amphitheater and you think about paying $20 for VIP parking, DON’T.  Although it saved us the walk to the boonies, we were stuck in the parking lot for 45 minutes while the 2 people with orange reflective vests weren’t controlling much but how their hat was placed sideways on their head.  Absolutely atrocious traffic control!

2)      When you attend a luncheon to support the foster placement of babies you may discover that you are grossly underachieving with your biological children.  It will make you feel completely inadequate when a 5 year old foster child gets up and plays an extraordinary piano set while in comparison, the best that your three children can do is make a porta potty out of a cardboard box.  Which, by the way, they will put their 6 month old baby cousin in and take a photo of her to show her mommy that they’re potty training her. 

The top of the box says "bathroom for girls".  It even has a privacy door and windows out the back.
3)      It wasn’t actually the feds who raided all those marijuana dispensaries, it was the Night Ranger/Foreigner/Journey fans.  Is it a bad sign when the lead singer of Journey comments on how much pot the audience is smoking?!  It was actually so much that I thought the lead singer had changed nationalities and shrunk!  Oh, I mean, just kidding.  Their new lead singer is a tiny Pilipino man with a voice that absolutely matches Steve Perry’s.

This was the only picture my husband took, so I included it.
Special notes for today – if you are able, support organizations that take care of our most vulnerable – foster family organizations.  Here in San Diego, that means those like Angels Foster Family Network.  They’re extraordinary and help children 0-3 years old.  More information can be found at
Night Ranger – the only song I actually knew was a Damn Yankees song they sang!
Foreigner – Seriously, skinny jeans are not meant for men in their 50’s
Journey – Absolutely FANTASTIC!  And by the way, always listen to your husband and don’t leave before the encore is over. 

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