Sunday, August 06, 2006

Back from Lolla...and other news

I just got home about an hour ago from Lollapalooza in Chicago with Aaron and some friends, and it was a blast. My favorite band at Lolla? It has to be the Violent Femmes. (Pictures will be posted soon.) I'm trying to decide if Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza is my favorite music festival with a crazy name, and the two were so vastly different that I think I would have to say that they're both at the top of the list. Lollapalooza's major advantage was that I had a nice bed to sleep in both nights and I was able to shower daily. And, Lollapalooza's backdrop was downtown Chicago, and you can't beat that. I think the selection of music at Bonnaroo was a little better, though. There were also far more hippies at the 'Roo, which gave the whole festival a very mellow and friendly vibe. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to go again next year to decide which is my favorite. Here is a pic from the Iron and Wine show on Friday:

Of course, the first thing I did when I got home today was cuddle with Gracie. I was so happy to see her that I almost hugged her TOO tight! I got home right around nap time, so I was more than happy to cuddle with her while she had her apple juice and then rub her back until she fell asleep. She stayed awake long enough to tell me about the ducks she saw at the park with Nada and Grampa yesterday, though. The kid amazes me everyday with her expanding vocabulary.

I'm starting my new job tomorrow, which is both exciting and scary. For the first time in over three years, I won't have to think about selling paper, and honestly, I don't think I'll miss it once. Still, my stomach has been doing crazy loop da loops all afternoon thinking about what tomorrow will bring. I have heard that the average person changes jobs seven times during their working years. Not sure if I want to ride the rollercoaster that many times.

So, here I am, passing the time till Gracie wakes up, missing Aaron (my Sunday ritual), and anticipating tomorrow. The only thought I have is, "Wow, it's quiet in here."