I've been meaning to do this for a few days, but haven't gotten around to it. urbanblesky
started this wonderful new meme:List your top five, eight, ten, twenty, whatever of "I know I am truly alive because..." And it's not the resume, the degrees,the accomplishments or the awards...it's about those top however many I AM ALIVE! moments. List as many as you want: good, life-altering, sweet, juicy, devastating near misses, the thrill of victory, mellow, luscious, giggly, with friends, alone, anything. How do you know you're truly alive? Let's have them!I KNOW I AM TRULY ALIVE BECAUSE:
...I snuck out of the house when I was 16 to see Faster Pussycat & Blackboard Jungle at the Mirage. I still remember jumping around in glee because Brent pointed at me during "You're so Vain."
...of seeing FP again 8 years later at First Avenue. I wouldn't be on the strange ride that my life has taken since then if not for that show.
...of drifting thorugh the pit at the Jane's Addiction show at the X, surrounded by friends and all the people we randomly picked up to include in our group. It was one of the best concert experiences I've ever had.
...I met up with a bunch of strangers, drove out to South Bend to meet up with more strangers and came out of the day with some really great friends and very interesting memories. And some smelly clothes.
...of my first trip to Hollywood and being annoyed by C.C. DeVille and two dollars and getting tattoos and and drinking at the 'Bow and dancing at Goldfingers and walking three blocks and taking stealth photos and way way too many things to mention in a meme!
...of playing the penis game and dancing to Shakira at the goth bar in Milwaukee and then acting inappropriately in that little diner with some of my favorite people.
...of finally achieving my goal of seeing Rent
on Broadway, watching an amazing cast (well, except for Scary Spice) and sobbing uncontrollably during Mark Richard Ford's "I'll Cover You (Reprise)."
...of sitting on the dock at the cabin with Riley and watching for shooting stars.
...of every time I'm welcomed somewhere with a smile and a hug. This life is what I wanted when I used dream about my future and I feel extremely blessed to have so many friends and wonderful experiences.
Tonight is Poison/RATT/Vains of Jenna and I'm pretty excited about it. I was kind of miffed that it wasn't going to be outdoors. But with enough humidity to swim through the air right now, I'm not complaining any more. Should be a good time!
A mysterious bump has appeared on my wrist. I keep repeating "It's not a cyst" to myself. Positive thinking, right? My EMG testing isn't until the 31st, so I have two weeks to freak out about it. Oh goodie.
Also, I haven't been sleeping well since the pain in my wrist keeps waking me up. I took a couple Tylenol PM before bed last night and I finally slept through the night, but I had some wacky dreams. I decided to fly to Chicago for some reason and decided that I just needed to throw a few things into a bag and I'd be fine. I only made it to the airport 15 minutes before my flight was to leave and I didn't have my toothbrush or any of my toiletries and the only pair of shoes I had was the stiletto heels I was wearing. I was frantically running from gate to gate to find my flight before it left. Apparently, this is what passes for a nightmare for me. Being disorganized and unprepared and late. =/