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by nikki78 » Thu May 28, 2009 6:27 pm


sheila wrote:...and I went to shake it and he said, “No don’t do that you don’t want to break it! Haha.” To which I replied, “Well, I’m not gonna knock it off a stool or anything HAHAHA!” He got a good laugh in at that. Then I remember making some jokes about tuning a mini piano and him telling me that they come pre tuned. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMEONE SMILE SO SO SO MUCH FOR SOMETHING SO LITTLE!!! HE LOVED IT AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! I was really worried that the gift wasn’t going to “land” but it went over better than I ever could have imagined! It was the perfect ending to the tour! He asked me if there was anything else I wanted i.e. picture, autograph. He signed my vinyl “Sheila, Thanks for the piano! You’re the greatest!” I got a picture and a hug and that was that. He did some other stuff with other people but I was too much on cloud nine to pay attention… [image] [image] I feel bad for that! But like Liz said, that random biotch really interupted my Bret time! But then again, I kinda felt bad because it was like Bret and I... then my Flighties with me and then everone else just standing and watching him talk to me. He then was summoned by Amy back to the bus. I was busy talking and I’m pretty sure it was Talene who got my attention and told me Bret was looking for me as he was going back to the bus and yelled, “thank you again!” I then yelled, “Enjoy your piano!” as I saw him walk up the stairs to the bus. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m pretty sure during all of this with Bret, Jemaine sneaked onto the bus because the bus started leaving AS SOON AS BRET got on!SO THIS IS MY OFFICAL DECLARATION THAT I AM NOW BI-CONCHORDIAN! I’VE BEEN CLOSE TO THE EDGE FOR AWHILE BUT THIS SEALED THE DEAL!


[image] I love how you were teasing Bret about how he knocked it off the stool.

Such a great story. Such a great man. Such a great flighty! [image]
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by sheila » Thu May 28, 2009 6:33 pm


gezyka wrote:
JOHN BOGERT: On being the 'old guy' at the Flight of the Conchords concert

By John Bogert Staff Columnist
Posted: 05/28/2009 01:51:24 PM PDT

Before hitting the Greek Theatre's $9 beer line, before two guys hit on my 22-year-old daughter, before noticing Dermot Mulroney ahead of us in the $25 T-shirt line, before any of that happened I realized that I was the oldest person at Sunday night's Flight of the Conchords concert.

Actually, I didn't notice Mulroney. A former Breezer who happened to be standing in the queue ahead of us did and she had to tell me that he was in "About Schmidt."

Naturally, he was younger than me, too.

"What's wrong, Pop?" my girl asked with her usual loving irony. "You look ever so pensive."

So I explained how the last time I was here she was a baby and I was catching a Sinatra concert. That night I was maybe the youngest guy in an amphitheater fully engulfed by a Seagrams 7 and Lucky Strike inversion layer.

The T-shirt, by the way, was a present for her original date, her 15-year-old brother, who canceled to take an $80 gig sitting wedding presents. It's true, his old kindergarten teacher hired him to guard her daughter's wedding presents during the reception, though I am not sure what a 120-pound boy was going to do if armed men suddenly pulled a caper on the mass collection of espresso machines, bread makers and champagne flutes.

By the way, The Conchords are a singing, guitar-playing duo, the post-modern equivalent of the Smothers Brothers and very funny. Only they are from New Zealand and they have an HBO series that you should watch
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Naturally, my daughter had to tell me that she was approached by two guys her age when I was in the men's room, two young guys who jokingly asked, "So is that your daddy?" before telling her that she could join them if daddy fell asleep.

I didn't actually see the guys. But I could picture them in the kind of short-brimmed dress hats that would make them look like associates of Jack Ruby. And like their entire generation, they will have been graphic artists, graphic novel illustrators or game software developers. Worse, their dads would never have told them that striped shirts shouldn't be worn with baggy midcalf plaid shorts.

To think, most of this audience was in diapers when St. Frank lit the place up with Cole Porter lyrics before an audience of men in shark skin and grown-up women that trailed the dark scent of mystery.

So I was weirded out. Not by the way I feel or even how I look, because I still look better than anybody who shows up in deeply conflicting stripes and checks. Plus, have you noticed what a bunch of loads so many younger men are? What did we raise this generation on, licorice whips and lard?

Now back to the T-shirt line, where a long wait allowed me to watch all those younger people filing past. It was an odd feeling, like the day I drove this same daughter to college only to be blindsided by an I-Hop waitress asking me if I wanted the senior menu. Me!

Did I mention the guy I met in the Greek men's room who looked at me all squinty-eyed before saying, "I know you. My parents read your articles all the time!"

Still, I thought, my sense of humor must match that of this audience. Even though my senses were honed by Milton Berle, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen while theirs were shaped by Sponge Bob Square Pants.

But the main question here is this. Where was the over-50 crowd? How did it happen that the very people who long ago made Steve Martin rich and famous were nowhere to be seen?

MIA was an entire generation, the one that had living cautionary fables in their own parents, the moms and dads who woke up one day to Elvis on TV and realized that their world - a world of depression, worldwide war and sacrifice, a world of big bands and sweet soft music playing on a summer's night - had been replaced with hip-grinding, amplified guitars and overt sexuality.

Naturally, there would be a heavy backlash. Which is to say that when we had children - the very ones in this audience - we would judge them by our own actions and nail them with the most restrictive driving codes in human history, with curfews, metal detectors, sniffing dogs and pee tests just in case we failed to follow up on our suspicions.

But our parents, poor souls, had to accept a universe utterly changed, a world of children having sex and talking about sex, a world where TV shows talked about sex and drugs and where violence looked like real violence.

This was their reward for saving the world from fascism.

Remember, if you are old enough, passing your parents as they watched TV on Saturday night and wanting to throw up for their giving in and giving up on life. And you wanted to scream when they'd say that they would just as soon wait for a movie to show up on network TV in three years rather than pay to see it now.

All this was beating around in my head when, referring to my generation, I asked, "What happened to us?"

"I'll tell you what happened," my daughter replied, going all crotchety, "the darn ticket prices, the parking, what they charge for parking, and it's cold at the Greek and tickets. How do you get tickets off the computer anyway, and have you seen what a beer costs in these places and they stack the parking. You have to wait for everyone to leave and the seats are hard and who are those Conchords (which I really enjoyed) anyway. And I have Netflix. "

And so on until I knew that she was right. Funny but absolutely right.

Source: http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_12470559

[image] Cute! [image]



this is so cute!!! [image]




By the way, The Conchords are a singing, guitar-playing duo, the post-modern equivalent of the Smothers Brothers and very funny. Only they are from New Zealand and they have an HBO series that you should watch


thats a good comparison i feel like! [image]
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by shianne517 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:15 pm

SheShe sent me this too!

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by sheila » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:22 pm


shianne517 wrote:SheShe sent me this too!

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look at his eyes! you can totally tell he was making a funny face! [image]

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by hellomyfriend » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:34 pm


sheila wrote:
shianne517 wrote:SheShe sent me this too!

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look at his eyes! you can totally tell he was making a funny face! [image]

sara [image]
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by sheila » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:38 pm

this one is for sara...

"a tiny LA, it's a tiny LA!"

-me, approx. every 10 minutes, the entire trip ;D
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by shianne517 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:58 pm


sheila wrote:this one is for sara...

"a tiny LA, it's a tiny LA!"

-me, approx. every 10 minutes, the entire trip ;D


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I totally remember now! I love you so much [image]
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by sheila » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:42 pm


shianne517 wrote:
sheila wrote:this one is for sara...

"a tiny LA, it's a tiny LA!"

-me, approx. every 10 minutes, the entire trip ;D


[image] [image] [image] [image] [image]

I totally remember now! I love you so much [image]


sara [image] jonah hill sheila

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by talkkiwitome » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:49 pm


shianne517 wrote:
sheila wrote:this one is for sara...

"a tiny LA, it's a tiny LA!"

-me, approx. every 10 minutes, the entire trip ;D


[image] [image] [image] [image] [image]

I totally remember now! I love you so much [image]


I thought I was gonna have to stop the car. "Sheila, stop that this instant or you will walk to the concert!"
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by sheila » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:58 pm


talkkiwitome wrote:
shianne517 wrote:

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I totally remember now! I love you so much [image]


I thought I was gonna have to stop the car. "Sheila, stop that this instant or you will walk to the concert!"


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(i'm such a child, sometimes!)
i remember that you both rolled your eyes a lot ::) when i started singing it! i think i remember a y'all saying, "here she goes again!" more than a few times ;D
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by Venus » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:36 pm


shianne517 wrote:SheShe sent me this too!

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Another cute pic! [image] [image] [image]
#heart# Image #heart#
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