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My mother got a little tee shirt I sent her from Miami yesterday.
She squeed. She's in her 70's. [it must run in the family]
I don't know why but she felt compelled to read the tag to me, but I'm glad she did - the label read "Freelance" designs....did Mr. Bass think Chris had a good idea and added a clothing line to his list of businesses? Interesting.........coincidence?

Man, it's so depressing lately to see it being darker and darker when I have to get up in the morning. It bumming me out no end to stumble around half asleep in the dark. I'm having a harder time getting out of bed and I'm getting to work later and later (thank God I'm in the habit of getting to work 30 - 45 minutes early).
I think I'm going to be totally imobilized by depression this year by the time winter officially gets here! I'm not ready at all for the idea of all this gorgeous sun leaving for 5 - 7 months. I think I'm already showing symptoms of s.a.d. :o\ The kicker's gonna come when we have to turn the clocks back. That'll mean getting up when it's even darker.
::gaaaaaaack!:: Maybe someone should just kill me now.

Sheesh! From all this kavetching you'd never think I love the rain. I guess I just haven't braced properly for the transition. I better or it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

So to cheer m'self up I'm going to go to JC's show in Portland.

Greyhound takes 10 - 12 hours and is about $100 return. I'll bus down the day before, stay someplace cheap, see the show, try and catch a late bus back or stay over night in the same cheap place and leave in the morning. That's the plan... Hello Visa, by any chance is there any money left on you to actually go through with this?


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Aug. 19th, 2004 09:33 am (UTC)
I'm so happy you're going!
Aug. 19th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. Gonna check the c.c. balance ::crosses fingers:: and buy tickets today if all goes well.
Aug. 19th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
We'll have to meet up! trickyjazzer, chrismm, and myself are all going, too! ;)
Aug. 19th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
*eeee!* That would be fantastic! For sure, let's do that!
Aug. 19th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
Whee! ;) We'll have to do a chat or something soon to iron out the details. :)
Aug. 19th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, are you guys travelling from out of town to get there? And have you all already bought your tickets?

scot_ty just left a comment and this:

I've been talking to a girl in the Bay Area who is going and it appears that JC is, at this point, only scheduled to *appear* not perform....

That would be a bit of a let down for the distance I'm coming, I don't know about you guys.
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Dude... That's dumb. Why would he be there if not to perform?

I'm coming from Tacoma, WA. Not too bad of a distance. And I already have my ticket...

Lemme check the radio station...
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
I remember a while back he did something with JoJo Wright in L.A. with the radio station there and I think he only showed up for a radio spot and to introduce Hillary Duff. Do you remember that? I don't think he sang at all. Am I losing my poor little mind?

::crosses fingers that Z100 can give you the straight story::
Aug. 19th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
I called and talked to a DJ at the station and he told me that JC will be performing. :) Whee!! *does a dance*
Aug. 19th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
*heeee!!!!!!* I know it sounded a little strange but I'm glad you checked.

::continues with plans::
Aug. 19th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Be really careful and check ahead. I've been talking to a girl in the Bay Area who is going and it appears that JC is, at this point, only scheduled to *appear* not perform. He's guaranteed to do a signing, but nothing more. Nothing else has been confirmed. She's been emailing back and forth with Gina, so the info is current. I thought you might want to know.
Aug. 19th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
only scheduled to *appear* not perform.
Zoiks! That's good to know.
Thanks so much for telling me!!

Did they say when they could confirm his status?:
"Appearer" or "Performer"

When they say 'a signing' is that for the lottery 'meet and greet' or for the general public?

Man, this is a bummer

Aug. 19th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
I feel really bad saying anything, but I would feel guilty letting you go and maybe be disappointed. Ang is going to let me know when she hears something firm. This is the text of a fan club blurb from just yesterday. It still has the flakey wording about the Portland show:

JC will be singing his current single "Build My World" and do a bit of hosting at the WYOK radio show tomorrow, August 19th in Mobile, AL. He also has a date in the Pacific Northwest (yeah!) in Z100 show in Portland, OR on September 5th. Meet and greets will be offered for both shows. If you have tickets for these shows please either fax your meet and greet requests in to us at 604-904-0918 or e-mail them to us at jcfanclub@yourfanclubs.com Remember to include your first and last name.

We'd talked in the first place because she wants to go and then the Music Freedom site put up a quick message that mentioned a *signing* in Portland but nothing about his actually singing, so I emailed Gina and she's the one who said it wasn't a done deal. That was on Tuesday and the email from the fan club came yesterday.

Maybe it's a contractual matter, ranking at the show, who performs when or how much. Maybe that part still has to be worked out. I'll keep my fingers crossed and as soon as I hear anything at all, I'll pass it along. *hugs*
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
Oops, don't know if the original got back to you.

I feel really bad saying anything

Don't! I'm glad you did and possibly saved me a whole lot of time and money!

I'll keep my fingers crossed and as soon as I hear anything at all, I'll pass it along. *hugs*

Thanks sweetie!!! It sounds kinda weird for him to go to this and not perform, but I'm learning from my JC/NSYNC luck that it's possible.

I hope he's in the mood to sing his little tush off! :o)

I'll keep an eye on my email should you send an update.

Thanks again.
Aug. 19th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
Please forgive the edit. I realized that my friend might not want me throwing her name around like that.

I'm hoping that it's just a technicality for both your sakes. I would love to be going myself, but alas school beckons and that'll probably be a very busy RL weekend.
Aug. 19th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
It would have been so nice to meet you in person!
Maybe the next time he's appearing somewhere close to the both of us we can plan to meet up.
I hope you're not run off your feet with commitments that week-end.

Someone going just called the radio station and the dj said that yes, JC will be performing.
I'm going to be really optimistic and go with that.
But please let me know if you hear anything to the contrary.

Aug. 19th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
thats sweet choo:)
Aug. 19th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
:o) I hope it all works out smoothly! I'm so excited.
Aug. 20th, 2004 02:08 am (UTC)
i bet you are wish i was going i hate living hereCrying Into Tissue
Aug. 20th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
You've seen him tonnes more times than me.
I've never been this close to where he's performing before. It's not like I get to see him every time he has a show. :o)
Aug. 20th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
yea i know, its just i miss him
Aug. 19th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)

You are coming to my town! I would totally have you stay here the night before but we are not going to be here. We will have to meet up at the LCSD and with so many people in town, we should go out afterward. So. Excited.

E-mail me with the details and I'll be glad to help you out!

Aug. 19th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
Dood!! I'm So. Excited. Darlin'! You're so sweet.
We will definitely have to meet up at the show!! I think going out afterwards would be terrific!

I'm shocked to see right on the TicketMaster sight that we CAN bring cameras. ::twirls!::

Email w/details to follow by the week-end.

Aug. 19th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds fun! He's definitely worth the trip. ;)
Aug. 19th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited. I hope my plans all work out smoothly. :o)
Aug. 20th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
I know *exactly* what you mean about how much it sucks to have it getting darker & darker in the mornings. I have a wonderful little light box that I set up next to my computer monitor and I turn that thing on for anywhere from 10 - 60 minutes each morning from about September/October to March or so (but I'm a bit south of you, in Oregon). It *really* helps a LOT. Last winter was my 2nd year using it and it was amazing how much easier it was getting out of bed. I got the Sunlight Jr from here. I use that one at the office in the morning, and I take it with me when I travel because it's more portable.
I also have this one, it's more powerful and I don't have to sit as close to it (you're supposed to get 10,000 lux).

BTW-the whole light box concept, and the one from apollolight.com in particular came at the recommendation of a long-time family friend who just happens to be a psychiatrist (she has SAD, too).

I don't like the idea of being tied to my light box every morning, but it helps *so* much that I can't even explain. I'd be happy to explain/discuss any questions or such.

Aug. 22nd, 2004 10:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for all this information and the links.These look very cool!
I'm going to look into local distributors.
I'd heard about something called 'light therapy' (?) years ago where you went to a clinic and sat in a room in front of a wall of lights. I didn't know they had home / portable units.
There are tons of wellness type stores and centres here in Vancouver so I'm going to start looking there. {{{HUGS}}}

So R, you're in Oregon..., are you considering going to the LCSD?

Aug. 22nd, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
No, I'm insanely busy at work right now. Even though Portland's only a couple hours north, I just can't get away from work. I might even have to go in today, I'm not quite sure yet.

I wish I could go. But, the job that pays the bills has to come first.

The light therapy thing you probably heard about was when it was undergoing clinical trials or something. Both of the little light boxes I have are wonderous things that make the winters something that is no longer a thing to be dreaded.

{{hugs}} Hope you find something!
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