This is what I did Wednesday. Song ends at 5.15. Audience stops singing at 6.35. It was magical and so fabulous. I didn’t film this but I sat just across from this. Great seats for a great concert.
Kiddo, Kiddo’s friend and I went to buy the new computer she’s been saving for. When we came home we found quite a lot of feathers in the living room. I sighed cause it’s not unusual for the cats to bring their prey home and leave whatever they don’t eat for me to clean up. Turned out I was wrong.
We found the bird in Kiddo’s room. And it wasn’t the small bird I’d expected. It was a Woodcock. That sucker is quite large. Kiddo compared it to an ostrich. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a much larger bird than I’d like having for a visit at home. It’s 33–38 centimeters long (13–15 inches) That includes the 6–8 centimeters long bill (2.4–3.1 inches). I was a wee bit scared that it would try pecking us if we got too close, but it was quite cooperative and basically walked out the door with just a little bit of guidance.
Now when I think of it I can’t stop laughing. Kiddo was pissed a bit longer. Probably because we found more bird poop in her and just one spot in mine and Hubby’s bedroom. It’s quite a nice story to tell though. In the middle of the drama I grabbed Kiddo’s camera and tried to get a pic of it, but it was too dark. I found a nice photo on Flickr though and for size comparison one where the bird is held by a human hand. (It’s dead but it’s not a gory picture.)
I friend who’s a hunter helped me id what kind of bird it is and then added that it tastes good. Too bad we had already decided on meatballs for dinner.
I think Volvo just might have won the World Advertising Championships. This ad is really cool. So simple and yet so fantastic. Plus, that is one 53 year old with a body control that’ll make most people jealous.
I’ve been to a few concerts this year. Some of them because I have a teenage daughter and some of them because I or both hubby and I wanted to. I though I’d share them here as well as on my Swedish blog.
Justin Bieber, Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, April 24th 2013.
Kiddo has loved Justin Bieber for a while and even though she is a little more sensible now she still enjoys his music. He had sold out his first two concerts at Globe Arenas but when they decided to add a third concert I thought I’d make her a happy teenage girl and that worked out well. Actually I was happily surprised. I’m not much of a fan but lights, sound and show over all was quite good. I didn’t suffer.
Depeche Mode, Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, June 27th 2013.
I have loved DM since I was a teenager, but I had never seen them live. Considering my first ever big concert was just over two years ago (Iron Maiden in Gothenburg) it’s not that surprising. Anyway, DM was going to play at Peace & Love festival which is just 20 km from where I live. Me, hubby and one of my friends bought tickets för just one of the three days. We were totally focused on DM and finally getting to see them. And the damn festival declared bankruptcy just a little over a month before. Thankfully they decided to play anyway. The concert was moved to Stockholm and those of us that had lost money on tickets for Peace & Love got a small consolation, 50 % off the ticket price. And the concert was magic. Pure magic.
Iron Maiden, Friends Arena, Stockholm, June 10th 2013.
We always love Iron Maiden. This time we brought kiddo so that she could experience the whole atmosphere that surrounds a rock concert. She really liked it. Unfortunately the sound was horrible. Not Maiden’s fault. The arena is brand new and the pride of politicians and builders alike. And constantly under critique for bad sound.
Rihanna, Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, July 22nd 2013.
Kiddo’s father bought tickets for Rihanna and then couldn’t go, so I got to go with her instead. She was less than half an hour late (win) and the show was really great. I really enjoyed it.
You’d think I filled my quota of concerts this year, but no. In just a little over three weeks I get to see Depeche Mode again when they return to Sweden for a second time on their Delta Machine tour. I’m ecstatic!