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By Tara Zandra | May 4, 2013

So Wednesday night was a special date night- The Killers in concert.


We saw them back in December at the KROQ Acoustic Christmas and they were so wonderful to watch. The lead singer looks like he’s enjoying himself which I’ve come to learn is something I really like in a front man. So we decided we would love to see them again and lo and behold, tickets went on sale a couple months ago.

So Wednesday night we headed down to the home of the Anaheim Ducks (pa-tooey!) and sat on a floor over ice and waited. The opening band was… interesting. Let’s just say that aside from an electric fiddle and accordion, there was a washboard. Like from a hillbilly band. Oh, and they sang a song that had something to do with chickens.

I still don’t know what it all was.

Then I decided I desperately needed a drink and my section had just gotten a little too packed for my comfort. Damn fainting spell in Feb. made me all skittish-like. I hope to eventually get over it, but in the meantime, I’m tall enough to be further back.

Just like Acoustic Christmas, they came in with the all the house lights on which is a really great way to start a show. And they were just as entertaining and I totally loved them as did Chris.

Brandon Flowers (lead singer) smiles the whole time and talks to the audience and radiates joy. He’s not even super-energetic, he’s just happy :)

It was a fantastic show and I count myself lucky to have been there.

Sleep came close to 2am but of course on Thursday I had plans.

Plans to spend the day at Disneyland.

In 90° weather.

Fun times on 4 hours sleep.

Except it really was. We were there with friends whose passes are expiring and they aren’t renewing them. So the older girls went off to enjoy themselves and J and I took the younger ones around California Adventure. We rode Radiator Springs Racers, then got ice cream, rode the ferris wheel, Goofy’s Sky School, played in water, hit Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and then went across to Disneyland for lunch.

Then it was off to Matterhorn and Tea Cups, then we watched the Dapper Dans on Main Street and called it a day. So much fun. I’m sad we won’t be doing it again.

Then I rushed home, crammed food down our throats and got Daisy off to dance. And then I was done.

D.O.N.E. done

But somehow I got through it and was able to enjoy a little TV with Tabitha and Chris before collapsing. However, I did keep us out of book club Friday morning because I knew I just wouldn’t be able to drag myself there.

We did eventually make it to park and it had its ups and downs. I did the regular dropping off the kids at dance then getting Chris for BevMo’s beer tasting before getting the kids. Then we had dinner and I think something switched in my brain and it screamed for me to go to bed already!

And I’ll talk about today later because I’m about to leave. Now I’m doing a walking relay and my shift is 11pm-2am.

Because I really like the loopy feeling of not enough sleep, apparently.


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