Thursday, October 29, 2009

Separate Ways

So I mentioned (in my long list of excuses as to why I don't ever update)going to a Journey tribute band concert. The band? Separate Ways. Their amazingness rating? 11 out of 10. Some of you might be thinking, "What about real Journey?" Don't worry. NO ONE could surpass real Journey. I'm just saying, as cover bands go, this was the creme de la creme.

Just look at that poster. I mean, how could you not want to attend that concert? The best part was that they sounded almost exactly like Journey. It was life changing to be there with hundreds of other people singing the words to every song played like there was no tomorrow. You know they loved Journey like you do because who would go to a cover band concert if they didn't? Whitney and I just rocked our little hearts out to say the least.

Please notice the crazy long haired bassist. He jammed like none other and his hair was always blowing in the air conditioner wind. It was awesome. Also acknowledge the rockin' guitarist. The unsung hero of the night in my opinion. The bassist obviously catches your attention, as does the lead singer, but this dude? Humbly rocking out. Loved him.

Now, after reading that poster some of you might be thinking that the lead singer looks a little creepy. In regards to that photo, I have to agree with you. He does. However, in person he was kinda of hot. Like, he doesn't really look like that. It's weird. This is him below.

We sort of fell in love with him a little bit...

Another thig that I found to be super fun was the fact that there were people from all walks of life there. Young, old, fat, think, white, black and every shade in between. The people watching was supreme. For instance, the couple below (look to the right of Whitney). These "nifty" fifty year olds were ALL up in each other's business. They were way in love. It was actually pretty cute. I bet they did this to the real journey when they were like my age. Tender, I know.

Here is some video from the concert. They are just clips because I was saving up camera to record all of "Don't Stop Believing." I did it too. It was amazing. It had shots of the crowd, of me and Whit. It was perfect. And then I accidentally deleted it and didn't know how to recover it. Sadness, I know. But this will just have to do.

Untitled from Jessia Davis on Vimeo.


Separate Ways from Jessia Davis on Vimeo.

Okay, one last photo. It pretty much sums up how excited I was too be there. Don't judge me for being so happy, okay?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hey hey hey!

Check my Tracie love out!

tracie darling photography

She's amazing and one of my inspirations to start exploring photography.

I'm definitely lucky to know someone this talented.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

So Busy

Life is rough. I have a ton to do and I'm not really diggin' it. But this isn't a complaining post; this is an explaining post. I'm going to explain to you why it's been a million years since I've updated this bad boy.

Reason number 1
6th grade. I'm loving it. The kids are awesome. We're finally used to each other and I can see my skills improving every day. However, 6th grade demands a lot of my time and it can be quite tiring. Either way, it's my favorite and I'm SUPER excited for student teaching in the winter.

Reason number 2
College. Not only do I have 6th grade but I have university classes too. I spend all day at the school of ed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Like, 6-8 hours depending on the day. Holy Hannah it's draining. With that said, the non class part of it all is super fun. My professors rock. Everyone is laid back and we've known each other for years now so that's nice. Our cohort of kids is like one happy little family. I kinda like it.

Reason number 3
Work. I have a really cool job. In July, my job changed hands from the EIL dept. to the Dept. of Online Curriculum. The DOC is now BYUH online and instead of working on curriculum development teams for EIL courses, I'm doing instructional design. I take existing on campus courses and modify them to an online format, or, in the case of Physical Science 100, I build courses for online use. The school is trying to put all of its courses online to help students get through BYUH faster, and to reach thousands more people world wide. As if that wasn't enough for me to love my job, everyone I work with is HECKA cool. BYUH Online is probably the most awesome dept. on campus.

Reason number 4
The family aka the kids that hang out at the bus stop house. And don't worry, we do refer to ourselves as the family. There's not much to say except that we're the shiz-nit and we kick trash day in and day out. Straight up. Hahaha! We just chill and have fun and conquer the island and there's no one cooler than us. I love it.

Reason number 5
Adventures. We go on legit adventures. First it was crazy out of season 15 ft. shore breaks on the North shore. People were just getting rocked. We straight up saw a dude get taken away in an ambulance. It was that crazy. Alexis and I conquered it though. We went out, swam in it and came back in without so much as tripping.
Next was a trip to see Separate Ways (a Journey tribute band). It was AMAZING. Like A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The lead singer sounded SO much like Steve Perry and their guitarist kicked some "a." It was so chill and yet everyone was all pumped and singing along. I often wish I could go back to that night...
Last weekend, Whitney and I went on a circle island shopping excursion. Very successful. OH! And I got NEW GLASSES and CONTACTS!! Wooooo! Lots of great stuff going on.

Life is hectic. Yes, it is. But, you know what? It is also flippin' sweet. As demanding as stuff is, I don't think I've ever had so much fun out here.

I promise I'll update more often with all of the fun things we do. I mean we're going to continue baking for sure and we're going to tie-dye soon. Plus there is soccer and volley ball. We're all up at those games. Exciting posts are coming. For sheez.

NOTE: I was gonna upload all of these awesome videos and photos but the internet wasn't cooperating so you get a super boring post.