You know the bright lights, smoke, screaming girls, crowd surfing and drunk people who bless every concert? It was all there on January 26, 2011 when I attended the 30 Seconds to Mars concert at the Verizon Wireless Theater in downtown Houston. Despite the above mentioned it was a great show! I had seen 30stm before in Decemeber of ’09 and at that time I loved it! There was not as many people there and the performance was more intimate. My sister Brittany and I went to show in ’09 but we wanted to take Tonya but she had just had her baby. I can tell you though, that if Tonya had it her way that little baby would have been strapped into a sling and his first concert would have been that night.
By the way I did not mention that my sister has been in love with Jared Leto since she was 8 years old? It makes me laugh when I think back to the old days when we shared a room. Frequently I would buy those teeny bopper magazines and tear out all my favorite “crushes” and staple them to my wall. Jared Leto would be the only one I would leave attached to the book. He just was not my type. My sister noticed this atrocity and nearly had a heart attack.
“What are you doing?” She yelled at me one time as she picked up the magazine from the floor. Puzzled I looked at her and asked what she meant. “This guy is so cute.” She tore the picture out and placed it on the wall above her bed. I would have to look at it every time I walked into the room.
So I was very, very happy when I could take her to this concert. Being a fan of the band, I think that this is a rare instance when an Actor turned Musician really knows what he is doing. Give credit where credit is due. This also happened to be my sister in law’s first concert ever. needless to say all who went had a blast! It was a great show and not one I will forget.
In an effort to cut back on the electricity bill I have decided to construct a clothesline. I put up to lines in the back yard yesterday. I have dried the jeans and other heavy articles of clothes out there and dedicates. By delicate I mean dresses and dress pant, stuff like that. I have tried this before but it never worked out and I am back at it again.
I hate the crusty feeling jeans get when they dry outside or the funky smell the clothes get. Think you have to live in the country to get that fresh scent? Not necessarily! So if you are like me and feel the same way take heart! I have a few tips that I have tried and others have given me in the past couple of days that have proved succesful:
- For the crunchy jeans or towels throw them in the dryer on air fluff for 10 minutes to soften them up after they have been on the line.
- Hang the clothes upside down so they won’t get stretched out.
- Don’t let the clothes hang outside too long that way they wont smell bad.
- Hang your colored clothes inside out to prevent the sun from fading them.
- If the label says lay flat to dry follow that rule. Otherwise the result of having it could be disastrous. (Trust me I know)
So know you can refer to your new clothesline as a solar dryer! It’s true!
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