Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday Salon: Glee Concert!


Family and Life:
Mom's Birthday was yesterday and her treat to herself was to go to the Glee Concert in Los Angeles. The best part is that my daughter and I got to go as well. It was so much fun!

First a funny thing. As we waited for the charter bus a priest approached us. He was mid to late 60s, had a collar, a large wooden cross necklace, and was wearing a frock-coat. He also had a pillow in a plastic bag because his back hurt. He joined us and went to the Glee concert!

We took a charter bus (2+ hour ride) down to the LA Farmer's Market where we had lunch and did a little shopping. I'd never been to the LA Farmer's Market, it's really more an outdoor restaurant market.

Then onto the Staples Center for the 3:00pm show. The opening act was LDX (The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) and they are amazing. They appear on Hulu if you want to see them. Unfortunately, there was a 45 minute delay between opening act and Glee, but once they started it was an hour and 20 minutes of excitement, music, video, dancing, singing, and more! To see the actors in person doing the singing and dancing was SO MUCH FUN! And, I must say, having someone else deal with the LA traffic and parking nightmare was a real treat.

Work:
Wednesday was our end-of-the year assembly where they give out the annual awards and I got one! The students voted me for the ASB Special Achievement Award for turning around our library and the school's website.

The seniors are done and I have only 3 days left with students! This is the craziest time of the year for a high school librarian as I am spending all day on my feet lifting textbooks. Boy was I tired Friday night!

Books and Reading:
I have a give away going for Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. The giveaway is international and closes June 5, 2011. 

Aths from Reading on a Rainy Day (there is a Mr Linky on that link) and I have announced our Shantaram read-a-long and hope some of you will join us. We begin this Wednesday, June 1.

I got three books this past week: Sisters of the Sari by Brenda Baker (from Penguin Group, thank you!), Faye Kellerman's Hangman (I love the Peter Decker detective series), and Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, which I heard an NPR story on the other day.

9 comments:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Congratulations on winning the ASB Special Achievement Award -- that's great!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bonnie--Thank you! I hate to admit that it feels good to win an award from students... in education we're never really sure if we have an impact or not.

Leslie said...

Must be rewarding to be appreciated by the students... Congrats!

Alyce said...

Congratulations on your award - that's awesome! The Glee trip sounds like a lot of fun, I'm glad you guys had a good time.

Good luck with the final days of school!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Leslie--It does feel good, thank you

Alyce--Thank you. The Glee trip was really fun and now I can tease my mom that she spent her 67th Birthday at a rock concert

Aths said...

OMG! How wonderful that you got to go to the Glee concert! I would have loved to do that!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--The Glee concert was so much fun! They even had fireworks

JoV said...

Forgot to say your little girl looks adorable! :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

JoV--Thank you! She was pretty cute and asked if this counted for her first rock concert!