Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime by Sybella Steele: 


What if you could hang out with your idol, be it a musician, author, actor?
Nat will be doing just that with the pair of tickets that her best friend won! Rachel didn’t want to go alone so she brought her best friend along for the crazy ride.
Lesley Owens and his brothers are a band who play for millions. They set up a contest for a lucky winner to win backstage passes at their upcoming concert. All the girls go wild for them, especially Nat.
Nat has been in love with Lesley ever since he became famous. What will happen when she wins tickets to his concert and a party at his hotel room after? Will sparks fly or will it be a letdown?
Found out in this whirl wind Valentine’s Day story!

Music Sooths the Savage Beast

In my office, I generally allow student workers to pick the music so long as it is work appropriate.  I’m pretty easy when it comes to music.  I’ll listen to almost anything.  However, the last few weeks I’ve been on a kick of classical and celtic music. 

I find this music helps me focus and shut out the chaos that can reign in my office.  I’ve been struggling with the chaos.  It isn’t that the chaos is new or overwhelming.  It is more that my stress level has been high enough without the chaos. 

The change in music has helped me focus more on what needs to get done and less on the chaos.  It helps me work through all of it without becoming overwhelmed by any of it. 

Normally I’m pretty even keeled about just getting stuff done.  Now and again, something will make me grumble but generally at work I just go with the flow and handle what needs to be handled.  This summer hasn’t gone well for me in that area as I’ve had other stresses in life. 

Something as simple as changing the music I’m listening to helps me get more balanced and centered.  This puts me back in a good place at work and keeps me from strangling people (mostly) or grumbling at my student workers which they appreciate.

I’ve also noticed when I’m writing that I like to have classical music going.  It is background noise mostly.  I listen to Pandora through the Roku and I’ll notice the same song being played and become annoyed.  Then I have to remind myself that the last time I heard it was two or three hours previously.  When I get to this point, I usually turn the music off but that is also a good signal that it might be time for me to quit writing – especially if it is around midnight.

Music helps me to smooth out the rough edges of my day and cope with anything thrown at me.  It is an equalizer for me in maintaining my balance.

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Beach Boys!!

I won tickets to the Beach Boys concert at Summerfest on Sunday night!  I signed up on Magic 98 out of Madison which is the radio station I listen to all the time.  I was so surprised when I got the email saying I won!

Ken’s favorite group is the Beach Boys.  I think he has all their albums – yes actual vinyl.  I hope he has a great time at this concert.  I’ve never been to a concert at all so it will be interesting to have this experience.
Sunday we will leave early.  I’ve already bought parking but we want to get their early in order to be in line.  I’ll be using my scooter to get to the building and supposedly they have ways of getting my scooter to near my seats so I’m hoping we have good seats. 
I looked online and the section we are in is the second tier of seats almost in the center.  Hopefully that means we have unobstructed view of the stage.  I know the music will be awesome.