Saturday, we went to LA with my aunt for a Dodger game that night. But, first we stopped for lunch in Valencia at this new restaurant, Lucille's BBQ at the mall/shopping center there. I was kind of complaining about it when my dad suggested it, but it turned out to be a great choice. It felt like we were back in Nashville with the southern food they had going on there. They have amazing rolls with sugar sprinkled on top, so we proceeded to pig out on those and fried pickles before our meals even came. I think their fried pickles were even better than the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, too. WHOA! I had a chicken sandwich with Mac and Cheese, which was really good too. By the time we finished, we were all SO full; dessert wasn't even an option at that point. We looked in one store that was close by for a few minutes and they had a ton of stuff! My eyes were on overload, taking it all in LOL. But, alas, I came out empty handed. That has got to be a first.
|My first "People of LA" shot...I didn't bring my camera that day, so it was the best I could do. The girl had on a belly shirt with some ripped up jeans and boots. It was just interesting!|
We came home. It had been an interesting night already, when I found out the cat of the lady's house I'd been watching from church, had been hit by a car. I was in tears; I felt so bad! She couldn't have been more gracious or forgiving, saying it wasn't my fault...But, I still felt bad that it happened at all. I had a hard time falling asleep, with so much on my mind...But, eventually I got to sleep.
Sunday, my dad and I went to church. It was a little different than normal, but still just as good. Our music pastor spoke and did a lot of worship in between of songs he had written, dealing with faith and knowing that God is going to come through when He says He will. I guess that's what I've been dealing with a lot this summer. I feel myself pulling away from Him again, and I'm trying not to fall back into old habits. It was a really dark place before and I don't want to get rid of her once and for all. She wasn't a happy person, and I'm more at peace, but little by little, I feel that old stuff rising up again, trying to tear me down. But, day by day, I'm still trying to get past that and let myself be happy...genuinely happy.
After church, Dad and I came home to get mom. We were trying to figure out where to eat, when I suggested that we go to this Mexican restaurant downtown, hoping the since Demi Lovato was in town, she'd be eating there. Unfortunately, she didn't show up...but man, did my parents and I have a blast. I quizzed Dad on some of his Country music knowledge and I informed them on some other things pertaining to music and the like. We were laughing so hard! When we finished eating, we went across the street to the concert venue, Rabobank, where Demi played later on. We saw her and Hot Chelle Rae's buses, and walked around near the front entrance. There were several people roaming around, probably hoping to spot her as well, but we never did.
|Cannot wait to see this show djgbsbjgmr,f gjusg jrg :D|
I had wanted to go back by the convention center/arena to see if Demi would come out, but started stressing out that I had so much homework to do and it wouldn't be worth it anyway. My dad being the amazing guy that he is kept saying, "I really don't mind taking you down there if you want to go..." Finally, I caved in and thought, "This is my only chance...how often is she in town?" So, off we went. I played all of my Demi music and got my dad in the mood for it ;) LOL.
We couldn't have timed it out any better really. We were the only ones outside for a few minutes, so we scoped out the place, and just a few minutes later, the concert got out. I heard on the security guard's walkie talkie, "We got her off with no problem..." Which I took to mean that Demi was coming out...Pretty soon, a white bus did leave, but of course, on the opposite side of where we were. We debated on whether she should try to watch her leave or just wait, on the off chance that it wasn't hers. All of a sudden these girls started screaming their heads off and tried to get behind the green gate...turns out I went to high school with them....uh, yeah. *SMH* Anyway, dad and I stood there as the crowd got bigger and tried to figure out what we should. After about thirty minutes of waiting, a bus started pulling out, when about four or five guys, rode right past it on scooters and shot to the bus area down below. We were all just like wait a minute, what the heck?! Then, it hit us that it was Hot Chelle Rae!!!!! I'm not a huge fan, but I thought it was really cool. We waited a few minutes, but they had closed the gates, so I assumed that was it, and they'd be leaving. The main one I wanted to meet was Demi, so we decided to leave and follow behind another bus that had just left. We watched that bus get on the freeway, while I was reading tweets, trying to get the deets on everything. Well, I follow a couple of the girls that were standing by us at the buses on Twitter (we talk more on there than we do or ever did in person at school), so I saw they had JUST met Hot Chelle Rae. My heart sank a little, I mean somehow we always seem to miss everyone bythatmuch. Oh well, obviously there's a reason for it. I may not have been able to meet them or Demi, but I had some good bonding time with my dad. I really appreciate everything he does for me. He's always tried to help me meet the people I admired and whatever it is that made me happy. It was a great night.
It was a great weekend, and really opened my eyes up to some stuff that I need to change and what's really important. Then, as soon as this weekend was ending, it was time to start planning and strategizing for this week.
That's all for now,