Friday, May 21, 2010

OKGo and Damian Kulash...and sleep deprivation.

So where were you Wednesday/Thursday at 2:00 am?

Because I was somewhere I am probably too old to be...out on the main club strip in our beautiful city, waiting outside of a tour bus so I could talk with my favorite singer.

Yes, you know the I kinda gave it away in the post title, no?

Damian Kulash of OKGo.

I think that was my 9th time to see them. And I have met/talked with him after every show except one (the first one, where I was too smitten and dorky to form a complete sentence). As I posed for the picture with him I said "I have to get my yearly pic with you...but each one I just look older and cragglier and you just look the same, but with different hair." He laughed and said he was getting older and cragglier too, but really? I don't think so.

The show was great. They're great. He's great. And yes, Mr. LC knows about the crush. He took the picture and also brought along a nifty little gadget known as a Pico Paso (crazy little electronica noise making musical thingamagig) to show Damian. So he's ok with said crush. We ended up giving the Pico Paso to him (that's what he's holding in the photo). Like a true musical nerd/genius he was more thrilled with that little gadget than the praise we were giving him for his performance.

Am I a fangirl? Absolutely. I claim it. I own it. I don't deny it. Maybe it keeps me young (er)?

BUT, all that being said I felt old. Old old old standing around by a tour bus amongst a bunch of teeny-agers, some of whom were with their parents. Gah. If I had been fertile and started youngish, I could have been their Mom. Gulp.

And I felt especially old yesterday morning when my alarm went off at 5:45 am after only 3.5 hours of sleep. And when I had a full day of patients--who seemed particularly challenging and not because of lack of sleep (I promise, I kept on my game).

But sleep deprivation--isn't that what all of us IFers crave? Interrupted, non-solid, no good REM sleep?

So I'm just going to chalk this up to practice. Training....for what is surely to come, some way, some how, no?

I'll leave you with the pic. And let it be said that HE was hugging ME that tightly...I did not in any way shape or form force myself on him....and really, it was the excitement over the PicoPaso....


  1. He's cute! I agree with you that someway, somehow you will be a mother.

  2. hilarious!! I love it... I once stood outside a club to see Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam. I met him finally, but not at a club, actually at my friends house who knew him. My nextt big dream band to meet is U2.

  3. Hmmm...I don't know, maybe HE's got a crush on you too. That's quite the octopus hug going on there. And how cute - you guys are matchy-matchy!

    And yes, "what is surely to come" is a good thought :)

  4. LOVE that pic!! LOVE that you hung out by the tour bus, waiting for your pic! LOVE!

  5. Dude that is so awesome. I'm really jealous - I turn into a bumbling idiot when I meet celebrity types. Actually I've only ever met NHL Hockey players that I love at Charity benefits and one who happened to be behind us at a concert, and still I was a complete moron.

    But look at you! You're so fresh faced and relaxed. Super cute pic, I can feel the mutual love in the air. =)

  6. umm, you guys are totally coordinated! such a nice pic and memory :) who is mr. lc's crush???

  7. That is a fantastic picture. You look so happy!

  8. LOVE it! Look how he's squeezing you and you match! He is some yummy eye candy for sure!

  9. You look absolutely gorgeous in that picture...well, you look gorgeous all of the time with that beautiful hair and smile of yours. That is a great pic. Have a good weekend!

  10. well, at 1.30 am I was commenting on your blog because i couldn't sleep.... YOUR late night story is WAY cooler :)

  11. Wow! He's cute! Yummmmmmmy!

    There is just nothing wrong (and a lot right and awesome) about enjoying your life without a child but you and the Mr. won't be getting that chance. You guys becoming parents is a no brainer. Yes, of course it will happen. In the idealistic, romantic, traditional and "perfect" way you'd planned? Obviously NOT. But in a realistic, progressive, deliriously happy and still VERY perfect way - yeap, you'll be a mom.

  12. Awww, you guys are both so cute. I think I might have a crush now too--he totally looks like my type, lol. I was in love with their treadmill video when it came out a few years ago but I haven't really followed them much since. Will have to check out some of their newer stuff.

    Thanks so much, by the way, for your comment on my blog the other day. I just wanted to say I know very much where you were coming from with your recent post about feeling like a cautionary tale. Although we haven't given up on the idea of children, it's become pretty clear that run-of-the-mill IVF just isn't going to work for me. Infertility is already such an isolating experience, and I've realized that I now don't fit in with a large percentage of that group either, because even the last-ditch, hail-Mary of infertility treatment options is no longer an option for us (I think there's a part of me that always knew this would be the outcome).

    But, with that said, I think it's so important for those of us who are in this exclusive club to be there for each other, and not to slink off into a corner and hide, thus making the experience even MORE isolating. Staying out there is something that takes a lot of courage. I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to practice what I preach.

    So, thank you.

    And please don't ever feel like you're nothing but a cautionary tale.

  13. What I noticed the most about the photo is the beautiful smile that is on your face and how you're just beaming from ear to ear. You look fabulous girl!

  14. Wow, lady - you are stunning! (Damian is very nice, too, of course...) I have to laugh about going out with all the youngsters - here there are always old people out at the shows, like 60 is the new 20 or something. At the hip bars it seems pathetic, but at Lucinda Williams it's actually the young kids who seem out of place. Party on!

  15. You're rght, that is a pretty hard squeeze there! From him, not you! How adorable, it would have been funny to see your DH in the background of the picture, frowning in mock concern. :)

  16. I love it, he looks like he's going to smother you!
    How perfect is it that he's got fans of all ages and types too! You can't blame the young'uns for loving him, he sure is a treat to behold.

  17. Age is a state of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter! I want to hear more about the "some how, some way"...

  18. You look awesome! And, you get many "cool" points. I went to a weeday concert a month or so ago and was so proud of myself for even attending.