Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Apr 29, 2012 21:07:49 GMT -5
I'm sorry. I am posting this all without being all too familiar with the actual event, so please excuse me slight ignorance. But did this event, hosted by ticketmaster, not even have a customer service section? It's insane that they would not provide a ticket solutions/customer relations area. Any event should provide some sort of customer dispute/solution area. Shit happens. There HAS to be a section to help people through stuff. Was there seriously nothing like this there? If not, how the hell did ticketmaster get involved?
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck I left my tickets at home for a two day festival. Ticketmaster can't do anything for me, so I'm stuck buying a new one at the door. Fuck you ticketmaster.
Actually. This is bizarre. When Stamps and I were living in Pittsburgh, we took a mini road trip to New York city to bid LCD Soundsystem farewell. As we were checking into the hotel, he turns to me, ON APRIL FOOLS DAY, and insists he left our verrrrry expensive tickets on our fridge at home. I thougt he was pulling a bad April fools joke, but he was being very serious. I panicked. He panicked. We even notified our friend who was house sitting our apartment and taking care of our dogie case he'd need to overnight the tickets. We contacted ticketmaster and the took care of it, no problems and no questions asked.
I'm hoping you actually called customer service? Because we had no probs getting our tickets when we left them. Willcall will have no problems providing a duplicate ticket if the purchaser is present with their identification. As they know, "this happens all the time"
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Apr 29, 2012 20:28:48 GMT -5
Stormy, taco night may be the best nights ever. No joke. I almost made black bean tacos this eve.
Instead, I whipped up some whole wheat gnocchi, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, and topped it all with some roasted red pepper sauce. Not mediocre, but stamps rated it a 7.2. Which I think was generous. I usually love gnocchi, but this recipe was only so-so.
The saving grace? Two buck chuck from trader joe's. Amen.
Also, can we please talk about all the jackasses wearing headdresses, feathers and warpaint at this festival? Better still, how about the herds of them that made horribly offensive war chants whenever they found other like-minded d'bags? Why has this become a thing for hipsters?
DOUCHEBAG A - "I know we created genocide on our native peoples, but you know what we be cool - is we acted like fucking 'tards all weekend and dressed up like poor representations of a Hollywood-created stereotype."
DOUCHEBAG B - "Yeah, great idea! I think I some cool Indian stuff on sale at Urban Outfitters for $850!"
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Apr 17, 2012 12:01:00 GMT -5
#sunchipschella. That pretty much sums up my AMAZEBALLS weekend (cringe, yo. That fucking word.)
But for reals. I had such a great time seeing everyone. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see some great people this weekend. The weekend went by super fast and cell phone service was a bitch at times. I'll be sure to post some piktas.
The campsite was phenom-nom-nomenal, the venue was gorgeous, the weather was fantastic. We camped it right. To our left were some underage pretty boys and on the other side of us was a group of people from south cali who offered up some help to andrew as well as to myself when I may or may not have had too much to drink on sunday. They also cooked up some delicious smelling foods. Best part of our campsite? Some people from Singapore left behind a BRAND new Swiss tent and offered it up to us. Looks like we're now officially set for Bonnaroo!! (SOOO--if ANYONE wants to camp with us and don't have a tent, WE HAVE YOU COVERED!)
Top 5 Acts:
-Florence + the Machine -Dre, Snoop & company (HOLY SHIT, amirite?!) -Pulp -Kasabian -St. Vincent - I particularly loved her badass stage dive toward the end.
Though I love their music, I was mildly disappointed after seeing: -Gotye - I love how people bum rushed out of the venue after he played "THAT ONE SONG I KNOW" (Think, Pumped up Kicks, a la Foster the People at Sasquatch 2011)
-Justice - Though they were GREAT, I was bummed not being able to hear On'n'On--also, wtf--they went on waaaay late.
-M83 - Homeboy was clearly catering to the EDM fans and didn't play a lot of the adored songs, like as Andrew mentioned, no Kim and Jessie. People had a similar reaction to "Midnight City" like they did with Gotye and "Somebody that I Used to Know"--they all bested out of there afterward.
Miike Snow - Nothing against Miike Snow. Seriously. They had a great set and tons of energy. I just happend to be behind EVERY gigantic man, no matter where I moved to in the crowd. I couldn't see for shit. And it didn't help they didn't have the screen on for them--they just showed creepy images of a heart beating.
And I had a ton of fun on the final day and unfortunately missed several acts, including, but not limited to: -Santigold -Fanfarlo
Y'all are some great people. I am so glad we arranged a meet up. It made my weekend that much more fantastic. I heart you all.
So my weekend was pretty awesome... After some pretty stellar negotiating skills, I totally scored three 8th row Noel Gallagher tickets for just $50 total (or $16.67 per ticket) - a savings of over $100!
Also: The show rocked. Don't Look Back in Anger is such a great sing-along encore.
It was the recipe for the perfect Friday. Literally grand.
I'm hoping it's ok that I post this, since Cat has posted a picture of herself here before. Too hilarious of a coincidence not to, though...
BWHAHA! FB stalking at its very best. You're totally fine for posting this. If I hadn't already purchased a pair of sunglasses for Coachella and Bonnaroo this summer, I ABSOOOOLUTELY woulda rocked these this summer.
I have a pic of Stamper wearing them too, but he won't let me post it.
Portland's public transit has really declined in terms of service and affordability in the last ten years, but it is still easily one of the best public transit systems in the country. It was voted the best in the country for several years; it may still be, even, but I don't think about that these days when I spend 30 minutes standing in the rain waiting for a bus instead of ten.
Similar in the sense that it's exactly opposite across the country, Atlanta's got easily THE WORST public transit system.
But, if we can make up for it, next to LA, we may have the WORST traffic, ever.
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Mar 20, 2012 21:22:40 GMT -5
I know there are some people looking to count calories/watch carb intake/WW, etc, but I've been using this great website I'd like to share.
Anyone heard of Skinny Taste? (STORMY--I'm thinking you may have seen it floating around pinterest) Its this fantastic website that I've adopted as my cooking bible www.skinnytaste.com I made the skinny potato skins last night, but added turkey bacon. It was divine. And I made extras for lunches today. AHMAZING! She's got a magical way of taking comfort food and transforming them into healthy alternatives. She's BRILLIANT!
Post by Catherine Sun Chips on Mar 19, 2012 10:36:58 GMT -5
Am I missing something? I sincerely enjoy Talking Dead AND Chris Hardwick.
And yes, Pea, apparently this is some badass chick who has a pivotal role in the graphic novel. Nerds were flipping their shit at her appearance last night. Between zombie ears as a necklace and armless zombies, I don't know how much I can handle
I was expecting a bloodbath, but they only had tge balls to eliminate tertiary characters. How the fuck did T-Dawg make it out alive? Or Hershel? Sorry, I was disappointed.
Also: ok, so that was a prison? And so there was a massive plot device/potential haven THAT CLOSE to Hershel's farm and he never bothered to mention it? Or he didn't know about it? Whatever.
HG, I was expecting Hershel to die as well. Apparently it was in the script for Randall to kill him the episode before, but the writers like Hershel's character journey, apparently. I'm glad he's sticking around. And with the shock of Dale's recent death as well as Shane's I think killing off too many "main" characters would desensitize the audience. They gotta kill people sparingly, methinks.
And yes, that bird's eye shot was a prison--this is where the 3rd season is slated to take place. And I'm thinking it is probably farther than we think it is. And you gotta remember, Hershel was pretty sheltered on that farm. He swore to die there, so I'm thinking besides during his drinkin' days, he didn't leave that vicinity much.