I’m back to blogging and writing, after finally shaking off the last of the illnesses that have plagued me for the better part of two weeks.
At the risk of showing my age, (which isn’t that bad but I get the feeling that I’ve got a few readers out there who are still working their way through high school and college while I am more than a few years from both) I am very excited about how the year is lining up.
What do you mean, Jocelynn?
Well, I’m glad you asked.
While grabbing lunch today, I heard on the radio that Scott Weiland is reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots and they will be playing the Rock on the Range concert this summer in Columbus , Ohio . I am not a huge fan of STP, but they harken back to when I first got interested in music, so my heavy musical influences tend to be grunge (a la Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc) and industrial (a la Nine Inch Nails). I saw STP years ago with Red Hot Chili Peppers and I really enjoyed the concert. I can’t wait to hear them again.
What’s more, it’s the Rock on the Range concert! I went last year, and it was freaking awesome. It’s at the soccer field in Columbus and has at least two enormous stages with bands constantly playing – and these are killer bands. Last year, I saw Buckcherry, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, ZZ Top, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, and lots more. This year, some of the bands include STP, Kid Rock, Three Doors Down, Flyleaf, Red, Filter, and lots more because they’ve extended the concert to two days instead of just one. I will be in concert heaven in May.
And May gets better…
Because that is when the new Indiana Jones movie hits theaters. (happy dance) I grew up watching the Indiana Jones movies. They were a staple of my childhood and Saturday afternoons. They are the perfect combination of action, drama, and comedy. Most movies don’t fit that mold anymore. So many are just dark action-drama or silly action-comedy. They were just awesome.
Today, they also released the first trailer for the movie. Be sure to check it out. My fingers are crossed that this new installment into the series lives up to the other movies.
So, April is the RT conference in Pittsburg , May brings a massive concert and Indiana Jones, and July holds the RWA conference in San Francisco and the release of MY BOOK! We just need to squeeze in a Foo Fighters concert, a trip to Las Vegas , and one more trip to New York , and it will be a full year.