Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm Not the Funny One

I must be honest with you, my motivation to blog lately has been quite slim. Something will happen and I think to myself "Oh I could blog about that" and then I remember, I'm not the funny one. You see, a few weeks ago my aunt was visiting for the weekend from Tucson. My mom was telling her about her blog and how it was a great way to stay in touch and to know what is going on with the fam. She then continued to pull up each page on the computer to show my aunt the proper way to get into each of our sites. She then told her about my blog as well as Erica's blog. This is what I heard:

Mom: "And then there's Amber's blog but she's not funny. She is sentimental and only talks about boring things that happen with her and Erik..."
(I, being distraught, hang my shoulders in saddness)
Mom continues: "...But ERICA'S BLOG, man is she hil-ar-ious! She is the funny one, she's always blogging about something that will make you laugh every time you read it. I suggest always reading her blog because once you start you won't be able to stop!"

Mom claims it didn't go down that way, but I know it did. As she said this one sentence, my childhood desires came flooding back. I always thought as I was growing up that I had imagined it. But no. My mom had proved what I was always trying to avoid. I am not the funny one. Of course my parents had always told us we each brought something special to the table. What they really meant is "Erica is the funny one and we're just glad Amber thinks of food so much so she'll never forget about bringing dessert." They meant it literally when they said "to the table".

Through the years I have been trying to go from the "easy-going, can't make decisions, go-with-the-flow, so-called 'peacemaker', favorite child" to the "hilarious, just can't be around her enough, where did you get your jokes?" kind of person. Obviously I have not succeeded.

And then I got married and we get invited places and I think "Yes! Maybe I'm actually funny. Maybe I'm finally overflowing with clever lines that get people going and they just want more." Until Erik got invited somewhere without me. And then I remembered: Oh ya, my husband is the funny one.

Well fellow bloggers, I AM DETERMINED TO BE FUNNY. I will be funny! It will take a lot of effort, it is not something that comes naturally (as my entire family continues to point out) but it will happen.

I know my family is my family so they have to be honest. But doesn't someone out there find me funny???

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am a LazySuck

We are officially moved in to our new apartment, which has no internet. So unless I want to walk to 20 feet from my front door so I can reach just inside the boundaries of the bar across the street "The Ham Bone" (which I am usually too lazy to do), you don't get a post. And yes this makes me sad. But we will have internet soon, so I won't be a Lazysuck anymore. But until then, I hope you miss me!!

(Mom, you better be prepared for a freakin hil-arious post which is brewing inside of me!)

Saturday, September 12, 2009


So if you enjoy listening to a little band called "The Format," then you might have heard that early last year they broke up. Well the lead singer of that band, Nate Ruess, recently formed a new band, appropriately named, "fun." They just released their debut album "Aim & Ignite", which is amazing! If you haven't heard of it/ listened to it, definitely check it out. We went to an acoustic show/CD signing party they did a few weeks ago that was superb. Here's some photos:

Check out their album, "Aim & Ignite." You'll have.... fun...? Oh I slay myself.

and p.s. this kid was getting a little TOO into it/ emotional.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

iEl concierto del Incubus con mi mamá!

My (Erik) mom flew down from the San Jose area just to get her groove on for the night.

The crowd was intense. Some drunk chum tried to fight me.

We got way sweet spots right next to the stage.

My man crush, Brandon Boyd.

They were stellar, pun definitely intended.

My mom just about passed out from sheer giddyment when Brandon took off his shirt.


Getting their acoustic on.

We were so close! (This is unzoomed) The security guard adds 10 points to this picture. staring contest! you win, you always do.

Next concert for me and the madre: Radiohead?