Summer Fluff

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 10:10am

Summer is quickly approaching and the conversation about concerts had me thinking back to the summers in high school and college....

1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?

2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?

3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?

4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  

5.   Have you kids seen any concerts?  

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 10:37am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>Summer is quickly approaching and the conversation about concerts had me thinking back to the summers in high school and college....</p><p>1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?</p><p>2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?</p><p>3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?</p><p><span>4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  </span></p><p>5.   Have you kids seen any concerts?  </p>

1.  Yes, I worked.  I worked at A&W at the mall, both in the summer and during the school year.  the summer I did not work there was when I used my earnings at A&W to pay for a trip out to Great Falls, MT, where a friend of mine (we went to school together in Germany) lived.  That was very cool.

2.  :)  John works FT.

3. N/A

4. No concerts, other than a David Cassidy one when I was 11 or so.  Concerts are too loud and crowded for my comfort.

5.  I know he did; couldn't tell you what, beyond going to HFStival every year during high school and a year or two afterwards.

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 10:48am

Summer is quickly approaching and the conversation about concerts had me thinking back to the summers in high school and college....

1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?

I worked in August before Senior year at a record store. In college I worked during the year and summer. I did telemarketing, worked in the automotive section at Sears and in the kitchen at an aerospace company .

2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?

Not yet. Dd started looking around but with going away in the summer, it is really not a good idea to get something this year. Senior year she will definately need to get something though with all the expenses she will incur.

3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?

Pretty low key this summer for the kids. 2 vacations though, trips to the beach, a concert. Work for my dh and myself. My dh is the best man in a wedding so we have that also. 

4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  

I have lost count lol. Favorite-U2 but enjoyed all of them. Least-it was not a bad concert but I would say Hall & Oates. My dh won the tickets and it was just a more layed back concert than we are used to.

5.   Have you kids seen any concerts?  

Yes, dd has seen Kelly Clarkson, One Direction and going to see Linkin Park/30 seconds to mars/AFI this summer. 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:03am

1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?

No, I wasn't allowed to work until after graduation.

2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?

I hope he'll work this summer, or his standard of living will go down the toilet.  ;)  He's a web developer for a large corporation.  He also owns a small business, which is where he worked in high school.

3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?

N/A

4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  

In my whole entire life?  Several.LOL  I couldn't begin to give you a number.  I used to be a big Chicago fan and saw them dozens of times, so I guess they'd be my favorite.  My least fave was Crosby Stills Nash and Young.  

5.   Have you kids seen any concerts?  

Probably way more than I have.


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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:19am

1. I worked in my aunt & uncle's insurance agency throughout my teen years. I've worked as a freelance writer/copy editor/content manager through college. 

2. My two are just now approaching that age. 

3. Low-key summer this year. This will be ds' last long summer break, as he's starting a year-round school in the fall. 

4. Dozens. The worst, sadly, was the most recent. I had been looking forward to seeing Middle Class Rut forever, but the show was just bad. The best? Nine Inch Nails is kind of a given for me because I'm such a fan. Other shows that rank high for me were the Silversun Pickups, Hole, and Marilyn Manson.

5. Dd went to a local music festival last summer. This summer, we're taking both kids to see NIN, as they've both grown into fandom while learning to play the guitar. They may also hit the local festival. Dd has her heart set on seeing Machine Gun Kelly in July.

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:30am

1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do? -- Yes, I worked at my parents movie theatre year-round, starting when I was 13. We also ran the pool concession stand a couple of summers.

2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do? -- The Girl works at TJMaxx and will continue to do so in the summer. She'll transfer to a different store when she starts college in the fall. The Boy - no.  He's not really been old enough until this year. Also, they spend so much time with their dad, that it's hard for them to have a summer job.

3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer? --   They'll be in Germany for 5 weeks.  So they'll have two low-key weeks before they go.  Then The Boy gets about one low-key week when he gets back, but then starts band camp, which is 3 weeks of brutal 8 hour days.  The Girl will work when she's not in Germany.

4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?   -- too many to count. Probably close to a hundred if you count only "real" concerts.  Well over that if you count local and regional bands. Probably triple that if you include my kids' band stuff (which I generally don't, lol).   FAvorite?  Oh, that's tough.  Either Pearl Jam on the Vs Tour in 1993, or Bonnie Raitt in 2006ish, or Billy Joel/Elton John on the Face 2 Face tour, or James Taylor in 2011 (with my parents - one of the last outings we had together before my dad died.)  Or Mary Chapin Carptenter way back in the mid 90s ... Seriously, I don't think I can pick a favorite.

5.   Have you kids seen any concerts -- I'll limit this to "real" concerts ... yes. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Lyle Lovett, and - last weekened - Don Felder/Styx/Foreigner.    We took The Girl with us to a bunch of stuff (Paula Cole, Lucinda Williams, Kansas) when she was a baby/toddler, too.

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:33am

What didn't you like about CSNY?   *harumph* 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:38am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>Summer is quickly approaching and the conversation about concerts had me thinking back to the summers in high school and college....</p><p>1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?</p><p>2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?</p><p>3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?</p><p><span>4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  </span></p><p>5.   Have you kids seen any concerts?  </p>

1. Yes, I worked in the summer and through most of high school after school and/or on the weekends.  I did a variety of jobs, but mostly retail and restaurant work.  

2.  Yes, my kids will both work this summer for the first time, one is tbd and the other is working at a pool.  I prefer them to not work during the school year, if they play sports during the school year.

3.  They both have/had activites that take up a lot of the summer, mostly sports for school and out of school.  Even though they are working this summer, I think this will be very much a low key summer for them and I can see them making a lot of the same type of memories with friends that I did at the same age.  It's already started for the oldest.

4.  I have seen a ton, mostly from 16-25 years of age, that seemed to be the prime of my concert going, I would say upwards of 30 or more.  My favorite was either JCMellencamp in Indiana, BSpringsteen - Born in the USA Tour, U2 stadium tour and of course every single Jimmy concert!  Least favorite was Springsteen in the Tunnel of Love tour.

5.  The oldest has seen a couple, the youngest is really not a big music fan. 

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:40am
1. I've worked since I was 11 years old. In high school I mostly worked as a diner waitress. 2. The kids will both be working much of the summer. I don't think this is a smart place to share any more details. 3. N/A. 4. I typically go to 5-6 concerts a year. Can't pick a favorite, but the worst was one a few years back where the artist was clearly drunk. 5. Yes
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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:42am

Sav - Billy/Elton tours were also one of my favorites, love the pianos!

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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 11:50am

1.  Did you work in the summer during high school and/or college?  What did you do?

Yes, waitress in an Ice Cream store.

2.  Will your kids work this summer or do they work during the school year?  What do they do?

My daughter worked for a caterer since she was 15. Sons will for for the same company this summer.

3.  If you or your kids don't work during the summer, do they have other activites or is it just a low key summer?

DS1 is going on mission trip to Central America for 4 weeks in August, DS2 is going to BS camp to train for camp counseller next year.

4.    How many concerts have you seen?  Favorite?  Least favorite?  

Too many to count. My favorite was Bob Marley, shortly before he died at Tanglewood. My least favorite was Van Morrison, he is talented, but not a good live performer.

5.   Have you kids seen any concerts? 

DD has seen a few, DS2 has seen a few, DS1 has no interest in seeing live music.

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