It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my everyday life. Here are a few tidbits:

–Sars and I went to the American Idol concert in Manchester — which I loved!! Elliott was so adorable — he announced that it was his first concert, EVER, and he sang Luther Vandross’s “Never Too Much” (which I looooooove!!!) but forgot tons of words, so he hopped all over the stage. Ace Young looked GOOOOOD….Sars thought he was “creepy.” And there were these middle-aged women who were absolutely wild for Taylor Hicks, dancing in a really awful way during his whole set.

–I just downloaded Nelly Furtado’s CD “Loose” — I really like it. Especially “Te Busque.” “Promiscuous” is awesome, of course. And “Maneater” could be my new anthem! Heh. 😀

–For anyone who is a Baby-Sitters Club fan, you MUST check out Amsterdam, Amsterdam! It’s a fanfiction, a genre for which I held absolute disdain until I read this. It is the funniest thing I have ever read. (Of course, you need to be familiar with the BSC in order to get all the funny parts.)

–I’m also reading The Nanny Diaries — I’m really overdosing on nonliterary books this summer! But it’s really good, in the same way that The Devil Wears Prada is good. I’m looking forward to the movie, which stars Scarlett Johanssen, and Alicia Keys (whom I love) has her first screen role in it, too! Although I’m wondering who she’ll play.

I’m exhausted. I ended up walking around Boston in 3-inch heels today, through Downtown Crossing and the Financial District to the waterfront, probably covering about three miles altogether with the walking I did with Lisa by the Common and at the interview in Cambridge today. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now my feet are KILLING me. (Dad: “Why don’t you just wear sneakers like everyone else and carry your boots?” Me: “Do you KNOW who you’re talking to?!) We also had a freak thunderstorm today that was crazy — my train stopped out of fear of being struck by lightning, and there were pools of water downtown and on Charles St. near the cemetery.

Also, I am most likely going to see the Red Sox game on Thursday with my dad!!! 😀 It’s impossible to get tickets anymore, so I’m thrilled. My Uncle Mike gets tickets, and he always goes with my dad, but he can’t go this time because….

Well, Uncle Mike retired last summer and has decided that he wants to be an actor. His first job was being an extra in “Gone, Baby, Gone,” which is filming in Boston and is Ben Affleck’s directorial debut. It’s by the author of Mystic River and it stars Morgan Freeman. It’s about a missing child and how it affects the area. (Interestingly, Uncle Mike plays a newspaper reporter. He was an editor at the Boston Herald before he retired.) Anyways, now he’s in the Screen Actors Guild, and he’s an extra in “Underdog,” which is filming in Rhode Island. And it’s filming during the game (which is against Oakland). I’m excited!!

That’s it for now! God, I have so many more pics from Europe to post….