today is ramie’s birthday, shes 24

ramieborn and raised off the 99 in visalia, ramie earned a scholarship at kansas due to her incredible vocal talents.

only problem it was for opera and she didnt wanna sing the same dumb songs her whole life.

so she switched over to dance and got a scholarship off that no sweat.

ever since, ramie has danced and danced. she even started a troupe out here where everyone dresses a like and then flash mobs certain clubs and everyone is happier and the dj and the dj

and the dj.

we met at the los angeles times where it seems like i knew a whole lot more people than i remember.

ramie was this sparkle of color and light in an otherwise drab palate.

often we’d talk about something she had written for metromix or brandx and then id go off to my duties.

she told me recently that she remembered i was always passing her desk going to lunch with this one or that one and she wondered why i never asked her to lunch.

which made me wonder, yeah why didnt i ask her to lunch?

probably because deep down im very shy and that job was a dream job and i didnt wanna screw it up in any way so for the most part i bit my tongue about things and for damn sure i wasnt taking any one to lunch unless it was purely to improve a blog.

but that was then and this is now and somehow the fates aligned and we had some tacos the other day and then i said hey wanna see a movie and she said no its too hot out.

when youre a million years old like i am that makes sense.

then i got a text from the xbi saying no one was gonna use their seats for the b52s and i said hey wanna

and she was all omg yes.

and it was a delight.

she even danced a little.

tin roof rusted

ramie and me at the bowl

saw the Psychedelic Furs and the B-52s at the Hollywood Bowl w/ Ramie

it was a last minute thing because i love the psych furs and even though the b52s are fun, i saw them in college and they were just fine. so i was meh about it until i found some sweet tickets at the Nice Price.

turns out Ramie’s been looking for a miracle ticket for weeks. so i picked up some beer at the store, we summoned a Lyft and got there just as the Furs were getting a groove on.

little did i know the Hollywood Bowl orchestra was gonna play along with the bands, and i must say, whoever did the arrangements is a damn genius. it sounded spectacular.

the B-52s didnt utilize them as much, which was a missed opportunity, because as you can see in the video, when they did use them, it was fantastic.

the show was produced by the Bowl which meant you could bring your own booze in.

sitting there under the stars next to a pretty girl watching good bands and fireworks, all while eating spicy tuna rolls and sipping out of a 40:

exactly what the founders intended.