Grateful Dead

When I was about 13 my best friend invited me to go see the Grateful dead with her and her mom. Her uncle was the roadie for the drummer Bill Kreutzmann, so; they got free tickets whenever the band was in town. Of course jumped at the chance to see this legendary band.
We made the plan to go to San Francisco and meet up with moms (I call her mom) boyfriend. Then we would all drive to the Oakland coliseum. So, we drove to her boyfriends house in pacific heights. Where here mom decided she wanted to get a quickie and two 13 year old girls were cramping her style. Her boyfriend gave my friend directions on how we could get to the concert. Which included a walk, a bus, a subway and another walk. Her mom handed us some money and then sent us on our way.
We walked down the steep hills to the bus stop and jumped on the bus we needed to get to the subway station. We were sitting in the half filled bus for awhile, excited about our night. We made a stop in china town and about 400 Chinese people got on the bus. There was suddenly people standing almost on top of each other. Several of the people who got on the bus were older woman. My friend and I gave up our seats to let them sit. Once we were standing we had to laugh because at our 5’3″ frames we towered over all the other people standing up. Suddenly a man standing towards the of the bus says really loudly, “NO! I’m not going to give you my wallet!” We all looked over at him and a skinny white man standing very close to him started to move away.
We were so scared. I suddenly felt so vulnerable. Luckily the skinny guy got off at the next stop after feeling the eyes of everyone on the bus glaring at him. I was sure when he was the one who suddenly felt unsafe. It was at this point when I realized that making a scene can really help you when your in danger. At this point my friend and I still have an hour to travel and I wasn’t sure we were going to make it.


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2010 Summer Reading List

Sookie Stackhouse, the complete stories A touch of Dead
Finger Prints & Facelifts
His First Wife, Gracce Octavia
The promise of happiness, Justin Cratwright
Silk & Shadows
The Honey Thief
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The Other Boleyn Girl
Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher
3 book flower series by Nora Roberts
The Kept woman
Twlight book # 4
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