Focused on the future….
– via david-hq.org
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– Room 5 Lounge LA
Thanks to Randy we have some video of Jeff’s performances! I now have a real appreciation for what it takes to upload vids to You Tube – it takes hours and sometimes you get a FAIL and have to start all over again! Luckily we have 2 vids to share!
Until We Get It Right (credit: Randy Rilling)
Never Meant To Be (credit: Randy Rilling)
The plan had been to go to Knott’s Berry Farm on Sunday and spend the day riding roller coasters and eating too much funnel cake – but Mother Nature had other ideas, and the thought of slogging around the park in wet clothes was not at all appealing. So instead, we decided to go to a theme park of the Outlet Mall kind – Camarillo Premium Outlets in Ventura! Now many of you know that I have a soft spot in my heart for Ventura because it was my fave MKOCT venue – the energy at that concert was off the charts and I will always remember David saying “Ventura you’re awesome!” So to find out that Ventura was also the home of gigantic outlet shopping, well, I might as well pack up and move there!
– Shopping takes energy! Janet & Randy
The minute we stepped out of the car I spied a Wetzel’s Pretzels, and because walking around shopping takes a lot of energy, of course we had to stop and get some! I also had some frozen lemonade even though it was chilly – I can’t pass up frozen lemonade! We walked around the entire mall, which took most of the day, then it was time to say goodbye to Janet – the goodbyes are always the hardest aren’t they? I used to cry a lot every time we had to say goodbye, but after 6 years I’ve learned some self control and I only cry on the plane going home – much to the chagrin of the person in the seat next to me.
– Janet & I say goodbye at the Outlet Mall
Our efam had now been whittled in half and Angela, Randy & I now had a little over a day left to spend some quality time together. And by quality time, I mean David and FOOD. Angela made some yummy dishes including a French Toast breakfast casserole, a coconut cream pie and a strawberry/cream cheese/pretzel dessert – I think I gained 5 lbs just typing that out! I think we’ll need to start gathering recipes and create a Archie recipe book! I know many fans have talked about it before, but I truly think there are a lot of talented ArchuCooks out there who share delicious meals with friends at ArchuGatherings!
– Angela got a new car! A convertible Beetle – Randy strikes a pose!
Angela has been the designated driver for recent concerts and get-togethers as she had a Ford Flex that could hold 8 passengers! Well, that came to an end this year when she got a super cute convertible Volkswagon Bug! We immediately put it to the test and headed out to yet another mall and some more shopping. We found an Apple Store and went inside to check out the amazing array of computers, ipads, ipods and i-everything they had on display. Now, we are always thinking of ways to promote David and his music, so we took this opportunity to fill the store with David’s heavenly voice!
– David looks and sounds amazing on this gigantic monitor!
– We left this vid on the screen for others to enjoy!
– Look! A Wetzel’s Pretzels!
As tempting as the pretzels were, we didn’t get any because we were saving our appetites for our traditional lunch at…. In-N-Out! I love In-N-Out and since we don’t have any in Hawaii, I always make sure to stop in for lunch! As you can expect, we have collected 6 years worth of pics at In-N-Out, and this year we added another pic to the collection! We also make a traditional stop at Trader Joe’s so I can load up on goodies to take home!
– Me, Angela & Randy enjoying our fries!
Because the weather was beautiful we decided to try out the convertible option on Angela’s car, and here are the results!
– Smiling Angela
– Smiling Randy
– Me, yeah it was a bit breezy!
We stayed up til the wee hours of the morning watching vids and talking about David’s return soon! Two years seemed to have flown by! All the speculation around when he will return, or that he might already be home has the fandom buzzing! In keeping with our food theme, the next morning we went to have lunch at Panera – another restaurant chain that we don’t have in Hawaii!
– Randy & Angela with their yummy food
– Group hug at Panera
Another wacky, wonderful visit with ArchuBuddies and lots of plans for future concerts and road trips together! When I see David again, I’m going to make sure to thank him for bringing all these wonderful people into my life – I can’t imagine my life without them!
– Angela made us new concert bracelets!
Have you met up with your ArchuBuddies over these past two years? Send in your pics and stories and we’ll share them here! It’s always fun to read about how the fandom has remained connected over these 2 years while David has been away – and now we’re ready to get back into full concert mode! David we have missed you! Hurry home soon!
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David Calendars On Sale!
Jenleigh Barry’s David Calendar fundraiser for ChildFund has sold 29 calendars so far! If you haven’t had a chance to pick one or two up yet, they make great gifts – even as a gift to yourself! The calendars are now on sale for $12.50! Get yours today!
– Click to view and order
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Daylight Savings Time On Sunday! Move Those Clocks Ahead One Hour.
Hawaii doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, but this Sunday when you SPRING AHEAD, I will be 6 hrs earlier than East Coast and 3 hrs earlier than West Coast!
Look at this awesome offer from Krispy Kreme to celebrate DST!
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DRA #1 on Musiqtone!
Go-Getters got it done for the 4th straight week in a row! David and DRA are sitting pretty at the top of the chart! Vote for David/DRA via Web and Mobile to keep him there!
Vote via Web: Click HERE
Vote via Mobile: Click HERE
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Reality Show Stars – Where Are They Now?
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Robin shared this interesting article – they mention David’s stint on Miley Cyrus’ Hannah Montana and on iCarly. They forgot about Nandito Ako!
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– shared by heather_DA2014
– shared by GwenPo
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Hope you’re all having a wonderful Saturday! It’s getting closer now, closer now! So much buzz in the fandom – it’s wonderful to see! Hope the weather is calm and that you can go outside for a few minutes!
Remember Daylight Savings Time is effective this Sunday – so set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed tonight! When you wake up on Sunday, go get your free Krispy Kreme donut to celebrate!
Joanie will be back tomorrow with the Sunday post!