Friday, October 30, 2009

Oktoberfest, Halloweenie, OSU/Texas

Hello all! Hope everyone is ready for the weekend. I have been neglecting my blogging duties. I apologize and hope I still have some readers that are sticking with me.

Last week so jam-packed with activity. I swear I had something to do every single night. I went to the U2 concert with Kent in Norman and sleepily headed home after it was over. I pulled into Tulsa about 2 am and had that moment where you ask yourself, “Did I really just drive that whole way?”. I couldn’t even remember the drive. But the concert was really good and the weather was beautiful. After sitting and freezing my derrière off at the OSU game the night before… it was nice to be outside in just a long sleeved t-shirt.

Monday I took it easy and came home from work and lounged. I figured since I had only gotten 4 hours of sleep, I was entitled to a lazy night. I fell asleep on the couch at 8 pm.

Tuesday I had dinner with my gal pal Tasha. Our other friend Wendi was going to join but had to cancel. Tasha and I always have a good time together and love to rant and rave and gossip and tell each other little secrets. Plus, she is the one I owe my life to since she invited me to the John Legend concert. I am forever indebted to you!

Wednesday was corporate night at Oktoberfest. Such a wonderful display of drunken CEO’s and wives dancing on tables holding pitchers of beer. Elaina, Billy and I went and ate some polish sausage and a cherry strudel. We took it easy since we were planning on returning on Saturday for some table dancing of our own.

Thursday was a mud-filled game of kickball. I am almost pulled a groin… guess I need to start stretching in my old age. I remember the days when I thought stretching was for old people and I was always thinking, “ can we just play the game already?”

Friday was a relaxing night at home. Dinner at In the Raw and then home to clean for company on Saturday.

We had lots of people coming into town for Oktoberfest on Saturday… Abbey, Russell, and BC and my personal guest Kent. (I know you want to ask, so shoot me a comment or an email and I will tell you about him…maybe J ) We had a great time and drank lots of beer and I ate potato pancakes that were delicious!

This week has been a little more calm. I have been preparing for the Halloween party that Kent and I are going to in OKC tonight. And then OSU/Texas Saturday and changing back into costume for an evening on the town in Stilly.

Oh and of course, here are some pics of my sweeties. Can’t tell me that my brother and Erin don’t create the cutest things ever! Til next time… cheers! And Go Pokes!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Branded for Life

Ahhh… OSU homecoming. What a great event! I look forward to this every year. Tonight is Walkaround with friends and then some time out on the Stillwater strip. And tomorrow is tailgating all day and waiting for the late, late game to start. The weather is supposed to be nice and I think the sun might even decide to shine (gasp).

Friday’s at work are designated donut day thanks to the management meeting. Well this morning I got a special treat from the manager in charge of donuts this week.

In other news, my sweet niece Allison has swine flu. Stupid pigs! She is doing fine and they caught it early so she was put on Tamaflu and sent home. My brother said you couldn’t even tell she was sick the way she was dancing around the living room.
Kickball for the fall season has started up and we are dominating! We played last night and I must say… we are really good.

Also, I am headed to the U2 concert on Sunday night at 7 in (gag me) Norman. I hope I can stomach that disgusting town for a couple of hours! The Black Eyed Peas are opening and I must say, I am more excited about seeing them.

Happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Left My Heart in Austin

Austin City Limits. If you have a desire to be in a park with 65,000 people and listen to music and drink and use port-a-potties and people watch and walk for miles and have the time of your life, then ACL is the place for you. I absolutely loved Austin and would go back in a heart beat.

Friday: We got downtown around 3:30 and walked over 2 miles to the park. It wasn’t that hot and the sun was shining and it was just beautiful. I knew the weather would cooperate for my man John Legend to play. We got to the park and got our wristbands. We went to the beer tent and got an ice cold Tecate and started walking…hoping to find some of our friends. Cell phones weren’t working that well so we just started looking and in an instant I see my friend Kent walking in front of us. It must have been karma. So Abbey, Laina, Kent, Jordan and I all sat down in the grass and just enjoyed the weather until John Legend started playing. And then dance party in the park was on! No, John didn’t call me back in stage unfortunately, but I firmly believe he knew I was there and could sense my presence. After Johnny boy, we walked over the Kings of Leon stage and got ready for that concert to start in about 30 min. Once again, Abbey spotted Kent in a huge crowd of people so we posted up and waited. And then our lives changed as KOL rocked the stage. They were unbelievable! Then we hit up a bar called Annie’s and created Dance Party 2009 in a bar that didn’t have a dance floor. You know how I roll.

Saturday: Rain rain go away, come again another day. It rained ALL day Saturday. We trudged along in our ponchos and umbrellas and got soaked but we still had a good time. It quickly turned into a mud bath so we took our shoes off and just walked in the mud. We listened to Citizen Cope, Zac Brown Band and a few others. It got pretty chilly that evening but we put our ponchos on and enjoyed some Dave Matthews Band and after that we headed back to the hotel to shower our feet off and get fancy for another night out. We went to a place called The Ranch, which had an outside bar and guess what…. It rained again!

Sunday: Once again we headed out to ACL in the mud. Sunday was the last day and we were excited to see several bands. Passion Pit, Brett Dennen, Girl Talk, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam. There were tons of people out and I think the park was the busiest that day. We ate some delicious tacos and I had a margarita sno cone and the girls had Amy’s ice cream. We found a patch of grass to sit on during Ben Harper which was nice considering we stood up for almost 9 hours the day before. Pearl Jam closed the evening and they were so good. I am not a huge P Jam fan but they really know how to put on a show. After the festival closed… we took the shuttle back to our car and headed to the hotel to organize our things, shower and hit the hay. We left quite a bit of mud in the hotel and part of our hearts were left in Austin when we drove away.

It was a wonderful trip with great company (Laina, Abbey, Kent, Jordan, Chevy, Ozzie, Billy, Liz, Josh, Alex, Dan, Allison) and I look forward to the next time I can grace Austin with my presence.

Here are some of my favey pics from the weekend

Kent, Heather, Josh, Chevy, Abbey
Singing to John Legend
Waiting on Kings of Leon
Hello John :)
Right as we arrived....let the festivities begin!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hippie Weekend Ahead

Austin City Limits!!! I am leaving tonight after work with the roomie Laina and we are picking Abbey up in OKC and then headed to Austin.
We have been planning this trip for months and months and we are so excited.
There are several acts that I am really excited to see, including my lover John Legend who will be playing Friday night at 6:30. Some of the others on the list are Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper. If you are not familiar with ACL, go to and check it out.
I am off work tomorrow and Monday and these are my first scheduled vacation days since I started working here 1 year ago. We have a cooler packed, all our bags packed, blankets, cd’s, iPods, and pretty much anything else you can think of for our 4 day adventure.

On another note, I ate dinner last with my mom and dad, Bryan and Erin, grandma and the little girls. They are seriously the funniest little girls I know. Allison was making up songs and singing and dancing and Lauren was laughing so hard at her I thought she was gonna shoot lemonade out of her nose. And that baby Jordyn is the sweetest thing ever. When you hold her she grabs your face and squeezes it and snuggles you and it just makes me want to eat her up. Too bad she is a drooling, puking, pooping vile creature (as her mother called her)! But when that smile comes out and drool falls out of her mouth, I don’t mind at all because baby smiles are the sweetest things ever created.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I will be sure to post pics of ACL when I return… that is if John Legend lets me out of his grasp this time :)