Monday, July 27, 2015

Life Lately

If you follow me on Instagram you know I just got back from a fun nine day trip to Asheville, NC. I have a TON of photos to go through (I think 16GB? or something insane) but I'm not emotionally ready to tackle that. So here are some shots of what has been going on lately. We have been having quite a summer.
First things first, the day after the Fourth of July we found this puppy in our backyard! Or, Travis found her. She had on a collar that was way too big and leash so we assumed someone must have taken her to see some fireworks and she got loose. We put up tons of signs and posted ads and called all the shelters and vets but no one called about her. She was even pretty good on a leash and in the crate, so it seems like someone had to have lost her.
Look at that tiny thing! She was a little too much for our senior pet rest home so my friend Crystal offered to take her in until the owners called. And no one did, so now she is part of the family! Little Veruca. Look at how precious she is with their dog Scurvy. A match made in heaven.
Our little nephew turned two and we went up to Louisville for his Elmo party.

We've been movie crazy as usual. Did you see Jurassic World? I loved it! It is pretty dumb, which is exactly what you want in your dinosaur action movie. We also went to see Jurassic Park in the park here! That is the only outdoor movie we've made it out to so far this year. I'm sad we missed Coal Miner's Daughter at the Belcourt a few weeks ago!
One of the perks of outdoor movies is Retro Sno seems to always be there. These are sweet tea sno balls with lemon! Yum!
Our good friends Aaron and Valerie visited from California and we all got the matching tattoos we've been talking about for YEARS! We tried to get them maybe seven years ago? But couldn't find a shop that could fit us all in. If you aren't familiar with TCB, it was Elvis' personal motto/symbol and we're all crazy Elvis fans.
A new raw vegan restaurant opened in town and we went to the soft opening. It was good, if expensive. The most amazing thing was this avocado margarita! Have you ever heard of such a thing? It was creamy and delicious and I want to have one right now!
A bar called Canvas hosted a Richard Simmons dance party and you know I was ALL over that. (if you haven't seen my post about the time I got to work out with Richard you have to see it here). People wore workout clothes and they showed Richard Simmons work outs over dance music and I LOVED it. I don't know if we've ever danced that much in public. We were all dripping with sweat by the time it was over. I hope they do it again!
Drag Race fans! Check out this beautiful lady! We went to see Miss Fame at Play and she was so weird and so good! I loved her latex outfits! I missed seeing Trixie Mattel because I was sick (ugh!) but Violet is coming next weekend and I can't wait! Also, did you hear they are doing All Stars 2? Yay!
Even with all the great stuff going on I've been under a lot of stress lately. Which is hopefully getting better. I treated myself to my second ever pedicure. The first was at the Aveda school and was less than relaxing, this one was great, even though I felt totally awkward and didn't know where to look. I also treated myself to a couple new dresses. I always send Travis dressing room selfies asking for opinions, even if he always says "That looks great!"
I'm reorganizing and cleaning and trying to get back on the Kon Mari train. Here is a photo of my "jewelry" collection. It's light on fancy, heavy on cute.
Oh man how did I get this far without mentioned this! We got tickets to see Dolly Parton at the Ryman this weekend! If you are in Nashville you know it sold out lightening fast, but Travis was able to get us two great seats because he delivers there. I can't wait! It is going to be all acoustic and I know I'll cry at least once.
I got my summah gum perk from backing Howard Kremer's Gu Cruise video last year. If you don't listen to Who Charted? that sentence probably makes no sense, so please enjoy a picture of my cat and my linoleum.
Of course I've been swimming like crazy. I'm getting tattooed next weekend (at a convention by someone from out of town. I don't usually get work done in the summer) so that will put the kibosh on swimming for a few weeks. Here is a photo of me as a mermaid pretending to drink from a big cup. I love that stupid underwater camera.

14 comments:

  1. I love your summah!!! I need to do a catch up post soon. I feel like I have a lot that doesn't deserve individual posts!

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    1. also we need to go swimming at ryan's together.

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  2. My sister and I are going nuts over Veruca! She was a very lucky girl to be rescued by you guys, and led to her forever home!

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    1. she is SO CUTE. and already SO MUCH BIGGER than when we found her.

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  3. So much fun! I'm so excited to hear about Dolly. I've never seen her in concert but I know I'd enjoy her stories/wisecracks just as much as the music. I hope the stress doesn't get you down because you are a major inspiration for living summer to the fullest!!!

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    1. i really can't wait. i can't wait to hear that signature giggle and I really hope she sings a few tear jerkers!

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  4. I'm so glad Crystal kept the puppy!! I was hoping one of you would when you said no one called about her. (And I can't believe that no one called about her! What the heck!)

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    1. me too! and i was sure someone would call. we got one, but the person didn't know if it was a boy or a girl so..... haha

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  5. Ahh you donated to the Gu Cruise video?! That's so awesome. I LOVED the video. (I've been reading your blog for a long time and I love that you're a Chartist too!!)

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  6. Sorry to hear you've been stressed out. Your summer looks amazing! Did NOT know there was a second All Stars season on the horizon, jealous that I won't be going to see Dolly live, and I love that Richard Simmons dance parties exist. (Did not know you'd met him before clicking that link- I'm glad he was just as wonderful in person as imagined!)

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    1. all stars just got announced! i am rooting for alaska already and hope they don't make them do pairs again!

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  7. You have been having a pretty good summer. So much fun stuff!

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