Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kinda playing, but kinda making up my own rules

I love randomness, so I stole this from my friend, but I'm not at all playing by the actual rules, I'm just doing my own thing.

List 11 Random facts

1 - I've attributed my weight to the way I socialize. I'm a very social person, but when I get together with friends, it usually involves food. So who wants to hang out doing something that doesn't involve eating?

2 - My Danny Wood obsession may have hit an all time high.

3 - I love people too much, sometimes to the point of being blind.

4 - I'm completely convinced that someday I'll be a millionaire.

5 - I accidentally lie about my age. I am 38, but I usually say 36, not sure why... It's my default point.

6 - I used to walk everywhere, I need to start doing that again.

7 - Last night I applied for a job I am not qualified for, but am really hoping I get it.

8 - I need new recipes. Now accepting suggestions.

9 - I'm still waiting for the growth spurt everyone told me was coming when I was younger.

10 - I am really smart, yet confuse really easily.

11 - I have a really amazing life.

11 Questions
1. What word do you use all the time and in what context?
I talk so much, I use all words all the time.

2. Name one thing you did that made you proud of yourself this week.
I touched Danny Wood, and then he and Vanilla ice followed me on twitter.

3. What is your favorite place to hang out with your girlfriends?
Any where they are, but I do love me some blueberry beer and sweet potato fries with my fabulous Jules.

4. What is the last text message you received say? Who was it from?
"Hehe... are you gonna be home soon?" From Ross

5. What was the oddest thing you ate as a kid?
I would make bowls of frosting and eat it when I was home sick from school.

6. What nickname does only your family or close friends call you? Tootie and Liz

7. Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? Younger... Way younger

8. Ever been skinny dipping?

9. Do you wear pajamas to places other than at your house?
Never ( except to Wal Mart)

10. What sound or noise do you love?

11. Ever had an imaginary friend as a child?
Yes, her name was Cha Cha

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The best concert EVER

Not to sound conceited, but if you ask my friends, they would probably tell you I'm a fairly intelligent level headed chic. I'm generally pretty sane, except when it comes to anything that has to do with NKOTB, in particular Danny Wood, then I lose my shit and become a 13 year old babbling idiot.

It's no secret that I'm a tiny bit of a New Kids on the block fan. ( or I have a ridiculously unhealthy obsession with... Either or)

So lets go back 25 years shall we?

I was 13, he was 19..

It was love at first sight ... Well on my end it was..

It started with one poster, and then two, then three, then pretty soon my room was wallpapered with Danny Wood.

I spent countless hours listening to every tape ( yes kids tapes) that they ever made.

As I got older you would think my obsession would fade, but oh no it grew and grew. Many many concerts later... It finally happened....
Last Sunday my best friend and I

went to see NKOTB in concert (again)
She got us amazing seats near the stage. We screamed like 12 year olds, sang along, were just having the time of our lives.... And then... IT. HAPPENED... All five left the stage and started to walk out into the crowd...

Which one walked towards us?!? DANNY WOOD!

He was literally two feet away from us, when I yelled to Dixie...
"Take pictures I'm going in!!!"

I stood there ridiculously star struck, paralyzed... For just a moment, then I reached out and touched his bicep!!

First off he is freaking chiseled! Secondly it was DANNY WOOD!!! He was standing right next to me, even made eye contact and smiled at me ( ok maybe he was just looking around, but I'm pretty sure he was smiling at me).
His impressively mohawked bodyguard pushed him through, I went back to my seat, and KID YOU NOT almost fainted!

Me "Danny!"
Dixie- "I know"
Me- " I touched him!!!"
Dixie- "I'm a witness"
Dixie - " yes you did! Pretty sure that's going to be the first line of the restraining order!"
(See why she's been my bestie for 25+years?)

The rest of the concert was amazing, a 13 year old girls dream finally came true.

After the concert I of course hit social media! I had to share with my friends that I touched Danny Wood!
I tweeted this

And then seriously 2 seconds later this happened

Yeah it was magical..
I'll never give up now!!!
Loving them (HIM) forever!

and big thanks to the best part of these last 25 NKOTB stalking filled years... DIXIE!! ❤

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

20 years of greatness, ( aka The reunion I almost didn't go to)

You read that right Show Low peeps, I almost didn't go.

Lets roll the dial back 20 years. I was awkward, scrawny, and not the most popular chic in our booming metropolis of Show Low. I know, I know, hard to believe but true. I also know its been 20 years, Lord knows I've changed, and it was a safe bet everyone else had too. Still there was trepidation and a whole lot of "what ifs". I tried to keep in mind that in the past year I really got to know one of the guys who quite honestly I thought was kindof a douche, and he and his amazing girlfriend have become as close as family to us.

Now I did highly doubt that anyone was going to call me "Amy LouFart" or pull my chair out from under me... But still... Some negative memories flooded back, and for a moment I was that sad kid who just wanted to fit in.

As it turns out the day before we left I got horrible sick, my van started to act weird, I was freaking out about leaving 2 of my boys behind, I told my husband it was an omen, he didn't concur, so away we went.

We rolled into Show Low Friday around 4, by now hubby was in full swing of my previous days illness. That night we were to meet at the old high school music room for a choir/drama ish reunion.. My safety net ( aka my brother and my bestie) were not going to be able to make it for that... hubby curled into a ball, so I kinda was leaning towards not going... But I went. I'm so glad I did! It was so fun being back in the old school, on the old stage and catching up with/ getting to know people I've known my whole life. It was so fun. Nerves calmed... Ready for Saturday.

We had a big multi class picnic to kick it off, which we need to do every year! So fun to see everyone and old teachers... Or maybe I should say FORMER teachers. Went to Dairy Queen with Dixie, which I've done a thousand times, but this time we were with our families.. Surreal!

The evening itself was awesome, turns out the same people who used to pick on me, are some of the coolest, funniest people on the planet. I know there are people who came that I never got to talk to, I wish I had more time. I did get to see/ chat with my first ever crush! 3rd grade baby! He walked in and I said " hi my first ever crush" followed by a long awkward silence.... Yep I still got it! Woot woot!!

I got to reconnect with people who I didn't realize how much I missed! I'll never let that many years go by again.

I think we should have another one, everyone's invited out to my place... I'll bake cookies. :)

I'm looking forward to many years of new/old friendships.

The night proved 3 things to me

1. The past is the past.
2. Don't let your own skewed perceptions make you miss out on something/someone potentially wonderful.
3. I really am funnier than Brett Noble