Monday, November 25, 2013

American Music Awards Recap

It's Monday. It's freezing. But it's a holiday week, so all is good. I feel like I'm still in weekend recovery, especially after a big night out on Friday. I think vodka and I might be on a Ross-Rachel style break. We attended a party on Friday night where there was a really friendly bartender with an even friendlier pour. I was overserved and underfed. Didn't make for the most fun Saturday morning. But, at least it was a good reminder that at upcoming Christmas parties, water and food are a must.

Also, that was the second weekend in a row of big nights out for me. Don't get me wrong - I am having a blast lately. But it does catch up, especially when there are kids to take care of. All I wanted on Saturday was to have some one-on-one time with my sofa and Bravo on the TV. Instead, we went to a birthday party and Davis sang "Wrecking Ball."  Awesome.

Did you catch the AMAs last night? I was all excited to watch but thought they were pretty boring.


Justin. During his performance, I told Morgan that he would have to allow me a celebrity pass if the opportunity presented itself (why wouldn't he choose me over Jessica Biel??). His response? "Gross." Alrighty then. I told him he could have Jennifer Lawrence. 

President R. Kelly and Lady Gaga. Nothing like channeling Clinton/Lewinsky during a performance. Also, if you haven't, please google the track listing for R. Kelly's new album. 

But my very, very favorite performance was A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera. This song blows me away, and I think I could listen to it on repeat for days. 

And, if you maybe want to cry a little, watch the official video for the song here:

That's all I've got. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What I'm Loving Now

I know, I know. I never write on this poor blog anymore. I'm afraid of becoming really boring with too much talk about my kids and parenting, and I'm just trying to decide how to keep it fresh over here. Parenting is clearly what I'm most about these days, but I'm kind of working on not letting that define me. That's not to say that Ava and Davis aren't the complete center of my life, but there are lots of other things I'm into, and I don't want to neglect them. So, just working on a little reformatting. We'll see  where it goes.

That seems like a good time to segue in to some things I'm loving these days.


Maybe I'm late to the game here, but I finally upgraded to the paid membership, and it's pretty much rocking my world. The best thing about it, in case you don't know, is that you can save any songs into playlists that you can listen to offline anytime, like, on your phone. And they have about a million times more songs than Pandora. No offense, Pandora. You were cool for a while. So, now I can easily jam out to Jay-Z in the minivan without having to drop a bunch of cash on iTunes.

2)Speaking of music, I'm a little obsessed with Lorde. She's way cooler than I ever was at 16. And that voice of hers is really different. We've all heard Royals about a million times by now, but for me, it isn't really getting old. If you like that, listen to Tennis Court. Great song.

 On that note, if I hear that Avicii song one more time, I might scream. Ava and I share a mutual dislike of that one.


Again, late to the party. This fall I started spending a lot of time on Twitter, but not really tweeting. It's the best source for any news, entertainment, etc. I am better informed than I've ever been. It's a little addictive. Now I'm tweeting on the regular and feeling pretty cool (until I realize I drive the previously mentioned minivan). Follow me if you want : Of course, you'll find out what a big liberal I am, so don't be offended. Also, don't make the mistake I made when I first joined a couple of years ago. I followed way too many celebs and my feed was cluttered with stuff I didn't really care about. So, follow wisely.

4)Vodka drinks.

Something strange has happened recently and I don't love red wine like I always have. I don't even know who I am anymore. At any rate, whites still taste yummy. I'm not ruling out reds, just taking a little break. I rarely drink liquor, but when we've been out recently, I've ordered vodka tonics. Nothing fancy. Just a good old classic. Of course, it's made even better with Grey Goose, but it does seem sort of silly to water down the good stuff with tonic.

I did have a Slightly Dirty Martini the other night in Chapel Hill (in the Back Bar at Top of the Hill). It was just okay. But the blue cheese stuffed olives that came in it were totally yummy.

So, there you have it. Things I love, so you probably should too.

Until next time.....