Sunday, March 17, 2013

Living the Rock N' Roll Lifestyle...

SXSW was amazing. AMAZING. I was only there for two nights, and I don't know that I could have handled anymore, seeing as my last evening resulted in a two-day hangover, but I am so glad that I had the experience. I tagged along with the husband who's sexy job marketing cat litter and water filters has been taking him all sorts of exciting places these days.

We were actually wined and dined by a vendor, put up in a hotel that was too nice for riff-raff like us, given VIP passes, tickets to shows, way too many drinks along with a lobster and steak kind of meal. I won't lie, it was pretty awesome, as a lowly, recruiter I don't tend to get those types of perks in my job.

Keeping it classy

Hangin with Alan Stone

We saw some fantastic music while we were there, including Alan Stone & Lukas Nelson whom we got to meet and hang out with at the Brita party. Alan is a funny looking kid, with an amazing bluesy voice who was warm and funny. Lukas is actually Willie Nelson's son, and he sounds just like him when he wants to. I have to say as exciting as it was to meet Nate from FUN, these guys were so much nicer!

The other two highlights were seeing Diego Garcia in a church (it was actually incredibly romantic) and Maclemore, who totally rocked and kept me up much well past my bedtime.

Me & my high school friend, Frances!
In addition to the music I also had the pleasure of meeting up with a friend that I hadn't seen since high school! We had breakfast and shopped and it was such a lovely blast from the past.

And in case you are wondering, no, of course we didn't bring the kids. I could get used to this jet-setting rock n' roll life style, but sadly it has come to an end. Sundance, Belize and SXSW made this a winter to remember.

Getting silly
Sassy Running Top! Look how proud I am after 9 miles!

But now we are back to reality, which means working, little league and half marathon training. I ran 9 miles this morning and it was actually much better than last week. I owe it to my new music mix and the sassy new tank top I wore today. 

I suppose my regular life ain't so bad....


  1. sounds like an amazing trip! And you go girl- 9 miles!!

  2. Okay, those Target tank tops are amazing...I think it in twenty colors, AND they stretch over my huge baby belly. Love them. Anyway, your rocknroll trip looks like it was a blast! Gotta always take those kiddo-free vacays when you can! :D

  3. Sounds like you partied like a rock star....haha! I don't remember the last time I had even one night like that....haha! I should tell my Hubby to stop teaching and get a job in kitty litter :)

    Cute tank! It makes you look faster!

    Btw, just making sure Taylor got a hold of you?