Wednesday, February 29, 2012

kinda obsessed with....

People have a sort of love-hate relationship with country music.  I went through my ultimate country phase back when Shania Twain and The Dixie Chicks were the hot, new artists.  For the next years, I kind of conformed with those who are ashamed to like country.  HOWEVER, I recently set my pre-sets in my car, and I added the local country station to the list.  I've gotta say, I don't know why more people don't like country!! The lyrics are genuine, sweet, they make you smile, and they remind you that the right guy might really be out there.  Below are some of my favorites with a little blurb about what I think about when listening to them.

Just A Kiss--Lady Antebellum
(This song's just cool because it's a duet.  It reminds me of a love/lust that only happened for a short time, but both the boy and girl want it to be more than just that night.)

I Don't Want This Night To End--Luke Bryan
(I love the chorus of this one.  It's what every girl hopes a guy is thinking while she's singing to the radio, instead of "shut up."  It also reminds me of Spring/Summer/anytime where you can ride in a jeep without being cold.)

A Woman Like You--Lee Brice
(The song just proves that no matter what guys say, they all want to be married at some point in their lives, and that they will be happy about it.)

Does this change your mind about country music, or what?!

Monday, February 27, 2012

what happens in vegas, stays in vegas...kind of

Everyone always comes back from Vegas saying that they can't wait to go back.  I'm totally one of those people.  It being my second trip to Vegas, with most of the same crew, it's safe to say that I had an AMAZING time.  Everyday was a new adventure. YOLO was the motto.  And I can't stop looking at pictures from the weekend or unpack my suitcase because I never want it to have to end.  

And now, a recap of the weekend.  Not everything...but enough to fill you in.

Olivia, Kelcy, and I drove to Vegas.  We got there once the sun was down, which was perfect because Vegas is way prettier at night!  We met up with the Thursday crew (the three of us and four of the boys) at the Cosmopolitan and didn't wait too long to get the night started.  We went to PURE nightclub at Caesar's Palace, and it was hard not to quote Allan from the hangover all night long.
the best boys you'll ever meet
"the magnificent seven"
Lunch at Holstein's at the Cosmopolitan with Kelcy and Olivia for the best burgers and shoestring fries I've ever had.  Everyone we knew happened to be in Vegas that weekend too, so we met up with Natalia and Chelsea at O'Shea's to get some beer pong in.  Mikey and PJ joined us too!  It was like we were in Arizona, only we were obviously in could tell because of all the flashing lights and casino sounds.  After meeting up with friends, we joined the boys at Planet Hollywood to meet with the rest of the boys that showed up to party Friday and Saturday and the ten girls who were there for Friday night only.  Stephanie, our roommate last semester, met up with us too! We all went to Chateau that night and met up with a friend from Arizona living in Vegas, but we didn't stay too long.  Even so, we didn't get to sleep until the sun was already up and chewy bars were thrown at passing taxis that were giving us obscene gestures through their half-cracked window.

Chelsea & Natalia!
PJ and Mikey!
the second half of the best boys you'll ever meet
minus the guy in the middle...he wasn't part of the crew
another amigo from AZ!
Stephanie!! :)
Breakfast/Lunch with the boys, Deborah, and Sharina.  We then went to the famous Fat Tuesdays to get the even more famous "Yard drinks."  We hadn't been outside yet, so some of the crew decided to take a walk along the strip.  I don't know who's idea it was, but it was genius.  Our next stop was New York, New York to ride the roller coaster. Yeah, it was $14.  But it was SO worth it.  By the time we got out of NY, NY it was already dark.  We made our way back to the hotel to shower and get ready.  Then, it was time for Marquee!  Dancing, jumping, glow sticks, raining money...needless to say it was probably the best night of the weekend.

We woke up from our slumbers and made our way back to AZ.  We stopped at Chipotle, of course, before getting onto the freeway.  And Starbucks coffee drinks were involved to make up for the lack of sleep we'd gotten all weekend.  Vegas gives you special powers though, it can make 3 hours feel like 8.  
I can't wait to go back!!