Started out with four roomies and due to an unfortunate set of events, there ended up being just two of us and I must say, I hope you all took some time to get to know Stacey - she's lovely and SUCH an easy going roommate. AND she let me FORCE her into buying UGGS.... not because she NEEDED them, but because she WANTED them! Yay!!!!
Spent lots of free time with two spectacular ladies from Texas -- Fluffy and Angela are as amazing as I knew they'd be and then some. Honestly, at some point in the weekend as we were sharing yet another laugh and planning our outfits for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in late February (sweet Jesus how did I get myself into THIS one?!?!) it dawned on me that I'd only met these lovely women a couple days earlier, yet it felt in so many ways, that i'd known them (and loved them) forever!
I was the only one to get in Wednesday night so Thursday morning I ventured out to a RUNNING store and was fitted for shoes. Then did a bit more shopping before freshening up for the initial meet n greet.... Ended up running into the organisers in the hallway and helped lug all the stuff Lynne had driven up with. That truck bed was JAM packed with all sorts of goodness.
After meeting the first batch of lovely ladies, a crew of us headed out for a pizza (chicken wings for me) dinner. Thanks again Stephanie. I think you may just be one of the most generous women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing!
And then it was off to the Drag Show (I want
I found myself falling asleep during the show but am sooooooo glad my fear of missing out on a single moment (you can sleep when ya dead) made me turn right instead of left and took me to the karaoke bar. First of all..... Angela can BELT! Well she could before she lost her voice and left it somewhere in Chicago. And Dawnya, Joey and Brandi had me in freakin hysterics! One of these days I'll learn to cut loose and just get up there and sing or dance like nobody's listening or watching even though I know perfectly well they are!
And Brandi - I know i solemnly promised to cut you off if you started dancing, but then how in the world would I have gotten to see the splits routine?!?!?!
And now for some pictures before I close this post.... to be continued
|Donna, Jacquie and Kristin get acquainted|
|Krystal, Justine and Gilly. Justine was soooooo jet lagged and tired. Can't believe she came all the way over from the motherland!|
|Love, Love, Love this woman. Keeps it real every moment of every day. Mwwwwaaaah Dawnya|
|Waiting in the hotel lobby to go to the drag show|
|picking the RIGHT song!|
|Barb. And the girls.|
|Joey stepped up to help her get through the enotional ditty|
|Looks and SOUNDS like she was born with a mic in her hand!|
|I KNOW I'll get flack for this one, but she YELLED at me as I was taking it :)|
|Dawnya was feelin someone up throughout the weekend. Joey was the |
|At which point I was SUPPOSED to threaten the bartender with sudden death if he served her any more adult beverages..... oooops!|
|I hate how Blogspot always gets at least one pic out of order!|
Ok - bedtime. More to come. I promise!!!!