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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hit Me Britney One More Time!

This past Friday was one of the BEST nights...EVER!!!! Ashley, Kristin and I saw Britney's Circus Tour. It was me and Ashley's 2nd time to see this tour and our fourth Britney concert over the past 10 years. It was Kristin's first EVER Britney concert. Let me tell you...this by far was the BEST Britney concert, complete with food, drinks, dancing, screaming, singing, and a LOT more food.

To start the night off we met at my parent's house to get all girlied up. Then from there we went to Chili's for happy hour and for chips and queso. Ashley dropped a blob of queso on her dress, but luckily it blended in. After a couple rounds we were off to the train station. Buying the train tickets from the kiosk at the station always turns out to be a stressful experience. A word of advice...make sure to use exact change or be ready to carry around a big handful of quarters and golden dollars.

We were definatly the loudest people on the train and we got a lot of looks when we were singing "Gimme Gimme More" over and over. But what can we say? We were the only TRUE Britney fans on the train. Right girls?

When we arrived at The American Airlines Center we decided to head straight to the Rum and Cigar Bar. We agreed earlier that day that we didn't mind if we missed the opening act - Jordin Sparks. So, we hungout at the bar for a little bit before heading over to the AA Center.

Once we walked into the AA Center we couldn't help but scream in pure delight. This was the night we've all been waiting for since June! Once we got to our seats we screamed even more and couldn't stop! We had AWESOME seats. We were on the first level, about 15 rows back. It was GLORIOUS!!! We would randomly scream and yell "Oh my gosh! I can't believe we're this close!!!"

Between Jordin Spark's performance and Britney, there was a three-ringed circus act. It was very cool and entertaining and a great way to fill the time.

Finally, the countdown clock on the big screen read "O:OO Left Until The Circus". YAY! YAY! YAY! The red curtains rose and there she was. BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!! She opened with Circus...there were lights, fire, dancers, midgets, awesome was AMAZING. Britney looked AWESOME too...she was dancing like crazy and didn't stop till the end. She puts on the BEST show. She even did a cover of Alanis Morrissette's "You Oughtta Know". LOVED IT.

Britney performed for about an hour and a half, not slowing down the whole time. There were tons of costume changes, lots of fire and explosions, lights and awesome dancers. It was everything I hoped for and WAY more.

After the show, of course we were all excited but also a little sad that it was over. So, once we got off the train we decided to cheer ourselves up with a little midnight say the least. $40 later, we feasted on Taco Cabana AND Whataburger - they owe me 2 orders of fries by the way and I'm not going to forget it! It was a good way to end an AWESOME night.

If you ever get the chance to see Britney in concert I would HIGHLY recommend it. Gather a couple of your favorite girls, get dressed up, do a little pre-partying, scream a lot, and end the night with a schmorgesborg from two or three fast food restaurants of your choice. You won't regret it!

Now begins the countdown until the next Britney concert...I will NEVER be too old for Brit!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Doggie Splash Day!!!

This past Saturday was "Doggie Splash Day" at Splash waterpark in Bedford. Since they close the waterpark after Labor Day, they allow dogs to come in and play in the waterpark, because they will have to drain the pool anyways. So, Chris and I took 3 of our 7 dogs to Doggie Splash Day. The lucky pups were Socks, Chase, and Gabe (ofcourse).

The dogs on the way to the waterpark (Socks, left, Chase, middle, Gabe, right)

When we arrived to the waterpark, Socks and Chase were very calm. Gabe, however, was VERY excited. He was dragging me everywhere. He was barking, howling, and whining at every dog he saw. I finally got him to calm down and to patiently wait for the waterpark to open (with the help of a few treats).

When the waterpark opened, nervously, I let Gabe off his leash. He immediatly ran right into the shallow pool and was jumping in and out like a furry dolphin. He ran as fast as he could, only stopping briefly to sniff other dogs. I could not keep up with Gabe. He was going CRAZY. He was running so fast that he ran straight into the deep pool and freaked out because he doesn't like to swim where he can't touch. He tried to pull himself out on the wall, but wasn't successful. I tried to pull him out but he weighs 110 pounds so it wasn't happening. Then a guy was nice and pushed Gabe out. But this didn't stop him...he kept running as fast as he could, but back to the safety of the shallow pool. Luckily, I caught up with him just as he was stopping to take an aquadump and pointed him towards the grassy area. He did his duty and was off again.

At this point, Chris was hanging out with Chase and Socks. Chase LOVES the water, so he decided to hop in the lazy river for a swim, but was swimming backwards, against the flow of the water. About 30 minutes into it, our three dogs decided to hangout together...they went down some slides, stole a little boy's ball, begged people for treats, Gabe knocked over a little boy and licked a baby's foot, Chase pooped in the fountain, and they met lots of new dog friends, including a dog named Annie who looks just like Annie Melson :)

Doggie Splash Day is a GENIUS idea. It was by far, one of the happiest day of Gabe's life and Chris and I got some really good laughs out of it. Of course on the way home they passed out and were exhausted for the rest of the day, so I liked it for that reason too. If there was a waterpark exclusively for dogs, I would take them EVERY weekend. I love my dogs so much and I love seeing them so happy and having so much fun!