Monday, July 22, 2013

Get To Know Me a Little Better

Saw this survey on Jennifer's page over at Crazy Shennanigans and wanted to play along!

1. Do you like blue cheese? I love bleu cheese!!! I like the crumbles (especially on salads and burgers) and I like the dressing - for wings, french fries, salads, burgers YUMMY!
2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Ugh. I smoked when I drank. Then The Rockstar and I went to New Orleans in March and I found myself smoking throughout the day as we cruised the city. I never quite kicked that habit. Guess I need to huh?
3. Do you own a gun? Negative ghost rider.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Cherry Lime baby!
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not typically.  I did when I was heavy and knew they would tell me what I weighed and when I was suffering from anxiety.

6. Do you like hot-dogs? Every now and then. I even like the veggie dogs but a good hot dog every now and again can be pretty tempting!
7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Starbucks venti iced coffee, no classic, add soy, and 4 Splenda

8. Can you do push-ups? I suck at push ups. I am queen of the girly ones.
9. What’s your favorite meal? Oh lord how do you choose. I love a good steak/baked potato dinner. I also love a nice lean piece of chicken or fish. I don't get as much meat like that these days- that's life around a vegetarian.
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I really don't have any jewelery right now that I feel emotionally attached to or wear all the time. I bought a really cheap necklace in New Orleans that has a mardi gras mask on it - I like that a lot.
11. Favorite hobby? Obviously Double Tap but that's more a job than a hobby. Zumba is always a blast!
12. Do you work with people who idolize you? You mean there are people that don't idolize me?!? J/k!
13. Name a trait that you hate about yourself? The inability to take things at face value - I am constantly trying to decode subtexts and undertones that may not even exist - especially with significant others - this is a scar left over from failed relationships. Sometimes I have to tell myself, sometimes when he says nothing is wrong, nothing is wrong or even if there is something it may not have a thing to do with you. Or if he didn't want to be with you- he wouldn't be- get your shit together girl!
14. Middle name? Lane
15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment: 1.) I can't wait to go home and see The Rockstar, 2.) The way I'm sitting right now is making both of my feet fall asleep, 3.) Today is the start of living a (bit) cleaner lifestyle
16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday: Lunch at Olive Garden, A coffee from Starbucks, and .... well I was with The Rockstar when he bought his youngest daughter a bday present
17. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Iced Coffee, Diet Coke, Alcohol (usually wine but I've been on more of a light beer/ gin and tonic kick lately)
18. Current worry right now? The future of my relationship- not that things aren't going well - they really are, better than ever perhaps but as I've eluded to without detail, we had some rough patches back in the spring that we are/ he is still recovering from and I've had to be very understanding and patient. I'm willing. He's worth it.
19. Current hate right now? I am still not back in my own career field after just over a year now since I left my last community.
20. Favorite place to be? Anywhere he is.
21. How did you bring in New Years? At home with The Rockstar and some new friends.
22. Favorite place to go? That's vague- go for what? Dinner? Vacation? Drinks? My first thought was the beach so we'll go with that!
23. What is your most recurring dream? That my teeth are falling out
24. Introvert or extrovert? VERY extroverted.
25. What color shirt are you wearing? Coral
26. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I used to have a set that I loved in red satin....I could take em or leave em now.
27. Can you whistle? Yes.

28. Can you sing? I get paid to do it so I'm guessing I can.

29. Favorite color? Pink
30. Would you be a pirate? For Halloween.
31. What songs do you sing in the shower? I used to always sing in the shower. I stopped doing that. Not sure why.
32. Favorite girl’s name? Autumn. Addison. Anastasia.
33. Favorite boy’s name? Gabriel, Christian, Tristan, Lucas....
34. Who is your loudest friend? Megan
35. What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing. I don't typically put anything in my pockets but my hands.
36. Last thing that made you laugh? I'm sure it was The Rockstar!
37. Bed sheets as a child? I had all different kinds. I know I had some rainbows, some kittens, some smurfs, and some Barbie.
38. Worst injury you've ever had? A broken ankle.
39. Do you love where you live? I'm sure I would love other places way more than Cincinnati. I'm sure there are other homes that I would love to live in but I wouldn't trade who I'm living with for anything in the world. It's the people in the home that make a house a home.
40. How many TVs are in your house? 3

41. What is your worst habit? smoking
42. How many dogs do you have? Zero : (

43. Does someone have a crush on you? Maybe, how would I know.
44. Do you own slippers? Yeah. They're in storage.
45. What is your favorite book? Where the Heart is: Billie Letts
46. What is your favorite candy? Chocolate
47. What is your favorite sports team? The Cincinnati Bengals. I have a feeling that there may be an attempt to convert me to a Giants fan this season.
48. What song do you want played at your funeral? Bad Girls by MIA; "Live fast, die young- bad girls do it well"..... that may not be true but I think its funny.
49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Eating a party pizza and finishing up Pleasantville with The Rockstar
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? ( ; I would blush if I was the type but suffice to say - I acted on my thought and started my morning out VERY well!

Catching Up and Weekend Re-Cap

I don't know if anyone else had trouble with Blogger last week but anytime I tried to post last week I simply could not. I would try to click in the compose box and type and nothing would happen. Very frustrating!

Now today, like magic its working again so I though I would take advantage.

So the last time we "chatted" I was about to embark on my 9 day staycation. That has now come and gone and I've been back to work for about 2 weeks now. Wow, time flies!

Staycaytion was good, very relaxing, the only draw back is it rained like every hocking day I was off - seriously almost every day.

We went to the pool one day for a couple hrs...I think that was the very first day and it was very over cast. Then it rained and rained and rained and rained. Even on the 4th of July- so we pretty much stayed in for the weekdays of the week of the 4th. We didn't have the girls over the weekend of staycay so we spent a night in Ky with our friend Jenny one night, then the next we went to some old band mate's house of The Rockstar and watched the UFC fights.
One day we took the girls to see Man of Steel (it was oooook. Too long, too many exploding buildings for me- I'll take any of The Avengers movies over that movie any day especially Iron Man or Thor...mmmm Thor:

We did get one sunny day the second to last day of my time off so The Rockstar and I went on an all day kayaking trip which was a BLAST! We made some new friends and spent a relaxing day, kayaking, floating, and drinking. On the last day of my trip we tried the pool again but it started pouring down rain about 20 minutes after we got there so we packed up the girls, cut our losses, and had dinner at CiCi's pizza and called it a day!

JUly 13th was The Rockstar's 38th birthday so you know we did that up right! Birthday lunch with his family at his mom's then a downtown Cincinnati karaoke dance party - just us to start with then our friends joined us and we partied down!

We've had a couple shows between then and now including two this weekend.
We played a four hour show at a local bar this Friday and had oh-so-much-fun there and after! Saturday morning I had to work but when I got off it was show time again! So we both prettied up and hit the road for Clifton, an urban college area very near the heart of Cincinnati (we live about 30 minutes NW of the city).

I took a shameless selfie in the bathroom of Aquarius Star (the bistro that we played in).
This is while my hair was still looking moderately fluffy and styled - the humidity helped to alleviate that within no time!

We played second in a show of 3 acts. Our friend Morgan did a solo acoustic set to begin, then us, then our friend's brand-new band "Cain" debuted to close out the evening. It was an early show to accomodate the dinner crowd so the entire things spanned 6-9pm.

Taken of me by one of the other band's members sipping ginseng,mint iced tea like a good girl ( :

Double Tap (That's us!) playing Anna Kendrick's "Cups" with Morgan guest starring on the Cup!

The Rockstar- one of these days I'll ask his permission to post his face directly but I'm not ready for him to know that I still post here relatively frequently- not that I don't trust him. I think this picture is adorable - don't know why....

My very favorite fountain in Clifton- I think its magical!

After the show we discovered that our friend Jenny who I've mentioned here several times, just so happened to be meeting a friend on the same block where we had played so we all met up at a local bar for a few drinks.

In the bathroom stalls of the ladies rr were chalkboards I couldn't resisit telling the masses to like our band on Facebook:


I also wrote a message telling ladies to have a nice pee but I digress..

To tell you what we did next, I first have to go backwards. On Wednesday after going to the grocery store the Rockstar and I were pulling into the garage when a  local music radio station announced that the first person to call in would win tickets to see a national entertainer perform at a local venue that coming Saturday. The Rockstar got all bummed b/c he wanted to win and we had a show. I quickly reminded him that our show was early and we could still make it so he quickly called ...and won!

So who was it? Where was it?

I'm an open-book and I call shit like I see it. I am not at all ashamed to admit that the entertainer was porn star Katie Morgan (also hosted an HBO show about sex) and she was dancing at a gentleman's club about 30 minutes away from where we performed Saturday night.

So after our show and after drinks with Jenny's friend; The Rockstar, Jenny, and I took a trip out for the show....

Obviously I didn't take pictures inside but I did snap one of my peeps out front after they closed:

I know everyone, especially the ladies have differing views and opinions on establishments such as Racers and I appreciate and respect everyone's. My personal opinion is that when its taken at face value and is a sometimes thing its A-Ok- especially when you can share that with the person that you are in a relationship/intimate with. Matter-of-fact as a couple's experience I find it very sexy.
We all had a blast.

Afterwards we needed some kind of sustenance to get us back to our corners of the tri-state so we stopped at a Steak n' Shake that was as cold as an igloo so the Rockstar located his Giants jacket in the trunk and I rocked that sucker (Bengals fan for life PS!)

Drunky girl face - I'm cool with it!

We made it home just after 5pm and were ready to call it a night...well almost ( ;

Sunday we slept until noon (how very Rockstar of us)

Then showered and met my mom for lunch at Olive Garden. So yum!

We ran a couple errands including a trip to the video store for the last two discs of season 7 of Dexter and Pleasantville (which is definitely in my top 10 favorite movies and he has never seen).

We vegged the entire rest of the day- well I did laundry so I wasn't a complete vegetable.

It was amazing.

I have the best weekends ever! Matter of fact I have the best weeks ever too!

Glad I'm sharing it all with someone I have so much damn fun with!

Have a good week everyone!

Much Love!
Amber Lane