I was outside earlier just looking at all the trees and noticing how they are all changing colors right now. That is one thing that I love about Oklahoma - you can actually see the seasons changing. All the pretty reds, oranges, and even brown. Never thought brown to be a pretty color but it looks pretty in a collage of trees. Plus the dying heat of the summer is gone. But the downfall is it gets darker alot earlier. So that means I have to deal with my kids even longer now! Oh well it is a good thing I am a good mom - right?!
I am so glad that it is Friday! I can finally sleep in after 3 weeks of getting up early. Yea I can't wait to NOT hear the alarm clock! I know I am sad if this is what it takes to make me happy.
But I can watch football, get my haircut, shop a little, and did I mention sleep?? Plus I am sure I will spend a few hours talking to my girl Angel. Her mom sure did give her the right name. I always do the -Poor me-thing but after hearing about her I really should not complain. I really missed her and now I feel complete and if you read any of our emails you would think we were lesbians. LOL! We are far from being lesbians! I really missed her. It is funny how people can come and go in your life but some are in your heart forever. She has been in my heart ever since I met her. I love ya girlie!!!
Ok now wipe your eyes and suck it up and live people!
We survived yet another fair. This was my 7th fair - I guess it is true that when you work one you keep coming back for more. I had a blast this fair even though it was colder than ice outside! But here is a few random pics from the fair.
Sheila Amish Stalking!!
Aerial Act - these girls were cute and skinny but so not worth the money we paid them! They did 6 - 5 minute shows a day.
My girls that keep me sane and make work fun!
I just love this flag! It is huge!
But I am so glad it is over - I am ready for some normalcy - whatever that is.
Tonight was Shinedown!! Brandy and I worked our butts off but we had a total blast! The crowd was ginormous! Yes ginormous! Shinedown said it was the largest crowd they have played for to date. Oh yea at the Tulsa State Fair! Shinedown on the stage! They sounded AWESOME! We found out through the merchandise girl Teresa that the lead singer has had the flu for 4 days and you couldnt even tell he was sick! But Teresa is his girl so she would know!
Oh yea I got to meet them!!! I was doing a major happy dance after this shot! Shinedown and their whole crew was awesome to work with! I hope they come back to Tulsa.
Here was their playlist! Awesome awesome and oh yea did I say awesome!!
I have to say this was the best fair night for me this fair! Preston got me a signed poster - Teresa gave me a free shirt - then got to meet them! Total awesome night!
So today we got our monsoon rains! It was crazy crazy. The fair was actually closed down due to the weather - even the buildings. Blue Oyster Cult had a band member stuck in Dallas but they still performed. But we all got to go home early and catch up some sleep and none of us were complaining. But look at us goofballs - pouring rain and we are all drenched and having a ball. Love these girls - they sure make the fair fun!
Here is one of all us - Brandy had to have a corn dog see the mustard just about to fall on her.
And her is my Anita - she is my LL - so none of you even think of hitting on her!! LOL! I am so funny! She got new rainboots so we had to take a picture of it!
Sheila and I back stage at Charlie Daniels! We were making Brandy jealous! She left early so we decided to make her jealous!
Ok here is a decent shot of us and our fair hair! Lovin the golf cart wind blown hair!
Here is Mr Charlie Daniels! He had the best sound so far out of all the concerts. He is still rocking it and has been in the business for 52 years. Found out his son was born at Hillcrest - that is where my boys were born! Great concert and her merchandiser was awesome. Really enjoyed it!
And here is also who was entertaining me! This guy was so drunk and all I could do was laugh and film him!
Tonight's concert was Mercy Me. They had a huge crowd - not the pic above - and they were all extremly nice. I made a customers night - he was trying really hard to get some pictures of Mercy Me while they were performing and I offered to take his camera and get some better shots. I did and he was EXTREMLY happy. See it is the small things - and it made me feel good. Anyways - the drummers little boy Levi is about 3 or 4 and he was so dang precious. He had his own mic stand behind the stage and he was singing and rocking with the band through the whole concert. I think he has seen a show or 2. Then another little boy whose dad runs the sound was over at the merchandise booth. He was 5 and his name was William and he sold alot! Sure was fun.
Fair word of the Day is -
ChickClick - that defines me, Brandy, Sheila, and Anita. Because we all love each other so much and are always together.
Bonus word :
Manstration - because right now all of our men going through their periods because all the women folk are working and they have to suck it up and do it all! Hmm just like we do all year huh!
Tonight is Keith Anderson and I will be sure and take the camera!!!
I am highly disappointed that the Cowboys lost yesterday. I know it is all my fault too. Sorry to all the cowboy fans. It is because I wasnt at home wearing my Witten jersey - I am at the stupid fair! Fair should stop when the boys are playing! I just wish they had hung in there for me but NOOO - couldnt take one for me once - just once! My relationship seems to be one sided. Oh well I hope this is the last loss of the season.
Here is the lead singer of Everclear - they had a really good crowd last nite. But their merchandise dude was BORING BORING!! Not nearly as cool as the Emerson Drive guy.
So as most of you know Sheila is our Amish stalker. Since she has moved to Inola (BFE) she lives near some Amish and has become obsessed by them. So I made one of her life long dreams come true and was able to capture this beautiful shot of her with them. We are such dorks but it was HILARIOUS at the time. See it is these little things that make us happy and keep the fair fun for us.
Ok now for the word of the day -
BIGPIMPIN - dressing like a pimp. And let me tell you there is a lot of bigpimpin going on out here!!! LOL!
Candy Coburn played on the Oklahoma Stage last nite. She is so dang cute and extremely friendly. Candy is the first artist I have seen go the merchandise booth and talk, sign stuff, and take pictures. She took her time with each and every person. But she is a little spitfire - she was wore out from wearing her hooker boots - her words not mine - she had us all giggling. Oh and her husband is just plain eye candy. Glad she was here.
The gates open at 5 today and we just had a nice rain storm to wash the grounds down. We will definitley need another storm mid next week to wash some of the carney funk out. See attached picture - this is a fair carney! However this guy looks kind of cleaned up compared to what I have seen out here. Fair words we have come up with so far today!
Sheila and I were informed to not call them carneys - they are entertainment specialist. That kind of scares me.
Also had a Army sergeant call to pay for his booth - however he called it a foot print. So this fair we will be walking to gaze at everyones foot prints - not booths!
Definition of whale tail and whale with a blow hole showing is listed a few posts back!
So tonight Candy Coburn is playing on the Ok stage. She sings the pink warrior song. Kind of hope I get to meet her - as most of you know breast cancer is a little special for me.
Update you all again tomorrow - I know all of you just can't wait!
I am so ready to pig out at the fair! But look at this who the hell wants to eat Pork Butt - I mean really what the hell is pork butt!!! Hope they clean the colon out before the LOP's (little old people) show up. Now the turkey legs I can handle!
Now the shirt is on the Driller so it is official! Time to fly high! So they say!
But this time of year also opens up alot of emotions. On 10/15 I lost my mom 3 years ago and it hit me today that date is right around the corner. But I am bound and determined to not turn into a crying 5 year old this year. So I will eat a funnel cake and cinnamon bun for mom!
But the grounds are a buzzing now! We got our golf carts today - Yeah! It is so fun to have a golf cart and it makes me feel cool! I am important man! We went 4 wheeling in a golf cart one year - whew - fun but not so much going backwards down a steep hill with 5 people on it! Thought for sure we would flip and get killed. But the carneys - hmm what to say about carneys. Well lets just let your imagination run on that.
So I love the Dallas Cowboys! Mainly because of Jason Witten oh and my husband! Sorry babe! Witten is the best tight end in the NFL!! He has the best ass and he is such a good person. But he can move! Took 6 Panthers to bring him down - OH YEA that is my man - at least my football man! Like I told my friends I would totally have another baby for him!
Well to all my 6 dear followers I will not ignore you no more. I have been a busy little momma and blogging unfortunately had to take a back seat for awhile. But the while is long gone. So my little Jacob is playing baseball for the Union Kids right now. He has learned a ton due to the fact that alot of these kids are older and have played longer. But he still rocks!
Christian is learning more and more skating tricks daily. He is going through a skinny pant phase - you know all the tiny tight skinny jeans boys are wearing right now - but I can deal with that alot better than the baggie pants that looks like you have a load of crap in your pants! He is still working for that cell phone - almost has all A's!!
So the Tulsa State Fair starts this week and Sheila and I come up with fair words every year. We will update you daily on the word of the day. Here are a few examples from last year -
A whale with her blow hole showing - that is a fat girl wearing a half shirt showing her belly button showing. Not a pretty sight at all!!
A whale tail - is a chick that wears a thong undies and shows you the t-back everytime she bends over!
So just a few to get you started!
Recently I got in contact with a long lost dear friend. Well she wasn't lost I was but we are back in contact and in the few weeks we have been talking I realize how much I have missed her. Have you ever had someone in your life that you miss and wonder what they are up too? Well that is my Angel for me. I wondered forever if she was married - had kids - all that jazz and now I know!! So if you are missing someone go find them - all it will do is bring you joy and closure.
Ok back to work! Update you all tomorrow - the Suzie Q is back!!
So this is my baby brother Chris. Yes he is still my baby brother even though he is alot bigger than me. I can still take him down and he knows it! Ha! This is one person I can count on for anything. We have a unique relationship but then again if you knew our growing up years it would make sense. We really relied on each other most of our younger years. But Chris is one person I would drop anything for to be there for him and I know he is the same with me. I can not talk to him for a month then call and it was like we spoke just yesterday. Even though I may not speak to him all the time I sure do love him!
So this is what I came home to the other night. My monkey passed out on the couch. He has had baseball camp this week and his best friend Josh has been coming back home with him after camp. They have been swimming most afternoons. I just love sleeping pictures of my boys - they are sweet and innocent. Not like it is when they are awake. Whew!!!
I have been married for 15 years to a wonderful man - Craig. I have 2 boys who keep me on the go all the time. Christian is my skater boy and Jacob is my baseballer! I work at Tulsa Fairgrounds and love it. I have an awesome set of friends who keep me in line daily! You will see I can be sassy!