THANK YOU Mrs. Dructor from Moscow Elementary Center for inviting us to read to your class yesterday! They were SO FUN! What a great group of kiddos, so happy, and so well behaved! They all hugged me at once (which is officially the sweetest part of my 2015) and requested Dr.Seuss, which is one of my all time favorite authors!
Four very cool things have happened to me in the last week. I'll end with the most noteworthy. First, I had the pleasure of going to WWE Smackdown w my bro Andy, always a great time! We wanted to take a pic where we looked like a super tough badass tag team...
I think we nailed it. Then, celebrated by BFF's 30th birthday!!! Wow, Desiree you look absolutely gorgeous! And sorry, I couldn't get Nick Carter popping out of your birthday cake. I got you the next best thing: your husband holding a Salted Caramel Pretzel Shot.
Happy Birthday Des! Then, over the weekend, hit up Octoberfest with my boyfriend and some friends who may or may not have been in lederhosen...
Mawwww.... And FINALLY, the most life changing thing to happen to me all year (perhaps ever) is the discovery of Pecan Pie M&Ms!!!!! If you haven't tried these yet, hit up Target (or Walmart if you forgot your pants) and pick up a bag! Thank me later... nom nom nom
As we turn the page into September, I must admit FALL is my favorite season! Still hard to say goodbye to summer, warmth, bikinis, and sun though! Some of my favorite parts of August...
Giving away ONE DIRECTION meet and greets to the wonderfully ecstatic Lauren and her awesome mom Ann!!
Meeting little Lucy on location - I offered her a job. She's a natural!!
TV performance w my musical partner in crime Jackson Vee!! Thanks for having us back, WBRE TV!
Peach Fest at Montage w my boyfriend! Weather was perfect, crowd and all the bands = amazing.
I've gotten SO many good run/walks at Lake Scranton. Some w my boyfriend, some alone. It really is gorgeous there!!! Goodbye summer, I'll miss you! But I'll be enjoying the view at the lake waaaaay into fall. Those leaves are freakin' postcard material :) Happy August 31st!!!!
Just got back from Michigan, my lovely home state. Fortunately my brothers were able to make it home too, so my WHOLE family was under the same roof where we grew up (for the first time in 5 years). Pretty special! We have the best parents in the world and I appreciate SO MUCH them rearranging their lives & their house so we could all be together. Buckle up. I'm about to hit you with an excessive amount of family photos...
Me and my nephew Benjamin! Er....Spiderman I mean :)
Whitefish Bay, in my hometown of Paradise MI
Top Left: Me & Mom****** Top Right: Me & cousins Laura, Marissa, & Elena,
Bottom Left: my friend's little boy Eli ******* Bottom Right: Me & my Daddy
Whitefish Point, Paradise MI
My niece Amy wearing my sunglasses! Isn't she the CUTEST?!
My brother Andy in blue, Jason in green - all three of us say Paradise, MI is our favorite place on earth :)))) Just so happy we could all be together! Definitely the highlight of my summer!!
Wow, I cant believe it's July 7th already. I'd like to blame my pasty white skin on the fact that I'm a devout SPF disciple (which is true) but sadly, it's mainly because I haven't been outside enough! Work, work, work, gig, gig, gig, but I love love love it. Here are some highlights from the last couple weeks:
Played a super fun show at What's Brewin' in Old Forge - the owners KIDS came out (note the adorableness) and I gave them impromptu piano lessons while I was on break. Rory & Caden = ROCKED IT!
Then the next day, went to the BEACH with my friends!!!! :) Wildwood is heaven!
And finally, got to hang out with my bestie who lives in Temple, Danielle! She was our intern when I first started in 2010/2011, maybe you remember her. She was on air with us quite a bit. I'm still trying to convince her to move to Scranton and work for KRZ! Lol fingers crossed!!!
Wow, summer is off to a great start! Got to hang with two of my favorite people these last few weeks and I couldn't be happier! My brother Andy came in from Jersey to go to WWE with me (he's the first family member to see my new apartment - WOOT) and I got to have dinner with my friend Amber last night, whose wedding I'm in this October. Here's picture from both. If you have a hard time discerning who's Andy and who's Amber, well....you're not very bright. Yay summer 2015!!
Thank you to the kids at St.Mary's School in Dunmore for inviting us to their annual 5k for the second time! We had an absolute BLAST and hopefully raised tons of money for the school. Dave Bohman from WNEP was running with us, as was CHAMP from the SWB Railriders! What a fun day :)
Thank you ABINGTON SPA for a wonderful Mother/Daughter Sparty Monday night! All our winners had a fabulous time! If you're looking for a new full service salon/spa that has a fantastic staff, check them out! They're at 251 East Grove Street in Clarks Summit. Just seach Abington Spa on facebook!
For the 3rd year in a row, I got to host M3 Rock Festival in Columbia Maryland with my cohost from The Tour Bus Radio Show and it was AMAAAAAZING! Always one of my favorite events every year! Here's how it started...
Me with Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot, after their set first day
Met Tawny Kitaen from the Whitesnake videos and Bobbie Brown from the Warrant videos, even got to interview Tawny. She was SO sweet! She told me they originally brought in Paula Abdul to choreograph the dancing-on-the-car-hood thing for "Here I Go Again" but when Paula saw that Tawny was already doing super sexy moves WITHOUT choreography, she smiled and said "You don't need me" and left! Pretty cool compliment coming from Paula Abdul, no?
Me with Robert Mason (freaking INCREDIBLE vocalist) from Warrant
VIXEN!!!!! They were so cool during our interview - they said new music is coming from them in 2015 and I HOPE THAT'S TRUE! Kickass chicks.
My cohost Ralph and I just introduced Tyketto and watched from backstage as they TORE IT UP!!!
WINERY DOGS!! Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, and Richie Kotzen are better than everyone at everything. Musical gold standard right here folks. This wasn't my first time hanging with them, but got a little extra time on Saturday because right after this pic was taken Richie accidentally kicked over my drink. I was like "no big deal" but they insisted we come to their trailer so they could make me another drink. Cut to a half hour later and we're sitting around chatting, Billy Sheehan tells me he's an awesome cook and starts giving me his recipe for pork bites. My inner monologue was something like: I can't believe Billy Sheehan, BASS GOD, is sitting here giving me pork recipes...I can't believe Billy Sheehan just made me a drink...I can't believe Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, and Richie Kotzen are just sitting here bullsh*tting with me and Ralph...I hope Ralph doesn't fart...hope I don't fart...do I have lipstick on my teeth?....pretend you know how to cook pork.
Me and Michael Grant from LA Guns thought it would be funny to pose on this swing as if we were going to prom. (BTW if you think you recognize him from somewhere else, he used to front & play guitar for a band called Endeverafter. They were great too!)
Feeling VERY blessed that I got to fly home to Michigan for my Grandpa's 90th birthday party over the weekend! He's my hero and my rock - I've always been able to talk to him about anything. Our family had his party on Saturday, then we all went to our church together Sunday. He had a blast!! So did we.
He and Grandma have 10 kids counting my mom, so there were over 100 of us at his party! Haha and we STILL were missing a few!
Love this buncha crazies!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!!!!!! xoxo