Halloween 2019 [Photos]

I just wanted to share some pictures from our Halloween get-together ❤

I was Harley Quinn. Overdone, I know, but I already had the costume and I was lazy this year. Ha! My best friend did my makeup.

The bestie and her son/my nephew, Alex. He was Sub-Zero.

Tiff’s husband, aka my “husband-in-law”

Tiff’s daughter/my niece, Ivy. She was a dead kitty.

Birthday Blog: Dirty Thirty

Okay, so my birthday was over two weeks ago. I debated whether or not to even post a blog, since I didn’t have a big extravagant celebration with a band. But then I thought to myself: “This year was better — in a way.”

On my actual birthday, I went to my best friends’ house. Tiffany, who is like a sister to me, fixed me breakfast for dinner. (She makes the best pancakes in the world.) She and her husband, Jerimy, gave me a Ghost tee-shirt, which I quickly changed into before settling back to watch that night’s episode of “Big Brother.”

The next day, I had the joy of seeing my Jesse. She lives in Georgia, and she left work that afternoon and drove straight to my house. My mom fed us tacos, then we watched movies until we fell asleep (The Houses October Built and Anna, for anyone wondering).

Jesse and I had adventures in Huntsville on Saturday, followed by Chinese food and ending our night at Tiffany and Jerimy’s. I was super stoked that three of my best friends were finally meeting, and they got along quite well. We sat outside, talking and catching sight of the occasional meteor from the shower taking place.

Sunday, Jesse and I literally did nothing except indulge in more movies and have a long conversation with my mom.

It may sound like a boring weekend, but for me, it was the perfect way to ring in my 30th year in this world. I missed my brother, and Heather and Chanin…and yes, it was weird not seeing Almost Kings. However, I had music, movies, three of my favorite people, my parents, and delicious food. What else does a girl really need?

Check out my fabulous gifts! The Marilyn Manson sweater was from my parents, the MM necklace was a present to myself, the Ghost shirt was from Tiff and Jerimy, and the other three items were from Jesse ❤

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August 28th Birthdays

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Happy birthday to Mary McCartney, Jack Black, Shania Twain, Leann Rimes, and Florence Welch!

And on a personal note, happy birthday to my friends Kristy and Jacob ❤

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Halloween 2015

I had the most wonderful weekend, guys! Friday night I went to see Lynam (and got my copy of the new EP; keep an eye out for that review). They put on an amazing show, as always, and I shared this moment with David…

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He cracks me up. 🙂

Saturday night, I crashed at my best friend’s house. We took her daughter trick-or-treating, then Ivy went to stay with her grandparents and we returned to the house to watch movies, eat junk food, and drink a little. I tried an old fashioned for the first time. It was quite delightful.

Also, I managed to sort out a situation that has been driving me crazy. I’ve reclaimed my happiness. All in all, I’d call this a successful weekend. And now for the pictures.

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April and me at the Lynam show

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Harley Quinn!

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Baby bat

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Relaxing on Sunday

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Another personal blog…

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She disapproved of me staying out so late…

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But she forgave me 🙂

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My Jack Skellington dress ❤

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The bestie

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Pine Torch Cemetery

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Pine Torch Church

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Brushy Lake

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Sharing a mirror while getting ready for a day out

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So as you can tell, I’ve been spending time with my BFF (as always) and relaxing with my cat. The bestie, her husband, and I went out exploring on my last off day; that’s where the pictures from Brushy Lake and Pine Torch Church came from.

Other than that I’ve just been working and waiting on a friend to get back from his exile to another state. He moved for a job. Insert sad face here…

Oh! And of course I’m counting the days to new music from Almost Kings and Lynam. 🙂

Lynam, Labor Day, and the Tiny Human

I saw Lynam this past Friday and I couldn’t have been happier. It had been about six months since my last show. They were awesome, as always, and after the show David let me listen to three songs–the final mixes–from the upcoming album, Bombshell. I am now even more excited for October than I already was.

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Some things never change…

Moving on…

My Labor Day was great, to be honest. I got to spend it with almost all of my favorite people: my brother Rick, my BFF Tiffany, her husband Jerimy, and my adorable niece Ivy. We had a cookout and Rick made grilled chicken that had been marinated in 151, lime, and sriracha sauce, as well as hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, etc. The best part of the night had to be dancing around the living room with the tiny human…or watching her amusement when all of the adults started playing on an exercise ball. Lol.

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Ivy gave us those ducks so that we could dance with them ❤

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Hope everyone else had a great holiday weekend!

Happy Birthday to Me!

No, today is not my birthday. Monday was, but I wasn’t anywhere near a computer so I couldn’t blog about my absolutely amazing weekend!!!!!

Friday night, we went to see Jude Buckingham and Almost Kings. The performances were epic, as always, and Boze pulled me onstage during “Five Foot Hurricane.” Almost Kings did a few new songs (and premiered one over the club’s PA before their set) and let me just say that I already know I’m going to love the album. I didn’t get my usual post-show time with the guys because I had apparently partied a little too hard during…

Anyway, the following night, my friends threw me a little party at their house. We had breakfast for dinner–lemon poppy seed waffles, red velvet waffles, bacon, blackberry sauce, a tropical fruit compote, ham rolls, and a drink that consisted of watermelon and Malibu rum. My parents ate with us and stayed long enough to check out my gifts, then they went home and the rest of us watched lame horror movies until bedtime.

It was truly a fantastic weekend, filled with most of my favorite people, music, laughter, and love. I couldn’t have wished for a better celebration. 🙂

Photos from Friday

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Tiffany fixing my hair before the show

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The bestie always sends me out looking great 🙂

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Ryan ❤

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Kevin

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My Minion keychain, meant to make me feel better in the aftermath of celebration

Photos from Saturday

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Ready for the party

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The setup

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Bacon, red velvet waffle with cream cheese icing, and a lemon poppy seed waffle with blackberry sauce

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My new Minion lunchbox

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My friends love to say I’m going to be a crazy cat lady…

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My dad fixing Ivy’s hair. I love this picture ❤

Throwback Thursday … Not a song this time, but memories

Next week, I am going to celebrate my birthday with Almost Kings. This is becoming a tradition. I have now spent three absolutely amazing birthdays with those four crazy and wonderful guys from Atlanta. I decided for my throwback post this week I would share photos from those nights–and a video that is simultaneously embarrassing and epic 🙂

When I turned 26…

When I turned 27…

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And the aforementioned video

Things I Love [A Personal Blog]

Let me start off with this.

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I love Jacob. So much. And these five…

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I love the way Ryan Yunker [closest to the camera in the photo above] always likes my statuses on Facebook.

And the way we can talk about Avenged Sevenfold constantly.

I love the way Kevin Compton [third from the front in the same photo] told me I was one of his favorite people.

Speaking of the band, I love Almost Kings. That’s them with the broken down van. Ha!

I love this goofball.

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I love Lynam. And Within Reason. And The Velcro Pygmies. And Rearview Ghost. And Shallow Side. And Super bob. And Avenged Sevenfold. And Alter Bridge. And Pink Floyd.

I love music, okay?

I love this girl.

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And the fact that she sent me a text telling me to be careful and that she loved me one of the last times tornadoes came through Alabama.

I love riding in a car with her, windows down and music up!

I love Harry Potter.

I love books!

I love watching movies with my dad.

And cooking with my mom and my brother.

And hanging out with my best friend Tiffany and her husband and her adorable daughter.

And how cute my cat is when she cleans between her toes.

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And dancing onstage.

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And singing…

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And Alabama football.

I love vegging out with my girls, eating junk food and mocking lame horror movies.

I love video games.

I could go on and on, but I’m going to stop here. Sometimes, I think it’s good to sit down and list the things you love and are thankful for, just to make sure they still outnumber the negatives in your life. Right now, I’d say I have a lot of reasons to be here. =)