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Backstreet’s Back

If you haven’t heard the news, the Backstreet Boys will take up residency in Vegas next year! Even though I am and always have been an N’Sync girl through and through, BSB was a close second and I’m pretty excited. The chances of N’Sync doing a reunion are slim (come onnnnn JT!!!) so I’ll take what I can get.

For all you Beliebers and Swifties and Directioners out there, we didn’t have fan names.  We also didn’t have Twitter battles over who was better. We didn’t have Twitter! And although there were definitely hard core fans, it was generally a boy-band-love world. You definitely ranked them and couldn’t love them all equally, but *hate* was a word rarely heard out of a teenage girl’s mouth in the same sentence with a boy band.

I know other boy bands have already made the national tour rounds, but if you really want to boil it down, BSB and N’Sync were the kings of the boy bands. And this is a Vegas residency. Trump card. Anyway, watching BSB perform with James Corden was entertaining in a funny way but also spectacular. Apart from the choreographed dance bits (which are pretty good considering the youngest Backstreet “boy” is 36 years old), it’s a little like watching your dad try to dance. A couple of them are taking this very seriously, while it looks like some (cough*Howie*cough) are just there because they have nothing else to do.

Who else is in for Vegas?! Happy Friday!

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#82. Gamble

Correction to my last post: I actually killed 4 birds with 1 stone. Some talent, huh?? And shows you how much I remember what’s on my 101 list! Our adventure to Vegas also covered #82 off my list, which I somehow missed. Gambling at a casino obviously happened in Vegas. In multiple casinos. Not my new favorite pastime, but Blackjack was definitely fun. Don’t really like losing money though and turns out I’m not the luckiest gal ever. Oh well!!


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3 Birds, 1 Stone

Tess, my parents, and I took a vacation this past weekend. A flat out vacation. To a brand new place: LAS VEGAS!!!!! It’s been a while. Naturally I wanted to be able to cross some things off my 101 list, so I made it a productive trip and crossed off 3:

  • #9 – half marathon other than Nashville
  • #32 – a new state – Nevada
  • #33 – Las Vegas

Neither Tess nor I had been to Vegas before, and Tess had never run a half before, so it was a trip full of firsts! We ran the strip at night, which was incredible. I expected it to be easier than Nashville since it is completely flat…..but I actually felt ten times worse after. I think it had a lot to do with the time difference and the fact that it was a night race, and we’re going to blame it on that. But I did finish in 2:16:25 – which is not too bad at all!!

We spent the next couple of days exploring alllll of Vegas. And I mean all. Old Vegas, new Vegas, all the hotels, different casinos, different games, different restaurants, a show, and even the Hoover Dam. We saw Criss Angel – maybe not the best show I’ve ever seen but it was pretty incredible – he made a lot of things and people disappear and sawed a girl in half. Run-of-the-mill magic. 🙂 And the Hoover Dam was just an amazing wonder to see.

The trip was great, and I might go back with a group of friends as long as it is warm (not freezing like it was the whole time)! Viva Las Vegas!!

Half Marathon success!!

MGM with Mom and Dad!

Wonder of wonders Hoover Dam

Best show of all - Fountain at the Bellagio