Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Knoxville is such pretty city - Josh and I had never been there before. UT's campus is downtown and the stadium is next to the river and so it makes for a very exciting and beautiful location!
Josh and I of course made sure we were wearing blue so that no mistake was made as to our loyalties - Winnie unfortunately did not have a good blue shirt to wear, but she did make sure that he shirt was in fact a true gator orange and not a sherbet orange. :) We sort of stuck out a little on Saturday - but o well. For the msot part, all of the Tennessee fans were cordial to us (as can be expected.) However, there was a fist fight that broke out two rows behind us that was a little scary...
Here are some pics from the weekend...
Josh and I were so glad that we got to go to the game - although some of did get a little sunburned. Lesson learned I guess... visitor's sections in stadiums are usually in the section that will be in the sun the entire game, even though the entire rest of the stadium will be in the shade by 5:30PM - you will not be, so plan for it (as I did not). Check out the rest of the pictures from the weekend on facebook.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Despite me personally being out of touch with this new trend, it is here none the less. I am excited to see such cool graphic patterns that make such a bold statement. If you are thinking about wallpaper - I would totally go for it! I think it is a great way to spice up a room and can definitely bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "accent wall." I think it would be great for a dining room, accent wall in a guest room or office or maybe even above a chair rail in a nursery. Check more cool wallpaper/ fabric out at Mod Green Pod.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I went with one of the VP's of my company and had a really great time. We left for Vegas on a Thursday and arrived in time for dinner. On Friday we had the day to site see on the strip. Our first stop was a wax museum at the Venetian. It was tons of fun!! (And we got lots of good pictures - way too many to post!) Here I am with Elvis himself.
Here is Tara giving Tiger some pointers on his next shot.
Here I am breaking it down on the dance floor with Michael.
I took this picture for Josh - it was a massive fish tank behind the reception desk at the Mirage - very cool!
My room at the Mirage for 2 nights - very Vegas, I must say.
At the Venetian - across the street from the Mirage. I think the Venetian might be my favorite.
The dancing fountains at the Bellagio - always fun to stop and see. Now all I can think of though is Oceans 11.
Dinner at a Chinese Restaurant inside the Mirage - very cool atmosphere.
After the furniture event on Friday night, Tara and I had tickets to go to The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil. This was definitely my favorite part of the whole trip. I love the Beatles and Cirque du Soleil so both together was mind-blowing! The show was unlike any I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing theatre and special effects, music, performance and costumes.
Overall the trip was a lot of fun. I will say that Vegas is as crazy as people say it is and you have to be very selective about the areas you go to and the places that you stay. I had been once before with my family and we stayed at the Bellagio. This trip at the Mirage was definitely not family friendly and if I go back someday with Josh, I don't think we will stay there. I think I want to check out staying at the Venetian!