running on adrenaline, coffee, pizza and wine 





After changing in the car on our way to Chicago we finally arrived into one of my favorite cities! Met up with Tawny, Natalie’s BFF, who I hadn’t seen since the great days of Western Texas College. Tawny and her fun new Chicago friends waited for us at the restaurant until 10. We were ready for a little night out in our cute little outfits, but by the time we downed our Chicago deep dish pizza our old lazy butts were exhausted! Since we hadn’t calculated in the time difference we didn’t get to our hotel until 3am! And props to Natalie for booking the hotel! Super fancy! We drove up to the Notre Dame Campus and are staying at the varsity hotel or something. Full of Notre dame football memorabilia. Man I wish I had brought an alabama shirt. Can you imagine the tears that have been shed in this hotel? 😉 



This morning after a short 4 hours of rest we jumped up to head to our first show in Waterloo, Indiana. Cute tiny little town. We played our 2 shows and headed back to our fancy hotel. On our way back we saw Amish people again! I’m so interested in their lifestyle. Natalie thinks I act like I’m at the zoo, trying to take pictures while they plow their fields with horses strung in front of their buggies. I just can’t help it! It’s so strange to me that people live like that in this day and age. 



Of course we had to stop at a little touristy amish gift shop and get some dessert. After all we had just done 2 shows! We’d burned plenty of calories right? Still, since its national running day, I wanted to go for a run on the Notre Dame Campus. I dragged poor Natalie along in my crazy fitness obsession. We ran 2,5 miles on campus and were amazed! What a beautiful college! So well kept and they literally have everything! Even a running trail by the water! 



After our run we walked around on campus and decided to do some yoga.



We were so proud of our handstands! After a few pictures we met some Kenyans who were runners too! I’m sure they were about my level.. You know 8 minute miles? 😉 



Yeah we did get some strange looks in case you’re wondering. Do we care? No, at least we’re not crazy enough to spend 47000 per semester! OMG! Our wtc degrees will do just fine! 





But what a beautiful area this is! Everything so well kept. After eating our left over pizza and some much needed red wine we’re gonna jump into bed and get ready for some more crazy fun at the libraries tomorrow. So thankful I got to go on this little tour. Natalie really works so hard to get these shows going , and it’s good to see the  smiles on the little kids faces as she works her magic. 



 ROLL TIDE! 

American at Heart

It’s been a long time since I’ve been inspired by an interview. But last week I watched an interview with Gene Simmons that hit close to home. For a while now I’ve been very dissappointed to see the direction this country is going in. It’s like all the things I loved so much about this country are being done away with. I hate how the country is becoming less and less patriotic. Ever since I was 7 my biggest dream was to live in the United States. To move to the land of opportunity. In this country your fait is in your own hands, not in the hands of the government. In this country your success depends on how hard you work, yes you will fail many times before achieving success, but as long as you keep at it you will get there. I worked my butt off saving up every dime to get to live my dream and be a citizen of the land of my dreams. I’m still working hard towards realizing that dream, it’s not a simple process. I worked any job I could get and do the best in everything I do. It’s taken me on some strange but wonderful journeys. One of the things I worked hard on was learning how to speak English perfectly without an accent. Coming in to this country I was the outsider and I had to assimilate to the culture, which I was proud to do. I’m still learning more about the culture every day and I love it! It makes me so mad when people come here and try to get the usa to assimilate to them. We speak English here! When you’re an immigrant you learn the language and the culture of the country, the country isn’t supposed to learn yours! But lately that’s the way immigrants have been thinking. And not even legal immigrants! Illegals seem to be calling the shots now, and it disgusts me that our president is not only letting this happen, but giving illegals a free pass to stay! I didn’t come to this country for free handouts, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want pity from the president and just give me citizenship. I want to earn it and am going through the mind numbing and expensive process of immigration the way people should. It shouldn’t be easy to get into this country. Just like it isn’t easy to get into the best schools. You think they should just let everyone in Harvard? Or just the people that have worked the hardest for it? Exactly. When I watched the interview with Gene Simmons it made me so happy to see a fellow immigrant so proud of this country like I am. Watch this interview! I agree with every word he says and am glad someone finally has the guts to not be “politically correct” and says what needs to be said.

Interview with Gene Simmons