When the public restroom becomes a second home

yesterday we got up early after a little rest in our fancy Notre Dame Hotel. Got some bagels, eggs and of course coffee on our way out to the first show. Auburn, Indiana, a little bit bigger than the towns we had visited, but still tiny. 



and after that onto Garret, just 10 mins away. All the kids at both shows had a wonderful time, and I’m sure the parents were thankful that they were ready for their afternoon naps. 



After the shows we changed in the restrooms, just like we had been everyday. Quickly splashing some water and soap on our sweaty armpits hoping no one would walk in. 





Yep that’s Natalie just living like a homeless dirty hippie 😉 we then headed on to South Carolina, a 10 hour drive. Well.. That’s what it was supposed to be, turned out to be almost a 13 hour drive with all the traffic and detours we hit. We enjoyed seeing some more of Indiana and Ohio. I was so excited when we got to West Virginia



We were welcomed by large rivers and big green trees on even bigger mountains. As we drove in the sun was setting, which made our view even more beautiful. We did have one little hiccup.. We got pulled over! Don’t you hate that moment of anxiety whenever the cop walks back to his car. Are we getting a ticket or not!?? The cop slowly walked back over to the window and handed Natalie a warning along with her license and registration. Holding back our cheers and excitement until we were out of the cops sight we drove off onto the next state.



Instead of one person sleeping while the other drove we both stayed up singing out loud to avril lavigne, taylor swift and Michelle Branch. Followed by the audio book version of Safe Haven. The last couple hours we were ready to drop! Just so tired! But we safely made it to the hotel mom 😉 we got about 5 hours in before heading to our first show. We chugged a cup of coffee and put on another successfully show in west columbia, South Carolina. The sweet kids even made us some superhero masks! 



My nose looks like squid ward in this picture… 

We had a couple of hours to kill and of course I had to drag poor Natalie to the high school track. We pushed each other through the workout so we could enjoy some subway cookies! We deserved them. 



One more show for the week in Swansea, South Carolina. Another welcoming small town with the sweetest people. And now back on the road again. After yesterday driving through Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, today we’ll go through Gerogia and Tennesee and then Alabama for me. 



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Billboard Awards 2015

So tonight I was excited to watch the billboard awards! Faith Hill was performing, Meghan Trainor, Taylor’s new video, all good stuff!

Not sure if I’ve been in the south too long and have gotten a little conservative.. But it started of a little trashy to me. First things the hosts did was take shots.. Then as I’m wondering who the big boobed girl in the red dress is she yells out she bangs a musician and points at john legend. At least that cleared things up for me.

I was excited to get to hear Meghan Trainor and John Legend sing their single together, it was beautiful. And I enjoyed to see real talent, Meghan in a pretty dress and not some duct tape here and there covering up her privates, like mom of the year Britney Spears.

It was surprising to me that Imagine dragons did the tribute song to BB King, and they did a wonderful job!

I was also very impressed with Tori Kelli (that’s her name right) this kinda stuff makes me feel like such an old fart. I’m 25 and I don’t even know the names of the up and comings any more. Anyway the big haired girl with the guitar! She sounded amazing, I was trying to find something wrong with her in my jealousy of course but she sounded great! 😉

I was super excited to see Faith Hill perform with little big town. Karen sounded good singing girl crush I thought they’d represented country music very well. I hate to be commenting on appearance like a 12 year old high school bully, but dang it why did faith cut her hair!? I loved her hair!

I used Chris Browns performance as a bathroom break. I don’t understand how people still buy his music.  Did we forget about this?

Chris Brown can be forgiven for beating a woman, but we get all crazy whenever a football player may or may not have something to do with deflating a football? pretty backwards if you ask me.. but what do I know right?

And then watching Nicki Minage in her striptease outfit, lipsincing and grabbing her crotch like she’s got a bad case of crabs makes me sick. But what do I care, I love that song! It just  makes me even more sure that I’m not having any kids. I can’t imagine trying to raise a daughter and having to protect her from that craziness.  I can just sit back and enjoy the madness of media.

 

Of course all this is coming from a bitter musician who wants to be on that stage too.. I’m just over here like

But man, how great mustTaylor Swift feel for taking home a bunch of awards and then the biggest of the night! First she took over country music, and now she’s taken over Pop too!

I very much enjoyed that Kanye west had to perform after she won the biggest award of the night and he won nothing! Plus I couldn’t see or hear his performance.. Could you?