June 9, 2009

if it wasn't for texas

so, my job provides a lot of perks, as i'm sure you all have figured out by now. tickets to cowboys games, tours of the new stadium, luncheons with jerry, holiday parties with players, and so on. another perk has been the opportunity to tickets for events at the new stadium before they go on sale to the general public. so, way back in january, we purchased tickets the the inagural event for the new cowboys stadium. the one. the only. king of country. george strait.

this past saturday, the day finally arrived. i woke up early, not b/c of excitement, but because the lawn people decided to come at 8:30! i immediately switched on the computer and set my itunes to the george strait 50 greatest hits playlist and had myself a mini concert. got myself ready and actually wore the first outfit i put on. of course i wore my boots, and unfortunately none of my pictures capture the whole outfit. ok, so finally we're on our way. we stop at cantina laredo for lunch, where our waiter asked if we were coming from a party. i guess 4 people in cowboy boots, and cowboys hats aren't ordinary around here. last i checked i lived in texas and thought that was normal...oh well.

we finally arrive at cowboys stadium. chaos. people everywhere. lines for food. line for drinks. holy moly! it looks completely different from when i visited just a couple weeks before. this place is amazing. its so beautiful inside. you don't feel like you're at a stadium, but more like a hotel. couches to lounge on in the concession area. bar height tables to eat at. sweet potato fries for purchase. bars in every corner. its amazing needless to say. if you are in dallas, its worth going to take a tour.

ok, so the concert. lee ann womack opened the show, because jullian hough was sick. girl, you better have been really sick to not show up to this gig. but, whatever. lee ann was way better anyways, i actually know songs she sings. then came blake shelton. not a big fan, but he was good. they both performed about 30 minutes. our seats were right below where jerrys suite is. so we could see him and his guests the entire time. the crowd lit up when jimmy johnson showed up in his suite. they looked like they liked each other. could this mean jerry and jimmy are friends again? prob. not. troy aikman was also there, and i heard jason witten was, as well as bill bates. then reba sang. i'm really not much of a reba fan either. she tries to make her music so inspirational, which is fine, but still not my fav. she was very good though. and her finale was the best. she sang fancy, and put a bright red dress on. that was really the only song i was looking forward to. finally george! looking handsome as ever! after a couple of songs, he started leading the chant, "jerry open the roof!" so they opened the roof or the first time ever! it was so cool. he sang for 2 hours. it was awesome. we were so tired when we left. we were there a total of 8 hours! well worth it though.

ok, so i know this post is getting long but i have to share my scary story. so sunday morning after the concert at around 4 am, our house alarm started going off. now, our house alarm could wake the dead, literally! a previous owner of the home was either paranoid, or something happend to freak him out because he had all this crazy alarm stuff installed, like lasers and reflectors, and 2, not one, but 2 horns on the outside of the house. i shot up out of bed and ran to turn the alarm off, not even thinking about the fact that someone could be breaking in. so after the initial shock wore off, i started freaking out that someone tried to break in. bill, on the other hand, didn't even wake up!!! i woke him up, and he was confused, so i had to be mean and like push him out of bed to go search the house. of course, i couldn't go back to sleep after all this. i was too worried someone had tried to get in. i had all the lights on in the house and out. i'm still scared, so when bill had to go do an initial clean at 10:30 last night, i went with him because i didn't want to stay by myself. its like being age 7-13 again. scared of everything, and scared to be by myself. oh dear. needless to say, i'm thankful for the deafining alarm, and we will be purchasing the blinds for the back windows very soon!

so, those are my stories for the week so far. the rest of the week probably wont be as eventful. here are some pics from the concert.

P.S. my new favorite thing... cookies and cream milkshake from chik-fil-a. so not good for you, but soooo tasty!

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