Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Out from under my rock!!! Yeah Booooooooy

Part 1...

First let me begin by saying...that was a busy 5 month bloggy nap I took and I have literally so much to catch you up on I am not sure I know where to start.  Oh wait....yes I do!!!!


Hands down the best vacation I have ever been on.  My college roomie/best friend/sister/amiga/frienemy...we have been through the whole circle of life together and there is nobody I would have rather been stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean with a bunch of Disney characters with... yep.  Nat Tat Tat Tat...the radio DJ. 

I can't even begin to explain how much Nat and I love Disney.  When we were in college she kept her Disney park ticket in her wallet and would randomly look at it and say "It's the happiest place on Earth" and then sob like a baby a single glistening tear of joy would trickle down her sweet cheeks. Anywhooooo.  We had a blast. I flew from Utah to Houston and the cruise left from Galveston.  7 day me lord and all the poor people on the boat who had kids (and we didn't).  At one point someone asked us "Are your kids in the club house?" and we answered "Nope.  Just 2 grown ass people on a Disney cruise...don't judge" 

We went to Grand Cayman which I will 100% do again (we were stupid and didn't know where to go and didn't do any excursions) but rather went to a bar and drank.  Then walked 7 mile beach in the blistering sun and hot sand to another bar.  And drank more.  Got in a minivan with a Jamacian guy and a homeless guy and they drove us back to the ship.  Yeah booooooy that's how we roll.  Then  we cruised on to Mexico.  A place that is specifically made for cruise liners.  The name of the place fails me and so does everything that happened there.  Please know that every time I see a sombrero and a bottle of tequila my skin crawls.  Our last destination was Cozumel.  There was a monsoon outside and Nat and I really wanted to go explore so we did what any other self respecting 33 year old would do and we ran in the rain giggling.  We went around and shopped a little and basically got pushed around by the little old Mexican ladies...uhhhhh....which means we bought stuff.  The rain let up a little when we shopped but AS SOON AS WE WERE READY TO GO BACK ONBOARD it started monsooning again.  So, again like any self respecting 33 year olds, we took a bike taxi. HAHAHA!!!  We were on the back of a BICYCLE in a covered cart.  And a poor little guy rode the bike to the ship for $5.  To this day I will say BEST $5 EVER SPENT. 

One the ship we had so much fun and got total VIP treatment, ya know because my BFF is a celebrity.  I am so glad she chased her dreams...the perks are amazing:)  I am totally kidding. Sort of.  We laid out every day on the top deck, enjoyed the drinks of the day, went exploring, hit the gym, ate at the most fabulous restaurants, played BINGO, and met some really amazing people!
If I had the chance I would do it all over again.  We had so much fun and no matter how old we get...some shit will never change. (please see video below)

Next up

My first half marathon experience will be up next in "Part 2 Out from under my rock!!! Yeah Booooooooy"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vent sesh

This will be quick but I want to vent really quick....
 You know when you see a homeless man on the corner asking for money and you just kind of stare to the side of them so you don't make eye contact?
They know that you know that they know that you know they are there?
Well this lady (that think her shit doesn't stink) did that shit to me today!!!!!  So I stopped my car as I was turning and our windows met I honked and waved...
Then she finally whipped her head around like she was "shocked" and gave a quick wave and a smile and drove off.
And all I could think was "...look bitch....I'm about to go on a Disney Princess cruise don't make me fight you for ruining my day"
Sometimes people are dicks.

Seriously Slacking and A Happy Thursday to you!

Ever feel like the amount of stuff on your "to - do" list exceeds the amount of time you are capable of being awake?  Yeah me too.  I won't even bore you with the details...wait...who am I kidding?  Okay so last night I tried on all of my clothes I am bringing with me on the cruise (that I leave for in exactly 1 day and 15 hours) and it was mostly depressing but the mode was lifted when Becky told me "Don't worry i think you are doing so good and looking better so just don't get discouraged"  She's right...and she is awesome.  Moving right along

Clean house
Make sweet potato casserole
Make green bean casserole (Gourmet Gibbs)
Do laundry
Pack for a 8 day cruise
Go to a Christmas dinner @ Liz&Adams
Workout x's 3
Tan x's 2
Liquor store
Grocery store
Gymnastics meet
Shoe Shopping
Work 16 hours
 Christmas decorations

All in 1 day and 15 hours. 

I am sure it doesn't seem like much to all you busy ass mom's taking care of kids, working, cooking, cleaning...etc etc etc but for schedule is a mess.

**sidebar: I get off work at 5pm and the sweet potato thing takes 2 hours to make and dinner is at 6....hmmmm that will be interesting**

A few things I am looking forward to though...I am hooking up with some of my favorite instagram and blogging folks for:
#merryplanksmas (plank a day until Christmas)
#operationredbikini (brought to you by Kassie who is totally cute and a great blogger) 
#squatathon (Check Lora's blog out...a.w.e.s.o.m.e.)
#halftraining (Rock n Roll Dallas Half)

I have a lot of work to do but I AM SO THRILLED!!!!
I'm probably going to get this shirt

Last weekend I went to Salt Lake City for my sister in laws baby boy will be here before we know it. Ahhhhh!!!!

Picture above is Me and Preggo adorable Kate (top right) My cousin Malorie and her kids(bottom right)!! SO SO SO SO ADORABLE!!! And of course the Disney Cruise countdown:) waahoooo!!!

And i will be in Dallas over Christmas Break for 11 days!!!!!  Whoooop!

And HOLY HELL STOP THE PRESS!!!!  As I was writing this crappy blog post I got my cruise itinerary...ahem..yeah I'm having a Disney Prince and Princess Dinner!!!!!!  It's formal attire...ummm I don't have formal BUT I am going to cry I am almost positive!!!!!
Here is the boat!!!


I LOVE DISNEY PRINCESSES! (and I will probably dress up as one on the cruise)

I know I am all over the place but as you can see my brain is in a scramble!

Also can I shout out really quick to Elle Noel and Mel @ 4Kottez  You girls really keep me going everyday!  Your motivating pictures and positive encouragement mean the world to me and I am so glad I stalk you we are "friends" :) hahahahaha love ya!

Love you all to pieces and thanks for dealing with my rambling!!!   

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Driving Miss Daisy in a Minivan

Wow...can I just say that I left for California a week ago, got back on Sunday night and I am still tired!!!!  How is this even possible?


I will never drive to San Diego again.  Even though it is only 8 hours I don't care.  Driving sucks.  Delta is my friend and I like flying with friends.

Becky was very excited about our rental.  She LOVES minivans
Wednesday: Okay we arrived in San Diego around 11pm, checked into our friend Marriott, and crashed on impact.  Oh yeah...It took 2 bellhop carts to get our crap in the room, and nevermind that it was just Becky and I...2 girls and one of us is so teeny that she is like half a person, and since you know I am on a weight loss adventure we can go ahead and assume I am not talking about me.

Thursday: We woke up to go for a run on the beach, as we were getting ready I got side tracked by the parade.  As I was standing DIRECTLY infront of the TV smiling with a sparkle in my eye LIKE A TOTAL IDIOT Becky just stared at me asking several times "ummm do you want to go?"  I wanted to respond "Does it look like I want to go?" but i didn't want my smart mouth to ruin Thanksgiving so I just whipped my head around, blinked a couple of times with a blank stare, turned back to the TV and continued smiling.  Finally we left and went running, then running took a little longer than we planned and we rushed back to the hotel to rinse and change because we were headed to Oceanside to see Grandpa Max, Uncle Brian and Uncle Scott (aka Gourmet Gibbs) to play a quickie round of golf, helped a little with the creation of the Green Bean yummmm-o casserole, and then we were off to the hotel to get ready for the dinner.  It was a blast!!!!! And if you follow me on any social networking site you probably saw that Uncle Scott beat me in a Gobble off...and I am totally okay with it because he is a major bad ass.

Bunch of Pics of our fun run!
On our way to dinner
A combo of pics from golfing with the boys and helping cook

Cocktails on the deck before dinner...they are silly

With our prizes from the Gobble off!

Black Friday Awesome Mistake: After a couple of bottles of Champagne, a couple of bottles of wine, and some food we set off back to the hotel...and then we spotted a "Best Buy" sign lit up so we thought...meh we want a new TV, we drove so we could get a new TV....and a new TV was what we got.  It's bigger than our old house.  We sat in line for 2 hours outside, stood in another line inside for 2 hours, and finally got the TV and got back to the hotel at 2:30am.  NEVER. AGAIN.  I love shopping yall, but I hated shopping after that.  *I sat and wept a little and then wanted to comfort myself with a chocolate shake*
Took a freezing booze nap in Best Buy line waiting for our big ol TV.  Now the room doesn't look so giant

Friday: Becky worked at 7:30am - 9:00pm and I watched TV and bought some Legos.

Saturday: Becky worked from 7:30am -10:00pm, I went for a run, went to the hospital to see my friend who had a Lupus flair up, went and saw my God Son, drove Becky to a couple of different fields, (I was driving Miss Daisy all mother effin weekend), drove a ways to pick up Liz (yes my friend Liz from Utah) so we could FINALLY have a drink and some Mexican food (we only ate chips and salsa but whatever), got back to the hotel at about 11:30pm.

Sunday: Took Becky to the soccer fields at 7:30am and went back to the hotel to pack our room and our car. NEVER.AGAIN.  I will straight up pay the bell hop to do that shit next time I have to do it alone.  Went and picked up Becky and then went to my friend Stephanie's house so Becky could meet Stephanie and Sean.  (Stephanie is my long time friend of almost 30 years) Then we left.

I drove. Becky slept.  (every time I drive she sleeps but when she drives I stay awake and chat with her so she doesn't get sleepy) Grrrrrrrrrr.  So I found a comedy channel on Pandora and listened to it for 8 hours.  Go. Now. Download it.  HILARIOUSNESS ON HIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH! (insert singing voice here)

I'm still tired.

The End.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Trot Link Up Bloggie Style

What uuuuuuuup!  Today is my Friday at work YAY! I'll be super busy until I get in the car tomorrow to head to, running, getting things ready for the dog sitter, and talking to my dogs about behaving while mommies are gone.  

But for now...

Okay so as you know I am Rookie-of-the-Year and so instead of doing a vlog like others (I look like shit today) I'm blogging my answers...

Questions and Answers:

1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
~ I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Macy's Day Parade and some day I will get to go.  My family lives in New York and so naturally I have been obsessed with all things New York my entire life.  So...yeah...parade.

2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish? 
~ Okay last year the entire state of California was out of green beans and my Uncle Scott was supposed to make his amazing green bean casserole...but he switched it all up on us and made a wasabi and asparagus casserole and for real dog it was delish.  He also runs a food blog and everything in it is YUMMMMMM-Y  go check him out Gourmet Gibbs (click here)

3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
~Well how we roll in our family is booze, booze, more booze...turkey...get a cab home.  So after dinner it's more like "pass out"

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
YES!!  Macys Day Parade = bombtastic!  I have a couple of favorite floats...Snoopy, Mickey, Rockettes, and Santa...ahhhhh I'm so excited already!

5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?
~Well Becky and I go to San Diego for Thanksgiving.  Our Aunt Terry and Uncle Tom host an awesome dinner...its all fancy with name cards and you can't sit next to the person you came Max, Uncle Scott, Uncle Brian, Mom, Dad, and some family children allowed.  The food is amazing, the conversations are always a good time and there is always plenty of booze.  Last year our Uncle Brian and Dad Scott for some reason went into a musical montage and something about Jesus Christ Superstar was going on....loud ass singing...yes this was at my table and I like to think I had something to do with the awesomeness that happens at my table every year.  The year before a "friend" of the family called our Uncle an asshole as she was sauced-out-of-her-mind and then poked him. It was uh-may-ziiing! Only because it was my first Thanksgiving with the family and I had the hot mess at my table and left Thanksgiving dinner looking like an Angel!!!!!  *high fives all around* 

6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert? 
~Uncle Brian is in charge of desserts.  He makes Cheesecakes...homemade and delish!  I am looking forward to the yumminess that will explode in my mouth:)  (hold back on the jokes....hold back....)

Anyway that's about it....Love you all out there ... Have a good Thanksgiving and stay safe!

Follow my California adventures on Instragram (treygay11) and on Twitter (@treygay)

Gobble that shit up!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Information barf!!!!

First and foremost Happy Monday!!!!!!!  Actually scratch that...Mondays suck.  Happy Thanksgiving week!!!!!  There is so much information to spit out and I am too excited to concentrate...

A) Had a Twilight marathon at my house this weekend with mi amiga Liz and on Sunday for breakfast we had Edward we went and watched Breaking Dawn 2.  It. Was. Amazeballs.  Liz drooled over Jacob's abs and I spent a significant amount of time wondering where Kristen Stewart got her eyelash extensions done because they looked...WOW.

B) I am down 2 lbs from last week! What What holla! *throws head back "yeeeow"

C) I got some great deals on clothes this weekend, but I am mostly excited about my new shoes...Mizuno Wave Riders!  Hello when I tried them on in the store IT.WAS.MAGICAL. and then I ran around Dick's like a looney...but I don't cuuuuuuuur.

Top left: Awesome Tea cup, Top right : Me, Liz, Bella, Edward and Jacob (I look a little rough) and Bottom: My new Mizunos...thumbs up bro
D) We are leaving for California on Wednesday for the weekend!!!  We have family dinner at Uncle Tom & Aunt Terry's house which will be so much fun...they know how to host and never disappoint.  Great food, great wine, and tons o fun people!  Becky will be working Fri-Sun so thats the point where I get to go explore SOLO-RIDA style.  I plan on doing some beach runs, margarita drinking and pedicure happenings...follow me on instagram because I know you want to stalk me are curious about my rand-O life.

E) BTW this is the best part of my life to date week thus far.  Let me start by saying a few things.  You might believe in God, Budda, Joseph Smith, Hello Kitty, GI Joe, or maybe nothing...but when the stars start to line up and things fall into is a strange funny exciting feeling.  The story goes like this...I LOVE DISNEY WORLD.  I mostly love all things Disney because I am a princess and I love sparkles (yes I am 32 no I don't care what you think).  So I started running and got in my mind I wanted to do a half and really started working on it.  I selected the Disney Princess 1/2 because for years and years every month I would look at my Runner's World magazine and see people running looking like princesses and shit...and I always wanted to do that.  So I went to the website to sign up (months ago) and it was SOLD OUT!!! I cried.  (yes I am 32 no I don't care what you think) Then I watched the highlight video and I was crying because it was such a happy video...and then I giggled because my friend Natalie used to carry her Disney entrance ticket in her wallet (yes we were in college no she doesn't care what you think either) and she used to tear up talking about Disney and how it was the Happiest Place on Earth (please ask any of our friends this is all true)  Anyway...I also wanted to go on a Caribbean vacation over Christmas with my lady friend Becky because we NEVER just go on a vacation that is just us...for fun.  It's always soccer or family and guaranteed mega stressful.  I am leaving out some important information about Natalie **she is also an inspiration for my Success class I teach and I tell her story every Monday to new students so I will also tell you in another blog post because her story is super worth it and we go way back and I love her** Natalie is a DJ on the radio in Tulsa...for a morning show (she is like famous pretty much...and she is my friend...waaaahoooo)  This morning I got out the shower and looked at my phone "Text message from Natalie" and I got really nervous because it was kind of I started sweating and read the message (btw we call each other stinky...its a long story and has to do with a babysitting gig we had in college)"Hi Stink.  Would you be interested in going on a free Disney cruise?"  MOTHER FUCKER WHAT?????!!!!!!!!  *bow chika wow wow* ---->>>> happy dance happy dance shimmy shimmy shake.  High kick and spin...into a right herkie, left herkie, front hurdler, clap clap, upper V, back tuck!  ***all in my bathroom by the way***
Nat hanging with some friends...aka Lady Antebellum

Compliments of K95 Tulsa (click here)
And please look up Cash & Carey (click here) I will write an entire blog post just about Natalie someday...but for now just check her out on the interwebs!

So I am beyond excited OBVI!!  I basically won a they are giving a trip away:)

Planning on a link up tomorrow with the gorgeous Melanie at 4Kottez Runs IT (click here)

And for all you veteran smarty bloggie people I know...I am very sorry for the amateur hour that is happening with my day I will hire someone to make my blog awesome...or blawesome...hahaha  okay sorry I'm hungry...

Ciao Bella

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Zumba Sucks and Shit Just Got Real

Why hello kittens and butterflies...I realize I have not written a post since my 10k throw down but a girl is busy...I promise I will start doing more blogs (bi-weekly or day to day ramblings I haven't decided) Who am I to deprive you of my spastic chatter??

Okay lets start off with a little shake your bon bon.  I have done Zumba before and I LOVED IT.  But it was mostly because the place I went to rocked your mother effin face right the hell off.  Carroll and her wizardy ways at James Barret Pilates and Cycling(click here) studio was so amaze I literally drool over it.  Spin class with inappropriate conversations, Yoga on the deck with mimosas (or coffee if you like non alchy bevvies while working out), and of course ZUMBA...where we would all wear wrap around skirts that jingled to distract us from the ass whoopin' that was about to commence.  It was like my own little slice of fun filled gossipy country club heaven disguised as a gym.  And then it happened...we moved. UGH UGH UGH UGH and I had to go to Gold's Gym...bleck! (I hope you can hear the disdain in my voice for the most disgusting and idiotic gym on the planet...however I need to get my fitness on so I have no choice)  My friend Liz and I have been going for a few weeks now getting our treadmill action on and working it on the row machine and stairmaster etc...but we decided that we need to start trying some classes. Liz has never tried Zumba and I...well...LOVED it so we decided to go.

BIG BIG MISTAKE....BIG. (insert Julia Roberts walking out of the boutique on Rodeo Dr here)

The class was packed and we thought "sweet we can just kick it in the back, learn some dance moves, get our sweat on, and get the hell outta here" Let me tell you...we will NEVER go back.  It sucked. Each song had about 35 dance moves and the instructor whispered to us and would only demonstrate like 1 move...HELLO!!!!  What about the rest?  Liz and I were having eyeball conversations the whole time laughing our asses off(I wish I had a video of this situation)...I didn't sweat a drop and I think the only reason Liz sweat at all was because she was standing underneath the heater.  The instructor was maybe 19 years old wearing some ridiculously slutty sweat suit and a pair of Nikes from 1989 (I had the same pair the first year I played basketball) The whole time she was dancing I kept thinking "I haven't seen one actual Zumba move this entire class"  There was a lot of boobie popping booty shaking duck lip in the mirror action happening.  HELLO I WANTED TO ZUMBA NOT LEARN HOW TO BE A TEENAGE STRIPPER!!!!
 You get the bullshit

Moving on to things that are actually bad ass and I'm super excited about...went ahead and completed the ol registration on the Rock n Roll Dallas Half Marathon(click here)  My best friend Suzzie and I are going to do this shit up riiiiiiight....and by "doing it right" I mean crawl across cross the finish line, have a beer, take an ice bath, and then run the shit out of the town and get our party on continue the recovery.

At any rate the training process started 5 weeks ago, I have lost 7 lbs, I have 18 weeks of training left and my friend Liz and I will be running in a half marathon in February (I hope) exactly 1 month before the Dallas race.

So yeah...Shit just got real...Confirmation Code: B-A-D-A-S-S-11

I also try to preplan blog posting but its just not happening...the second I try to make a list to plan what I talk about my mind draws a you will continue to get the unfiltered bullshit that falls from my cabeza (that's head for those of you who are not bilingual like me) 

Laters Baby