Music Monday 7 | Chase Rice | Gonna Wanna Tonight

Chase Rice.  He was introduced to me a little over a year ago by a friend and I’ve been digging on him since.   Easy to listen to songs, down to earth personality, humbling upbringing, good family values.  Just a few reasons why I dig country music.  The artists are real and they never seem to forget their roots.

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Chase played in Omaha at Sokol Auditorium on Friday, October 30th and you can BET I was on that ticket bandwagon in a hot second and my concert sidekick Tyree was right there with me.

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Chase put on a great show, connecting with the crowd, pulling up to the stage a starstruck girl,  serenading her that made us all sick with envy and then thanking her boyfriend for not being a dick.   True words.  It was priceless.

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The beers were ice cold, the music fantastic and the company great.   Chase Rice, I will be seeing you in concert again.

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Webpage: Chase Rice Home

Tour: Chase Rice Tour

Other Songs Worth A Listen:

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Chase Rice

Gonna Wanna Tonight

If you wanna climb a ladder on a water tower
Then we’ll kick it with the stars for a couple hours
If you wanna then we’re gonna get way up high
If you wanna dip your toes where the water stops
Then we’ll let our feet hang off a fishin’ dock
If you wanna then we’re gonna have to give it a try, that’s right
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If you wanna go away out where there ain’t nobody around
And let your long hair get to fallin’ down
And let your red lips leave their mark all over mine
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If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna tonight
If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna all night
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If you wanna catch a buzz and ride it til the mornin’
Let’s get two plastic cups and baby I’ll get to pourin’
I don’t really matter if it’s whiskey or wine, it’s fine
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If you wanna go away out where there ain’t nobody around
And let your long hair get to fallin’ down
And let your red lips leave their mark all over mine
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Fill up the night air with the radio
And put your hands wherever they wanna go
Yeah, we’re right there
Girl just close your eyes
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If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna tonight
If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna all night
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Gonna wanna get a little closer
Gonna wanna slide it on over
Gonna wanna
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Gonna wanna go away out where there ain’t nobody around
And let your long hair get to fallin’ down
And let your red lips leave their mark all over mine
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Come on
Fill up the night air with the radio
And put your hands wherever they wanna go
Yeah, we’re right there
Girl just close your eyes
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If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna tonight
If you wanna then we’re gonna girl
I hope you’re gonna wanna all night
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Gonna wanna get a little closer
Gonna wanna slide it on over
Gonna wanna
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Ya gonna wanna tonight

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In Case You Missed It

Music Monday 4 | Rise Above This | Seether

In honor of Seether coming to Sokol Auditorium in Omaha tomorrow night, today’s Music Monday brings you:

Rise Above This by Seether

 

Rise Above This was inspired by the suicide of Seether frontman Shaun Morgan’s brother.   In 2012, Shaun was interviewed on the band’s upcoming Rise Above This Fest, which was an all day music festival centered around awareness and prevention of teen suicide.

“It sparks the kind of conversation I’m not very comfortable with,” Morgan acknowledges. “People know what (‘Rise Above This’) is about, I know what it’s about but that doesn’t mean I want to talk about it. But it’s definitely been a song people tell me has been uplifting and that they listen to in times of need. It’s helped them get through certain moments in their lives and it’s been a comfort and solace to them. That’s what it does for me, too, so the intention of the song worked. It’s definitely had a positive effect, but it can be quite heavy to deal with when you hear the stories.”

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Suicide is never the answer.  Please become educated and aware.  Be the help that someone needs.

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“Rise Above This”

Take the light, and darken everything around me
Call the clowns and listen closely, I’m lost without youCall your name every day when I feel so helpless
I’m fallen down but I’ll rise above this, rise above thisHate the mind, regrets are better left unspoken
For all we know, this void will grow
Everything’s in vain, distressing you though it leaves me open
Feels so right, but I’ll end this all before it gets meCall your name every day, when I feel so helpless
I’ve fallen down (fallen down), but I’ll rise above this, rise above this
Call your name everyday, when I seem so helpless
I’ve fallen down (fallen down), and I’ll rise above this, rise above this doubt

I’ll mend myself before it gets me
(I’ll mend myself before it gets me)
I’ll mend myself before it gets me
(I’ll mend myself before it gets me)

Call your name every day, when I feel so helpless
I’ve fallen down but I’ll rise above this, rise above this
Forty-eight ways to say that I’m feelin’ helpless
I’ve falling down, falling down, but I’ll rise above this, rise above this, rise above this, rise above this doubt

 

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10th Annual B!tch Run | July 25th, 2015

↓ Girls, Girls, Girls  

What a day …

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with all these girls

And to think that it all started from these two minds.

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So, how on earth do I even begin wrapping up an entire days worth of photos into one post?   This is the main reason why it has taken me darn near two months to even start this entry.  Do I make multiple posts?  Do I make one giant one?  And what photos of the over 450 do I share with you fine people?

You feeling my dilemma here?

And so, it was decided.   This giantnoteworthy, epic day is going to be wrapped up into one GIANT, beautiful, powerful, kick-ass post featuring some equally beautiful, powerful, kick-ass women.

Here we go…

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The Hard Luck Saloon | Council Bluffs, IA

The Hard Luck served as our meetup point.  The start of Bloody Mary’s, shirt exchanges and pre-run group photos.  Because rain, of course.

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11:45am | Kickstands up.  Time to start the day.

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Nothing hotter than THAT view right there.

Hey ladies. ❤

The Wild’s | Bartlett, IA

Where the drinks were cold, conversations started flowing, people loosened up and epic gift giving was had.

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Now, why on earth they wanted to pick up my ass is beyond me.  I think Jenn just wanted to get a little frisky.

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But it served as the perfect opportunity for the girls to give me the most thoughtful, hilarious, absolutely PERFECT gift of all time.  Sneaky little sisters, I tell ya!

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I’m just going to allow the photos to do the talking from here on out.

Brace yourselves for this awesomeness.

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Oh, NO you DIDN’T!

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Oh, YES you DID!

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B!tches Betta Recognize!

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The Story.   Around the 4th of July I found a photo of this jacket on the good ol’ Internet and posted it on my Harleys & Heels page reminiscing about my Junior High years when I actually DID have this exact jacket.  Fringe and all.   Who knew that a few of these girls (I believe Tracy was the mastermind in getting this all going – LOVE you, doll) would pull off searching, finding, buying and organizing a group card.

Best, sistas, EVER.

And with that… we moved on.

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The Riverside Inn | Riverton, IA

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Kayla, Sara and Jess were the Jeep crew.

Fortunately, soon after this photo, they were able to take the Freedom Panels out!  It wouldn’t be a B run without a little rain! 🙂

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Cocktails…

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Selfies

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And more…

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Riverton was a short and sweet stop.  Enough for a couple cocktails and a little ruckus before leaving this quaint little town.  What kind of ruckus you ask?  Click here.

On to Shenandoah, IA where we caused a mild curiosity amongst the local PD.  I think we counted three drive-by’s?  I promise, we were on our best behavior.

All those women on two wheels? 

Ya, I’d do a few drive-by’s myself!

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Emerald Isle | Imogene, IA

Ah.. the home of little beers.

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These little guys are the reason and excuse for all remaining photos to come.

Exhibit A

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Exhibit B

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Exhibit C

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Exhibit D

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Exhibit E

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Oh, Little Beers.   You are sneaky little bastards.

WAIT!  How many did we have?!

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Time to MOVE…

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Harley’s Bar and Grill | Emerson, IA

Click on the below photo to see what 30 Biker Chicks do when they roll into town…

Trust me.  Click on it.

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Ha.  See now, aren’t you so glad you did?  Thanks, Jenny for the tunes.

Emerson was full of shenanigans… and cuddles… and selfies...

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Alright, Alright, Alright.  

We still have TWO more official stops! 

Let’s go!

The Hood | Silver City, IA

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The C-Town Crew!

Jessica, Tina, Me, Kayla, Jenn and Jenny.

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How cute is this photo?

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Cheese!

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Here comes Marcy!

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Always and forever the Free Spirit.  We can all learn a little about LIVING from this one.

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Let’s MOVE!

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The Backroom Lounge | Lake Ohana, IA

This was the last “official” stop before folks dropped off and went on with their evenings.

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And long drawn out good-byes.

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(Adopted) Sister Love

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Marcy naughtiness

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Final gab sessions

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Parking lot split

OUCH!

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And final group hugs.

Oh, did you think that was it?

You are clearly mistaken…

Who will be the last (wo)man standing?!

Let’s move.

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Lighthouse | Council Bluffs, IA

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I think it is very safe to say we all are having a grand ol’ time, ya?

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Tyree sang a pretty fab duet with this fine gentleman.

I smell Grammy.

Oh, no.  No no no… Not done yet!  Hang with me. We are moving on to the…

LAST STOP

21st Saloon | Omaha, NE

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YES!  That is IT!

Food, Water, Feet Up.  The End to a pretty fab day.

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July 25th, 2015

A Day to Remember with some of the BEST girls you could ever meet.

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Until next time…

Cheers!

 

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Eric Church, Husker Homecoming & A Family Reunion

So, let’s just say my weekends have been so fun, the “Weekend In Reviews” have gotten away from me.

Or… I just have too much on my plate to blog consistently.

Or… I am just lazy.

Whatever it is – I am highlighting a few weekends together.  Starting with Eric Church on September 18th.

Ya, I get it.   Three weeks past.

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Eric Church Pre-Gaming : Brought to you by Joe Banana’s, cute girls and a few dudes who felt it necessary to join our photo.

Concert Beers are pricey.   It’s a requirement to pre-game at a bar prior to the big shows.  The idea is to cut the amount we spend on beers during the event.

Think that actually EVER works?

Ummm, no.

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Cue Jen and her double fisting.

Confession:  We all did it.

So, let’s chat about our tickets.

Our seats were to be Section 222 | Row Infinity.

Want to guess where we actually stood thanks to Ms. Personality Jen?

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Oh heyyyyy E. Church.  I see ya lookin’ at me.  😉

YEP!   If you can’t tell from that photo how close we are, than you my friends are confused, because clearly we are on the

FLOOR BABY!!

 

 

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AHHH!!!

Eric put on an absolutely fantastic show.   He looked genuinely happy to be there, constantly spoke of his gratitude and played the longest set I’ve heard in a long time.

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I had so much fun at this concert that I am going back to see him in Kansas City in December.

Ya, I know.   How many concerts does this make for 2014?  I won’t tell.

Such a concert junkie.

Oh and Officer?  We just want you to know we did NOT touch your randomly parked bike 10 blocks away from the concert.

Promise.

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Now, shall we fast forward a few weeks to Husker Homecoming on September 27th?

Yes, let’s!

This makes the second Husker game I have ever been to and they’ve all fallen in one season.   The Hawkeye in me is cringing a little.   But, I’ll be honest yet again.  We had a TON of fun.   Cold beer at the tailgate, a good first half, entertainment by the Husker Band, and a fighting couple sitting next to us in the stands.

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What more could you ask for on a Saturday night?

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And while we are on a role of skipping weekends, let’s move along to this Saturday, October 4th!   I got up early, went running around Zorinsky Lake, baked a pan of Mallow Brownies and road tripped to Kellerton, IA for a family reunion.

Before we get to the reunion, allow me to have a vain, selfie-PLEASELOOKATME– moment.   But, did you notice in the Husker pics that I cut my hair?    I freaking love it.   Honestly, might go a lil shorter next time.  And you can’t see it, but there is a ton of red in it.  Hello, fall hair.  ❤

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So, back to the family reunion.  First activity involved a hay rack ride (Yes, it was FREEZING) to an old cemetery.

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Word is just beyond that fence line behind the graveyard stood an old wood shed that Bonnie and Clyde hid out in.  They used the shed to bandage up their wounds they had gotten while robbing a bank in Ringgold County.   Read about it here.

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We walked around the cemetery for a short while, looking at the headstones.    There was one loan headstone in the corner that is said to be the first burial and headstone at this location.

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Soon we loaded up and headed back to the farmhouse for dinner, camp fire and small talk.

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Even caught Gr’pa Drake getting into the booze.  ❤

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It was a great day with family!

Now, I promise to not get so far behind from here on out.   I know you are waiting on pins and needles for these weekends updates and all.

Cheers!