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My sister visiting Sacramento! And TSwift

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I can’t wait to tell you about my weekend, photo journalistic style. (aka I am so tired but I really want to blog about it).

My fabulous sister, Sarah flew into Sacramento on Friday. This was her first time visiting me – ever! It was so exciting. She had never really spend much time in Sacramento, so it was super fun showing her my little town.

On Friday night, we went to happy hour.

After happy hour, on the way to dinner.

Saturday we slept in and then my mom, brother, S2 and Buddy came to visit. It was so much fun. We had lunch and loved that sweet little baby a lot.

After an afternoon of hanging out with my mom and sister (my brother and his family had other people to visit in Sac), my mom decided to try on my sister’s shoes.

I swear I was not posing in the background. I really couldn't believe my mom was trying on my sister's platform shoes... A little dramatic, I know.

Saturday night, Sarah and I went to the Taylor Swift concert. My pseudo step-sister went to the Taylor Swift concert in LA last week and called it the TSwift concert – so that is what Sarah and I called it for the entire weekend.

For the TSwift concert, Sarah bought vintage boots for me to wear.

My outfit was a hit.

Yep. That's Tahn pouting in the background. She's upset that we were leaving.

On the way to the TSwift concert!

As soon as we got to the concert, my prediction of being the oldest people at the concert sans children was confirmed. Not only were there tweens there, but there were also four and five-year-olds.

Yep. that’s right. Women in their late twenties, at a concert for teenagers. It was awesome.

As soon as we got seated, we started tweeting like crazy. If you follow me on Twitter, you were very amused stopped following me immediately after my large amount of tweets. Sarah and I started tweeting to each other, which, (was confirmed later) was only funny to her and me.

Anyhoo. Taylor came on just after 8:30, and performed a full two hours. I couldn’t help but to compare her performance to Britney’s performance earlier this summer.  Not only did Taylor sing every song, but she also was so interactive with the crowd. (Compared to Britney who lip-synced most songs and barely talked to us). As my sister pointed out, Taylor was truly grateful that we were there and made us feel that way.

Plus, she put on a fantastic performance.

Photo from the concert.

By the end of the night, Sarah and I were on a TSwift high. The TSwift concert was the best concert I have ever been to. I will always go and see her perform. I recommend you do too. 🙂

Sunday morning, my dad came up and took us to an amazing brunch before Sarah headed to the airport. It was such a great weekend!

During the encore, Sarah captured me doing the "Taylor Heart". Taylor, and all her fans do this heart at her concerts. It's truly what I felt at the end of the night.



Filed under Family, Fun Things, Things I love, Vacation

Things I like this week (vol. 3)

I was super-duper irritatingly excited to go back to work today. And use my brain. And not be in a puddle of my own sweat. I had loads of energy in the morning, lost some steam midday, and in the early afternoon, I was plum-tuckered out. I am now waiting for the good people at Round Table to bring me a pizza I just ordered. (I NEVER order pizza…) I may even roast some broccoli. In the meantime, here’s some stuff I like this week.

You know I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift. I could go on and on and on. I can’t wait to go to her concert in September, and my dad sent me this link of Taylor doing a cover of Eminem’s Lose Yourself at her Detroit concert. Apparently, she is paying tributes to artists at each city she goes to. 🙂

In my sick haze, I was so happy to get my signed copy of Stefanie Wilder-Taylor’s book, I’m Kind of a Big Deal – And Other Delusions of Adequecey in the mail from – the author herself! I just started reading it and it’s freaking hilarious. Did I tell you that I won it at a Mouthy Housewives giveaway!?! Stefanie talks about how Courtney Cox got her big break when she was invited to dance onstage with Bruce Springsteen in his “Dancing in the Dark” video. Of course, I had to Google it. It’s AMAZING. It’s in 1984. Courtney is a baby. And, I can’t get over Springsteen’s dancing.

Someone has clearly forgotten where she lives. Last week, I let her outside for a little while longer then normal (because I was really boring inside and all) and I found her upstairs, laying outside my neighbor’s door. The same thing happened this morning. I thought that I seriously lost the dang dog and almost lost my mind after calling her for 10 minutes. Only to find her asleep outside my upstairs neighbor’s door. She was only outside for 10 minutes.

Oh, did you hear? I have a new Blogroll! Of course, I am featuring all my favorite blogging ladies. Ladies who I would love to be. And guess what, some responded to my tweet about them! I felt so special. Like movie stars were reading my little old blog.

You can’t start a fire. You can’t start a fire without a spark. This gun’s for hire, even it we’re just dancing in the dark.


Filed under Blogging, Fun Things, Tahnee


I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. Not only is she a writer and producer of her music, but she also is a great role model for young girls. She may wear a short skirt now and then, but let me tell you, she’s not dancing on a strip pole like Miley Cyrus or Britney Spears did.

I’ve always loved Taylor’s music and I was so thrilled to get a copy of her latest album, “Speak Now”. In this album (as well has past albums) she calls out men who have treated her wrong and it is so fantastic. It is such great break up music and I know millions of girls blast Taylor’s music in their cars as they are getting over a broken heart.

And on Taylor’s “Speak Now” album she has a song that would have been my anthem in high school.


In this song, Taylor calls out whoever is mean to her telling them she is going to rise above it all and move on with her life. This song would have been exactly what I needed in high school. High school was hard for me like it was for so many people. By no stretch of the imagination was I bullied, but I definitely had a difficult time. Basically, I had previously been friends with a group of girls that were always mean to me, so when I eventually left their group my sophomore year, they were persistently mean to me for the rest of high school.

Having said that, I’d like to dedicate Taylor Swift’s song to all the girls who are dealing with mean girls (in high school and beyond). Take comfort in Taylor’s words and know that just like Taylor says,

“You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me,
You, have knocked me off my feet again,
Got me feeling like I’m nothing.
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard
Calling me out when I’m wounded.
You, pickin’ on the weaker man.

“Well you can take me down,
With just one single blow.
But you don’t know, what you don’t know,

“Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Why you gotta be so mean?

“You, with your switching sides,
And your walk by lies and your humiliation
You, have pointed out my flaws again,
As if I don’t already see them.
I walk with my head down,
Trying to block you out cause I’ll never impress you
I just wanna feel okay again.

“I bet you got pushed around,
Somebody made you cold,
But the cycle ends right now,
You can’t lead me down that road,
You don’t know, what you don’t know”.

Thanks, Taylor.

Thanks for not only writing this song, but also pointing out that they were probably treated poorly and that is why they are mean. Thanks for reminding us not to continue the cycle of meanness and to instead be kind.

Now I’m living in a (sort of) big old city, and while I hope they’ve changed, they probably are still mean.


Filed under Things I love