Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BARRELASSIN' TO BRET MICHAELS

It wasn't too awful long ago that my Barrelassin' Momma was doing this cute little jig at a Bret Michaels concert in Kodak, TN.

Who says your momma don't dance?! My little momma is 74 years old, as I frequently have to remind people, and she sure dances! So much so that in fact, she'll be dancing a jig at his upcoming show in Knoxville, TN. at Cotton Eyed Joes on Friday, September 30, 2016, and then again when he performs at Harrah's  Cherokee Casino, November 19th, 2016.

This will be her second time seeing him perform at the Joe, however, in the past she has made me drive her as far as six hours to see him.

And that, my friends, is why we're called Barrelassers!

Enjoy 😊

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PANTS ON THE GROUND!

I assure you, you have not lived until you’ve traveled from place to place attending mostly Rock N Roll concerts with your  70 plus mother in tow (it’super fun!), but let me REALLY, REALLY ASSURE YOU, that you have not lived until your mother’s pants fall down at the airport while waiting to check your  luggage.




For starters we can all take comfort in knowing what a trooper and a great sport my seventy-four year old mother is. I always say I live the life of Lucy and she is clearly where I get my Lucy-ish lifestyle from.
Several hours before this photo was taken in San Diego, California, we waited at the curb-side luggage check outside in the pre-dawn hours at the airport in Knoxville, TN. where my mother, my daughter, and myself, were also waiting for my husband to park the car.



I suppose the three of us were hanging out checking our phones when I heard a yelp from my mother and my name called out by her somehow at the same time. When I turned my head to look her way, my mother’s pants were around her ankles and she was bending over with her bottom facing toward, not away from, but toward the groups of people being dropped off and exiting cars. Keep in mind, had she been facing the other direction she would’ve only shown myself and my daughter her bottom but no, not her lucky day apparently.
The backstory to this particular pair of pants is that they were my pants. She had spent the night with me the night before flying due to our early flight and was still wearing what she had worked in, and had forgotten the pants she had planned to fly in. I told her how comfortable she would be in these pants and loaned them to her.
When I ran over to help grab my mother’s pants off the ground and pulled them up, something wasn’t quite right. Not only were the three of us laughing with tears streaming down our faces because of the situation thus far, I had to tell her that she had the pants on backwards. The front/side pockets were in the back, and the back pockets were in the front, which also contributed to them not fitting properly in the back to begin with.

At this point we were left with no other option than to tie her sweater around her waist tightly to use as a belt of sorts. That, and lie down on the sidewalk and laugh until I cried of course. My teenage daughter was laughing but she couldn’t even look at us. My mother had tears streaming down her face and couldn’t even speak from laughing. Fortunately, my husband missed the entire episode!
Eventually we were able to get our luggage checked and get her inside to the restroom and at least turn the pants around. All she could say when she was finally able to speak again was, “They felt like they fit fine.”
Enjoy, Barrelassers’🙂

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BARRELASSIN ROCK N ROLL MEME

Oh man! This has been on my phone for a few days just waiting to be turned into a meme. While I feel the need to be clear about it, I also can't just let this opportunity slip away.
I don't know if he was wiping sweat, sneezing, singing, or what was going on while I was dancing, but he wasn't crying. Even though we were at a Heart concert and he absolutely adores both Anne and Nancy Wilson, and he would have had every right to cry, he was not. However, he is such a great sport and knows how to have a good laugh so...it belongs to the Universe now. You're welcome, world. I have a few different ones to share but this one will get you through the night. Again, you're welcome.

ROCK N ROLL MEMORIES

You can never make too many memories, especially with your 74 year old mother.

In one week my barrelassin' momma has joined me for two more concerts. One being Maroon 5, because she likes that "Adam guy with those tattoos up and down him", her exact words; and the other being the Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick concert, for which we had to take a little road trip for.

She loves live music and she loves traveling so there's no doubt  I get it from her. She's great company and we enjoy every second of our rock n roll road trips together.

If you and your 74 year old mother have never embarked on a rock n roll road trip together, I suggest you get right on that! You, my friend, are missing out.

Monday, September 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Have you ever seen a more beautiful library??

TEMPLE SQUARE- IN PICTURES, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH














JOSEPH SMITH MEMORIAL BUILDING, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building was once a hotel where many Presidents have stayed in the past. It is absolutely beautiful! If you've ever seen any of the three Work and the Glory movies, which almost all of my family filmed in as extras for all three movies, this area is where all of the characters eventually ended up.One of the views from the 10th floor is where Brigham Young stopped and decided this was the place to be. As the story was told to us by one of the many volunteers who give free tours and information, there was one tree here when he settled.

I also learned that the Steed family from the movie was not a real family; I did not know that previously.

The Mormons have the largest family research database in the world, and it's available to search right here in their Family Research Center, which we took advantage of while there and again, the volunteers were quite helpful in assisting us. 

Enjoy, Barrelassers ;) 












Thursday, September 15, 2016

SUNSET STRIP, CALIFORNIA!

If you love Rock n Roll then you've heard of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA.!
Well, I, too, love Rock N Roll and I've most definitely heard of it and many things about it.
This is why I'm currently working on planning my 43rd birthday around the iconic, Sunset Boulevard come January, 2017.

I don't want to get ahead of myself here but, I'm hoping that you'll see many future posts from me about the fascinating area as I plan to try and travel from Tennessee to California and spend at least a few days celebrating in such places as The Rainbow Bar and Grill, better known as the Rainbow Room, I believe; as well as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, and more!

My ideal stay would be somewhere not too far away such as, the equally iconic Beverly Hilton, famous for many, many gatherings and stories right out of a Hollywood movie scene.

Let the planning begin!
Wish me luck, Barrelassers! 

BARRELASSIN' MOBILE SITE ❤❤❤

Barrelassin' Momma ❤ Maroon 5


https://youtu.be/0ffLEHJKtQI

Monday, September 12, 2016

SAN DIEGO ZOO- Barrelassin' With Momma

Yesterday, we found ourselves barrelassin' around the San Diego Zoo, in San Diego, California. My oh my, what a beautiful and massive zoo!
We spent about nine hours at the zoo and I guarantee you we could have spent more time if we could have located more energy within ourselves. Thankfully they have the super convenient Kangaroo hop on hop off bus, and the Skyfari to help get you around.
Here's just a sneak peak at some of what we saw!
Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Barrelassin' Momma's Vintage Clothes 😮

And just like that, I turned around two times in a phone booth and I can now be a country star from the early 70s .
I squeezed my booty into Barrelassin' Momma's swanky outfit that she bought in Nashville, at a store called Alamo, before I was born in the early 70s. Apparently they made clothes for country singers? That's the word on the street. I can totally pull this off!