Tuesday, July 12, 2011

If I Had A Million Dollars

I dream of planning an event that isn't put on by a non-profit organization.  Because, finding sponsors in Utah is like finding a tall single man that LDS in Utah to fall in love with you.  (Hypothetically speaking, of course.) It's just almost impossible.

It's hard work to feed 750 people on a LOW budget.  And I'm glad it's most likely the last one I have to ever do.

That's all.
With that said, you should totally come to this.  It will be fun if... people, you know... show up!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let Freedom Ring

Remember that one time I sat on the FIELD on the 2ND ROW at the STADIUM OF FIRE with BRAD PAISLEY?

Okay now, let me back up...

Freedom Festival.  Have you heard of it?  It's a big celebration of America.  Yes, I celebrate America (so many people this year have asked me if I do... I live here. duh.)  This is going to be a hard year to beat for my celebrating of America.  And, it's all thanks to two great guys!

A week ago we kicked the week off with a Patriotic Service that was oh so emotional.  Tears were shed.  During the service, they presented a mother with a flag in honor of her son who died in the war.  It was really one of the coolest things I have ever seen.  The rest of the service was great too.  Even Miss America was there.  It was an excellent production of why we celebrate America.

The next event I attended was a Gala!  A GALA!  Who even goes to those?  I went with my friend Emory.  He wore a tux, I wore my version of Kate Hudson's yellow dress in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.  It couldn't be exact because, well, her entire backside is exposed along with a lot of her front side, but it had a small train!  Chad took Tania, a friend from the ward so we were able to hang out while the guys were off doing business with the famous folk of Utah.  Might I add, BRUCE from CHANNEL 5 NEWS was there!  We. Were. Starstruck.  Other greats such as Stephen R. Covey, General Authorities, Alan Osmond and so on were also in attendance.  A professional singer, Dallyn Vail Bayles, provided the entertainment which was just amazing.  His performance of Bring Him Home was the best I had EVER heard in my life.  We were all impressed.  The menu had steak and salmon on it, and Tania and I were stressing out about that decision.  Not to worry though, we were all served BOTH! The dessert was interesting.  It was a pear dish that came in a purse.  A food purse though.  Weird.  It was a top night.

Saturday night, Mer and I were getting ready for Stadium of Fire when Emory called.  Odd, since it was such a busy night for them with Stadium of Fire.  Turns out he was just calling to offer us 6 2nd row seats!  SIX 2ND ROW SEATS! Okay.  Are you understanding more in full circle the awesomeness of my friends?  A gala, now this?  Awesome. I told Mer, and her response was "I think we need to hug".  It was then followed by the next 3 hours before the show, full of screams, jumping up and down, more screams etc. You get the picture. The night was bound to be magical. And, it was!  We were probably 98% excited for Brad, and 2% excited for David.  The show was seriously SO awesome!  Brad came down off the stage a few times, and I could have touched him if I wanted to he was so close to me.  But, I kept my cool and let him be.  Also, he's short which was sort of a disappointment.  It's okay, Brad... it never would've worked out between us anyways.  I will forever need to sit 2nd row at Stadium of Fire.  Even if I have to pay the $130. It's that great down there.

The show was magical.  It's the only word that describes such an experience. Really.

I love America.