Sunday, February 20, 2011

A CRACKER JACK DAY, AND THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL...

I'm a day late (and usually a dollar short...yesterday was one of those wild and crazy Saturdays) on posting the Rhinestone Cowgirl Crackerjack Giveaway winner, though I did have my daughter pull a name and I contacted Amanda, at Girl In Pink, to give her the news yesterday afternoon.  Amanda has a beautiful blog...a 'pink', girly girl in a household of 'boys'.  A heartfelt thank you to all who dropped a note in the comments section on the giveaway post, or signed on as a follower - I had 67 entries...and you're all winners in my book!  We'll do this again...I promise.

Yesterday afternoon found us driving to Primm, NV (Stateline, as it's affectionately known in Vegas circles - the border of NV and CA, and the last chance for those looking to leave some cash behind before exiting the state.  Or, your first chance to drop it off, depending on the direction you're driving.  Stateline sits approx. 35 minutes south of Vegas) to enjoy the fabulous BONNIE RAITT in concert (not my video, because you would have, undoubtedly, heard me "shhhhhhhhhhhhhhing" the talkers in the background.  One of my favorite Raitt songs, "Angel From Montgomery", written by John Prine).
Have loved her voice and guitar work for-evvvvvvvvvvvvv-er.  I wore out three of her albums driving back and forth on countless trips from St. Louis to Denver, and back, in the late 80's/early 90's - of course, those were cassette tapes and would need to be replaced with CD's eventually, anyway...yes, I had 8-tracks at one point, too - when I was four. Shhhhhhhhhhh! I am NOT that old), and was SO excited to get the chance to see her perform in person. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening - dinner, drinks, friends, and kick-ass blues - wish you could have been there!

Back atcha' in a few days - it's raining outside, and a great day for a nap (maybe the rest of those cracker jacks, too)!

6 comments:

Jackie said...

Loved going out with you last night, we had a blast! Bonnie was awesome!!
Congratulations on winning Amanda, you will love Tanya's jewelry!

Theanne and Baron said...

Congratulations to Amanda...happy you enjoyed Bonnie Raitt!

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh Lucky your for getting to see Bonnie and Lucky lucky Amanda for winning your necklace...she will be so thrilled!!! If for some reason she decides she doesn't want it, I have a home for it!!! lol...
Congratulations!!!

Only Prettier said...

sounds so fun!!!!!

Bohemian said...

Congrats to Amanda on her win!

Well, Happy early Anniversary to you then too... ours is March 18th so we're just a wee bit ahead of you on the day. This year I know I went overboard... but mostly because every year after our 20th we've seemed to have medical emergencies crop up and this year was no exception... and I thought... hey, may as well just get myself something really nice because the ER's are gonna come anyway and bust the budget! I know, I know... irresponsible which is out of character for me... but I Blogged about that very topic just now... *winks, confession is so good for the Soul* Dawn... The Bohemian

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Congratz to Amanda....dang it! I bet she was so excited to win such a great prize!! Glad you got to see your favorite performer =)