Friday, May 1, 2009

Beach, Torture, And My Chance To Meet Reba. Yesssss.

I told you last week that I would be spending a lot of this week at the beach. Remember? Without kids? Well, we got back yesterday. And it. was. heavenly.

We drove down on Tuesday, and were able to spend a little time on the beach. The crowds were minimal, the weather was a little cloudy, but warm, and the beach was empty. Nice.

Then, Wednesday, Spencer went to work while I slept in (Amen), and then went to the beach alone. I was actually a little concerned that I would get bored. I thought I'd get restless.

You know what? I did not get bored. I did not get restless. I didn't even get up out of the chair. I took a cooler with 3 bottles of water, a bag of pretzels, and a Snickers. I rented a chair from the beach guys. I had a book, my scripture memory cards, and my iPod. I called and texted some friends. And. I. Sat. There. All. Day. Long.

I think I'll make it an annual event.

Believe it or not, I have been doing other things besides practicing my skillz as a beach bum. Namely, Shredding. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I gave into the craze and began Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. And let me tell you something. I am not one who usually gives into exercise crazes. An "eat chocolate" craze? I'm there. A "watch endless re-runs of REBA" craze? Sign me up. But not an exercise craze. You know what? It has totally and completely kicked my butt. I have laughed. I have cried. I have avoided stairs at all cost because I didn't think my jelly legs would support me. I have sore muscles in places that I didn't have muscles. But if I can have a body like Jillian, then it's worth it.

Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot wait to tell you the next one. About 2 weeks ago, I received an email from a Casting Agency about an invitation only Reba concert. They were casting audience members for a very small, intimate concert that was being filmed by CMT. We were supposed to email back if we wanted to be considered (duh). I found out later that this email was sent to over 20,000 people. I received an email yesterday saying that I had been chosen as an audience member! SHUT UP! I have been told the time and place to meet the Production Director, and what to wear (dark, solid, "club attire"). Y'all. I am, of course, thrilled. Here's my dilemma. Club attire. Have you met me? If you consider Publix, Target, or the softball field a "club," then I'm all set. If not, then I'm seriously in a bind for something to wear. Where is BigMama when I need her? The exact words used in the email are: "Dress like you are going to a nice club or event. Wear black to dark colors. No white. We would like everybody to look sharp for the show. We want Nashville to look good. No formal wear or worn out blue jeans. NO LOGOS ON YOUR CLOTHING! NO OVERALLS! NO SUMMER WEAR THAT REFLECTS CASUAL! An upscale look has been requested by Production. Solid colors look better on camera." Got that? Suggestions, please. I don't do sleeveless and could be standing the entire time or sitting the entire time depending on where I'm placed in the audience. I'm so excited and I can't wait to tell you how it goes.

M'kay. That's me right now. What are you up to? And please feel free to give wardrobe suggestions in the comments. BigMama? Are you there?


Mary said...

Definitely need BigMama to hop over here with fashion advice, but you'll look great whatever you wear!

I'm so jazzed for you!

Rachel said...

soooo excited for you!!! Girl, the Good Lord knows what a treat this is. Hope you enjoy every minute!

Meg said...

I am not one to give fashion advice sorry. But, if your Shred diet (which I have never heard of) includes beaches and Snickers bars, "Sign me up!" ha!

Have fun at your Reba concert. I met her once and she is AWESOME!!

Cheryl said...

I have no idea what to suggest! But I'm so excited for you, how fun!

I'm going to be 'shredding' in a few more weeks.....kind of excited, kind of scared.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your blog and always enjoy your humor....

Have a great the concert....

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl your dream is coming true! :) Reba will LOVE you.

Fran said...

If you need a friend to accompany you, I'm happy to do that.

You are a rockstar!!

And, I love ya!

Melinda said...

Seriously? Are you KIDDING me? I had no idea you had such connections!

Shut up, indeed!

Rock on, sister-friend, rock on.

XO Melinda

Flip Chick said...

Congrats on being chosen for the Reba concert taping! I was chosen, too! (I'm guessing you and I both got our e-mails for being subscribed to the Rebanet newsletter.) I've only been a Reba fan for about 9 months, but I'm a BIG fan. This is my first time seeing Reba live and my first trip to Nashville. Also, my first chance to meet fellow Reba fans! (None of my friends or co-workers are as obsessed with Reba as I am.)

Thanks for the tip about the workout DVD. I am very anti-exercise, but this sounds like something that works on many levels during a short workout. I'm definitely going to try it. :)

The Latham Family said...

Have you checked White House Black Market for your Reba-meeting-attire? They have beautiful clothes (lots of solid black) and I LOVE their accessories. You could wear a simple shirt and dress it up with one of their cool necklaces. Throw that together with some black pants and some cute shoes, and you're all set! I am SO happy for you Robyn - this couldn't have happened to a sweeter, more deserving person!