Venus Trapped in Mars

25 October 2013

Fan Friday: Shake and Bake






If you don't like the movie Talladega Nights then I'm afraid we have nothing in common, and you will not care for this blog post. The good news is that everyone in America liked this movie and it won the Academy Award. For what you ask? Best movie ever made. So you all should like this post.

The coolest company ever, Xperience Days, contacted me and asked me to review one of their "Xperiences." I could choose from their long list which included Xperiences that were safe and practical, like a photography class, or more romantic, like a gondola ride for two, or a night of partying country western style at Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honkey tonk.

And then I saw it.... A Full Throttle Stockcar Ride Along Xperience at Texas Motor Speedway. Shake and bake baby. Shake and then bake. My mother was less than thrilled to learn that I would be doing 3 laps in a real NASCAR car at 165 miles per hour.










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So I get to the track on a chilly Saturday morning and they have me suit up. I love how I did my hair and makeup for the occasion, there ain't nothin' sexy about that suit I put on. I'm not sure how Danica manages to look hot, I certainly didn't! In my defense though, I think Danica has a slightly more tailored suit than I did. 

I feel like I should just warn you, I look like a super nerd that is totally geeking out in every single one of these pictures. Like a teenage super fanboy at his first Comic Con. 
Holy toledo would you look at that nerd? I can't look at that picture without involuntarily snorting my drink out of my nose. If anyone needs a good photo to catfish people with, there is your sexy shot right there. You have my permission to reel in all of the guys. 

Listen, Red light, Yellow light, Green Light, GO! {name the song....}
HAHAHAAHAA. Oh lord. This picture. That picture sums up the ride. I don't know what I'm doing in this picture, but I think I'm pulling up my pants so  I can run to the bar faster. I don't have anything to compare this to...

...Oh wait, yes I do. Have you ever been on the Crazy Mouse roller-coaster? The one where you are in that little car thinking, "Oh no Mr. Mouse coaster, you're running out of room to make that left turn, you should turn soon, TURN TURN TURN RIGHT NOW MOUSE OR WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!" Yeah, and somehow the mouse makes the turn, and you live. It was like that. 
And just as I feared. The bangs were in the pits. (Ba dump chhhh) 

I'm on fire! Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me! Ok, I'm done with Ricky Bobby quotes. But really, to say I would recommend Xperience Days is an understatement. One of the coolest things I've ever done.  I like blogging. 

*Xperience Days gave me a free stock car ride in exchange for this post, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Some may be the Geico pig's though. 

Linking up with Whitney with a festive song for the occasion! 
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49 comments :

  1. Ok. So I'm officially jealous of this experience! So awesome!

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  2. That looks like fun, I love the side window view of you and I thought you might have peed your pants from the thrill of the ride in that one picture!

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  3. You win. At blog life and real life and just everything in general... this is amazing! Were you actually in Dale Earnhardt Jr's car?!

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  4. That sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I would gladly smush my hair for a stock car ride! ;)

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  5. this looks so freaking awesome. even with the bangs out of place you look awesome, albeit nerd awesome. i want an Xperience! so freaking cool.

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  6. Dear lord baby jesus, this right here wins blogland today.

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  7. THIS IS AMAZING!!! I'm so jealous!!!

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  8. DON'T YOU PUT THAT EVIL ON ME!

    I totally linked up and totally didn't follow directions on the post topic. Sweet, 8 lb baby Jesus, please don't be mad.

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  9. This looks amazing! And I was also weirdly reminded of the Little Rascals movie when their "racing hero" was handing out the soapbox derby prize, and they had no idea it was a woman (Reba in her prime) and her jumpsuit was way sexy. End of story. x

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  10. Love me some Ricky Bobby and I am pretty sure that song is Pour Some Sugar on Me - could be wrong.

    This is insanely and ridiculously cool that you got to enjoy that experience!

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  11. So fun!!! Love the photo of your post-laps hair. Hilarious.

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  12. The tables have turned my dear. I'm jealous. What a cool thing to do! Love all the photos! Can't wait for Anchorman 2 to come out in like a month and a half! I love Will :)

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  13. haha LOVE this post! that must've been awesome. I'm jealous-can't lie

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

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  14. A-Mazing!!!! So glad you picked something awesome to do versus a gondola ride... Not that there is anything wrong with a gondola ride.
    ~Krista
    kristiesbluejeans.blogspot.com

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  15. I am so jealous. I don't even like anything about NASCAR, but the adrenaline junkie in me would love this. Every once in a while I see a groupon for this type of thing and think of going for it. I've also seen a groupon for a Ferrari racing thing, like if you've ever seen that episode of Enttourage when they do that for Turtle's birthday? The point is, driving fast makes me happy. I have gotten too many tickets to know I can't do it on freeways any more, but on a track, hell to the yes!

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  16. a) I lost it at the picture of Maxwell - I can hear him/you shouting "weeeeeee"
    b) twice my life has revolved around bangs. bangs are so awful and unruly on me that had i been in your position i would have either passed on the whole experience or spent the entire time crying on the inside about how dumb my bangs were going to look when it was all over.

    kudos to you for being hilarious and brave and still managing to look sassy even after the fact!

    LittleBirdBlogs

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  17. soooooo cool!!! i don't even know what to say, this just so friggin awesome.

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  18. Ah, no!! I am so, so jealous! This is amazing!

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  19. did you pray to sweet baby jesus before you got in the car?

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  20. That is just too cool! I would love to get a chance to do that! I WANNA GO FAST!

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  21. Beyond jealous of your NASCAR experience!!!!!! I would have been in the pits cheering you on the whole way...in my #48 pajama pants and carrying my #48 lunch bag.

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  22. Awesome! Sounds like a great experience!

    Also.... Take the bottle & shake it up :)

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  23. Coolest thing ever. I'd be concerned about my bangs, too.

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  24. I don't think I could sit in a car going that fast! Nope. I hit the breaks when other people drive, so you could imagine my terror. Any post with the "weeeeeee" pig is ok in my book!

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  25. This looks awesome!!! What a cool experience. Go Vols! :)

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  26. Totally awesome I would probably pee myself if I had to do that.

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  27. That sounds like it would be so damn scary but so much fun!

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  28. 2 things. No 3.
    1. The fact that you got to do this AND RIDE IN MY GUYS CAR makes me both a little bit jealous of but happy for you.
    2. You still looked awesome.
    & 3. The whole experience sounds pretty awesome! I had never heard of that site before but they can come to me anytime they want! haha Checking it out now!

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  29. Ahhh! I think I would pee my pants!! This may be one the coolest things I have ever seen someone do!

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  30. What a freaking cool experience. I would pee my pants going that fast! Love the Black Betty song too!

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  31. I am so jealous!! It looks like you a blast!!

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  32. I just spit out my drink when I saw the picture of the "weeeee" pig.
    Hillarious!

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  33. I checked out the website, and they have some great things in AZ. We are already planning some events.

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  34. That looks so fun! I would love to do a NasCar ride along just once!

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  35. WOOHOO! How awesome!! I would like to do the ride along with a professional driver sometime since they know what they're doing.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  36. Oh my...did Dale Jr. actually drive the car you rode in?!?! If so I am EXTREMELY jealous and would have peed my pants just from being that close to that man. You would think by now I would be used to it though seeing as I'm his girlfriend. {His girlfriend's name is Amy...}

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  37. This is so awesome! My dad loves Nascar, so he would love this!

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  38. That is the coolest blogger perk I've ever heard of!

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  39. This looks so much fun!!
    Who takes your pictures? I love of course the added comments you put on them.

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  40. I love it all!

    Funny that you mention Talladega Nights… I was an extra on that movie!!! You can actually see me in one scene (where the driver at the very beginning stops mid race to eat a burger - I'm waiting in the concession stand line with a wonder bread tshirt on) craziness!

    Also, the Charlotte Motor Speedway has something similar. You can even drive your own car on the track :)

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