Venus Trapped in Mars

07 April 2014

Must Do All of the Things

The March Madness hangover in the Dallas air today is palpable. Yes I realize that the National Championship is still to come tonight, but with all of the festivities over the weekend I think we are all left a little puffy eyed and, well, just puffy! 

As I mentioned on Friday, I had a 3 day weekend, which was a delightful last-minute treat. So Thursday night I battled the severe weather warnings (which turned out to only be some mild lightning) and headed to the NCAA College Slam Dunk & 3-point Championships. I got my ticket off of Living Social and actually spent more money on parking than on the ticket itself! Since it was General Admission, as a single rider, I was able to hop on a killer seat, even though I was pretty late getting there. 





And then the best thing of all time happened, Jason Witten was announced as a judge for the slam dunk contest. And then I became a giddy little school girl running around looking for a better seat to get to stare at his adorable face.




I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting from Jason Witten... maybe for him to throw his cards down, rush into the stands when he saw my Tennessee shirt and plant a big one on me. (That's what she said...)

Anyway, Friday I went to my very first Nascar Race. I thought I was just going to the race with free tickets through work, I wasn't aware that we had Luxury Suite tickets. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out it was all the free food and beer and wine I could consume. High five!








Oh and I also met this guy. On a totally related note, I spent several hours on Sunday watching Duck Dynasty for the first time. Hello, new favorite show. I kinda shocked myself how much I was digging this show. Guess I got a little redneck in me after all! Or maybe it was just cause I thought Jep was totally the cutest thing in the history of giant beards. His gorgeous wife probably agrees. *sad face*





On Saturday I checked out the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. As I've mentioned about a billion times, this is where I live and I love love love it. It's funny, when I tell people who have lived in Dallas for quite some time that I live in Deep Ellum, they get anxious for my safety. But really, it is the best neighborhood that has (from what I'm told) undergone the most incredible transformation. I think eclectic is a great word to describe the vibe!










That last one is on my balcony, what a beautiful night it was on Saturday night! Followed by rain rain and more rain all day on Sunday. Veenie was excited though because it meant I was staying in all day, she was happier than a dog with peanut butter on her nose.... oh wait, no, I'm sorry.... she was a dog with peanut butter on her nose.



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31 comments :

  1. Not gonna lie..I totally skipped straight to the comments once I saw the photo of Jep and Uncle Si's sweet tea! I don't know what it is, but I LOVE Duck Dynasty! I can't get enough of it! And Jep is by far the cutest Roberstson of the group! Was he at the race?
    Ok, now I will go back and read the rest of your post :)

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  2. I am incredibly jealous of your sports filled weekend. I miss living in DFW and being close to sporting events of all kinds!

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  3. what a fun-filled sports weekend, love it! Duck Dynasty is amazing, I'm more of a Jase girl myself though.

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  4. Dude, Dallas & Fort Worth were banging this weekend! I went to the Music Fest. one day and look at you making all the stops! hahahaha

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  5. It seems like Dallas truly had it all this weekend! I'm sure you had a blast! I was dying to be at some of those free concerts they had going on! The art fest seems legit too!

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  6. that guy... no he is not cute! jason witten yes, beardy dude, no! sorry i'm not sorry. but it looks like you had a really fun weekend!!

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  7. All the self-made gifs!!!! :) :) :) You had a great weekend!

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  8. Looks like a fun weekend! That sunset from your balcony is absolutely beautiful! I've heard lots of good things but never watched Duck Dynasty - mostly because sometimes I don't even let myself start new shows because I'll watch an entire season in 2 days :/

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  9. I love Duck Dynasty and all the bearded men. You would think I would be able to find one here in GA. I want a Jep:)

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  10. So completely off topic because I really hate basketball BUT the ACM's are coming to Dallas next year and I'm thinking this is a perfectly acceptable reason to make my first trip to Texas! Clearly Texas knows how to do all the big events!!

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  11. What awesome seats!! So cool! Jep is my favorite DD brother, but I love it when they all make fun of him. Veenie is adorable!

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  12. So proud of you for going out and doing everything this weekend! It looks like a blast :)

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  13. Formally questionable neighborhoods are always the best in my opinion! Tyson introduced me to Duck Dynasty last year, those guys crack me up.

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  14. Hey Sarah! Such an awesome weekend!! And those photo's of the dogs holding the drinks are so cute! And your doggy Veenie is adorable!! (As are both of them :)) And Peanut butter always does the trick! lol! Hagd! Xx

    Lisa,xo

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  15. Looks like you had a fun weekend! Lucky that you got to meet Jep! Jase is my favorite brother.

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  16. you should try and find pics of Jep without his beard. he is a real looker behind it!

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  17. Good for you for doing the basketball thing solo! I went to a film festival by myself this weekend and had a blast!

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    1. THAT A GIRL. THAT A GIRL!!!!! I'm so proud of you! How fun too!! I've never been to a film festival.

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  18. I love Jep, but Jase is my favorite.

    One last time... GO CATS!

    Still peeing my pants a little that we won. Again.

    AHHHHH!!!!!!!

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  19. I love Nascar as much as I hate living in Kentucky this week. Seriously I need to just up and move to a state that appreciates football. I am getting to old to deal with the BBN.

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  20. I MUST know where you found those photos of dogs drinking alcohol. I'd love to stalk their online shop! If they even have one, of course

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  21. Looks like you were in sports heaven this weekend! And gahhh, I am not excited for tonight's game - I'm far from a fan of either the teams, sooooo... I'll pretend it's all over, already!

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  22. Seriously, I need to move down there and become your best friend because this looks like basically the best weekend everrrrr. Although I probably would have attacked Mr. Witten, so I don't know how easily you're embarrassed or how much money you have around for bail?

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  23. Those dog pictures are incredible, too bad I don't see any of a Schnauzer :) Looks like you got out there and explored this weekend. Oh and I would sit on your balcony all the time. I love a little outdoor space.

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  24. How cool that you went to the slam dunk contest! And I love your Deep Ellum pictures!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  25. I love Duck Dynasty! That family is awesome!

    Looks like a fantastic weekend. Maybe one of these days I'll check out what this Nascar business is all about...

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  26. Cute gifs! Ok, I totally want to go to a Nascar race. I've lived in the south and never went! WHAT!? I know. I need to see some Duck Dynasty too. Hey, at least I know what sweet tea is and I've made it at home. ;)

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  27. A bloody great post as per usual, I have never tried cold tea or sweet tea hell I don't even really like hot tea I am not a tea drinker

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  28. Looks like a lot of fun. I went to the March Madness Music Festival. Was pretty awesome. Duck Dynasty is easy to get addicted to. It can so easily distract me if I am flipping channels and see it is on. One episode where Jep kept saying "Like a Boss" I would laugh every time.

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  29. How are you JUST checking out Duck Dynasty (the show) now?? Glad you've fallen in love just like the rest of America. ;-) Last week, I posted about getting a private tour of the Duck Commander warehouse...you should check it out. (Dislcaimer: I don't have a fancy camera so the photo quality is a bit lacking.) www.moomoogal87.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-ducky-day.html

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