Category Archives: Celebrity

The Homes of Lake Austin

Matthew McConaughey, Andy Rodderick and Brooklyn Decker are among an elite list of those who live on Lake Austin. If you haven’t had a chance, taking the boat out on the lake itself is amazing for a day of fishing, boating, relaxing, wake boarding but checking out the homes along the shore just spice things up even more.

Lake Austin Homes, TX (9)This post seemed appropriate for Wordless Wednesday as some of these homes made my jaw drop, left me speechless and made me question what all these people did for a profession. I’ve never seen so many infinity pools all lined up in a row. Maybe it’s growing up in the country but I’m still flabbergasted when I see homes this big.

Lake Austin October 2013Lake Austin Homes, TX (1)Lake Austin Homes, TX (7) 0Lake Austin Homes, TX (6) Lake Austin Homes, TX (3)Lake Austin Homes, TX (8)If waterfront isn’t your cup of tea, cliffside is another option. Some even come with these lifts to carry down your belongings.

Lake Austin Homes, TX (4)This, just looks like a whole lot of fun!

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My favorite boat dock / garage:

Lake Austin Homes, TX (8)Any favorites? Do you have an area like this near you?

Lake Austin Oct. 2013

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Today I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus, Photography Essentials and Live and Love Outloud for{Wordless Wednesday}.

Jamey Johnson & My Confession

A week ago, I headed out to see one of my favorite songwriters perform. Jamey Johnson. He is amazing! If you haven’t heard him sing some of his songs, I’m most certain you’ve heard some that he’s written.

Give It Away – George Strait
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk – Trace Adkins
Ladies Love Country Boys – Trace Adkins

I knew the show was going to be amazing but I didn’t realize how amazing! Over three hours worth of amazing! Definitely getting your money’s worth! It seemed like he sang all of his songs even though I know there’s a vault load that he didn’t sing. He also sang the Dixie Chicks / Bruce Robinson hit, ‘Travelin’ Soldier’ and his father and daughter came out and sang ‘In Color’ with him. That was the highlight for me. Talk about a special moment!

(Incredibly blurry pic of Jamey Johnson and his dad leaving the stage after the show.)

Later during the evening, I found myself near the back of the stage. Where I was still in the general admission area however I could see the stage from the side and the backstage door was only about 8 feet away. That’s right, 8 feet. This is where the confession comes in. Celebrities / famous people.
1. I’m not very good at picking them out of a crowd.
2. When I do, I am convincing myself that it’s not really them.
3. I cannot EVER bring myself to ask them for a picture or even talk to them.
Does this happen to anyone else?!

Case in point, the Jamey Johnson concert. Here I am, standing around, enjoying the show. Who walks out the backstage door? Marty Turco. For those who don’t know, Marty Turco was a goalie for the Dallas Stars and is AMAZING!

I knew who he was right off. (Amazingly enough.) I also started saying “That can’t be him!” Then he walks back thru the backstage door. Gone – in a flash! I lean over to the guy next to me and say, “Who was that?”.
He responds “Marty Turco”. I say, “I thought so.” I then turn back to my friend and say “Crap. That was him!”

I proceeded to stare down the door, because that was going to make him come back, haha! Deep down, I knew there were other Stars players back there! A little while later, I different man walks out and then stands facing the stage. He’s standing there for a while, by himself. I knew he was with Turco.
About ten minutes go by, out comes Marty Turco and another hockey player. Before I can stop myself I say “MARTY TURCO!”. We make eye contact. I think he was stunned that some girl knew who he was at a Jamey Johnson concert (of all places). I mean, another guy was there and he was surprised that I knew who Marty Turco was. But that’s all I could get out “Marty Turco!”. I couldn’t say “Can I have your picture?!”, “You are awesome!”, “I saw you at the game last Thursday!”. Nothing.

So here I was, starring at Jamie Langenbrunner, Marty Turco and Brett Hull. Hockey greats and it was like I had a sock in my mouth.

Does anyone else have a problem?! It’s happened to me before. I realize they are people just like you and I however I feel like this must happen to them a lot, so why not just let them enjoy the show like everyone else…. no?

Meeting The Robertsons

I’ve mentioned my love for Duck Dynasty in prior posts. Heck, we even found their shop in Louisiana. So last week my co-worker and I heard that they were going to be in Wal-Mart (go figure – of all places) signing their book, The Duck Commander Family. Willie and Korie, that is. So, I made sure I had nothing else to do and off to the Big-D I went!
I’ve attended a book signing before and to be honest, it was kind of hellish. It was just hours and hours of waiting in a bookstore line that never moved, however when we got to the front of the line, we spoke to her and got a picture. That part was great. This experience was a little different.
1. It is understandable that you would stand in line at a Wal-Mart to see a self-proclaimed redneck.
2. This line moved and it moved quick (thank you, thank you).
3. As opposed to reading books and sitting on the floor (as the case in the first book signing) we got to quickly go thru the aisles and shop a little. Or peruse in the sporting goods and auto section that is. Did I need any oil and new car seat covers? No, but I got some good Christmas ideas while I was there.
4. Babies. People love having their babies pictures taken with rednecks (and there were some cute ones).
5. Finally, we got to the front of the line. Here is my biggest quirk about the visit. It was super, super rushed. They could only take pictures while signing autographs and they signed quick. So I didn’t get to talk to them, although I’m not really sure what I would have said but it would’ve been nice to have a “moment” but I guess I got one below.
Let’s ignore how ridiculous I look and focus more on how wickedly awesome it is to have a picture taken with these two. More men should have these beards… just sayin’.
Love them – thanks for the signing! Next time, I need to meet Uncle Si and Jase!