Thursday, October 30, 2014

Country Must be Country Wide.

No, YOU are posting your weekend recap on Thursday :P 

About four months ago, Brantley Gilbert announced the second leg of his Let it Ride tour, I checked the cities and dates, he wasn't coming to Minnesota, but he was going to be in Des Moines, home to one of my best friends Jayme Sue :)

Being the nice person I am, I texted her right away and said hey, I'm coming down & going to BG, and she's like I want to go too! So we started making plans for me to go down there and spend the weekend with her and her husband, Daniel. 

That weekend just happened, I took a bus down Thursday afternoon and got to Des Moines around 6. The concert started at 7, so we headed right over to the venue & on the way I realized that another one of my old OD pals was also going to be at the concert, although we never managed to meet up.  

Anyways, we get to the concert and I buy my BG shirt that I've been wanting ever since I saw it on Pinterest. 

We watch the first act, who was Brian Davis, he was pretty okay, he actually co-wrote four of the songs on Brantley's newest album, but I wasn't a big fan of him as an artist. 

After BD, we decided we were thirsty, so we went out and got a drink and then came back and saw Chase Bryant, sometime during his set, I realized that I didn't have my shirt anymore and that made me a sad panda because like I said I've wanted that specific one since I've been a BG fan which has been at least the last five years.  

His last opener Aaron Lewis was probably my favorite opener, because I knew some of his music and I knew once he was done, it'd be time for my husband BG!

I suppose I could tell you guys about the drunk couples that we had all around us.  I'm pretty sure we were the only two sober ones in our section.  At one point, the couple right next to Jayme got engaged, because y'know every girl wants a drunken proposal and like Jayme said, I sure hope they remembered it the next morning! 

Brantley Gilbert was fan-freaking-tastic.  & it was even better because I got to see him with Jayme, the only thing that would have made it better is if we had better seats, but there will be a next time for sure if I have anything to say about it! We're actually hoping to go to Winter Jam together in January! 

Friday, we were going to relax during the day and then go to Worship at the Barn in the evening, but we both decided to be lazy all day.  We slept in until like 10:30, which was SO glorious and much needed & then got our day started, I finally got to meet Jayme's better(just kidding best friend!) half & we set out for some coffee at Caribou & then decided to hit up the (broke) book nerd's Nirvana, Half Price Books & we decided on our first book club read, which is a Jodi Picoult book that I'm too lazy to go grab out of my suitcase full of books that Jayme sent me home with.  Oh yeah, we're totally the type of people to bring an extra suitcase full of books on vacation.  #YOLO

When we got back, we swapped books while Daniel just shook his head as if we were crazy.  and we probably are, but that's okay.  We listened to random mix CDs that they had kept ever since pretty much the beginning of their relationship.  Then, they introduced me to the wonderfully awesome and inappropriate game known as Cards against Humanity.  So many laughs.  

Friday night, Daniel made us an amazing dinner and then we went and got Mixers or whatever QT calls them and they were amazing. So much ice cream and chocolate, DELICIOUS! Jayme and I got our computers out and played around on our various social media sites and I finally convinced her to start a blog!  You should all check her out at Keepin ^ with the Carruthers :) 

Saturday morning, I had to come back to Minnesota and I really didn't want to, I had such an amazing time with Jayme and Daniel and I'm so grateful they let me crash with them for the weekend.

& it sure is nice to know I'm missed, I love messages like these from my work momma.  

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hey Girl Hey.

Blogger burn out is a real thing people.  I definitely felt it these last couple of weeks, so in celebration of finally feeling like blogging again, hanging out with the best friend & said best friend starting a blog I decided to come back with an all about me survey.  & yes, I'm posting at 12:23 because I can.

Also, Ten Question Tuesday will resume this week along with a new weekly Friday post!  

1. What's your name? 
Meghan Anna Brown.  I was going to be Anna Marie, but my maternal grandmother thought Anna was too old-fashioned for a baby.  

2. What's your favorite sport? 
Depends on my mood.  Usually NASCAR & Hockey though.  

3. Have a crush? 

4. What's your eye color? 

5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would love to have a college education, hopefully starting either in January or summer semester! 

6. Are you allergic to anything? Fake people & drama.  

7. Have you ever broken a bone? Yup.  Ankle when I was 4.  

8. What's your favorite movie? 8 Seconds and Twister.  Those are my two go-to movies.  

9. Books or movies? Books.   

10. Favorite book? Making me pick a favorite book is liking asking a parent to pick a favorite child, not going to happen, check out my Goodreads for what I'm reading lately, I'm trying to be more active on there.   

11. What's your favorite website? Probably bloglovin' & Pinterest.  

12. Favorite number? I love the number 17.  But my ultimate favorite number is the last four of my maternal grandparents' phone number which is 8965.  

13. What's your favorite letter? Umm.  

14. Do you know all of the words to the National Anthem? Yep.  

15. What's your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving.  & my birthday, which should definitely be a holiday! 

16. What song most describes your life right now? I've Got Friends In Low Places

17. Who's your favorite band / artist? Brantley Gilbert, Garth Brooks and George Strait.  Although I do love a good Eminem song every now and then.  #noshame

18. What's your relationship status? LDR.  Because my boyfriend lives in the future.  

19. Do you exercise? I walk,  

20. Have you ever thrown up before? Why? Yes,  

21. Are you right or left handed? right 

22. What's your nickname? 
Megs, Meggy(which I really don't like, but I tolerate.), Miss Meghan, #2, Little Bit, LoveBug & Squeezebox(only one person is allowed to call me this!) 

23. Do you wear make-up everyday? Nada.  

24. When's your birthday? April 2 1992.  

25. How do you feel about "YOLO"? One of those words that I totally started saying making fun of it, but know say it way more than I care to admit.  

26. What's your favorite quote? 
Pray about everything worry about nothing.  

27. What's the worst thing that's happened to you in your entire life?Probably when I had to have my eyes re-opened after they were sewn shut after surgery.  Or losing my grandpa at 14.  

28. If you could live in any state, which would it be, and why?I'd love to live in Texas.  I've always heard great things about the state.  

29. What annoys you? Depends on the day quite honestly..

30. What food do you hate the most? I will eat just about anything, I hate having to see people's gum as they are chewing it though.  

31. Do you have any pets? Names? Cooper who is a weim, Chloe who is a golden & Leader who is a beagle.  

32. Jeans, skinny jeans, skirts, denim jeans, or crazy-patterned tights? Jeans. 

33. Do you wear your seat belt in the car at all times. Yep.  

34. Do you like this survey? Sure.  

35. Who's your favorite super hero? My Grandpa.  He's pretty awesome! 

36. Is that your natural hair color? Yep.  

37. What color eyes would you like to have? Or do you like the way they are right now? I like my eye colors.  
38. Do you look more like your mum or your dad? Momma.  

39. What's your favorite type of food? My guilty pleasure is a scoop of cookie dough before bed.  

40. What are three things you cannot live without? Jesus, my family, & my friends.  

41. Who do you miss right now? My mommas.  Real, step & work.  

42. On a scale of 1-10, how bored are you? 2. 

43. When something drops from the bed, you stay on the bed and stretch to get it, right? Yep.  

44. How tall are you? Short.  

45. What's your shoe size? Like a 7 I think.  

46. How would you describe your personality? Sassy, classy & a whole lot of smart assy.  #sorrynotsorry

47. What's your favorite kind of cheese? The mickey mouse shaped cut-outs.  

48. What's your favorite ice-cream flavor? I love B&J's Chocolate Cheesecake.  

49. What did you want to be when you were young? Shania Twain.  

50. What are you listening to right now? Pandora and Jayme typing.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

F I F T E E N//Quoted.

I am a wordsmith, I love words and I love quotes, so to pick just one favorite quote? It's very hard for me, But my favorite quote is all the tagline for this blog from the one and only William Shakespeare,

& though she be but little, she is fierce.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Welcome to the second week of ten question tuesday!

  • 1 - Who was the last person you texted?
  • Jayme.  
  • 2 - When is your birthday?
  • April 2nd, 1992.  I'm going to be 23 in less than 6 months O.o. 
  • 3 - Who do you want to be with right now?
  • I wouldn't complain if I could have the day off to go hang out with my mom :) 
  • 4 - What sports do you play?
  • Ha ha ha. 
  • 5 - Who is the first person in your contacts?
  • A girl I used to be in a bible study with.  
  • 6 - What is your favorite song as of the moment?
  • As of right now? I'm loving Blake Shelton's Neon Light.  
  • 7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with?
  • Hmm.  Brantley GIlbert :) 
  • 8 - What do you feel right now?
  • I'm chill.  
  • 9 - What chocolate is your favorite?
  • White Chocolate.  
  • 10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have?
  • Nada.  

F O U R T E E N// Up North.

When I was growing up, "Up North" and Granny's house was my happy place, and it still is to a point, but now that my Granny has passed away, it holds a lot of memories that are hard to re-visit without her here.  But there weren't many summers when you didn't find me in the 218 for at least a weekend from the time I was 3 til the time I was 18.

My mom's parents put roots down in Bemidji and 5 of my mom's 6 siblings still live there, and it's my home away from home, when I was growing up, it was my Granny's house that I would stay at, but now, I stay with my favorite auntie and uncle and my cousins when I go up.

Whether it was finding a deal during Crazy Days at the Mall, getting a black eye while go-karting with my Dad at the Putt-N-Go, having my Grandpa get after Andrea and I for causing too much ruckus when we played house downstairs and wanted to scare Steph, so many memories come flashing before my eyes when I take the time to sit and reminisce.

I thought I'd share some pictures from those times, because those were the days that my best childhood memories come from.

One of the newest pictures we have of all six of us kids and this picture is 6 years old. Oi.  

All of the grandkids that came from my mom and her sisters.  She also has four brothers, three of them have kids as well.  

More of my crazy family.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

T H I R T E E N//Cook I am Not, so Currents Instead.

Meghan and recipe do not usually go in the same sentence, so I thought I would do my monthly currents post instead.  

...reading about to start Throttle Me by Chelle Bliss!

...watching The Voice. 

...trying to pump myself up for my orthodontist appointment tomorrow. Ha ha ha.  

...eating a hot pocket. 

...pinning things for my NaNoWriMo novel. 

...tweeting all of the randomness in my life...@theycallhermeg

...going to Iowa in 10 days to see Jayme Sue and Brantley Gilbert.   

...loving the cooler weather. 

...discovering that I am ready to go back to school...I think.  

...enjoying the last few hours of my day off. 

...thinking about the CLAN. To the lay person(everyone other than me atm), it's the group of women I will be writing my NaNoWriMo novel about.  

...feeling pretty good. 

...hoping that I am able to balance school and work in the near future.   

...listening to my Pandora that has all of my country stations shuffled

Sunday, October 12, 2014

T W E L V E// Best Advice.

Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.

May not be the best advice, but I love it a lot! 

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