Speaking of excitement, this past weekend was full of just that. As I mentioned in my previous post, Saturday was official interview night for the Kentucky Rose of Tralee! Anna Joy, Alison, Cami, Claire, Harley, Madison, and myself got spiffed up and went to Hugo's/Harvey's to be interviewed by the judges, mingle with eachother, try out some fancy appetizers for the ball, and laugh the night away with Lexington's own weather man, Bill Meck. He is going to be the Emcee on the 22nd and he wanted to know all about us. I may or may not have waxed poetic about Angela, my pride and joy and soulmate forever, so don't be surprised if you hear about her at the ball!
The night went off without a hitch, and I had so much fun with the other girls as well as the past 2 roses - Annie and Savannah! Annie and I go way back. We were in (of all things) "Annie" when I was 11 and went to middle school together. I knew she was the 2012 Rose, but I was living in Minnesota at the time so I didn't really ever get to talk to her about it! Luckily we were able to chat quite a bit about everything from hats to future plans to Father Ted.
The Roses have a busy week ahead of us...St. Patrick's day looms near! If you're around the area, please come to the St. Patrick's Day Festival downtown this Saturday. It's going to be such a blast. The parade is at 1pm, then I am singing with Liam's Fancy at 3:30pm. Bill Meck himself told me it's supposed to be dry, so head down to the 5/3 Pavilion and connect with your Irish roots! Even if you don't have any, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's day.
Likewise, let me know if you are interested in attending the 2014 Kentucky Rose Ball. Tickets are $30 - which include dinner, drinks, and a show! You'll get to see Bill Meck interview all the Roses and you'll definitely get to hear me sing and play my baby girl Angela. It's going to be a fantastic night, and I can honestly say that no matter who wins, Kentucky is going to have an amazing representative in Port Laoise. It is an honor to be a part of this experience with 6 other amazing young women! You girls rock my socks off!
On to another fantastic week...see? Mondays aren't so bad after all!