Angela and I

Angela and I

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rose Tint my World

Happy Monday everyone!  It's strange, but there's a part of me that absolutely loves Mondays.  It's a fresh start, there are endless possibilities to your week, and it's How I Met Your Mother night (and we all know how I feel about that). I especially love Mondays when I wake up to the sun streaming in through my blinds and there's a promise of temperatures in the upper 50's.  My little heart can't even take the excitement!

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!

If I'm being honest here, the thing that has me the most nervous about this whole competition is dressing to the nines and putting on make up.  Basically being a girl and not making a complete fool of myself in a pair of heels.  I don't have much practice.  I don't wear make up. I throw my curly mane in a top knot on the daily.  I wear my brother's old baseball t-shirts from the 90's. Luckily, my best friend Jessica knows her way around a make up bag (even one limited to Ben Nye stage makeup and a tube of mascara) and helped me look pretty  for the night of the interviews.  What would I do without her?

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!


  1. I can't wait for the St. Patrick's Day Festival! <3 Beth

  2. I wish so badly I could be there! Sending all my love to you and Angela!

  3. 2 Points of Discourse: I read "Ben Nye stage makeup" and thought "Bill Nye (the Science Guy) stage makeup yeah boiiiiiiiiii". Also, does "Father Ted" refer to an actual Father (of the Catholic persuasion) or a certain character on a certain TV show (of the Ted Mosby persuasion). Please discuss.

  4. Thanks everyone!!
    1. Ben Nye stage makeup is the most commonly used brand. I obviously sing the Billy Nye theme song every time I'm ever getting ready for a show.
    2. "Father Ted" is a show in Ireland that was on the air for 3 years in the early 90's. It's reruns still play every single day on multiple channels and everyone who lives there has seen every episode approximately 2,398 times. I own all of the dvd's. It's one of my favorite shows. That being said, I'm going to start calling Ted Mosby "Father Ted".