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I Had A Moment.

29 Sep

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I have a tween daughter therefore I know who One Direction is, I sing their songs when they come on the radio, I have periodically bought their merchandise and really never gave them too much thought otherwise.

I was recently listening to the local radio and heard them announce a contest for front row seats to an upcoming 1D concert. Well, that sounds like a hoot! I start calling in trying to win.

Finally after days of calling, I am the 10 tenth caller and win the 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction albums and qualify for the drawing for the tickets. Cool!

The drawing came and went and we didn’t win, but it was fun trying. My daughter is not a die- hard 1D fan, but she loves concerts and music and I thought “well, I will just buy tickets to the concert anyway”! So I did.

The concert was upon us and we were pretty much late because traffic was a major problem. As soon and we pulled up and got out the car, we could hear the music start playing. The arena was outdoors and the weather was too perfect to almost be real. This is fantastic, I say to myself.

We dashed through the parking lot and into the arena and frantically started searching for our seats.

What I found most interesting about the concert was the enormous amount of PURE energy. It almost overwhelmed you. It wasn’t like a cheesy, OMG, crying kinda thing. It was just simple fandom at its best and could only be described as “sweet”.

1D performed like this was their first concert and I have never seen a band more appreciative and thankful for their fans and I felt that they genuinely wanted to put on a good show and interact with their audience as much as possible.

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My daughter who is pretty much cool and reserved most of the time, was beside herself and let go like I’ve never seen before. Awwww…

The crowd watching provided me with almost as much entertainment as 1D. Looking out into the faces of these girls and seeing a sea of phone lights waving back and forth was down right ethereal, I tell ya.

What the heck just happened here! I just had a dang moment….and in life, my friend, those are worth their weight in gold.

So to all you people who hate boy bands and think they are cliche and feel like you are obliged to bust on them, I am telling you that you could possibly be missing out on something. It was a true experience and made me feel young again and I thank them kindly.

I am pretty sure, I am a One Directioner now {lol, whatever that means}.

These boys put on a great show, they provide girls with a great deal of happiness and fill them with energy and a feeling that they are ALIVE.

You can’t beat that with a stick.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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Life in a Magazine Is like… Life on Another planet!

24 Apr

Darn magazines and their perfect lives…

You know the ones I’m talking about, the evil ones that lure you in with their beautiful models, picture perfect products and meticulously sculpted scenery all telling you that you will lead an inferior unhappy life if you don’t fill your home and your person with these fine products.

Back in the day, I used to fall for the hype… but now, not so much. I still love beautiful things, but here is an example why I can’t lead a “magazine life”.

Soft Surroundings magazine-they start reeling you in with just the name, who doesn’t wanna be surrounded with soft stuff, brilliant marketing;)

Exhibit 1- The incredible plush looking perfect magazine bed

This incredibly  beautiful lush lisette bedding costs about a $1000 bucks  and would last about a day at my house. Once it’s been slept on forget about it, the pillows… smushed, the bedspread… wrinkled. My daughter would have christened it with goldfish and other greasy snacks and it would have been given the once over by my dog, leaving a faint doggie smell.

Exhibit #2 Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t look like this  when I wake up in the morning and eat my breakfast. My hair is crazy, I have mismatched pj’s with only one sock  and I’m stumbling around with one eye open searching for coffee and grumbling about getting up.

Exhibit #3 The ‘ole Beach scene

They always look so beautiful on the beach, don’t they. Well, I rarely look like this chick. The wind is usually blowing a hundred miles and hour, I am covered in sand, sunburned and my hair is usually in some sort of wet ball on top of my head.

Exhibit #4 The Outdoor Space

 I don’t know who this Robin person is, but they are pretty lucky to be drinking wine and taking a casual nap on this luxurious patio  daybed.  This set up is exclusively for magazine folk only.

 Oh Boy, let’s get dressed up in our finest $84 dollar linen shirt to go do some yard work.

Exhibit #5 The Un-Lived in Living room

This is the one they always reel me in on. The un-lived in living room. The showroom quality, no dust bunny, non-trashed, color coordinated, designer, no life,  standing room only living room.  Looks good on paper, ya’ll, but forget about it!

Hey…..wait a minute..I do like these terrace pants.  Something I can have but sadly I probably won’t cause these britches are $80 bucks. When they go on sale perhaps.

So there you have it…magazine life, a pretty perfect paper life that is pretty much unattainable.  Do we really want  it anyways, seems like a lot of trouble to me..LOL.  How bout you?

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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