Weekend Winks – Oh Say Can You See

Patriotic Trio

Patriotic Trio

The Fourth of July holiday weekend took me out of Nashville and on a road trip. Much to my dismay, a stop at Kentucky Fried Chicken was part of my journey.

Did you know that KFC proudly serves buffet style?

Buffet of Germs

Menu from my own personal hell.

I opted for anything that didn’t require being served from the dishes and serving utensils surely manhandled by 1,437 people before me. So I got a boxed meal to go, which made me get creative in the bathroom as I didn’t want to set it down on the floor, baby changing station, counter top or any other space that looked as if it hadn’t been disinfected since 1999.

Road trip germ avoider

Thank God for my thighs of KFC steel.

Holiday attire is a big must in my book and I was beyond delighted to find mini top hats awaiting my arrival.


Red, white and sparkly headband? Yes please!

As I was taking fancy up a notch, my dad was busy being the “King of Awesomeness” (who made him this pin? WHO?!) which I assume is a button he will never, ever, ever forget to put on any shirt he wears for the rest of his life.

Tennessee attire

Tennessee Fourth of July attire.

What about those chubby cheeked twins I adore so in Iowa? They, too, were decked out in their finest holiday threads just like Auntie CBXB.

Iowa attire

Cutest little shits I know.

I was asked to jump on stage and sing with a band that’s been celebrating with Fourth of July shows for the last 20 years.

Flew in to sing Stage it.

They flew me in on this plane for the performance. I kid. But that is the stage.

In preparation, my Miami Mini Me helped calm my nerves as she kept a countdown as to how many songs were left before my big debut.

My Miami Mini Me pumping me up before the performance.

MMM not really calming my nerves.

While MMM was tallying up the minutes before I took the stage, I prepped with mouth exercises to ensure I would be able to get all of my words out.

Worked my mouth out before singing.

A classy lady and an ass.

Wondering how excited everyone else was for the big performance?

One of my tens of fans headed out to the car without announcing his departure.

Unassuming vehicle.

Unassuming vehicle.

He was overly eager with anticipation to my performance and needed to nap it off.

Biggest fan awaiting my performance. Which he slept through.

Biggest fan awaiting my performance. Which he slept through.


Snoozefest 2014.

After my debut, we were able to really let our hair down and party.

Not only did we partake in cocktails but we also practiced one of my fave pastimes.


Celebratory photo bombs!

Celebratory photo bombs!

Check the back.

We’re the strangers in the waaay back who then asked the strangers in the front row to text us the photo. We’re classy like that.

Not to be outdone, my dad had to get in on the photo-bombing action, even if it was mocked up for him.

And not to be outdone...

Dad was only successful with help from the always fabulous @WanderinPoet.

What else does a holiday weekend entail?

An omelet party, featuring Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Omelet bar greeted me after my big show. Well, the e ntire neighborhood but one cna dream.

Not too shabby.

A parade in which I used a Fourth of July decoration as my own personal scepter.

Parades to participate in.

Happy Independence Day from my self-appointed Royal Highness.

A magnum of wine that had to be consumed.

Magnums of wine to guzzle

Somebody had to do it…

And passing out naps on concrete retaining walls.

Forced me to sleep.

Singing, eating, drinking, drinking and drinking can really tire you out.

Not to leave me hanging, MMM decided to get a little shut-eye after all of the events as well.

Mini Me following in my sleepy footsteps.

Following in my sleepy footsteps.

On the way back to Nashville, I rode next to Bret Michaels the entire way.

Drove all the way home next to BM. By the way hat does he know about an RV?!

Why does a rockstar rock RVs?

I was welcomed back to Music City by a fabulous care package from my gal pal and fellow blogger Lisa Johnson Sawyer.

Avon Lady!

Avon Lady @LisaCharlene5 spoiled me!

Box full of happiness!

Box full of happiness!

Wanna know what else was full of happiness upon my return home?

Girl talk with my fave pussy.

This gray little pussy of mine.

Here’s hoping you’re fully recovered from your Fourth of July holiday weekend…I’m not.




48 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Oh Say Can You See

  1. Hope you and Ted had a rocking July 4th! I did and now back to work unfortunately!

  2. aliciabenton says:

    What in God’s name is that pink goop?!

    • EXACTLY. What in God’s name is that pink goop?! I only got close enough to the buffet to snap the photo. Didn’t want germs jumping on me…if you ever go to KFC and try it, please let me know what it is! πŸ™‚

  3. John says:

    Your so crazy!! Glad you had a blast. Can we hear you sing? πŸ™‚

  4. Jolene says:

    Looks like you had an action packed 4th of July weekend!!

    Lisa is the best…love her! !

  5. What a lot of fun and drinks you had over the holiday weekend. Those twins look so cute in their stars and stripes. πŸ™‚

  6. You should always carry a sceptre with you, you look fahbulous with it!

  7. markbialczak says:

    You get to sing on a stage with a plane on top of it, and ride in a parade.

    You hid your true talent and importance way too long, CBXB.

    No more KFC bathrooms and thigh-trap box lunches for you, Queenie. πŸ™‚

    Please do me a favor, with all this newfound stardom, do try to avoid Mr. Bret Michaels’ rockin’ RV?

  8. I’ll have to try that thigh exercise at the gym tomorrow lol

  9. JMC813 says:

    CBXB. You rock in so many different ways it is impossible to count. Such fun you have. I am quite jealous.
    Why does a rock star rock RV’s? For a redneck paycheck of course. I guess if you do a lot of things in the public eye to a very mediocre degree someone is bound to notice you. Sorry…LOL. Never been a big Poison fan.
    Keep Rockin the world CBXB.

  10. Yay!! I want to know how you like everything! Especially the nail polish and nail artsy nails. The polish rated #1 in Marie Claire. Have fun!

  11. B's wife :) says:

    We saw the Bret Micheals RV too! He paid the Horny Toad Friday night.

  12. stylentonic says:

    keep up the fun dear! xxx

  13. i’m still stuck on the fast food self serve. bleh

  14. Socially Awkward Fashionista says:

    Looks like you had a amazing weekend!

  15. I knew you were a songwriter, but a singer too? Girl, you got it goin’ on!

  16. IΒ΄d love to hear you sing there and what an enthaustiatic crowds where there for you ! Yes a nap will allways help to get new energy and I loved you fourth of july holiday weekend !

  17. […] I was visiting my Miami Mini Me and her fam over the Fourth of July, we took their boat out and about. What I thought was going to be an afternoon full of watching the […]

  18. SerachShiro says:

    Great photos and great fun celebration, have a lovely evening πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !

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