Weekend Winks – Welcome to the Jungle

Life lately has felt as if I’ve been needing a machete to cut through the roughage of life growing up all around me. While it can more often than not feel all-consuming, it’s always a bonus when you got folks who have your back in blowing off some steam.

Ahhhh....Fridays are so refreshing

Like Dada CBXB always ready for a cold one.


And suck I do.

And when I need it, suck down Skinny Pirates, I do!

With a little extra help from Camo and The Silent Indian, my spirits were flying higher in no time at my local haunt, Dalts.

You know what else exposes my pearly whites? Pics from the world’s cutest niece and nephew.

Party up north.

Two Iowa clowns.

I can't even.

I can’t even.

Not only should these two faces be in magazines, billboards and on TV (I beg their mother to let me be their auntager) but Princess B could rock the world of hair with her tresses.

Hair care

But then again, her awareness of self is already gigantic – I wonder if the world could handle her.

All 'tude. All the time.

All ‘tude. All the time.

Speaking of cuts, Precious got her summer chop going on and won’t stop strutting around the mini manse.

Chug-a-lug got a cute cut, too.

Chug-a-lug got a cute cut, too.

Ripping myself away from twin photos and my real life ewok proved difficult but somehow I managed when my buddy invited me along to see Guns N’ Roses – which from the hype was going to be the Nashville concert of the year.

I know. I'm so rock'n'roll.

Don’t even tell me. I’m so rock’n’roll.

You know when you don’t want to get your hopes up, keeping expectations low because aging rockers somehow, someway, typically disappoint?  Well, this wasn’t the case Saturday night.

I have always wanted to see Guns N’ Roses in all of their glory but when Axl Rose (who looked like he could be a Real Househusband of LA due to over botoxing but sang like a motherfucker), Duff McKagan and Slash (the ultimate shit of rock guitar shredders in my book) came out and took the stage in Music City my expectations were far exceeded.

I’ve seen the Stones. I’ve seen Paul McCartney. I’ve been backstage, side stage and on stage at numerous stadium shows for some of the greatest acts in the industry due to my work life. However, this show took the proverbial cake because I couldn’t stop smiling the entire show (or screaming, or air guitar playing or stopping myself from buying a new wardrobe so I have a GNR shirt for every goddamn day of the week).

I died.


That show put some much-needed kick ass pep back in my step. The concert also reminded me of the time years ago I made an ex-boyfriend dress as Axl to complement my Slash. Not hard to wonder when I want to dress as old rockers for Halloween why we’re not still together (well, aside from the fact that he’s dating a newer version of me who will probably go the route of a Hooters waitress for dress up holidays). Ya dig?

Where do we go now?

Where do we go now?

Where did I go? Straight to the lovin’ teeny tiny T-rex arms of my fave chug, Presh.

Straight to bed.

Rocked out, lights out.

Sunday marked a milestone in the mini manse. The baby, Elsa Pants, ventured to Ted’s glass of kitty caviar – and lived to tell about it.

Fed the beast. Martini meows.

Martini meows.

Another fabulous pick-me-up over the weekend? One of my beloved gal pals, Bex, found the hardback (you know, because hardbacks are way more convenient than a paperback or Kindle) version of my all-time fave books, Stephen King’s The Stand. I have been looking for this nearly a decade and she stumbled upon it at a used bookstore – and remembered! Great friends kick ass.


Although I don’t have my hands on this masterpiece yet, I did settle down with Stephen King’s newest End of Watch and it was so fantastic, I read it all on Sunday. With company of course.

Wild Nashville nights.

Wild Nashville nights.

A little less wild in my jungle by weekend’s end.



16 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Welcome to the Jungle

  1. SerachShiro says:

    Ooh you always have so lots to do and are never bored, that’s live !!
    The twins are so cute with their lovely curled hair and your version of Guns and Roses was very cool, Compliments girl 🙂 !

  2. JMC813 says:

    G n R back at it and still kicking ass is good news. I too was hesitant to believe they could pull it off. I have all the faith in the world in Slash and Duff but the Axl factor was scary even when he was in his prime. Unpredictability on every level. I have seen them twice both in a supporting role for Iron Maiden (MY all time favorite metal band) and Co-headlining with Metallica. Both awesome shows. Glad to see you making positive strides again CBXB. Keep rockin, rollin, and reading. Mr King is a big part of the reason I have a love for words, and probably why I am fascinated with the darker side of literature. May come thru just a little bit in my blog? I dunno. LOL
    Be well friend.

  3. curvyroads says:

    Great to see such a kickass post from you, CBXB! Rock on!

  4. ❤️the term “auntager” and the neice’s hair is everything!!!!

  5. MrJohnson says:

    I’ve seen Slash 8 times in concert…lol. I am always delighted to find new GNR fan connections.

  6. You are a sweet child of mine. LOL. Have I ever told you how much I freaking love Guns n Roses?? I saw them here when I was in another lifetime doing concert promotion. Welcome to the JUNGLE. Oh yes, someone’s gonna die and it won’t be US. Karma. Is. A. Bitch. I knew we were soulsisters, my friend, but GnR??? I’m SO happy you got to see them, even if my main crush Axl Rose (ROSE!!!) did go a BIT overboard on Botox, not that I haven’t done that myself lol.

  7. Haha, I freaking love you!

    Did you read the first two books in that series as well? End of Watch took a minute for me to get into, but it was good in the end. The Stand is just..wow. One of my favorites. I’m totally friends with the big guy on FB now! I can’t wait to make him so mad about how terrible the Hawks are and pretending to be a Notre Damn fan or some shit! Lol. Glad you’re well. I’ll drunk text you soon!

    • OMG. You and big guy are going to be life long buddies because he will trash talk for shits and giggles! I did read the first two books – and you know, when I was reading the second, I was all…this is familiar. Because I’m blonde and didn’t realize it was a series. #sos Can’t wait for the drunk texts!

  8. Crystal says:

    Another reason to adore you – you are a Stephen King fan!!! I just had the pleasure of meeting him when he came to town.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • WHAT?! You did? I’m so jealous. And he’s my all time favorite. I’m always disappointed when I finish one of his new books because I have to wait a year for another one to come out. Books and cats are the bomb!

  9. Your posts do say make me laugh x

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