So, just coming off the emotional roller coaster that was the SAG Awards. And by “emotional roller coaster,” I just mean the three times I got excited during the broadcast: Phyllis Logan and Michelle Dockery being interviewed by Giuliana Rancic and the “Glam Cam” pan of their dresses (and by “their dresses” I just mean Phyllis’. She looked GORGEOUS); The opening of the SAG Awards when Rob Lowe did his little spiel and Phyllis Logan was behind him being 500% adorable; and when Maggie Smith won the award for best actress in a drama series followed by the fictitious Dowager Countess twitter account tweeting “What is a #SAGAward?” That was pretty much the extent of my excitement for the evening.
(This also happened:
Thank you internet.)
I’m beginning to get excited about my vacation coming up in six days. I’ve strategically made the preceding week extremely busy to make the time pass faster…because, let’s face it. Time moves slowest A) the week before a vacation and B) the last hour of a multi-hour car trip. During my week, I have a couple of matters of business to attend to but overall it’s all VACA BABY. I’ll be visiting the lovely cities of Nashville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Asheville, North Carolina; and possibly a stop in Virginia. I will be spending most of the time gazing at sprawling mountain views from the 3 levels of decks at a rustic cabin. The cabin does have wifi…and flat screen TVs in every bedroom…and satellite TV. That’s still rustic, right? It’s in the woods, it’s rustic dang it! Anyone with suggestions on places to visit or eat in those locations, shoot them my way! I’m already visiting the Biltmore estate, other than that, I need options!
I have been put on a medication that has a side effect of increased blood pressure. To try to keep the BP down, I’m also taking a BP med and was told to avoid foods with high sodium content. Well, I can’t avoid sodium all the time! A friend told me to eat copious amounts of ice cream to offset the sodium.
Oh, and before I go, here’s Phyllis Logan’s dress everyone is going gaga over:
Just keep looking at it like:
Oh, and Michelle Dockery’s there too…