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Yes, I've been in hiding; snuggled under tons of covers watchin' endless videos of Alex and Sierra from the XFactor. Beautiful is all I can say about them and their music. Can you honestly blame me? The weather here has been dreary and awful. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago I would have been all excited that I saw my first Carhartt on someone. Here in Texas, you know the cooler weather is settin' in when people bust out the Carhartts. I might have even given you a nod and smiled with my sweet tea that it has been rainin'. You see, here in Texas, especially North Texas, we have been in a drought for the last two and a half years or so. The lakes are dryin' up and Texas is actually runnin' out of water. It's bananas 'round these parts I tell ya. We are actually voting on bills that will spend billions of dollars to try and help remedy the situation. Wait, did anyone else start singing the Jason Marz song. Ok, moving along. I should be happy that we are finally gettin' some rain but I know it won't even put a dent in our problem and I'm already over it. Rain is so rare here these days that when it happens it's as if people don't know how to act, drive or heck even freakin' live. Needless to say I'm already over fall and want my warmer weather back stat. Ha, check back with me when we've reached a zillion days of 100+ weather and we'll see if I'm still singing the same tune.
I also have another confession to confess before I get to the 'goodness' of this post. I said my blog wasn't about to become a PSA for Chevy. Well, I lied but that doesn't mean you can call me a liar. How can I not give them some credit when they gave me tickets to the Triple A Texas 500 Nascar Race. Yeah, you can continue to be jealous. I also got to meet Taylor. Taylor blogs over at pinkheelspinktruck and also helps run the Texas Women Bloggers Network. I walked up and Ride or Die goes, " Were sittin' next to the lady with the big camera." I immediately recognized her and was soo excited that she knew who I was. Y'all know my life is a perpetual state of fangirlin' so this was no different.
So, before I leave y'all with picture overload I guess I mention a few more things. This was my first NASCAR Race. I originally invited my buddy Cameron. I think I've mentioned before that he is obsessed with racing. He also talks the most amazing pics and I planned on using him. He was bummed that he couldn't go and last minute Bestfran Numero Due couldn't go either. That left Ride or Die because James was like, "uhh no." It's so funny cause Sherry doesn't keep up with sport unless it's Baylor. I may not follow NASCAR closely but I did know about this race and how important it was. This who weekend was race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as that fought for the Sprint Cup. As a Sprint user I was upset my signal kept failing. But that's a story for another day. She kept tellin' everyone apparently my first race is an important one. I don't even think she realized that one of the pit crew guys from RAB Racing liked all her pics on Instagram. Of course I did and proceeded to fangirl immediately. Jimmie Johnson who was driving the number 48 car won. We could talk about the fact that he is a gorgeous man but I'm sure Chevy would rather me tell y'all that he drives the Lowes Chevy car for Hendrick Motorsports. Can we also mention how far this place is. I knew it was in the Fort Worth area but oh my goodness gracious it took over an hour to get there. DFW is big I tell ya. As I was driving I was like 'this is it. That's huge!' We ended up on the wrong side of the track but Sherry was wearing Baylor hat so the man let us drive through where it was blocked off. Thanks Bud, you effectively saved us 40 dollars in parking and we greatly appreciate it.
Some of the kids at work who are into racing kept trying to give me tips for the race and I probably should have listened. My ears were ringin' so bad when I got home. I'm a naturally loud person but that was on a whole other level. I could also do a whole other post on the people of NASCAR. Man. y'all don't even know. Oh, and if you saw me at the race I promise that wasn't dip. It was shredded jerky in chew form. Big thanks to Sherry for takin' all the pics. I provided the transportation and free tix and her job was to take the pics for my post. I told y'all my frans love that I'm a blogger. They love all the perks they get. If you'd like to see all the videos/pics myself and others at the race posted just type the #SilveradoStrong onto any social media platform and walah.