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A Change in Plans

I was in the process of writing a blog post about my Fall gardening, but while in the middle of typing, I saw an e-mail pop up in my inbox that changed my blogging plans for the day.

Let me back-up...

Remember last week when I was contemplating whether to go see my guy, Ryan Star in concert on Friday night?  And remember that I was up in the air because I wasn't sure what time the football game was going to be scheduled for on Saturday?  Well, our game got set at 2:30, so I won't have to leave my house until 7:30 on Saturday morning.  Based on that, I decided that I didn't want to miss Ryan when he was 30 minutes from my house, so I would undertake my kamikaze plans of staying up late for the show and getting up early to travel to the game.  Even better, my friend Abby's sister, Emily volunteered to go with me (isn't she the best?).

I hadn't ordered our tickets yet because there wasn't really a rush, and well, let's be honest, I was waiting on payday.  This afternoon, I see a tweet from Ryan that was retweeting a message from Atlantic Records saying you could win free tickets for Ryan Star shows in Texas.  I went to his site and all you had to do to enter to win was e-mail the address given and in the subject line, include whether you were entering to win tickets to Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.

So I entered and yes, you may have guessed where this was going, I won tickets!  I never win anything, so it was awesome to win something that I was going to spend money on whether I won or not!  The message says that "I am on Ryan's guest list + 1".  Awesome!

And speaking of winning, don't forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a $45 credit to CSN stores.

Stay tuned for Fall Gardening tomorrow...unless I win the lottery!

Comments

Emilymud said…
I still can not believe you won those tickets. How exciting...I love winning things! I can not wait to see Ryan Star! I know it will rock
Ann said…
I'm so glad you won- very exciting!! Yell extra loud for me at the game. And hug Abby for me!
The Ffrench's said…
Awesome .. have fun and have fun at the game too !

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