Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy (belated) 4th of July!

 Photos by Mom and Dan.

Dress: Ruby Rox via Bon Ton's
Shoes: Liz Claiborne via DSW
Patriotic accessories: Bon Ton's clearance rack

Happy fourth (and fifth) of July! I realize I'm a day late, but I didn't want to let that stop me from sharing my patriotism and good citizenship with the blogosphere.  Yesterday my best friend from high school, Gail, was booked to sing for an hour at the Riverside Inn, a local historic landmark at which there were many festivities happening.  When she asked me to sing a couple of duets with her a few weeks ago, I was very excited/nervous/terrified, but I was happy to oblige.  She and I used to sing together a lot in high school, and it was great to have a chance to perform again.  I'll let you in on a little secret: the reason I'm holding the mic with both hands in the third picture is because they were shaking too badly to only use one, but by the end of show I had loosened up a bit.  Overall, I had a great fourth, and it was definitely more exciting than most.  Dan and I didn't end up watching fireworks because we were both too darn sleepy by the end of the day, but I did see seven go off on my way home from his house, so I count that as a success.


  1. you look so comfortable up there-- i could never do that and admire anyone that can get up in front of the public and speak, much less sing(looking adorable as well)!

  2. Cute dress! I'm obsessed with that shade of blue! Love it! :)
    You don't look nervous! I'm sure you did a great job.
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  3. wow thats great that youre a singer! so brave! and i love the dress :)

    <3 steffy
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  4. Oh sounds so cool! I am sad I don't have good singin voice, I always tell my friends to put more volume in singstar so they won't hear my voice :D

    Your dress is absolutely lovely!

  5. That shade of blue is wonderful on you!

  6. That's so exciting!!! What did you sing?! I didn't even know you were a singer! You look so beautiful and I'll bet you were amazing!

  7. That's so awesome that you got to sing some duets with your bestie! And both of you look lovely (and very patriotic) in those blue dresses. Happy late 4th of July! xx

  8. thanks! this looks like so much fun- you're so brave!

  9. Great blue dress -- it's so vibrant! And you are brave, but I bet you were great! My sister sings in front of audiences sometimes, and I don't know how she does it. I've only ever done it as part of a chorus in a musical.

  10. Thank you for all of the lovely comments! We were told to sing songs that people would be familiar with, so we sang Breath (2 AM) by Anna Nalick, Leave the Pieces by The Wreckers, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America. Gail also sang a bunch of other songs by herself.

  11. You look so lovely in that vibrant blue dress! And I agree with all the previous commenters who remarked on your bravery. I was in choir back in middle school, but the thought of singing onstage pretty much terrifies me now!

    (Lost Kennywood is my favorite area of the park, too! The Whip is basically my top ride of all time. And my owl top is from the Mad Hatter Antique Mall in Adamstown, PA. I stopped there on the way home from a family vacation, and it is by and far the most magical antiques/vintage store I've ever been to!)

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  13. That's great that you got to sing!!! yey!!! I love your dress!


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