Vacation, all I ever wanted.

Here we are.  The last five weeks of the semester.  To me, it doesn’t sound too bad.  It’s only five weeks, only 25 days of class, only shortly over a month.  But I feel like because I have that mindset, it’s going to go by slower than ever.

But hopefully time will fly and summer will be here before we know it!  I’m very much looking forward to this summer.  I’m hoping I can gain some kind of PR experience with either a paid internship somewhere in Oklahoma City or helping my mom out with some press releases.  I’m also hoping to see Chelsea Handler with my best friend in June and Britney Spears with my sister in July.  If I can get the money together, those are two shows I don’t want to miss!  And go ahead, make fun of my Britney love all you want.  I get enough of it from my boyfriend! (blog plug!) (P.S. Femme Fatale is awesome!)

Now for the good part.  My family and I go to Breckenridge, Colo. every summer.  When my sister and I were younger, we complained every single year that my parents never took us anywhere for vacation besides Colorado (besides Dallas, but Oklahomans know that doesn’t count as vacation).  My dad graduated from the University of Colorado and my parents lived in Boulder for a few years, so they love Colorado.  And now that I’m older, I don’t blame them.  Anyone who’s been there knows it’s beautiful, and it’s very nice to get away from Oklahoma’s 100 degree heat during the summer.  We do all sorts of things, though: white water rafting, Alpine slides, Jeep rides and of course shopping and eating out. 🙂

My sister and I on a Jeep ride

And now for the REALLY good part.  As I said, Colorado is pretty much my only vacation…I’m not complaining, but it’s true.  I’ve literally been there every summer since I was born.  So when my wonderful boyfriend seriously mentioned going on a vacation this summer, I was all for it.  Behold the beautiful Maya Beach in Mexico that I will be residing in come August!

Barcelo resort in Maya Beach

That looks like an amazing ending to what will hopefully be an amazing summer! 🙂

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One of my favorite ladies of comedy

In looking around podcasts on iTunes, you can imagine my delight when I came across one starring my favorite comedian, Chelsea Handler.  My roommate Kaitlin introduced me to Chelsea and I’ve been in love ever since.  Her podcast is full of clips from her nightly stand-up and celebrity interview show on E!, Chelsea Lately.  If you haven’t tuned it yet, you definitely should.  Chelsea is hilarious from beginning to end of her show, poking fun at celebrities and their sometimes stupid decisions.  She’s sarcastic, witty and will say anything.

With one of the highest rated shows on E! and three New York Times best sellers, Chelsea’s podcast and comedy in general are relevant to anyone who keeps up with celebrity news.  While that may not be everyone, you can’t say you haven’t heard about the mess Charlie Sheen has become, which Chelsea talks about quite often.  Her latest podcast episodes take jabs at E!’s reality plastic surgery Bridalplasty, the obsession with teen pregnancies in TV shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom and MTV’s scandalous new show, Skins.  Chelsea takes the regular celebrity news we see every day in magazines and news programs and puts a hilarious spin on it.  She says what we’re all thinking but aren’t quite brave enough to say, and that’s why I love her.

My roommate and I saw her live last April in Dallas and it was fantastic.  We laughed for two hours straight, and I hope I get to see her again someday!  With a new book coming out in May of this year, hopefully another book tour will be on the way as well…

Me with "Chelsea"