Las Vegas Vow Renewal Recap

by Jamie Sanford on November 19, 2011

There’s been a lag in posting the last few days, it has been crazy with catching up after our trip to Las Vegas!

However, we had a blast so I’ll share some of the photos here with a little bit of story attached.  While our whole trip was fun, I will focus only on 11-11-11, our anniversary and the date of our vow renewal!  (Warning – photo heavy!)

Starting the day with mimosas at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris.

Also, I had bananas foster crepes that were crazy.

Not my husband, but my BFF David. He and I walked around, I contemplated a tattoo, then I watched him play poker. Then went back to my room to wait for my hair and makeup crew from Makeup in the 702.

BAM! Those ladies are amazing. In just an hour they made me look super glamorous! I need them in my life all of the time.

David came back to take Will and I out to take some photos. All of my favorites are the ones where we are cracking up.

As always, I put sunglasses on my head and didn’t think about them again. Also, Will and I had to take our standard “at arm’s length” photo.

I love this one – chin be damned!

This one too.

We got to the hotel attached to the chapel and there was, naturally, a cosplay convention happening there. Totally perfect and amazing.

This is pre-renewal at the gazebo. Aren’t my flowers pretty?

This is our Elvis. He was fantastic.

Elvis sang “All Shook Up” as the opening to the ceremony. My dad danced me down the aisle. It was really fun.

None of the pictures show my dress too well because I was cold and wore my black velvet blazer the whole time. Oh well. Here we are with our parents after the ceremony.

Here you can see our new rings! Neither of us are replacing our original wedding rings, we now just have extras.

I ended up in a limo with 6 boys to go back to our hotel. I wish this was in focus, but you get the idea.

Tiny Edward made an appearance at dinner.

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This also happened at dinner.

So, you can probably see that it was nothing traditional, but very fun and frivolous. Everyone loved Elvis, and especially enjoyed that we picked “Suspicious Minds,” which is about thinking that your lover is cheating on you, in the middle of our ceremony. Mostly we just liked the song and didn’t want anything slow.

We’ve already been asked about another renewal in 5 years. …and I just found out that it falls on a Friday. This might be a repeating situation!


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Rihanna at the Izod Center (Photos and Recap)

by Jamie Sanford on July 25, 2011

Rihanna at the Izod Center

My weird streak of winning things on the internet continued when I got an email last week telling me that I’d won a contest on to win 2 tickets to see Rihanna during her New Jersey concert stop.  The tickets I won were VIP tickets so that my friend Craig and I watched the show from on the stage! They’ve added 2 areas to the stage setup where there’s a depressed section on each side for additional attendees, and we were in there.

DSC03941You can see here our VIP bracelets, and we also received the black bracelets after being carded. Unfortunately, it was for no other reason than we are both old enough to drink.

DSC03945DSC03976DSC04085DSC04102DSC04110DSC04167DSC04213We were wondering if we would have an encore surprise since Kanye West had appeared at Rihanna’s earlier show at Nassau Coliseum, but we had JAY-Z which was amazing.

DSC04267DSC04281Rihanna put on a great show.  She sings live, which I can get into.  She isn’t a major dancer, but she works it, and she cranks out the hits that everyone loves, and those are my favorite kind of pop shows.  Jay-Z was a really fun bonus.

The entire set of my photos (90 in total) from the Rihanna show are here on Flickr.

Thanks again to Idolator for holding this contest – I had a wonderful time!

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Sights and Sounds #16

by Jamie Sanford on May 16, 2011

Sights and Sounds #16!

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Since everyone with a heart should want to watch the birth of a baby eagle!

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In case you missed my RuPaul’s Drag Race recaps, you can check out this video showing all of the runway looks from season 3!

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Nicki Minaj, serving wigs, fierceness and Dr Martens boots in the “Super Bass” video.

This is old now but I didn’t post it. Hot interview and of course, interesting photos from a Harper’s Bazaar cover that Lady Gaga did recently.

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VH-1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s, part 2

by Jamie Sanford on April 28, 2011

VH-1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s was on last weekend and so we’re onto part 2 of my recap list with videos and commentary.

Click here to access my iTunes Ping Playlist of all of the songs so that you can preview them and buy them from iTunes if you’re so inclined.

20. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, “Good Vibrations”

I won a contest on the radio after identifying it after hearing 2 seconds of the introduction. Classic video, and the consensus is solid that no one thought Marky Mark would end up being an Oscar-nominated actor after watching him prance around in tighty whities.

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19. Len, “Steal My Sunshine”

Summer all year long when you listen to this song.

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18. EMF, “Unbelievable”


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17. Snow, “Informer”

I love love love David Usher, a Canadian artist who sadly has never achieved gigantic success in the US.  Snow guested on David Usher’s second album on a song I love so much, and it made me love Snow that much more. However, this song for me is all about me and my friend Christina singing it together.

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16. Kris Kross, “Jump”

Thankfully I never tried wearing my pants backwards.

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15. Blind Melon, “No Rain”

Another example of a band that would have probably had a great future if they had continued, but unfortunately, Shannon Moon died so soon after this song was such a massive hit.

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14. Wreckx-N-Effect, “Rump Shaker”

Just shake your rump. Go ahead, do it.

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13. Red-Nex, “Cotton Eye Joe”

Never liked this song.

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12. Digital Underground, “The Humpty Dance”

Still totally my jam to this day.

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11. New Radicals, “You Get What You Give”

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10. Joan Osborne, “One of Us”

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9. House of Pain, “Jump Around”

Still makes me jump, and always will.

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8. Duncan Sheik, “Barely Breathing”

Love this song – was later a big Spring Awakening fangirl and it was nice to reconnect with Duncan.

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7. Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

So bad but oh so good.

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6. Semisonic, “Closing Time”

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5. Chumbawamba, “Tubthumping”

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4. Los Del Rio, “Macarena”

I banned this from playing at my wedding. What does that tell you?

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3. Gerardo, “Rico Suave”

More abs ftw.

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2. Right Said Fred, “I’m Too Sexy”

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1. Sir Mix-A-Lot, “Baby Got Back”

Everyone likes big butts and they cannot lie when this song is playing.

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Come on everyone, let us know which one-hit wonder is your favorite.

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2010 Recap – Technology, Food & Drink

by Jamie Sanford on January 1, 2011

Obsession with Twitter and Facebook continued and deepened. Enjoyed other things like Manage Flitter, FourSquare and MailChimp.

Twitter Profile 12-31-10

Twitter Profile 12-31-10

Food & Drink
Arizona Diet Green Tea, Noodles, White Russians, Mom’s Eggplant Parm, Stove Top Stuffing, Thanksgiving x 2. Meal of the year goes to dinner at Bern’s in Tampa, in September. Had 2 disappointing meals to celebrate milestones at restaurants that were great in the past but now sort of suck.

White Russian

Terrible Blackberry photo of my New Year's Eve White Russian.

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